Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

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  1. ChuckTrent64

    ChuckTrent64 said, over 4 years ago

    I don’t know what state they are in,k but it isn’t Illinois. Conference championships have nothing to do with the play-off, sudden death format, which i prefer.

  2. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, over 4 years ago

    For all we know, the state Jack Berrill had in mind for Milford’s location doesn’t work that way any more either. Who still uses the term “playdowns,” for instance?

  3. dadjo

    dadjo said, over 4 years ago

    This poses a real test of the Gilfather’s managerial skills. Does he go with Derek Chance on Friday to improve his chances of making the “playdowns” or does he throw a variety of arms against Valley Tech, hoping to save The Music Man for Saturday? Who will he look to for managerial guidance? Ozzie Guillen? Sparky Anderson? Or one of the notorious “arm killer” manager/coaches from the Cubs?

  4. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 4 years ago

    Gil’s no Dusty Baker, thank goodness. I don’t think I could handle the wristbands, toothpick and Ward Cleaver Saturday morning attire.

  5. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 4 years ago

    It’s not Michigan since every team is in the state playoffs.

  6. Chuckster11

    Chuckster11 said, over 4 years ago

    The term “playdowns” drives me nuts. The only place you ever hear it is here.

  7. JerryPulver

    JerryPulver said, over 4 years ago

    Gil Thorp wouldn’t be Gil Thorp without “The Playdowns”. On to the Playdowns!

  8. Hatchet77

    Hatchet77 said, over 4 years ago

    This is great! There’s nothing like ‘playdown time’ in Milford!

  9. Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon said, over 4 years ago

    I am confused to what I’m reading here so I thought I’d join the gang and make a comment. Gil clearly says “Playoff” and no where in this strip does he say “playdown”. I know he’s used that term in the past but here he does not.

  10. pvettel

    pvettel said, over 4 years ago

    tch. newbies…

  11. JerryPulver

    JerryPulver said, over 4 years ago

    Good point flashirb – I think us old Thorpians are just so used to playdowns we automatically think that way. My guess is that this current writing crew will probably phase out the term.

  12. BooRadley56

    BooRadley56 said, over 4 years ago

    There is a Milford in SE New York state. Also the names of some of the teams they play are in that area.

  13. Observe69

    Observe69 said, over 4 years ago

    And just five months until the Turkey Turney!

  14. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 4 years ago

    Also a Milford in Michigan, and some of the characters in the strip share names with some well known people in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  15. jyowen

    jyowen said, over 4 years ago

    The current writer Neil Rubin is based in Michigan.

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