dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The football coach vanishes.

A while back, I'd made a sort of prediction as to what form Funky Winkerbean might take when Batiuk decided to wrap things up. I'd made a sort of parallel to the Crankshaft of today and assumed that Les, Funky, Bull and Crazy Harry would be old men sitting in Montoni's complaining about how now that they've long been retired, their lives seem to have lost what direction they once had.

It would seem that I'm going to have to swap in John for Bull because Batiuk wanted to do a typical poorly-researched story arc about the concussion syndrome that affects too many football players. We had the shaky grasp of symptoms, we have the shaky grasp of diagnostic medicine and the firm grasp on how Les is a morose jerk who laments having to care about the needs of someone not himself to go with the non-jokes at a dying man's expense because he lived a life not like Les's. It looks nice but it's the same old thing: Bull is/was a bad joke that gets in the way of Les dancing with ghosts and wondering why everyone is focused on a superhero movie instead of him.
Tags: batiuk's core four

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