This Week in Milford

November 26, 2022

“There’s a Spot Open Since Toby Moved to the Backfield. Hooper? Who’s Hooper?”

Filed under: actual action, comic crossovers, football, Gil Thorp, shoe bottoms — teenchy @ 9:22 pm

Today marks the Sparktennial, the 100th anniversary of Charles “Sparky” Schulz’s birth. I’m guessing the vast majority of strips paid tribute to Schulz today, but I can’t be bothered to check for any that didn’t. Probably that pretentious display of author fetishes that passes for a comic strip called 9 Chickweed Lane if I had to guess.

So Barajas had the easy part of today’s strip. Whigham had one job: to draw Charlie Brown kicking a field goal, with Gil holding the ball and not pulling it away, correctly. He got Chuck down just fine. Gil is another matter. He’s kneeling on his front knee, okay, but everyone knows that YOU HOLD THE BALL WITH YOUR BACK HAND AND USE YOUR FRONT HAND TO SPIN THE BALL SO THAT THE LACES ARE FACING OUT. Chief, this one’s on you.

I reckon this serves as our cut to commercial during the middle of a play in the 1987 Milford – Valley Tech game, not unlike the infamous Heidi Bowl. Tune in on Monday when we’ll see just how effective telling your running back to run faster is as a coaching strategy.


  1. Lucy is a dick. I always wanted to see CB shove that ball up her ass but I will have to settle for this:

    Comment by franku2016 — November 27, 2022 @ 10:22 am

  2. There is no pleasing you people.

    Comment by henrybarajas — November 27, 2022 @ 12:12 pm

  3. Henry, welcome to This Week in Milford(ha).

    Kudos for your tribute and glad after seemingly forever to see Charlie Brown ONE TIME kick the football. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 27, 2022 @ 12:39 pm

  4. That wasn’t a crack at you Henry but more to CS for always having Lucy fuck with Charlie with no repercussions

    Comment by franku2016 — November 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

  5. Wow, I know that was a cartoon but still. Having a grown man beat the shit out of a ten-year-old? Rather disgusting.

    Comment by MopMan — November 27, 2022 @ 1:50 pm

  6. Yeah Mop…. Peter is a dick too

    Comment by franku2016 — November 27, 2022 @ 2:52 pm

  7. Teenchy is of course right about the holder’s responsibilities, but it’s also true that Charles M Schulz was also Fuzzy with the Facts at times. He always referred to Charlie’s effort an an attempted punt, when it is in fact a placekick. We probably shouldn’t be counting.

    Comment by vaganova — November 27, 2022 @ 3:48 pm

  8. Sorry I’m late with this, but it HAD to be included… I suggest y’all watch the entire playlist because it’s brilliant!

    Comment by hitorque — November 28, 2022 @ 3:52 pm

  9. Hitorque….that vid was funny af

    Comment by franku2016 — November 28, 2022 @ 10:09 pm

  10. There’s a couple more Peanuts-related videos on that playlist and they’re equally awesome!

    Comment by hitorque — November 29, 2022 @ 9:26 am

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