The Jay Graves Report

How the IHSAA completely mishandled the Ben Davis/Pike foolishness! “Roger”

Blame the refs, coaches, administrators and parents for this one playa!

As I was sittin’ down to write this joint I ran into three actresses debatin’ the topic of boyz goin’ overboard. Shannen Doherty said, “If somebody wants to have plastic surgery, more power to them. I think there’s a point where you go overboard.” Suzanne Summers stood up and gave it to us like this, “You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don’t go overboard, you don’t, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips – I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal.” Then Alexandria Roach broke it down so that it would forever be broken when she spit, “It’s important to make a statement, but don’t kill yourself over it. You have to make an effort, but not go overboard.” 

Well playas…the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has done it again bruh! They’ve made a complete fool of itself divin’ overboard by tryin’ to once again discipline ENTIRE high school basketball teams for a few kids fightin’! On Saturday players on each of the Ben Davis and Pike girls basketball teams got into a squab and the benches cleared along with fans etc. comin’ out unto the floor. On Monday the IHSAA suspended both teams for the remainder of the season and also disqualified them both schools from participatin’ in the upcomin’ State Tournament. 

Well let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’ve got no problem with a boy disciplinin’ student athletes for actin’ a fool because they should be held accountable for their actions. However, to suspend the ENTIRE team for the actions of a few is insane! Not every player on those teams were fightin’! So the IHSAA is once again paintin’ with a broad brush like they did in February of last year when they suspended both Hammond and Griffith high schools. It’s not fair to the student-athletes that had nothin’ to do with the clowns out there fightin’! Those kids should be allowed to continue their seasons. 

Look at the freakin’ tape and suspend the knuckleheads that were  actually out there throwin’ hands and feet. Not only did they cancel the seasons of both schools they are requirin’ all of the players to take a stupid Sportsmanship course before they can become eligible to play next year even if you weren’t involved in the fight! 

These clowns are throwin’ the kids completely under the bus but the freakin’ refs, coaches and school administrators that allowed this foolishness to explode aren’t gettin’ blasted. Yeah, I realize that the coaches have to take the Sportsmanship course too but they should be held liable for the foolishness on the court because fights just don’t pop off bruh! 

I’m from Gary, Indiana home of there original gangstas! I’m not tellin’ you what I heard! I’m tellin’ you what I know! Boyz/Girlz just don’t start swingin’! The fuse gets lit long before a fight EVER breaks out. The Ben Davis/Pike bad blood has been brewin’ for few years. EVERYBODY affiliated with those schools knows that. So why didn’t the refs, coaches and administrators for both schools take control of the foolishness before it popped off. 

Back in the G (Gary) when schools like Roosevelt and West Side, that hated each other in competition, squared off. The refs would bring both teams to the middle of the floor before the joint even tipped off. They would give the first warnin’ to boyz right there. “I’m not havin’ no foolishness tonight! The first dun that talks crazy or even gets close to talkin’ crazy will be ejected! Any boy that hard fouls a boy will be ejected! I’m not havin’ it!” Then he would get the coaches together and tell them, “If you don’t control your players I’m gone eject yo butt too (edited version)! And I’m not playin’!” G.I. was one of the toughest places in America to grow up and we NEVER had an all out fight on the football field or basketball court in high school! Why? Because the  refs, coaches, administrators and parents weren’t havin’ it. Boyz already knew that if you started fightin’ durin’ a game!!!! You wouldn’t ever see the field/court ever again! Why? Because the folks in charge weren’t playin’!!!  Now there was gonna be a war in the parkin’ lot after the game though! You can believe that playa! 

Suspend the fools that were out there fightin’ and keep it movin’! Everybody shouldn’t be punished for the actions of a few. Bring up some kids from JV and keep it movin’! Then you make examples out of the knuckleheads. The IHSAA is missin’ out on a valuable teachin’ moment by suspendin’ EVERYBODY!

Many of these kids are only goin’ to class to be able to play ball! They’re followin’ the rules at school because of the game of basketball etc. Now you’ve takin’ away some of the only structure that many of them have. And what if the kid wasn’t even involved in the fight! What kind of message are you sendin’ them. In their minds they’re sayin’ I may as well have fired on a boy if I was goin’ to get suspended too and the next time I will. 

It’s crazy that people don’t want to understand that not everybody that by cancelin’ the remainder of the season you’ve simply thrown some kids away.  

By paintin’ with a broad brush they’ve opened themselves up to the same foolishness that they ran into back last February when they cancelled both Hammond and Griffith’s seasons. Those schools filed a a law suit, won and the joint was overturned so that they could play in the State Tournament. Roger Goodell!! The dun runnin’ the joint must not be keepin’ up with how stupid ole Roger keeps lookin’ by tryin’ to be the old great and powerful Wizard. 

Goin’ overboard doesn’t help or teach anybody anything bruh! YOU CANNOT JUST THROW PEOPLE AWAY WHEN THEY MAKE MISTAKES! These are kids! They’re going to mess up! Teach them and allow them to become better people don’t just throw them away. You wouldn’t expell a kid for fightin’ in school. You would suspend them for a week and invite them back. So why would you completely kill their season for the same crime? 

Here’s something to think about too playboy! Did the IHSAA suspend the entire team and kill the season of Carmel when kids sexually assaulted their teammates? No! They only suspended the kids directly involved in that foolishness! Now which is worse? Sexual assault or gettin’ into a fight? Stop me when I start lyin’! 

Playas Thesaurus: 

1)  Spit: verb – to say

2) Squab: verb – to fight

3) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc, It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific. 

The caption under the photo is real talk!