March 30th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 31 March 2017

The coach's garbled pep talk turns into more or less a concession when Mike reminds him that they're getting shellacked.

(Strip Number 4946, Original Publication Date, 31 March 1988)

Panel 1: As the team huddles around him, the coach tells the guys it's time to get serious and give all they've got.

Panel 2: Instead of doing something sane like talk about their tendency to bunch up like a JV soccer team in the crease, he talks like a grievously ill-informed seventy year old woman who thinks people receive points in video games and says that he's not thinking numbers, he's thinking win, team and cooperation and wants them to do the same. This probably means that they should have fun and not worry so much about scoring goals or winning games.

Panel 3: One of the kids (Mike, maybe) reminds him that the other side leads 7-3 and there are only nine minutes left in the game.

Panel 4: Coach gets all buggy-eyed and tells them that they're thinking numbers.

Summary: While I am not sure, what I think is happening is that Coach NOW wants them to obsess so much over the score that they lose sight of playing the game and having fun. What I am sure of is that sporting events have always been a confusing and aggravating blur to the ADHD sufferer writing the strip.