The Jay Graves Report

Papa John’s is gettin’ a dose of what sacrifice really feels like! “Change ain’t Cheap!”

"You smell that? That's me losin' money playa!"

Well, well, well…the duns at the top are now startin’ to feel the effects of not listenin’ to a boy and ignorin’ the real problem. Everybody and their baby’s momma have been runnin’ around the NFL dinner table blamin’ the players for bein’ disrespectful to the flag and to the military instead of actually listenin’ to why Colin Kaepernick took a knee in the first place. We all heard the dun say that he was takin’ a knee in protest of police brutality, racial and social injustice.

We’ve all watched as unarmed black men and women have been killed by the very law enforcement officers that have been sworn in to protect and serve. We’ve seen every single cop implicated in one of those shootin’ deaths walk away without gettin’ fired, charged or convicted of nay crime. We’ve all sat in the cut and watched this foolishness play out.

We’ve watched EVERY owner of an NFL team blackball Colin Kaepernick and essentially give him the finger on the way out of the door by signin’ cats to rosters that shouldn’t even be playin’ on an intramural team.

Now all of a sudden the dun that owns Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, is fired up at the NFL tellin’ boyz that he’s losin’ money. Here’s what he had to say on a conference call Wednesday.

“The NFL has hurt us. We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” He goes on to say, “Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership.” Ole boy said that he thought the issue had been “nipped in the bud” a year and a half ago.

Well playboy…let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Change has never come in America without sacrifice my brother. There has always been casualties of war both literally and figuratively. The fact that Papa John’s is losin’ bread is a good thing for the sake of the movement. The fact that the NFL is losin’ money as a result of boyz bein’ stubborn is a good thing for progress.

Go ask the duns down in Montgomery, Alabama how it felt to lose millions of dollars durin’ the Bus Boycott that lasted from December 5, 1955 to December 20, 1956. Black folks couldn’t sit wherever they wanted to on the buses and when white folks got on they had to get up and give their seats. Boyz got tired of bein’ mistreated so they stopped ridin’ the bus for an ENTIRE year. It wasn’t until the city started losin’ millions that they stopped that foolishness and decided to listen to what folks had to say and accommodate them.

This is no different!! As long as the owners keep ignorin’ the problem and the President of the United States keeps interjectin’ with ridiculous comments and Tweets instead of standin’ up for American citizens exercisin’ there First Amendment rights to peaceably protest. Then it’s goin’ to keep goin’ down hill for everybody but especially for the duns sittin’ on top.

As long as good ole boyz like Bob McNair keep jumpin’ out of the birthday cake butt naked insultin’ players for actually bein’ insulted. This problem isn’t goin’ anywhere.

All you ever hear is people sayin’ that they should protest on their own time. Not at the game. How much sense does that make bruh? If they protested on their own time nobody would even know that they were protestin’. Then it wouldn’t be a protest at all. It would be a cat just takin’ a knee at home which means absolutely nothin’.

Most all of the people that will tell you that they love Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. don’t really know the real history of him bruh. He was the most hated man in America at the time of his death. That’s why he was assassinated!!! He was known as the “Outside Agitator” because he always stirred the pot. The cat that was a problem to the good folks of the south and to the establishment that didn’t want change. Just like folks that don’t want change today.

That’s why the Jerry Jones’ of the world will stand up and say that if you take a knee you will be benched. The Bob MCNair’s of the world will call his employees inmates. People will tell the players to do it on their own time because it makes them feel uncomfortable. Why? Because they don’t want change they want it to remain the same because their lives have been unaffected by police brutality, racial and social injustice. They don’t care about how the world treats the folks that look like those players. They just want to be entertained.

There was a time when black folks couldn’t even eat inside of the same restaurants with white folks. My mother would tell me stories of travelin’ from Fort Worth to Houston by Greyhound bus back and forth to college in the late 1950’s. When they would stop to eat she have to go to the alley and come in through the kitchen, order her food and eat it on a milk crate out back.

Black folks couldn’t even vote freely until the Voters Rights Act was signed in 1965 just two years before I was born bruh!! And even after the law was passed they played games with us to still keep us from votin’. We couldn’t even go to school with our white counterparts until Brown vs. The Board of Education was decided to desegregate schools in 1954 and even with that law passed there was still resistance to it.

Do you realize how many people have died, lost their jobs or careers in the struggle to make this country a better place to live Mr. John Schnatter? Millions!!! In order for there to be change there has to be sacrifice. In order for change to come people have to be willin’ to listen to those that have been discriminated against and be willin’ to make changes for the betterment of all people. Not just for some.

Otherwise, you and the NFL are goin’ to keep losin’ money. Sure, it’ll eventually trickle down to the players but by that time you will have lost hundreds of millions. Like Big Momma used to always say, “Change ain’t cheap!” Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!

2 Comments

  1. The dude is a known “starch” conservative. He apparently isn’t a very smart business man, if he’s losing cash now, it’s because of other “starch” conservatives are turning off the NFL, if you believe that, then why would you make such a dumb statement? A statement which now will alienate the “other” side. Dude should shut up and work on his pizza recipe, because it’s not that good. Loved the read. As always…

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