Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. Wiseguy1130

    Wiseguy1130 said, almost 3 years ago

    Very interesting stuff Saturday. Kinda like last summer’s pro wrestling flashbacks salvaging an uninspired story line.
    Couple other fabulous announcers I forgot to mention—Lloyd Pettit of the Blackhawks and Jim Durham who did Bulls and then moved on.
    Anyone who knows the back story on why he left after first championship, I’d like to hear. J.D. would often make the calls before refs even blew the whistle.
    Mop, I agree on Ernie and Bob Prince of Pirates was awfully good

  2. Wiseguy1130

    Wiseguy1130 said, almost 3 years ago

    Was also interesting to find out that Sportsguy was apparently Bitsy’s “mystery man” in high school. Wally Lamb wouldn’t have been a second thought for her if Gil had opened up the offense and thrown the ball to SG a few times a game.

  3. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, almost 3 years ago


    Not true! I’ll never forget how my man Wally stuck by me when I was accused of robbing that concession stand! Um…he did, didn’t he? For some reason, I’m a bit hazy on my wild-child years.

  4. cretta

    cretta said, almost 3 years ago

    I wonder if Mia Paige and Scott Fowler (the peacock guy) broke up? I’ve not seen them together so far.

  5. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, almost 3 years ago

    Whoa. I mentioned Wendy having to worry about “wardrobe malfunctions” last Monday and here it is. Are Rubin and Whigham reading our comments? Is one of YOU Rubin or Whigham? If so, can you please explain why you drew that strand of hair across Wendy’s face in P3. And why does the word bubble point to her nose? Are you trying to indicate that she has a nasally twang?

  6. the old professor

    the old professor said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m OK with the strand of hair in panel three, but is she spitting, drooling or blowing cigarette smoke? Strange.

  7. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, almost 3 years ago

    In all reality, does Wendy think that her lost video is safe from discovery by the nerds of St Fabb ?

    Does anyone remember Red Rush the voice of the Loyola Ramblers ? My favorite with when a Rambler went to the free throw line Red would say He eyes it, tries, and buys it or Swisheroo he s got 2. He plugged a sponsor the Gonnella Bread Co with That shot was good just like Gonnella its swella fella. Red did the White Sox games also.

  8. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 3 years ago

    Ernie Harwell was my favorite announcer: “Strike three! He stood there like the house by the side of the road and watched it go by.”

  9. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, almost 3 years ago

    Game 1, 1973 NBA playoffs first round, first shot….Norm Van Lier with a rare opening 15 foot jumper…Jim Durham “Rip City, Van Lier…..”

  10. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was kind of hoping Wendy would keep the witty banter going from last week, and in response to the question “How big?” would answer – “Oh, about a 34D.”

  11. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, almost 3 years ago

    Hopefully she’ll be able to nip this video in the bud. It would be breast for her basketball career.

  12. Sportsguy23

    Sportsguy23 said, almost 3 years ago


    Can’t believe you picked that dumpy brainiac over me.
    Due to post concussion syndrome from all the blocking in Gil’s offense instead of catching passes, I can’t remember if I transferred to Central,or Madison, or if Central or Madison something is where I went to colidge

  13. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, almost 3 years ago

    In areolity, it’s not that hard to find a video if it’s been put on the web.

  14. Sportsguy23

    Sportsguy23 said, almost 3 years ago


    &Wiseguy. Jimmy was the best. Glad ESPN picked him up so I could still catch him.
    “Jordan pounds the dribble, left of the circle against Starks. Spins to his right, blows down the lane and stuffs it!!”

  15. Sportsguy23

    Sportsguy23 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mr Reality

    Remember him well on Sox broadcasts. Toward the end he either had alzheimer’s or was hammered, because he was just plain awful.
    Never heard him do basketball, but apparently he was very creative.

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