This Week in Milford

March 14, 2022

Maybe He’s On The Potato And Grease Diet

Filed under: Colorist Error, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 4:14 am

Pranit Smith is spending his post basketball free time hanging around basketball games, loitering near the locker room. I guess he’s addicted to the smell of sweaty socks. I’m surprised Captain Talley (if that’s her, lots of assumptions about who’s who today) would allow herself to be seen talking to the deposed shooter Smith. Isn’t the Air Force Academy Secret Police watching her to make sure she doesn’t fraternize with the wrong element? She could just say she was shoving him out of the way so he didn’t get trampled by the squad of giant hoopsters.

Haha, Pranit said BET instead of BED! Oh boy, this suspension and expulsion from the team have got Pranit seriously confused.

Speaking of serious confusion. I don’t know who is at the bucket ordering water and French fries. I guess it’s supposed to be Pranit, being grilled by Tevin (probably) about his lack of cash. Um, Tevin, have you been keeping up with the story. Pranit was really BAD at funding his betting endeavors because he was taking everybody’s bets with no cash upfront. Sheesh, kid, we spent two months hammering that home.


  1. P 1 (pats head): “…good boy…”.
    P 3: water and french fries? no wonder he’s such a skinny little fuck. And maybe sometime this week, (since everything in GT gets reiterated several times), PS will finally admit to taking his brothers credit card or stealing from his parents, since this dipshit doesn’t have any kind of a job
    And all panels: Any strip without the asinine Hollis & Mimi arc is A-OK in my book.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 14, 2022 @ 8:39 am

  2. No, that’s Trevor Lawrence in P2. But he does looks a bit feminine. Is it wrong? Probably.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 14, 2022 @ 9:12 am

  3. Oh geez, it took til now for me to grasp that this was the boys team and that the blonde was Gabe. I don’t have the ability to update the post at the moment. I may just leave it and chalk it up to bleary eyed DST posting.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — March 14, 2022 @ 9:58 am

  4. 1. Water and French fries?? Dude, if you’re that fucking broke why even go? Hell, what are you even doing at the fucking game to begin with?? Since Gilberto suspended him indefinitely, isn’t that as good as being kicked off the team since there can only be a few games left on the schedule?

    2. It says so much that Pranit the Greek’s teammates can’t be bothered to chip in some coins just to let their boy eat.

    3. “So where did you find the money to gamble?” WERE YOU NOT SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO PRANIT BACK WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HIS ENTIRE SCHEME TO THE WHOLE CAFETERIA? He said he has his own debit account and he doesn’t have a job so you can presume that mommy and daddy were putting in a few bucks periodically so he could have walking around money… And I have no doubt that as Pranit’s debts mounted he made up some stories about needing a book for class or money for a field trip to the State Capital or a few bucks for a hot date with the Cheerleading Captain until he just ran out of believable stories…

    4. I give less than a rat’s ass because Rubin is going to answer these questions — I still have yet to know if: A. Pranit ever got his money back or even has a plan to get his money back, B. Have Pranit’s parents been told, C. Has his brother been told, D. Is he still betting online (remember, Pranit is the one with the can’t-lose, guaran-fucking-teed-system-to-pick-winners-and-make-money), E. Are his gambling winnings enough to eventually offset the losses from his deadbeat friends?

    5. And I’m still curious to know why after all his loud talk about being able to pick winners, random idiots never consulted him and just wanted to place their sucker bets like the Houston Rockets straight up over the Golden State Warriors or betting on Peng Shuai to win the Australian Open…

    Comment by hitorque — March 14, 2022 @ 10:26 am

  5. 6. And lest I forget, congrats on the Hokies proving the smart money wrong and winning their first ever ACC tournament!!! A shame the committee decided to fuck you over with an 11 seed(!)

    Comment by hitorque — March 14, 2022 @ 10:56 am

  6. As is so frequently the case, the plot is completely motionless, rather like Shackleton’s ship “Endurance”, and with about as much hope of ever moving again. Hollis got a few minutes of stick time at guard (USAF expression), and awaits the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pranit will never play again, so what’s the point in having him back in the strip? I’m betting the spring story starts on 28 March, so we’ll see how Rubin fills in 33 panels.

    Comment by Philip — March 14, 2022 @ 12:45 pm

  7. 7. And I just have to say — Pranit had literally dozens of gambling metaphors/puns at his disposal to describe his situation, and he choose poorly.

    Comment by hitorque — March 14, 2022 @ 3:27 pm

  8. A month or so ago a few of us ( maybe just frank and I) were talking about some great high school basketball teams in the history of Illinois. I think the subject of the Hebron team of 1952 that won state against the big boys somehow came up. Then frank brought of the great Thornridge team of ‘72 and I brought up the Quincy team of ‘81 being one of the greatest. You could talk about Peoria Manual with 4 in a row in the ‘90’s or some great East St Louis teams. Then I saw Glenbard West out of Glenn Ellyn Saturday night. WOW!! They just tore apart a Whitney Young team who is outstanding in their own right to win 4A state. GW starters were 6’4” through 6’11” and all could handle the ball and were very physically strong. 6’11 kid is going to Gonzaga who I think will play right away. Another going to Illinois as preferred walk on and another going to Princeton. Another may be going to AF and may run into you know who. But these kids could be talked about as one of the greatest teams to ever come out of Illinois. They lost only one game to a team from California on a 3 point buzzer beater. Other than that , they pretty much stomped the competition in Illinois beating most teams by double digits. So congratulations to those young men. What a heck of a team! You can look up Glenbard West basketball if you like to get the names but you will hear more from these guys in college and maybe pro.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 14, 2022 @ 3:48 pm

  9. Man, Pranit is shrinking more and more each day. He looks like a 6th grader in P1. Now Trevor on the other hand, holey moley! In P3, he’s the size of that Jaws character from Moonraker! And Pranit must be trying to disguise himself from the goons coming to try and collect all the money he owes. In P3, he’s apparently trying to pass himself off as African American.

    Comment by MopMan — March 14, 2022 @ 4:06 pm

  10. Yeah, JT… I watched the games for all 4 IHSA classes this past weekend and was thinking the same thing about Glenbard West. They are for real and rolled through Illinois with no challenges. I would put them up there, if not ahead, of the Thornridges, Quincys, and Peoria Manuals. And they didn’t just lose on a buzzer beater to any California team either. It was the team stacked with future D-1/NBA players including Bronny James, son of LeBron. GBW is definitely fun to watch. The closest games though were the more evenly matched 2A and 3A championship games, which both went down to the wire. Those GBW kids will be playing on TV for years to come too.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 14, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

  11. No problem, Ned. I momentarily thought that that was Captain Hollis. Y’know, a Gilberto experiment a la Heather Burns. She couldn’t get out of Mimi’s doghouse so she snuck in the boys locker room to change when the boys hit the floor. Problem is, Vic might blow her cover. Y’know, “Captain ‘You’re Not Fooling Anyone Even If You Have The Same Blond Hair As Tommy Rich’ Hollis”. The jury is still out.

    Hitorque, I agree. Much as I respect ACC play, Virginia Tech played a decent regular season, then turned it on in the tournament. People say there’s parity in college basketball but c’mon, the way the Hokies have been playing, don’t nobody tell me that Montana Culinary Pie Institute at Missoula is on equal footing with Virginia Tech at this point.

    Great stories, Jive Turkey. I learned a ton. Keep ’em coming. It’s great seeing teams from the past coming to the forefront.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 14, 2022 @ 4:38 pm

  12. Yeah frank. I assumed they lost to some basketball factory school. That’s what I liked about GW. From what I understand these kids played together in junior high. They live in the district and play in the district. When some kids transfer their senior year to get “noticed”, it’s great these kids stayed together and achieved their goal.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 14, 2022 @ 5:20 pm

  13. JT… unlike Gil & Mimi, who always seem to get some fuckin stud transfer student at the right time to make them contenders, GBW developed all those kids in their own district and didn’t need to cheat the system like HvB did for Tiki Jansen

    Comment by franku2016 — March 14, 2022 @ 7:45 pm

  14. I’ll add Proviso East in the 90’s with the 3 Amigos – Donnie Boyce, Michael Finley and Sherrill Ford, as the best team I ever saw in person. They came out to Rich Central and put on a show. Was glad to have a ticket to that sellout. Of course they won back to back titles. I also saw Kendall Gill play at Rich Central and get to the finals before losing. I dont watch as much high school hoops as I used to but the memories are plenty. The level of play is probably better now so its hard to compare teams from years apart. I do remember the Quincy teams with the Douglas brothers. They were fun to watch.

    Comment by robmize2013 — March 14, 2022 @ 8:23 pm

  15. Right Rob. I remember those guys at Proviso E. They have to be included in the teams frank and I mentioned. Good call. I thought Ford was best of the 3 in high school but Finley surpassed him in college as he had a heck of career at Wisconsin . And of course on to the NBA. And you mentioned Kendall Gill, one of my all time favorite Illini.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 14, 2022 @ 9:20 pm

  16. Robomize and JT….Proviso E. was always a powerhouse as long as I can remember, even before Doc Rivers played for them. I remember watching them play Bloom in a state final one year (74′ I think) and that game was a preview of what basketball was gonna’ look like in the future.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 15, 2022 @ 7:14 am

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