This Week in Milford

March 19, 2022

Cathy vs. Cressa

Filed under: Mimi Thorp — robmize2013 @ 3:55 pm

Time to fast forward through 2 games that should have been played last month–a loss to a good team and an easy win against a probable bad team. What does it prove? I dunno. I dont follow girls basketball enough to say that lineup changes midseason dramatically change a teams destiny, but this here is so staged it begs to look stupid. What evidence did we have that Cathy was hurting the team with ball-handling? Its only 1 side of the court anyway. Was she bad on defense? Guards have to stop the other guards too, not just look pretty setting up the front line. Again, it seems like they all play so whats the difference who plays where? And small sample sizes since we go weeks without seeing them because of Gambling Man Prannit.

Mimi’s crappy handling of the teams lineup is rearing its ugly head as we see friction between Cressa and Cathy, and I hope Cressa remembers she wasnt a starter all season either, so no sense getting into it with a recently deposed one. If Cathy is a real team player like they all should be, she’ll accept her role and see the coach about stuff like this if she has a problem with it.

Another thing here they havent even touched on is what the parents of these players think about the lineup changes. I was a youth coach, and believe me, parents notice stuff like this and they will definitely talk to the coach if they have a problem with their child getting less playing time then before for No Good Damn Reason. Whats sorely lacking in this strip is players going to the coach about stuff right away and instead gabbing about it to their friends/teammates and nothing gets done until things come to a head. It would sure save a lot of grief plus better explain why the hell the changes were made just like that. (Exception was Muscle Man telling Thorp about Prannit)

As far as reality, I was 23-9 in the first round of the NCAA tourney, and my team out of the East, Murray State, is looking better every day with the top 2 seeds now out. So many games in so little time, good luck to everyone who’s playing these games and wagering on brackets. I’m sure Prannit has at least 4 of them. (Brackets I mean)

8 Comments »

  1. In the NCAAW, Princeton knocked off Kentucky! Both teams started 4 guards & 1 forward. Everyone was 5’9 to 6’2″
    Mimi’s obsession with position might make sense if she has a rigid zone & playbook, which, come to think of it, would be very on brand.
    https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/boxscore/_/gameId/401414486

    Comment by Downpuppy — March 19, 2022 @ 4:28 pm

  2. Amazing how switching Hollis to guard, a position she has NEVER PLAYED BEFORE, suddenly turns the team into a powerhouse. Almost knocking off the top team and blowing out a team they lost to earlier in the season. Too bad she didn’t think of this earlier or they’d be playdown bound.. Oh, wait, she didn’t think of it earlier or later.

    Comment by MopMan — March 19, 2022 @ 6:13 pm

  3. 1. Thank god Gilberto+Gilbertina are so craptastic at their jobs, because otherwise this strip would be even duller… This chickball locker room is self-serving, vengeful, conniving, mean, petty, neurotic, dysfunctional and I am ALL here for it… I mean who gives a shit about the team or wins and losses when you can grind a few axes, throw teammates under buses and start keeping an unofficial “scorecard” of who’s getting how much playing time?? Somewhere in the Siberia of western New York State, Corina Karinninininininina’s nipples are getting hard because even a thousand miles away she can feel the hatred and mistrust among her former teammates permeating through the Milford locker room like a foul odor…

    2. I would say Cressida Baxter is way out of line here, but after that bullshit Talley-Ho pulled after the party, Baxter is owed a bit of leeway…

    3. And yes, fuck Gilbertina for constantly juggling her starting lineup and top 7 rotation with no rhyme nor reason whatsoever.

    Comment by Hitorque — March 19, 2022 @ 7:11 pm

  4. The funny thing is, Hollis said it was Maddie’s struggling that gave her the idea to go running to Mimi about “ versatility “ and it’s her bestie who gets benched. And you sure are correct about parents not sitting around watching this shit go down. Case in point: several years ago, the Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL) girls basketball team had some girls come in to the district who were considered ringers and took playing time away from girls who had been there for two years or more. The team with the new players was well on its way to a state title until a pissed off parent blew the whistle on the new players and didn’t GAF about a state title so spare us, Rubin, about this “ best for the team” bullshit. It usually don’t exist in HS, especially this late in the year

    Comment by franku2016 — March 19, 2022 @ 7:39 pm

  5. We are stuck with this story at least another week too since PS meekly went off into the sunset to study math

    Comment by franku2016 — March 19, 2022 @ 7:44 pm

  6. TEENCHY, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Keep us TWIMers posted on your bracket. Good job, My Man!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve got two left hands in Bracketology(ha). I saw this painting on the back of a Reader’s Digest copy where these executives are in this high rise for a particular company and all these executives in their Syracuse and Kentucky and Indiana and UCLA and Duke and Texas and BYU and Minnesota and Stanford and Harvard and Georgia Tech sweaters and ties and bow ties are all cringing while the secretary in the next room is counting her winnings from the NCAA Pool she won. I’d be wearing my Betty Crocker Pie Institute sweater and cringing along with them(ha ha).

    Frank, great story. I KNOW you’ll like this. I have always respected Coach Bob Knight and his strong stance on running a clean program and his players cutting the mustard in the classroom. You NEVER missed class if you played for Coach Knight. His graduation rate was well over 90%.
    That said, he always had a love/hate relationship with a person I also deeply respect, Russ Brown, longtime sports columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Once, when Knight’s son was playing basketball for Bloomington North High School, Knight was so incensed by the way the North coach handled Knight’s son in a game, he was reported to have banged on the coach’s office door, demanding an explanation.
    Which prompted Brown to write “He won’t tolerate anyone telling him how to run his program but it’s okay for him to kick in a high school coach’s door.” Much as I LOVE Coach Knight, Brown had a point. Unfortunately, coaches are parents too and just as human.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 19, 2022 @ 10:32 pm

  7. Yeah, T-drew…. Words can’t describe what The General’s reaction would’ve been if a player’s parent barged into his office to question just wtf he was doing concerning his kids playing time. That would’ve been must-see-TV

    Comment by franku2016 — March 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

  8. Frank, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not even gonna try. Because you’re right ABSOLUTELY RIGHT you’d have people all over the country hanging on the edge of their recliners on that hilarious piece of drama. You have Coach Knight down cold, My Man. Keep it comin’.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 20, 2022 @ 2:04 pm


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