The Jay Graves Report

Tindley goes to The G, checks out MJ’s crib and goes 3-0 all in one swoop! “Respect”

The Tindley Tigers vistin' the home of Michael Jackson in Gary on 2300 Jackson Street!

While everybody and their baby’s momma are sleepin’ on the biggest story of the early Indiana high school football season. Ya Boy isn’t!! I wrote the Hot Joint entitled “15 Players Bruh!” last week about how the Tindley Tigers were 2-0 to start the season with only 15 cats on the freakin’ roster. Well playas…you can’t put them in the books for bein’ 3-0 now. They ran up to The G and desposed of the Gary Roosevelt Panthers 38-26 on Saturday afternoon.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! At some point boyz are goin’ to recognize that these cat’s ain’t playin’! Coach Edison and crew are doin’ the impossible with some swag too. I told ole boy that if they were goin’ to The G to play the Velt then they needed to stop by Michael Jackson’s crib before the game. Why not? It sits directly behind the stadium because those are my old stompin’ grounds and the Tindley Tigers were welcomed to salute the King of Pop on my strength.

Not only did they stop by the crib but they took a picture in front of the most famous address in Indiana! That’s 2300 Jackson Street for y’all that’s checkin’. Now it wasn’t named after them playboy. It’s named after President Jackson and they just happened to live there. All of the streets on the west side of town are named after U.S. Presidents.

So after gettin’ some additional swag from ole Mike they went over to Velt and took care of business. I was happy to see them continue their wins streak even though I’m a proud alumni of the Velt Class of 1985!! But if a boy is goin’ to lose to someone I’m glad to see that it was to some cats that are nurturin’ kids the same way they did it for us at the Velt.

Coach Edison really cares about those kids and he’s willin’ to do everything in his power to make their experience great. How many times will those kids have a reason to go to Gary? So why not go by MJ’s house and take a picture. He called me earlier in the week and asked how far the house was from the stadium because he wanted to take his team by there. Who does that bruh? A coach that cares about his kids bein’ exposed to more than their own hood.

Even though The G was hood too. It wasn’t their hood and there are great people that come from hoods all over America. Why not check out where the most famous entertainer the world has ever known comes from, to motivate his players to never make excuses? Salute to Tindley and Coach Edison for even schedulin’ the game in the first place but for also for thinkin’ about givin’ their kids the experience. This is about more than football.

I can guarantee that just by goin’ to The G his players aren’t makin’ excuses today. They appreciated seein’ a completely different world than what they’re accustomed to where excuses are not tolerated either. Go out and be great! The hood doesn’t hold you captive, your limited dreams do. Y’all better stop sleepin’ on these cats. Tindley is for real and they’re makin’ dreams come true. Salute!!! Now 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!

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