So, Bull has “one last thing” to do, in order to honor Coach Stropp. I’m guessing that’s an urn of Stropp’s ashes, and Bull is supposed to spread them on the field, now that…uh…now that…hm.
“Bull, when you retire, I’ll be long dead, but an urn of my ashes will be on top of the lockers. Not in a case or anything, just sitting there, a banquet for spiders and a favorite spit-ball target. I want you to spread those ashes out on the field. Since I died of cancer, my ashes will give all the players on all the teams cancer. Remember, the most important thing in the world is for Les Moore to write more books, and he can’t write those books if people are healthy. Now, go in peace, my son.”
Amazing how we’ve gone from celebrating Bull’s career to Coach Jack Stropp, who hasn’t even been mentioned in the strip for many, many years. This strip lacks many, many things but focus seems to be one of the big ones.