This Week in Milford

August 12, 2022

Krink! Wasnt he on Hogans Heroes?

…Of course not, that would be Klink, the bumbling Kommander of Stalag 13. I started watching the show more recently as I frankly didnt even understand it as a kid, and it was on before my time anyway. The humor is still a bit tough to follow, as the accents and the dated references combine for some head scratching even now, and I didnt care for war shows anyway. Good thing I have Tivo, as I can rewind something to hear it again if need be. Was never my kind of show, but I just Love the theme song, and Ive said for years it should be our national anthem, rather then the hard-to-sing version we have. (And I dont recall Richard Dawson having such an accent when he was saying “Survey Says!!!” on Family Feud, which is what I know him for.)

The podcast concludes with Martinez announcing he’s gonna take over the Valley and squash Thorps teams to the point that Gil retires. But arent we still living in the past here? What year is all this taking place? Because for darn sure there aint no Martinez coaching Valley High now. And its not like Gil is rolling over these teams; on the contrary he’s barely .500 over the last 10 years or so, if you throw out the 2016 state title.

So again we have issues with time and place in this new era of Milford athletics. And Marty is off to find Gil and get his take on the new ass-kicker in the Valley.

And for sure, that hasnt changed. Strike up the band!


  1. Rob, excellent insert for this clunker-in-waiting. I kicked the tire and it was still flat(ha). Anyway, great job on capturing the essence.

    If you or anyone can get another insert on Dr. No when the evil scientist crushes a table decoration with one hand when discussing conquering the world, it’d be great. Just like Lunkhead Luke when in P1 exemplifying his idea of conquering the Valley Conference. Both are megalomaniacs and think they’re Napoleon at this point.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 12, 2022 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Still unclear to me if this is present day or a tale of yesteryear. Hard to explain why the two kids who have been AWOL for years are suddenly reappearing. Were they in a car crash with Mimi and did not survive?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 12, 2022 @ 9:16 pm

  3. PAC 12 basketball MVP? Unless Marty Moon is 7’0”, this prick must have the size and skills of Mugsy Bogues to be MVP.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 12, 2022 @ 9:58 pm

  4. Martinez is the new coach of Valley Tech, that was established earlier. This is present day. As for the kids, the new writer wanted them back, so they’re back as if nothing happened due to the magic of comics.

    Comment by MopMan — August 13, 2022 @ 6:46 am

  5. Hair shirt boy doing nothing but talk shit about Gil reminds me of my Detroit Lions fan cousin who used to do nothing but talk shit about the Chicago Bears. I finally had to tell him “… you know what we say about you guys?… nothin, cause we don’t GAF about your team, ever…”

    Comment by franku2016 — August 13, 2022 @ 7:43 am

  6. I have had zero idea of what’s going on…and when…since this new “plot” started. Completely at sea.
    Almost as confusing as the other serial “Judge Parker” which features a cast of thousands and never explains the relationships.

    Comment by Paul V — August 13, 2022 @ 9:06 am

  7. I’m getting a better grasp on what’s going on, in part because Barajas is letting the public in on it. For more info, see today’s post, which will be up directly.

    Comment by teenchy — August 13, 2022 @ 2:16 pm

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