Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, about 2 years ago


    At some point we’ll have to start calling him APC.

  2. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    Wasn’t Tank always on the DEFENSIVE line?

  3. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, about 2 years ago


    i thought so, too.
    wasn’t there a story arc in the very early days of the strip where he had to overcome his thoughts that anything that was dropped on the ground was a fumble – and in need of being leapt upon to “recover” said fumble?

  4. chasm_b

    chasm_b said, about 2 years ago

    If he loses weight will his chin move up too?

  5. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    yyyguy, yes there was. I thought he was a defensive lineman.
    So Bill, are we wrong?

  6. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    I know for sure that Tank was a defensive lineman in the NFL but possibly he was on the O-line when he was a Fighting Sandcrab? I’m not sure if it was ever specified. I know his kind of “cuddly” personality contrasted with his frightening size was always part of his appeal.

  7. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, I am impressed by the knowledge of Tank’s background. He originally was described, 38 years ago, as a former defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers. Yikes! One of the advantages of being a cartoon character is your history is adjustable. Otherwise, tank would be close to 70 years old. To me Tank is a gentle giant, not a scary, attacking giant. So I moved him to the offense side of the ball.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for this update, Mr. Hinds. I only have two of the Tank books myself (“The Tank McNamara Chronicles” and “God Intended Blonde Boys to be Quarterbacks”) but I DID read them both recently, lol. I think Tank is a VERY gentle giant.

  9. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, almost 2 years ago

    yea will we recognize Tank if he slims down????!!!!!!!

  10. CoBass

    CoBass said, almost 2 years ago


    I’m pretty sure that all linemen – defensive AND offensive – are taught to leap on any ball on the ground. If they’re on defense, it creates a turnover. If they’re on offense, it prevents a turnover.

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