Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. Bensondonald

    Bensondonald GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Something I’ve always wondered: Does anybody – or DID anybody – regularly listen to high school sports on radio? In my own distant youth, anybody remotely interested would drive five minutes and see it in person.

  2. grshprnh

    grshprnh said, over 6 years ago

    In the Northeast they radio broadcast Friday night football.

    Marty Moon vowed not to retire until Milford wins a championship…at any sport.

    The angle of the shadows indicate a high noon game, should’nt they all be in typing 101, oh yeah it’s Saturday in the land of Gil & Mimi.

    Their kids and pets disappeared when Mimi took up coaching. Euthanized?

  3. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 6 years ago

    Well, a couple years ago there was a summer plotline with Keri in gymnastics competition, and looked to be a 7th grader or thereabouts. Ought to be in high school by now.

  4. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 6 years ago

    Typing 101 is computer class today. Assuming Milford has computers now.

  5. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 6 years ago

    Someone mentioned Ernie Fenton this week. Does anyone remember Bean and what his name was?

  6. myronbooth

    myronbooth said, over 6 years ago

    Clyde “Beanie” Bean, ‘79, is still Milford’s all-time leading baskeball scorer.

  7. MovingtoMilford

    MovingtoMilford said, over 6 years ago

    Hey, it’s boring baseball team line up day where nothing happens. What is Marty sitting on in P2? It looks like he’s in an old school bus and someone stole the seat cover. He probably had to burn his old shack for heat over the winter. ook on the bright side Marty, now you get to work from home.

  8. LngJhnAg

    LngJhnAg said, over 6 years ago

    P3 - C’mon 23, get with the dance! It’s left foot down, right foot up. Geesh, no wonder the Mudlark Cheer Squad placed 2nd at State last year. (You didn’t think they’d win State, didja?)

  9. mgoblue41

    mgoblue41 said, over 6 years ago

    Don’t know how many people currently listen to HS sports on radio, but my dad broadcasted football and basketball games on WIBM-AM in Jackson, Michigan in the early ’70s. (My younger brother and I were his stat crew.) The station actually utilized two broadcasting crews, as one game was carried live and a second game was tape-delayed, for broadcase after the first game had ended. Probably the best-known players that we saw in action were future NFL player (and Super Bowl-winning coach) Tony Dungy, and future NBA player Ben Poquette. Later, my dad broadcasted the local community college’s basketball games on WIBM. I don’t believe that he covered any future NBA players, but the team was coached by Dick Versace, who eventually was a NBA head coach.

  10. Browns44

    Browns44 said, over 6 years ago

    Marty is staring to look like Emperor Ming, The Merciless. So, that’s not a school bus he’s sitting in but one of his many evil space ships. I have suspected for some time that there were aliens in Milford, this only confirms it!

    See link for visual of Ming.

  11. mofos2001

    mofos2001 said, over 6 years ago

    High School sports mainly done in smaller communities. I have called the local HS football, basketball, & baseball for the past 17 years. Some conference games are over 3 hours away so it’s not always a case of “driving 5 minutes” to go watch it in person. A lot of the local folks can’t make it to those games and can follow on the radio. Also we stream live on the internet so the alums who don’t live in the town anymore can follow…….we also had a coach whose Dad was in Iraq listening to the football games at 4am local time.

    Have called games with future NFL’ers Grant Wistrom, Ladell Betts, Brandon Loyd, Gijon Robinson, and a few others. NBA, MLB, and NCAA players too.

    It’s difficult to imagine, I suppose if you live in a bigger city, having the local games on the radio. I grew up in a Chicago suburb and we had one game that was on the radio and we went nuts. Not a big thing in smaller towns and not all that uncommon.

  12. fanofgil

    fanofgil said, over 6 years ago

    What’s with the form in P1? The artists must not be baseball players. His grip is too tight, even if he is throwing the palm ball or change up. He is short arming it; (elbow is not up) and how the heck can he get his glove at that angle on the front arm? Since GT is so realistic in every other way, why not in terms of athleticism as well?

  13. jyowen

    jyowen GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Marty, celebrating the new season, debuts the dramatic half-face, expanded version of his sideburns.

  14. greghoro

    greghoro said, over 6 years ago

    In Plano, Illinois, there is a radio station that broadcasts baseball/softball and soccer games along with the more popular sports, both girls and boys.

    They also have a daily announcement of birthdays and anniversaries, along with a daily 30 minute show dedicated to things people have for sale in the community, an audio Craigs list - truly small town.

  15. decten1968

    decten1968 said, over 6 years ago

    Is that show you speak of Tradio by chance?

    Have you ever heard anyone by the name of Dixie Normus selling antique tea bags or a sald tosser? That show is hilarious!

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