Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for October 21, 2002
COACH: Let's go, boys! Practice starts five minutes ago! FRANCIS: What are you doing? NATE: Shhh! FRANCIS: I'm watching Artur get dressed for practice. FRANCIS: What for? NATE: To see if he's any good, of course! Everyone knows you can predict somebody's level of athletic skill by watching the way he gets dressed beforehand! FRANCIS: ...said the goalie with his shorts on backward. NATE: He's taping his ankles. He must be good.