Mike couldn’t really use hockey because in Canada (at least now, maybe it was different back in the original strip’s date) everyone, both male and female, likes watching hockey! At least, that’s the impression I have…
One of my close friends recently changed genders. It is a little strange at first, but I realized that she’s really the same person, just in a different package. Her decision wasn’t an easy one, but it was the right thing for him to become a her.
Yesterday Jock finished second to Fred, but he seems to have gotten over finishing second to his friend.
Thanks for the comment in Frog Applause. Added Baby Blues to my list now.
“San Antonio has been angling for one for decades. I think they’re the largest metro area in the country without an NFL team” Well, assuming that the Giants and Jets are close enough to New York, then based on the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_American_metropolitan_areas_by_population list of the largest metro areas, the “Inland Empire” east of Los Angeles (Riverside, San Bernardino, etc) is the largest metro area without a team. If you give them the LA Rams and Chargers, then San Diego is next, followed by St. Louis. Portland is the largest metro area that never had a football team. You’d have to get past Orlando before you get down to San Antonio.
Actually, this was to be expected as he tried to fix the table one-handed, since his right hand was bandage from “punching the clock” in yesterday’s strip. Or he could just be an incompetent dork.
Distance wise, a post pattern is usually greater than 10 yards down the field (where the receiver then breaks inwards). So a 10+ yard throw is a decent distance.
Usually starts with one player up and one back, but it’s not unusual for players to try to get up to the net. The bigger issues are both players (yellow and red clothes) are on the same side of the court (“it is customary for the artist to get everything into one frame”), and the player in red is going to hit a ball that’s going out!
I didn’t know that Bono corrected his lyrics – I suppose he now sings “Early evening, April 4”?