This Week in Milford

December 4, 2021

Let’s Snot and Say We Did

(alternate title: “Talkin’ Smak!”)

Well, kudos to Neal Rubin. Before today the compound word “snot-pound” apparently did not exist.

This week of kids standing on cafeteria tables spouting stupid platitudes comes to the stupidest, most platitudinal (dunno if that’s even a word) end possible. Just who had “negative expectations” of Tevin based on four or five plays in jayvee? Only one kid ever even mentioned it – the same jackhole standing there posing like he knocked out Sonny Liston even as he’s getting roasted – and nobody put any credence into it.

And how many kids placed their trust in hypno-jackhole there? I count three: the kid who needed a B on his algebra test, the lineman who kept missing his assignment on the jet sweep, and Kianna, who might not have had Tevin not pretended to be the fourth and played along with the jackhole. So on whom do we pin the Mudlarks’ late-season collapse? (And where the heck has Marty been to do the pinning?)

That one’s easy: this falls squarely on Gil and Kaz. No sooner than word spread round the campus that jackhole had tried his parlor trick and was taking credit for Milford wins, they should’ve nipped it in the bud. But nooooooOOOOOOoooooo! Somehow it dragged on until “six or eight guys” had undergone the jackhole treatment. Only then did Gil give his half-assed “we’re good!” speech, whereupon the Mudlarks crapped the bed and haven’t won a game since.*

We can only hope today’s strip wraps up the arc. The only loose end to tie up is finding out which sport Kianna quits; the rest is all Spiller – I mean, filler.

*Somehow we never saw these six or eight guys get hypmotized. Another hole in the plot, kinda like the holes in Georgia’s allegedly vaunted defense (speaking of crapping the bed… and now you know why today’s post was so late).


  1. You’re right, Google snot-pound and you get nada.

    Comment by MopMan — December 4, 2021 @ 9:20 pm

  2. Someone needs to snot-pound Rubin into writing something better for a change

    Comment by franku2016 — December 4, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

  3. Is Boyd celebrating his new age voodoo? That is one strange dude. Go easy on each other? How bout play harder for each other? You know, be a good teammate.
    Tdrew, I hesitated to explain the situation to mopman the other day. I didn’t want it to sound like criticism of you. And it wasn’t. You, Teenchy, Ned and Rob do a great job. ( Hope I mentioned all the posters. If I forgot someone, you do a helluva job too!). I couldn’t do what you guys do. I’m a schmuck on wheels. I can’t even post some great tunes that I’d love to be able to bring to TWIM. So keep doing what you’re doing. No, YOU DA MAN!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

  4. Yeah, I was careful to not sound like I was criticizing. If it’s your blog, your rules. Like I said, I was just wondering if I wasn’t getting the whole thing when others weren’t. Mainly because I’d see comments referring to stuff I didn’t originally read.

    Comment by MopMan — December 4, 2021 @ 10:07 pm

  5. Are they going to shoot off Snot Rockets to celebrate that snot pound?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 am

  6. Speaking of snot & staring up snot lockers, I got my first Covid test this week – negative! Some young grads had a packed reunion the day before Thanksgiving. At least 10 of them caught it, despite being vaxxed and mostly boosted. None that we know of managed to pass it on further.

    Just another note on how far Mfnrd is diverging from Earth.

    Comment by Downpuppy — December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

  7. Jive Turkey and Mopman, thank you for your vote of confidence. It means the world to me and I will pass it along.

    And I promise I will refrain from snot-pounding future posts(ha).

    Teenchy, My Man, no problemo. My brother is a HUGE Dawgs fan, so I understand. You’ll get no complaints from me.

    And Teenchy, what is this with Vocabulary-on-the-Fly like we’ve been getting every time Chance is in the building? We better snot-pound Valley Tech or I’m gonna get blow-top mad? Has Gil stopped snot-pounding his wife? Kirk Gibson really snot-pounded that one off Eckersley in the ’88 Series? Bob Knight got T’d up for snot-pounding the officials?

    Well, we can try to work that into mainstream English but it’s not getting out of the gate with any promise.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 5, 2021 @ 2:06 pm

  8. If this storyline ends without Gilberto giving an end-of-season debrief on top of a cafeteria table (with Heather Cronkite live-tweeting the best soundbites) I’m going to be sorely disappointed…

    And yes, all of the so-called “conference championship” games were utter shit aside from Oklahoma State and Baylor…

    Conference championship games are completely unnecessary cash grabs and ripoffs anyways, but that is a discussion for another day

    Comment by Hitorque — December 5, 2021 @ 3:47 pm

  9. This stand-up comedy routine in the lunch room is as exciting as that silly-ass pick up baseball game that happened a couple of years ago

    Comment by franku2016 — December 5, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

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