Happy New Year Family! Today I just wanted to thank all of you for your continued support of TheJayGravesReport! There are so many options out there for you to get your daily sports fix and you’ve chosen to ride hard with Ya Boy! I don’t take that for granted either. The reason that I started TheJayGravesReport “Where All the Playas Play” was because there wasn’t anybody out here givin’ us the REAL stories and addressing the REAL human issues surrounding sports.
People were only giving the news and their superficial opinions of it. I felt like no one was giving the sports fan a look into how the news became the news in the first place. What are the underlying issues that created the situation that is before us? Also, there were guys in the media making unfair assessments of the actions of athletes, especially African American athletes, that simply don’t understand the circumstances by which these players show up to college campuses and eventually into the professional ranks with. In the hood we call it baggage and in order to understand the story you’ve got to understand the baggage.
Nobody was keeping it REAL bruh! In my opinion, people don’t want fluff they want real conversations about real issues and that’s what I’ve tried to give you all year! I’m a strong believer that if you don’t have an understanding of who the athlete is. You’ll never understand why he or she made the decisions that they’ve made. Therefore, I write TheJayGravesReport because I know that it is necessary for the fan to understand what the athlete was thinking in order to tell the story about him or her, good or bad. So if that’s my calling playboy I accept it.
So many fans are clueless as to what’s really going on from a socioeconomic stand point when it comes to college athletes. I believe that it is my job to explain to the reader why a kid did what he did first in order to bring clarity to the story. That way, by having the background information the fan can make a better assessment of the situation and not just follow behind some fake media-type that has a biased opinion of a particular athlete or situation. You can’t talk about something that you don’t know anything about. How can you talk about kids from the hood if you’ve never been to the hood?
So again, I’m thankful that you’ve chosen to hang out with “Ya Boy” to get your daily sports fix. I hope that you continue to enjoy my humor, candor and seriousness of giving you the best in common sense sports commentary! I’m going to always keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes first. Like I always say, “Stop me when I start lyin’!”
We’re all family here so I’m going to keep giving it to you straight with no chaser. I just hope you can handle it. If you enjoy the “Hot Joints” please go to my Facebook page and hit Ya Boy up! Follow me on Twitter @jaygravesreport, get at me on Instagram: TheJayGravesReport. Make sure to check out The Real Playa Podcasts on SoundCloud @ TheJayGravesReport too! In 2017 I’m goin’ to bring it bigger and better. So put ya seat belts on playa.
I Praise God for his grace and mercy and for allowing me to find something that I enjoy doing to share with you. An old timer once told me, “If you find something that you love to do! You’ll never work a day in your life.”
Holla At Ya Boy!