His eyebrows are steadily declining per-panel.
No, they’re just waiting on the side of his head under his hairline!
“Uh. Well… maybe?!”
oooh, wrong thing to say to a sports fan.
Not if you’re trolling.
Or if they’re a realistic Sports Fan.
Not for a QB!
A 105mph fastball? Rare, but a few + accuracy and harder curves are more likely. A QB? They can already throw the field. A lifetime of timing about their own aim and targeting would go straight to hell.
I’d say it’s just a general bad move to insult the interests of your romantic interest immediately after meeting them.
I’m gonna go with the crowd on this one. You’d think they’d have simply formed a steroid leauge for each sport, to make “cheating” irrelevant, by now…
>insulting the interests
she posed a valid question
Valid questions are not exempt from being insulting.
But if you’re insulted by a valid question, you should probably ask yourself why.
And in this case the answer is faux pas.
You see any countries turning back their gold medals from 1956 through 1980??
Bad memory! You stay repressed like you’re supposed to! Get back in the box!
So this comic is set in 2012?
In some parallel sliding timeline that is a combination of all years within the confides of late 2000s early 2010s.
Oh, I remember those days
yes, because Steroid use has COMPLETELY disappeared in 2014 Professional sports, right? lol
He referenced “new Colts QB”. So it’s definitely 1998 (Manning), 2012 or 2013 (Luck). Trust me, no one was excited in Indy in 2011 for Kerry Collins, Dan Orlovsky, or Curtis Painter. Then he referenced them playing the 49ers, which didn’t happen in ’98 or ’12 (since the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers aren’t in the same conference, they only play once/4 years). Therefore, this particular comic takes place shortly after 9/22/2013, as that’s the date that Luck led the Colts against the 49ers.
I think he means Andrew Luck was the Colts rookie QB in 2012. It is now 2014. Luck has two years under his belt. He’s not new.
Considering how long it takes a weekend to go by, it probably is.
This certainly is some typical weather we’re having…
Sarah’s playing in the No Fun League, all right!
Sarah’s a League MVP ……………..
Sarah has been reading Jeph’s twitter feed.
Sarah IS Jeph’s twitter feed lol
Give him a second! He’s thinking about it!
Yeah, that’s the problem with physcial relationships: nothing to talk about.
“Problem”? Joe would say that’s the best part!
Well, the only thing Joe wanted to hear is..you know.
The backboard hitting the wall?
He got it to play the opening drum solo from “Hot For Teacher” once. Best day of his life.
Would have been even better if he’d been nailing a hot teacher at the time, but at least now he still has something to work toward.
Headboard, backboards hitting a wall is very bad. It implies severe spinal injuries.
Or that they sleep in a giant basketball goal.
Still a better conversation about sports than I’ve ever had.
“How about that game last night?”
“I didn’t catch it. Did the team we support by default due to geographic proximity make the most score points?”
Why yes. This means we can now consume alcohol in merriment!
If we had lost, which can never ever happen because we are the greatest, we would drink our sorrows away.
Either way, people are going to get drunk, someone’s going to miss a mascot, somehow a naked ass is going to show up on the local news. No one will know who they belong to.
“And in other news tonight, the mystery of the missing mascot has been solved! Don King the Donkey was discovered in the back yard of a local frat house, which insists that it has been framed. Still missing is Don King’s signature sweater.” *zoom in on the naked ass*
“Oh, that’s okay then. So, about those webcomics you read… Did those imaginary characters resolve their imaginary disputes because of the author’s constructed drama?”
“No, but some girls kissed each other, so I’m happy!”
“And there’s that one comic where Da Electric Snake shocks someone who’s turning on a lamp.”
This may be the best reply to this I’ve ever seen
So much this.
“I didn’t catch it. I think sports and all people who enjoy them are dumb. Out of my way Philistines!”
I would never call them Philistines. Peasants don’t understand such terms!
Yeah, and they really hate it when you call them proles, ’cause it makes them feel really stupid.
I think peons works best because even if they don’t know what it means, it still sounds like Pee-Ons.
Doctor Who – Literal Spoilsport.
“You like the Sportland Sports? They did so many points last game!”
Where I grew up, most people supported some famous team or other from some other town entirely. I never figured out how they chose.
This is to much can we go to someone else and come back to them please.
Fool! Our suffering is for David Willis’s nourishment! He shan’t stop until he is fully satisfied! DAMN YOU, WILLIS!
Steroids? Well, as long as the guy’s name isn’t Stare Roy.
Go back an update for that one…
Next she’s going to approach Joyce about how to wear positivity and cheeriness.
And then Joyce will reveal to the readers that she has been slipping opium ever day to keep herself so freakin’ peppy.
Well she doesn’t have much to be upset about….FOR NOW!
Give it time, the drama is saving the best for last xD
Isn’t opium a sedative?
It’s how she manages to be so laid back around heathens and atheists, and not kill them.
I know they’re in Indianapolis, but they’ll always be the Baltimore Colts to me.
It’s been 30 years. Baltimore should really consider letting it go by now.
I’ve seen Baltimore. They have nothing else.
They have exploding sewers!
At least last time I was there they did.
Yup, this is me. So me.
Just make Sarah a dude and it is so me.
I assure you, you aren’t alone.
Don’t worry Sarah, he totally agrees with you!
Oh my God! Just ask if you can touch his butt or something!
For a nickle.
That doesn’t ever work for me. Guess I gotta be cuter.
I don’t care about sports…unless said sport involves people beating the heck out of each other.
I fucking love mma and wwe.
So do I. Though I prefer WWE back during the Attitude Era.
I like MMA in theory but I couldn’t watch it.
No sport is worth wathcing to me unless I see someone get kick in the face or thrown through something.
And hit with a steel chair.
I relate to Sarah on an emotional level
That is funny.
And so Sarah. But, at least she is trying.
(I agree with her)
oh god sarah no honey this is hurting us all
Aw, poor Sarah. I’m equally awkward, even with my husband.
Example from earlier today:
Husband: Do you think they’ll turn out good? (referring to the cookie bars we just put in the oven)
Me: I hope so. Well, my hand tastes good, so that’s promising!
Me: That’s one of those things I’m not supposed to say out loud, isn’t it?
No, that’s perfectly appropriate to say out loud to your husband, just before requesting a nickle.
Naw. It’d be worse if you said. “I hope so. Well my hand tastes good, and that’s going to be inside you later tonight.”
That phrase seems perfectly normal to me. If he can’t grasp that, then who’s the real awkward one? If he were really smooth, he would have asked for a taste.
(facepalm X ∞)
(facepalm X ∞) ^ 1000
So I take it she didn’t see that ludicrous display last night.
What’s Finger doing sending Walker on that early?
The thing about Arsenal is, they always try to walk it in!
meh,…. she’s suffering, and he’s acting like he’s in a mindfield,..
I love seeing Sarah so awkward. Usually she’s always in control. Seeing her in a situation where she has no control turns her into maximum adorbs.
Jacob is now concerned that it may be indeed biscuits.
…what did I say that I somehow mistyped biscuits…
And that one sounds like a candidate for “Damn You Autocorrect!”
How to tell the tenor of the comment from Opus the Poet’s Gravatars. Mike is an attempt to be funny, intended as humor. Guy in ugly shirt and khaki pants behind a strange looking bicycle, seriously intended reply or comment.
“Say, Jacob, did you happen to catch a glimpse of the Sports Ball Tournament which was held last evening?”
I actually love this. Seeing this side of Sarah (as opposed to the usual Wise, Sassy Big Sister figure) is a fun change of pace. Given her backstory, I have to wonder whether the compulsive “looking around for the funeral when the air smells of flowers” act is a recent thing, or if she was like that as a kid or something.
I too appreciate this contrast from her usual manner. I wonder if Willis is intentionally making her seem more like Joyce. Maybe something will cause Joyce to start acting like Sarah. hmmmmm
I suspect she was always somewhat like that and her previous year just set it in stone.
*plays the Paul McCartney song “With a Little Luck” on the Muzak*
You’re floundering up here. Think, girl. Think!
Italics + dat Gravatar.
You’re clearly Sarah’s mind
We’ll know if it’s “Romantic Comedy True Love” if they try to kiss and one knocks the other unconscious.
Or any two people meet awkwardly for the nth time and one of them says “We have to stop meeting like this!”
I am perplexed when people say “our,” “we,” “us,” etc. about their favorite sports team. Oh, are you on the team now, amigo?
No, but he -is- a student at the college, and it is the college’s team. This isn’t just about association with a favorite team, he’s actually literally affiliated with the same organization as them.
The Indiana University team is called the Hoosiers. Jacob’s talking about pro sports — the (Indianapolis) Colts vs the San Francisco (49ers), both teams in the NFL. So Barf’s observation/comment is still valid.
(explanation for the benefit of those who may not be familiar with American football)
Though you could make an argument that the fans do contribute to the morale of their team, and are thus collectively part of the team. And I say this as somebody who has pretty much no interest in any sport.
Similarly, you could argue that I’m a transformer, because I enjoy the shows.
Transformers don’t perform better in front of a friendly crowd like sports teams do.
THIS IS INDIANA
WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE BASKETBALL SEASON
Wow, I will have become officially elderly by then.
All it takes is a little time, then everyone is elderly.
You’ll be 65 in 2021?
Nope 60 but that counts as elderly in my books.
20-39 = Young Adult
40-59 = Middleaged
60-79 = Elderly
80-99 = Old
100+ = Ancient
I like how you skipped over “Adult” entirely. :p
The elderly, middle-aged, and young adults aren’t adults?
@taekwondogirl: 3oranges pretty much explained why I avoided using just the word adult in my line of reasoning.
….2021 in our time, or 2021 in their time
Won’t it be 2021 for them when it’s 2021 for us?
…great, now I need to watch sealab x.x
Oh, the same year that Joyce figures out what a strap-on is…
No, no, that’s for the very final panel of the very last comic.
Eh, I’m more of a rugby fan personally but for ogling reasons.
I know this feel painfully well and I hate it.
Hell, I hate it when guys asks me what’s my favorite football team. That’s soccer to the folks in America.
The secret is to develop such an appallingly geekish and socially incompetent personality that people naturally assume that you have no interest in sports. That’s my approach, anyway.
Well at least she’s putting her best foot forward…
“Do you hear that sound, that is the sound of inevitability…”
0h god, they both look so miserable…
Well, hopefully for the good of Sarah’s character this is the last time she ever sees Jacob
“So, how many home runs did the Colts get?”
“Just one, but they got it from the three-point line!”
“They got another kick in the basket, but the umpire ruled it offsides.”
Okay. So we’re looking for a year after the Nintendo DS was produced in which Indianapolis played the ‘9ers at San Francisco and won early in the season with an impressive showing by the quarterback. This also needs to be after the proliferation of wifi. Also, One Direction’s hit it big, at least in the female dorms.
Assuming that this is Monday, the only possible date is September 23, 2013. Assuming this is now week 5 of the term, (Walky just said they’d been there 4 weeks, right?) classes started on August 19th. The Monday of Week 3 would have been Labor Day, yet on that day (if I’ve got the chronology right) we can clearly see that classes are in session, and Walky’s wearing Danny’s shoes. However, Labor Day is supposed to be a school holiday at Indiana University, according to their online catalog.
Deany’s got some ‘splainin to do!
((And to think that Willis could have avoided fixing the date simply by picking a team that was in the Colts’ conference.))
…. and it looks like the residence halls at IU weren’t supposed to open until the 21st in 2013. More ‘splainin! Could this be week 4? That makes a bit more sense…. only the University would STILL have been open on Labor Day, as that would have been the day that Mike ordered the pajama jeans and they had classes then too.
…. in other news, I need a better cure for insomnia.
Today is Monday of Week Four.
He avoided fixing the date in other ways. Check the FAQ.
Riley DeSanto has a 2DS. Those didn’t come out until October 2013. Amber owns Generations Tailgate. That toy hasn’t come out yet.
So I’d give up.
Nonono! We can make this work! The next time the Colts and 49ers will play is in 2016! But they like to alternate home fields, so the next time they’ll be at San Francisco will be 2020! This allows for everything we’ve seen so far! Robin’s facing an election year! All the tech and stuff is out already! I’ve gone senile and have used too many exclamation points!
The upcoming basketball season will be 2021. Both our time and theirs. JUST LIKE YOU SAID!
The. Code. Has. Been. Cracked.
Er, no, wait. Late-night math. Grump. Colts won’t play the 9ers in SF until ’21. I give up.
That was some amazing detective work, nevertheless.
Continuity Cops: why DC editors get so many ulcers
I talk too much around friends, but when I’m around a girl I’m interested in I freeze up and can’t think of jack shit to say, which usually leads them to conclude I am an idiot, or I am not interested in them.
Doctors used to tell me this goes away with age or knowing the girl better. Nope!
I feel your pain, Sarah. Conversing with someone you like just ruins the fantasy that you might actually be able to talk to them.
” ‘Ello, Sue. I saw you in the room… I’ve got legs, have you? Oh yeah… Do you like bread? I’ve got a French loaf. *smack* Bye! … I love you!”
It probably beats my approach: babbling like an idiot.
My god, Sarah. The adorable, the awkward. It’s delicious XD
Hey, how long to the sledgehammer willis promised? Or was that Ruth/Billie?
How will Danny ever find a job if Sarah graduates before him? There can only be one.
that moment when I realize I’m even worse at conversations than Sarah
The answer is yes. Always.
Sarah should have practiced more with the pop machine.
Is Jacob talking about Tony there? But wait, he said new quarterback, but Tony isn’t a freshman.
That just made me realize we’re unlikely to get a lot of Tony. Or a lot of half-naked Tony. Drat…
I can see that Sarah follows the all powerful code of “I DON’T NEED TO FLIRT, I’LL SEDUCE YOU WITH MY AWKWARDNESS!”
I used to do that but it never was powerful enough
She definitely needs a hug/some pointers on how to small talk/flirt.
To be fair to Sarah, I’ve never known what to say when the other guy/girl brings up sports either. It’s an instant conversation killer :c
But she brought up sports, so she really has only herself to blame.
True. She should have known better!
*tumbleweed goes by*
I love this flirting storyline so much. I feel you, Sarah, I can’t flirt either. Let’s meet up and punch some things. Or angrily yell at things. Much easier.
Aw! Don’t give up, Sarah! You can do it!
Oh Sarah. Oh Sarah. You are my favorite character forever. I just want you to be happy but you’re in Mr. Willis’ world. My feeeeeeels.
She is so socially awkward. I feel for her. I used to be like that and preferred to watch people from the sidelines rather than be embarrassed talking to them. I still find that I dislike ‘smalltalk’ and that’s decades later.
I didn’t think that someone could fit a foot so far down their throat , yet still be adorable at the same time O.o
This strip is the embodiment of every bad date I’ve ever been on. MAKE IT STOP!
They’re both trying so hard, it’s cute.
Given how important mating is to your species survival, you people are surprisingly bad at it.
Modern medicine allows awkward people whose genes would’ve otherwise been weeded out to survive.
Now she has reason to be pissed, and therefore talk.
“So… how ’bout that politics and religion?”
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