This Week in Milford

November 22, 2021

Let’s Go!

So Tommy Serrano missed his block and Madison was there (Madison time? sorry, not today) to show us what can happen. Wait, what happened? I forget, some guy got clobbered by another player in Carolina Blue, but now Tommy (presumably) is apologizing to Tevin.

And how is Tevin? Well, either Tevin is a victim of a coloring error or Madison knocked all the melanin off of him. Either way, he’s feeling great and he demonstrates this by doing something with his arms that doesn’t translate to a static image. He’s windmilling his arm or he’s untwisting it. He’s doing some improvised dap-like maneuver or he’s doing the ol’ Hey, I’m Caucasian now, alright, let’s go!

But…on third and seven, a ball is thrown, some shadow people act out some shadow football and then…we have a good result or maybe a bad result.

Here’s a tune by the Feelies. I was so into these guys in the late 80s. They kinda dissolved in the early 90s. Then, maybe ten years ago they just started sporadically doing NY/NJ/PA shows with their same lineup from when they stopped. But they are older and they look like dads (and a mom) who just do day trip gigs about six or eight times a year. I get a kick out of the aging fanbase on Facebook who pepper their posts with comments Play Denver, Play Denmark, etc. They sometimes respond, no, we don’t do that. We don’t tour in a van. As much as you liked us, it never really worked out for us. As much as you still love our records, it never really paid off for us and we’re beyond chasing any of that. I’m cool with that. Maybe I’ll catch them the next time they are in Cambridge. Sorry for the digression, Let’s Go!

8 Comments »

  1. No apologies necessary. Digressions welcome on TWIM. “WOOOO! WOOOO!” So yeah, whatever Tev is doing, did he step out of the huddle to do it? Play clock is running. I think we have a delay of game. Or unsportsmanlike conduct. Or taunting. The rules of that anti football pussy Roger Goodell usually trickle down to college and high school eventually.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 22, 2021 @ 11:50 am

  2. Tommy is a tool and Gil should snap out his coma and do what all good HS teams do this time of the year…call more running plays and try desperate, difficult pass plays less.

    Comment by franku2016 — November 22, 2021 @ 1:11 pm

  3. Based on the helmet stripes on the shadow people, this looks like an interception. So. The hypnotism gig is up. Serrano, now back into self-doubt, blows his assignment and the quarterback gets flattened, hurting his throwing arm. Now everybody forgets about “placebo effect” and the collapse begins.

    For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost, etc.

    And that’s how Cumberland lost to Georgia Tech, 222-0.

    Comment by vaganova — November 22, 2021 @ 2:14 pm

  4. “…abra cadabra, ickity ackity oop, uh uh, ickity ackity oop, oh ho,
    PRESTO, ROCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m white.”

    Good post, Ned, and will check out the band. Thanks for the insert.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 22, 2021 @ 2:17 pm

  5. My father was ten years old for that Cumberland game, and remembered reading about it in the New York Herald. His favorite moment came late in the game with Tech already up by nearly 200 points (they scored virtually every time they touched the ball.) The Cumberland quarterback attempted a drop kick, but mishandled the ball, which bounced toward his tailback. “Pick it up! Pick it up!” the quarterback shouted.

    “Pick it up hell,” his teammate retorted. “You dropped it.”

    Comment by vaganova — November 22, 2021 @ 2:26 pm

  6. Eh, Milford always blows it against Madison… or Jefferson. 12-22-1 combined against those teams since 2001.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 22, 2021 @ 3:47 pm

  7. That 2nd place in the Valley looks like it’s sleeping away. Always next year.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — November 22, 2021 @ 4:44 pm

  8. After all that bullcrap, NOW we get an actual choke? Or is there still time for Tevin or Gil to give a Knute Rockne type inspirational speech to salvage this game?

    Comment by MopMan — November 22, 2021 @ 5:09 pm


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