Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, 11 months ago

    My brother was on the high school football team (an end, if I recall). During the off season, he joined the track team to stay in shape. He ran hurdles, which actually helped him during games because he occasionally had to hurdle a fallen player while running down the field.

  2. knuckler49

    knuckler49 said, 11 months ago

    @Leslie Barks

    I was on the football team at my high school during its initial 5 years: I even ‘was’ on the basketball team in order to be in shape for baseball, my first love.
    During my sophomore year, the AD/football coach decided to start a track team: when he pulled me out of a baseball practice to run a ‘qualifying’ 440-yard run, I made sure I was slow enough that he wouldn’t want me.

    I happily went back to baseball.

  3. texasl

    texasl said, 11 months ago

    A very popular T-shirt amongst runners is one that says “My sport is your sport’s punishment.”

  4. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, 11 months ago

    I enjoyed playing soccer and baseball to keep in shape between track seasons. And I know football players who did the same with wrestling.

    BTW, where are the posters that claim all school athletes are nothing more than stupid, school-sanctioned bullies?

  5. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 11 months ago


    In every public school in the country I expect.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    General Eyes! That you?

  7. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, 11 months ago

    Yeah, sure, “interesting”. The doughy, wheezing, sweaty linemen, their treetrunk thighs chafing while they “run”. What a sight. Hardy-har.

    Frazz’s line in the third panel is funny. Caulfield’s is the usual smug, condescending garbage.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Me, I’m still wondering how anybody can say “tight end” without giggling.

  9. Chad Pilkington

    Chad Pilkington said, 11 months ago

    I saw a T-Shirt that said, “My sport is your sports punishment.”

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 11 months ago

    In my old high school (late 1940s), the student council made the rules (total student body plebiscite and faculty veto power seldom used) and the football team “enforced” them – no bullying, just a quiet talk, although 6-4, 250 pounds might be considered a threat.

  11. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I love it when a big ol’ defensive lineman picks up a fumble and rumbles for a 90-yard touchdown. It makes me wish the Olympics would have a separate 100-meter dash with a minimum body weight of, say 280 pounds (127 kg).

  12. Scott S

    Scott S GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Or as Dogbert would say, watching engineers do aerobics.

  13. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, 11 months ago

    @Scott S

    Actually, most engineers are smart enough to know that you only get so many heartbeats in your life, so they don’t waste them jumping around and running on machines. 8^)

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago


    You would not find them in Europe. Sports are there for exercise only. Not cheap training grounds to fatten the school’s pockets.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago


    What would the do if someone brought a weapon to even it all out for your strong arms?

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