Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. FENRISULFR

    FENRISULFR said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, at least the Bender’s are making some effort.

  2. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, about 4 years ago

    @FENRISULFR

    We are so accustomed to Bender-hell-U-broker’s anemic efforts that we congratulate him for making an effort.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 4 years ago

    Ho hum … Start the game … start the game …

  4. Rumsy4

    Rumsy4 said, about 4 years ago

    And why didn’t the coach let Alley practice in Uniform? I bet Alley takes off the Uniform part-way through the game because it is so bulky ala David and Goliath, and wins the game by shooting the ball through the ring.

  5. r0sc0e

    r0sc0e said, about 4 years ago

    Gee, I am all excited to see how the Benders blow this one.

  6. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Oop and Ichik get ready for Carnaval.
    .
    Meanwhile, back at the temple, Ooola is too strung out on chocolate to remember where she is.

  7. exturk

    exturk said, about 4 years ago

    Shouldn’t Doc have missed him by now and begun searching for him?

  8. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @exturk

    Probably not. Even though it feels like an eternity since this nonsense started, in Bender time, it’s only been a week.

  9. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    that silly head-dress does not look like much protection, especially for the face. it’s just…..silly.
    what’s the over-under on how long the game will last, assuming of course it ever begins?

  10. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 4 years ago

    @billdi

    I just had to go back and read the Wikipedia article on Pitz. The headdress was used in rituals surrounding the game and likely not in the game itself. That’s pretty obvious from looking at Jack’s depiction as there is no way that this could stay on a head in an athletic event. Helmets were worn to protect the head. In the Mayan version of the game, players wore a kneepad on the right knee only and the right forearm was wrapped. Players also wore gloves.

  11. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 4 years ago

    I also wondered about the ring which apparently is Oop’s only hope for winning a game that he couldn’t possibly understand. The rings were an innovation that were added some time several centuries after the timeline of this story. They were also 6 meters, or about 19 feet off the ground, meaning that Oop’s dunk the other day was the highest jump by a human ever. To put this in perspective the world high jump record is less that half of that height. You can see why the ball going through the ring was nearly impossible. I know this is just a comic strip, but there is no way a guy playing his first Pitz game could get the ball through the ring.

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all It looks like the first time
    Alley takes a deep breath, the vest is going to fly off. The
    uniforms are very colorful though.

  13. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 4 years ago

    @Crispy Bacon

    And what did become of Ooola? She slept in the temple for a week and didn’t try to escape? That makes no sense. And where did Alley stay? The training sequence seemed like it was a single session rather than an entire week. It was almost as if Carole woke up and suddenly realized she couldn’t drag this out any further. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow’s recap to explain things.

  14. iced tea

    iced tea said, about 4 years ago

    You can do it Alley!

  15. joe-b-cool

    joe-b-cool GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    Re: yesterday, I don’t read this everyday, just started checking it out recently, am going to drop it, but I am not like you and the other gripers who DO read it, and complain, every day. As I have said before, if you keep hitting on this strip, GoComics will assume it is popular and keep it as is. Do you think they have someone on staff to read all the comments of every strip they run? It’s numbers and eyeballs for ads, and they aren’t getting any more from me. Suggest you do the same, stressing out over a simple comic strip ain’t healthy. Good day!

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