This Week in Milford

November 9, 2017

Nice to Know Somebody Likes Something About All of This

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There’s an underlying aura of creepiness that I can’t exactly put my finger on about today’s strip. Is it Trainer Rick Scott’s “I like what I see here” as he lovingly cradles Rick’s bare foot and calf? Is it that Uncle Gary (and his enormously oversized Bluetooth earbud) has a posse of the equally underemployed to roll out YouTube videos at his command? Is it Rick waving his arm like Evita Peron* as he sings the national anthem? Or is it the idea of rando Milfordian’s grandpa’s browser history that led him to Rick’s performance?

*It doesn’t take much to imagine Rick singing “Don’t cry for me, Milford High School…”

metapost: Weird double post this morning. Hopefully I fixed it.

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November 3, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe….

….to miss Rick singing at a game, here it comes. But first we have to look at his foot with a pumpkin on top of it. Oh yeah, that supposed to be an icebag. Last time I was that close to a foot I walked into the tiny  pro shop at a golf course and the female employee was standing on a chair barefoot dusting the ceiling fan. I told her I almost ran into her feet, and resisted a sudden urge to tickle them. Lol. If I ever write about my golf career this story would definitely make the list. Life has those unique moments you always remember.

P2 – really, how many trainers at a high school have pictures of leg bones on their wall? This isnt a doctors office for chrissake. And the diagrams have boxes pointing to them containing 4 straight lines, which are supposed to be words but shit they dont even look close to it. And no way is anyones kneecap THAT big compared to their leg bones. Jeez. F for artwork today.

And in P3 we have Uncle Dickwad on his PC lining up Ricks singing gig in front of millions of YouTube fans. I have a feeling now its not before a game, but somewhere else. Hey, as long as its not on this strip I’m fine with it.

November 1, 2017

Looks Like Your Classic Inane Plot Twist.

Filed under: ?, actual action, football, Lens Flare, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 7:36 am

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Taken out of the context of the ostensible plot of the fall arc, today’s strip could actually be pretty great. As it is, well, let’s just say I’m not especially enthusiastic to see how Uncle Gary ends up spinning this development, to say nothing of whether this has any implications for Kevin’s future at FB. Also, concussions. Or something.

November 25, 2016

And the plotline wheel spins round and round

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Gil Thorp, Trainer Rick Scott — robmize2013 @ 8:21 pm

Yeah I got plenty of playing time Friday – been out in the dark almost every day with the sun going down and a truckload of parcels. But back to the story. Trainer Rick leaked Heathers non-injury to Gil, and he will now punish her for this malfeasance by throwing her to the wolves, or whoever theyre playing Friday. Is he teaching her a lesson in integrity or just telling her – if you cant be one of the regular players, then you cant be on the team. No more special treatment Missy.

November 24, 2016

Rick Scott Don’t Need This Crap

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, football, Trainer Rick Scott — nedryerson @ 5:24 am

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Looks like HE the TE is still several steps ahead of the Milford coaching staff and she’s taking it upon herself to exit the game. That’s just swell.

Panel 1 has one of those M.C. Escher like illusions where Trainer Rick Scott is next to Heather from the waist up but behind her from the waist down. In Panel 2, Trainer Rick Scott is at his Jean Luc Picard-iest. Dr. Pearl, here’s my completed retirement packet. Make it so!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Stay safe.

 

November 12, 2016

Pete DeWindt, Healing Nicely

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Marty Moon, Trainer Rick Scott — nedryerson @ 10:13 am

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Why, hey there, Marty! Aren’t you a handsome devil?! What’s this about a clock? 4-1-1? Thanks for the info, Marty!

Meanwhile, over at Milford High, Coach Gil Thorp and Trainer Rick Scott do an informative walk-and-talk. Pete DeWindt is going to the doctor, and Gil is thinking positively.

Pete, you’re gonna be fine, but you’ll have to sit the rest of the season. It’s okay. I hear they have a girl TE now, and that’s great…along with Wiebe & Ruffin out there. It’ll be fine.

October 20, 2016

Après Moi, Le Pelwecki

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So now Kevin is the fifth-string quarterback, between the Mississippi National Guard and the League of Women Voters. No actual word on who the second-, third- or fourth-stringers are. Also no word as to why The Secret Pelwecki is getting some reps under center. Maybe Gil thought he hadn’t made enough belittling dickish comments for the day.

Finally, no word on how Rick Scott knows how Pete DeWindt hurt himself on that big block. Perhaps he is The Injury Whisperer, much as his new understudy Heather fancies herself The Quarterback Whisperer. I suppose this presages the position switch The Real Pelwecki tipped us off to: not to QB but to TE (as this strip prints it). I’m sure Gil will cook up a play that lets him make a handoff – some kind of reverse or double reverse.

September 23, 2016

That Is One Unenthusiastic Ref

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 8:09 am

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I may have been a bit too cavalier in volunteering to take Rob’s turn today as this one is a stumper…

So, we know Heather is ambitious. As pointed out in comments though, there is a sizable lacuna in the plot regarding the why’s and how’s of Heather’s QB coaching skills.

Never mind that, however, as in lieu of actual action we are treated to a depiction of that most rare sighting: Gil actually coaching!  Of course, we get no indication of what advice he’s actually giving.

But, clearly, it worked! The redoubtable Pete De Windt (who, like Kevin Pelwecki, is a real person) grabs a pass and makes a first down. None of which we see because, for reasons I can only guess at, it was decided that after telling us they got the first down, we don’t see the pass nor the catch, but instead are shown the ref signalling it.

Random question: Why is TE in bold italics?

Bonus Point: I like Rick Scott just standing there, arms folded, staring off into the middle distance as his erstwhile protege hastily abandons her post. I’d like to think we missed an off panel argument between the two about her divided attention and how she shouldn’t be exhorting the QB when there are ankles that need wrapping.

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