Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, about 14 hours ago

    I would assume that the obvious tutor for handing off would be Barry Bader. I apologize.

  2. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, about 14 hours ago

    Heh, up in my county, a quarterback who throws fifteen passes in a game means the coach is cutting loose. It’s usually “hand it 35 times to the lead back and 15 times to the backup back.”

  3. seismic-2

    seismic-2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    When Johnny Vaught was coach of Ole Miss, the player he always tried to recruit with the best running ability was the quarterback, lest he be tempted actually to throw the ball.

  4. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, about 14 hours ago

    Back when Pelwecki first asked about playing QB, why didn’t Gil at least watch him throw the ball and see what kind of arm he has? If he wanted to be a punter, would Gil refuse to watch him kick the ball? He’s being a jerk.

  5. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, about 13 hours ago


    Given that the kid is at least a sophomore, I’d think that Gil would already know if he had a good arm, even though he’s been playing defense.

  6. The Brown Starfish

    The Brown Starfish said, about 12 hours ago


    Well, he was the 3rd string second baseman during that endless season. But Gil would have to show up on occasion to know whether he can throw or not.

  7. The Brown Starfish

    The Brown Starfish said, about 11 hours ago

    P1, Tru(e) dat Gil. After all you did let him play a little 2nd base even though from the size of him, catcher might have been a better spot. And really, if he had such a great arm, why wasn’t he pitching?

    P2, Gil unhand that girl! Mimi will not be pleased.

    P3, Wrong, you’ll start by handing off that giant beginners football over there. It’s like when you first learned to write and they had you use those monstrous pencils. Same thing here.

  8. S.J.B.

    S.J.B. GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    I thought that was a girl…..Bad art work or bad eye sight….HA..

  9. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, about 9 hours ago

    In all reality , OK Kevin ,get Bader over here and practice handing the ball off to him , he’s the only player ( get it) that can hang on to the giant football . Remember to wash your hands good when you’re done.

  10. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, about 8 hours ago

    P2- With reassuring hand on the shoulder, Gil offers a disarming (Sorry Boonie) smile, “We can always use a Quarterback, so we’ll get you some reps today in the showers.”

  11. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, about 8 hours ago

    Wow, this is like two straight days of Gil in his own strip, and today he’s got a speaking part in all three panels. I wonder if R & W can keep the streak going through Saturday.

  12. Bluedarter

    Bluedarter said, about 8 hours ago

    Typical old-school Gil. Moose has already been talkin’ to the fellas, and they’re going to go 5-wide, with option reads. OMAHA! OMAHA, HUT HUT. Moose to Gil: " Who are you, Woody Hayes?"

  13. James St. John Smythe

    James St. John Smythe said, about 8 hours ago

    Clearly “The Secret” should have had his eye on the RB position, which is the centerpiece of Milford’s offense.

  14. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, about 7 hours ago

    Shouldn’t Moose be having this conversation with Heather?

  15. irish53

    irish53 said, about 7 hours ago

    P2…“Son, we don’t owe you s**t…you will play linebacker and like it or you can clean out your locker”

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