This Week in Milford

January 8, 2022

“This is your captain speaking. I’ve turned off the ‘No Hogging’ sign…”

Job One as Lady Mudlarks captain: hand feeding your teammates pizza, apparently. At Casa Talley, Hollis floats a piece in front of McKinsey consultant Cathy Sasaki in an effort to snap her out of her trance and get some input on how to lead the team.

If Cathy’s math comprehension is any indication, Hollis may be better off ignoring her. It looks like only about a third of the pizza has been eaten at most; even if Hollis has been doing all the eating so far, there’s still enough left for Cathy to get her share and then some. Better Hollis lean on her apparent powers to make the pizza regenerate, fold her body in half, pull her head into her shoulders turtle style and make her cleavage magically disappear.

Cathy does have a point just the same. Off to a 1-2 start – all in non-conference games – isn’t quite time for soul searching or rallying the troops so much as its finding out who and what works on the team or doesn’t. That’s more Mimi’s job, so, um… yeah, maybe Hollis does need to figure out what she can do as captain to help the team.

meta: Kinda stinks that I used up all of my Sidney Poitier references here before the time came to actually pay him tribute. I thought Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner lent itself naturally to the Aaron Aagard saga but finally found a use for it during the Summer of Jaquadley. I even worked a They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! reference in very early during my time here. Maybe something will come to me, like the Milford basketball teams finding their stride in the heat of the night.


  1. Teenchy, while you’re on a roll

    Mimi addressing the team
    “…you ladies will have clean uniforms, clean teeth…”
    while “To Sir With Love” is playing over the intercom.

    And Poitier was an engineer trying to get a job as one while he was teaching a bunch of undisplined hoods. Hey, that sounds like two coaches we know.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 8, 2022 @ 10:56 pm

  2. P 3: Sheesh…in other words, shut the fuck up for now and keep your captain-ish bullshit to yourself…all this USAF academy happy ass slapping is really going to her head

    Comment by franku2016 — January 8, 2022 @ 11:17 pm

  3. And that pizza looks fuckin nasty

    Comment by franku2016 — January 8, 2022 @ 11:18 pm

  4. What do you have against miniature white pizza with Milk Duds?

    Comment by Downpuppy — January 9, 2022 @ 12:19 am

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