The Jay Graves Report

Three of the Top 4 go down but it doesn’t change the playoff picture! “Simple Math”

"It's Turnt Up now playboy!"

Buddha once said, “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” Melody Beattie, the author, gave it to us like this, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Then M.C. Escher, the Dutch graphic artist, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “We adore chaos because we love to produce order.”

Well playas…we love college football because the chaos is more excitin’ than watchin’ the NFL!!! However, there never seems to be order until boyz start goin’ down in November!!! On Saturday three out of the Top 4 took it on the chin, went belly up, got their heads pealed and for lack of a better word, got knocked off!! First of all, No. 2 Clemson playin’ at the crib in Death Valley went down to dull Pitt 43-42! Then No.4 Washington playin’ at the crib got handled by traditional Pac 12 power USC 26-13. And finally, No.3 Michigan got beat on the road at Iowa 14-13! So let the foolishness begin!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The beauty of college football is that anybody can go down at any moment. That’s why it’s like growin’ up in the hood! You gotta always keep ya head on a swivel. Never get comfortable because there’s always somebody lookin’ to take your sneakers and jewelry any time of day.

Both Clemson and Michigan didn’t read hood protocol before leavin’ the house! Hood Code of Conduct Rule No.6, Article 5, Section 3 says, “Never let a boy that you don’t trust hang around too long! Why? Because he’ll end up hittin’ a lick at your expense!” 

"Got caught sleepin' bruh!"
“Got caught sleepin’ bruh!”

In the second quarter of both the Pitt/Clemson and Michigan/Iowa games I told boyz that they were about to go down because they’re lettin’ them

hang around too long. You’ve got to put a boy away early! Otherwise, he’ll hang around and take advantage of dull mistakes. When you slip up with a boy hangin’ on your coat tail YOU GONE BE DULL!!

Now Washington on the other hand, just got beat by a better team. USC had their number all night and kept them at bay. So it is what it is.

So what does all of this mean in the bigger picture. Well playboy, not too much because everybody went down and now you’ve got a gang of boyz sittin’ there with 1 loss. When you look at last week’s Top 6, 5 of them are now sittin’ in the barber shop with 1 loss! Everybody’s got a loss but Bama! So behind the Crimson Tide you have Clemson, Michigan, Washington, Ohio State and Louisville all with 1 loss. To round out the top Top 10 from last week you had duns with 2 losses and two of those got beat, Texas A&M and Auburn (now they both have 3 losses). Yeah Wisconsin and Penn State won but they’ve still got two losses which keeps them out of the playoff conversation.

What does all of that mean playa? The Top 4 is only goin’ to change slightly because 3 out of the Top 4 have a loss. Washington was suspect anyway so they’re out of the Top 4 for now but can get back in if they run the table. Michigan and Clemson may not move out of the Top 4 at all, they’ll just move around. As a matter of fact, Michigan may not even move. Why? Because Ohio State’s probably goin’ to move back to No.2 behind Bama. Then Michigan is goin’ to sit tight at No.3 because they lost a nail bitter on the road and Clemson will move to No.4 because they lost at the crib to dull Pitt!

I know boyz wanna move Louisville up but how can you bruh? Their logic is, Clemson loss on Saturday and Louisville won. Yeah, I know that!! But Clemson beat Louisville in the head to head! So there’s no way you can put them ahead of Clemson. Unless Clemson losses another game. They both have 1 loss and Clemson wins the head to head. Therefore, Louisville has no shot unless Clemson goes dull again.

"Are you kidding me?"
“Are you kidding me?”

From a College Football playoff standpoint EVERYBODY in the Top 5 meanin’ Alabama obviously, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson and Washington are still in play. Why? Because the Big 12 is all the way out because their eventual champ, Oklahoma, already has two bad losses. That leaves the conference champion of each of the other Power 5 conferences gettin’ in.

Michigan and Ohio State still have to play each other in two weeks. So regardless of how they are ranked this week it’s goin’ to eventually work itself out. If Clemson wins out they’ll win the ACC so that nullifies any shot of Louisville gettin’ in because the head to head kills their dream no matter how good you think they are. If Washington wins out and still wins the Pac 12 they’re in. It ain’t Calculus bruh! It’s simple math!! That’s why I love this game!! 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) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

4) Hittin’ a lick: verb phrase – to rob a boy to come up on a profit.

5) Dull: adjective – to describe something as bein’ terrible, something that makes you sick with disgust because it’s so stupid to even think of.

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