Push ’em Back, Push ’em Back, Way-y-y-y Back

beckoningchasm
September 13, 2018 at 7:50 am
Actually, this is a big step forward for Batiuk. Instead of showing the lead up and aftermath of an event, he’s actually showing stuff during the event. Admittedly he’s showing the onlookers, and it’s done in a stupid comic strip, but I’d still say this is progress.

Guess you all know how this is going to turn out. Even Batiuk knows he can’t get away with Bull’s record being allowed to stand after all. But anything can happen in a cartoon, right? Here’s where the ol’ “tell, don’t show” storytelling style comes in handy, because outside of the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges, or movies like M*A*S*H or The Waterboy, it’s kind of hard to imagine the ball carrier being forced to “give ground” to the tune of minus 99 yards.

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16 responses to “Push ’em Back, Push ’em Back, Way-y-y-y Back

  1. Eh, it’s another “revenge” entry from the guy who had nothing until the Pulitzer committee slipped up.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Finding humor in the misfortunes of a high school kid…poor baby Skyler is almost certainly doomed. It’s nice to see a little Act I zaniness seeping into the strip via this latest Act III sub-universe-within-a-sub-universe within the Funkyverse but let’s hope he can keep it contained lest it leaks out and contaminates the overall tone of the strip (guffaw). Remember, it’s OK to laugh at Bull here because it’s just a fictional Bull seen through the eyes of someone who remembers him from high school, not the “real” Bull who at this very moment is deteriorating thanks to a degenerative brain disease he contracted via playing football. In “real life” we laugh WITH Bull’s idiocy, not AT it.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    What stadium has play by play commentary being broadcast, as the game is going on?

    • billytheskink

      Unfortunately, I have been to a couple of high school football games where the PA guy thought he was a radio play-by-play man. It was a level of annoying on par with this story arc.

  4. billytheskink

    And yet, this is somehow less ridiculous than the 1982 win over Big Walnut Tech that Westview had to forfeit shortly thereafter due to Bull’s ineligibility.

    Funky looks like Harry Boyle from Hanna-Barbera’s old All In The Family wannabe cartoon Wait Till Your Father Get’s Home.

  5. Charles

    Imagine being roughly forty years old and thinking about drawing rudimentary cartoons of a pair of your high school teachers and your old landlord being humiliated.

    What I mean is that Mopey and Dorklin could teach losers a thing or two about being losers.

  6. Jimmy

    I guess they’ve never heard of forward progress in Westview.

  7. So we’ve wasted a week watching them defame Bull by suggesting that a man who would have gleefully sold his soul to the Devil to make the Scapegoats win is actually sabotaging them out of malice and spite. Yuck. Ptooie. Quit projecting your own need to sabotage yourself onto everyone else, Lord Pete Of The Late.

  8. Don

    Someone breaking Bull’s record suddenly loses yards and gives the record back to Bull? I know I’ve heard that somewhere before…

  9. Hitorque

    Wait, so the fix is in? Bull paid the kid off? Because that’s the only way a kid runs or lets himself get pushed back 99 yards…

    It’s funny because Westview is about to lose to a hated rival and Bull has the biggest shiteating grin I’ve ever seen in the Funkyverse…

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    Gotta tell you, Mary Worth is currently the worst strip out there. For the past two weeks it’s been nothing but two white chicks gossiping. Meddling Mary and trophy wife Toby talking about old man Wynter. Crap crap and more crap.

    So, by contrast, Batty is looking pretty good.