This Week in Milford

March 13, 2023

Monday blowout

Hey gang – its Rob here on a Monday- if you havent heard, the usual Monday poster Ned Ryerson is stepping down from his post after a long and successful career writing this nonsense due to to personal reasons, and we all wish him well. For the time being I will do this job twice a week, with my usual Friday post continuing as before; and we may or may not find a replacement for Ned, but until then, as the circus people say, the show must go on. So here we are…..

Doesnt take long to find something wrong with P1– Leo with his new kickers somehow can jump 6 feet in the air and dunk. Milford is playing what amounts to a stooge team in New Britain, which is located in Connecticut

and obviously is just learning to play basketball as the Larks go on to win by 50, but normally the defenders are at least trying to stop a potential dunk, and the Britain guy not only doesnt have his hands up, his eyes close at the prospect of the thundereous dunk thats to follow.

Marty excitedly describes the Milford surge which is somewhat realistic in high school, but not like anything we’ve seen lately.

Then in P3 Cami overreacts to the game situation- and no coach who ever coached yelled Dont blow this lead! Good coaching is about accentuating the positive; with a big lead, most coaches say play like its zero-zero, to keep the team focused, but the enthusiasm is a bit phony IMHO. ( Yet another tick against the writer for not knowing the sport he’s writing about )

So we’ll see if it was the shoes, or Leo’s emergence as a confident scorer, or more likely just a great game against a pushover opponent that Little Sisters of the Poor coulda beat. (Got that reference from my old college dormmate)

Lets close it out with a song huh?



  1. Cami with her “don’t blow the lead” and “get back on defense” directives sounds like one of those idiotic parents that you hear saying such nonsense at youth baseball, hockey, soccer, etc. games. No wonder Gil ain’t paying her shit. Gee coach…thanks for reminding me about defense…I totally forgot. And “don’t blow the lead”? Excuse me? Someone tell this bitch to shut the fuck up and just make sure there’s plenty of cold Gatorade, ice water, and clean towels on hand for the players. I gotta’ admit though, that I sort of like the new Gil runnin’ up the score. I’d like to see him do it to Luke leading to a Juwon Howard-like scuffle in the post-game handshake line.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 13, 2023 @ 12:20 pm

  2. The Little Sisters of the Poor ran an old folks home around the corner until 2019, when they ran out of nuns. It was about as close to me as that defender is to Leo, which raises the question : How did he get a shooting foul?

    Comment by Downpuppy — March 13, 2023 @ 2:08 pm

  3. Wishing Ned the best.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 13, 2023 @ 2:19 pm

  4. Downpuppy – He got the foul because the defender’s other hand that you cannot see is socking him in the groin. They may not be good, but New Britain doesn’t take getting the score run up on them lightly.

    Comment by MopMan — March 13, 2023 @ 3:35 pm

  5. Ned, Whatever the reasons and I’m sure they’re very good ones, as Rob mentioned, thank you for all your service to TWIM. You were a definite part for years of what made this whole thing hilarious and you DEFINITELY helped make it work. You will be missed and I pray God looks after you and your family. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 13, 2023 @ 3:43 pm

  6. Thanks to Rob for taking the baton and running with it. His commentary is pretty darn good too and always look forward to his excellent sense of comedy too.

    I can never get used to Marty Moon as he is in P2. I like Dick Vitale but we don’t need him in Thorpiverse.

    “Ooooohhhhhh, get a TO, Coach Thorp!!!!!!! New Britain has closed it to 85-34!!!!!!!!!!!”

    No way.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 13, 2023 @ 3:47 pm

  7. I’ll make sure to put a shoutout for Ned in a strip in the near future.

    Comment by hbarajas — March 13, 2023 @ 6:14 pm

  8. Henry – He better not be pushing a broom or a mop!

    Comment by MopMan — March 13, 2023 @ 6:47 pm

  9. I’m so old I remember when Ned was doing this blog every day, as well as doing stand-in for The Comics Curmudgeon, and probably even had a regular life too! Thank you Ned for all the many, many, many times you’ve made me laugh, you’ve got an incredible sense of humor, you will truly be missed. All the best to you and your family.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — March 14, 2023 @ 3:39 am

  10. Tip of the hat to Ned R and his incredible tenure here. Great work and best wishes, man!

    Comment by billytheskink — March 14, 2023 @ 7:02 am

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