Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. dutchpuppy2

    dutchpuppy2 said, about 4 years ago

    Can’t remember if my high school’s one bonfire was the home opener or for homecoming. Who remembers about their school?

  2. rusty gate

    rusty gate said, about 4 years ago

    Thursday night bonfire, homecoming week.

  3. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, about 4 years ago

    Homecoming week here, too, on Friday night. Our games were on Saturday afternoons back then. Most schools around here have switched to Friday night games, though.

    The big difference between our bonfires and Milford’s is that we looked like students at a bonfire, not disciples of the devil at some sort of fiendish ritual.

  4. Tom Hehenberger

    Tom Hehenberger said, about 4 years ago

    Do people from England and Ireland really call us “Yanks” all the time…I’m a bit dubious!

  5. thejudge

    thejudge said, about 4 years ago

    @Tom H – they really do – still! You’d think that would have ended right after WW2.

  6. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, about 4 years ago

    In Milford, golf season is months, but they only have a week of preseason football practice

  7. Pappaw57

    Pappaw57 said, about 4 years ago

    There are some here who don’t care for the nitpicking over artistic details (and I don’t usually partake in such), but sometimes these guys just make it too easy … I mean, did Terry punt that ball?

  8. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, about 4 years ago

    Thanks Lureman. Unlike P2, no couchs were burned after that game. I was there and will travel to BG Saturday for the S. Miss game.

  9. Bluedarter

    Bluedarter said, about 4 years ago

    The frenzied Milford faithful follow the exhortation in P2 and march to Oakwood and burn the school to the ground. Moon asks Gil: “Do you consider your team 1-0?” Gil was flipping through his Irish-American dictionary to figure out if “Yank” was a slur. Bonfires? It is stll 90 degrees in Florida through September, and we would surf before school and after football practice. We were in shorts for Christmas.

  10. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, about 4 years ago

    After that 1-8 season last year I half expected to see an effigy of Gil being thrown into that fire.

  11. Uncle Kaz

    Uncle Kaz said, about 4 years ago

    Terry does not realize that Yanks don’t use their bonfires to burn heretics, like they do over across the Celtic Sea from his hometown. Silly Yanks… wasting a perfectly good fire.

  12. BikeMike

    BikeMike said, about 4 years ago

    Gee, I wonder who is going to make the tackle? Fumble recovery for TD would be too much I guess.

  13. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, about 4 years ago

    The Milford tradition of wearing mime makeup isn’t just for big games—it’s for every game. And sometimes when there’s not even a game at all!

  14. terry928

    terry928 said, about 4 years ago

    Lets hope that the other team is not wearing RED uniforms or Terry will not tackle anyone!

  15. decten1968

    decten1968 said, about 4 years ago

    In P2, that is either the hand of God going forth to the burning bush, or the referee practicing his calls for another MILFord FIRST DOWN!

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