The Jay Graves Report

South Cackalacky wins the National Title and now it’s On and Poppin’ in Columbia!

"It's On and Poppin'!" Photo Credit: College Basketball Talk NBC Sports

John Quincy Adams once said, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” Samuel Johnson gave it to us like this, “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Then the great Pele broke it down like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Well playas…South Carolina put in the work, perseverance, learnin’, studyin’ and sacrifice to be able to hoist the National Championship Trophy in Dallas on Sunday night! They beat Mississippi State to take home all of the marbles 67-55 to win the school’s very first national title.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! It was head coach Dawn Staley’s first NCAA title too despite goin’ to three Final Four’s as a player at the University of Virginia. So to show up in 2008 in Columbia and get duns to believe in her vision and actually win a title is amazin’!!

It wasn’t easy showin’ up to play a Mississippi State team that caught fire in this tournament and seemed virtually impossible to beat. However, South Carolina had the horses to make it happen! They’d already beaten them twice this season so they weren’t intimidated by the hype they were comin’ in with.

Led by A’ja Wilson’s 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks they put that thang on the Lady Bulldogs and kept it movin’! Allisha Gray jumped out of the passenger seat with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Kaela Davis came out of the trunk with 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Dawn Staley talked the talk and walked the walk and brought the long awaited national title to Columbia! Now it’s about to be Chris Brown up in that piece “On and Poppin’!” Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

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

3) Chris Brown: noun – R&B singer that has a record called “On and Poppin'”

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!