Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years 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, about 3 years 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, about 3 years ago

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

  4. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 3 years 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. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago


    General Eyes! That you?

  6. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years 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.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

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

  8. Chad Pilkington

    Chad Pilkington said, about 3 years ago

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

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years 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.

  10. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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).

  11. Scott S

    Scott S said, about 3 years ago

    Or as Dogbert would say, watching engineers do aerobics.

  12. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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^)

  13. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    Ah, come on now! Why, just yesterday I paid the kid a (half-hearted, left-handed) compliment!

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    @Boise Ed

    With the visual you’ve provided, the gag reads funnier to me now. Thanks for that. Still, the attitude of superiority of the slender “winners” in “Frazz” is a bit much for me at times.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 3 years ago

    All of the those pre-concussive hits are going to be a problem for those football players when they get to college. Misery loves company and my friends in college were the high school football players. I was dumb from not studying and they may have lost a few brain cells over time.

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