Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    We’ve mentioned it before, but Kaz is going to get into trouble hanging out at The Bucket with the students. And Gil specifcally told them to foul No. 33 or No. 40. Whoever fouled No. 23 instead should be reprimanded. No excuses about him being the guy with the ball.

  2. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll be the first to admit I know less than nothing about basketball, much less coaching strategy, but its beyond me why someone who is behind would deliberately foul in the last seconds of the game. Seriously – on the off chance they’d miss the free throw? Seems a bit, I dunno – stupid.

    On the other hand, if there were a position dedicated to the purpose of garnering a foul, I’d be the Foul King.

    not to be confused with the absurd Fowl King, which seems to be running the strip lately

  3. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    It’s a much-used strategy. And you’re right, it’s done in the hope that the other team will miss the foul shots. If you don’t foul, especially in high school basketball, the other team can just pass the ball around until the clock runs out. So if you’re down a couple of points and time is short, fouling can be your best bet.

  4. Bluedarter

    Bluedarter said, over 3 years ago

    Bobby is reeking from drinking cheap whiskey from that flask on the table. It has already caused his buddy’s hair to fall out. I hope Bobby didn’t back over the peacock on the way to the game, or he’ll be drinking with Moon.

  5. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 3 years ago

    Fouling when behind in the final seconds is almost the only way to get the ball back. It is used at every level almost every close game. Although some coaches don’t know when to quit.

  6. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 3 years ago


    I bet Kaz is talking with Big Bob Stuff in the MHS cafeteria. Has anyone seen Miles Paris lately?

  7. mitchrp

    mitchrp said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like Bobby’s lunceon mate is trying to rock the monk cut. Or has male patterned baldness hit Milford..

  8. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty small crowds at these games anymore. I hear the Peacock Fighting contests out behind the bucket are starting to draw in some pretty big numbers, though. Rumor has it some of the peacocks have even been getting loose and they’ve been seen around town.

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago


    Well the plan was to foul on the inbound, once he missed the free throws there was no choice.

  10. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago

    P3 – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, now they are going to show Bobby the peacock. Just when you think the storyline couldn’t possibly keep going in this ridiculous direction….

  11. HooDad

    HooDad said, over 3 years ago

    The other aspect to the strategy is that you can make three points on your possession by sinking one from beyond the arc while your opponent is making at most two from the foul line. That part doesn’t work of course if you foul a three-point shooter. Then you have to fall back on them missing free throws again, which is always part of the strategy.

  12. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    I bet you’re right. I was assuming it was the same night as the game, so I thought they adjourned to The Bucket.

  13. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    @Have Mop Will Travel

    Oh, I know. But it’s more fun to irrationally blame the Mudlarks for fouling the wrong player.

  14. wmac8898

    wmac8898 said, over 3 years ago

    Does Bobby beat Scott up after Scott asks Bobby if he wants to see his peacock?

  15. Cliff1911

    Cliff1911 said, over 3 years ago

    Madison Makes is a fine player. He transferred from Milford.

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