The Jay Graves Report

Why ALL current and former hood dwellers should be ridin’ with Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament!

"CMB: We all we got!" (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

James Cascio, the author, once said, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Naomi Wolf, the author and journalist, gave it to us like this, “Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.” Then Gever Tulley, the writer and speaker, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”

Well playas…the Michigan Wolverines were given the chance to work through some difficult problems on Wednesday after their charter flight couldn’t take off in Ypsilanti, Michigan and literally slid 400 yards off of the runway on a boy. On Thursday the Detroit Pistons hooked a boy up and let them use their plane to get to D.C. to beat the brakes off of ole dull Illinois 75-55.

When I turned on the game the first thing I said was, “Wassup with Michigan out here lookin’ like they’re playin’ in the Delaney Projects Recreation League with those two tone joints?”

At the moment I didn’t realize that those were their actual practice uniforms because all of their game gear was stuck on the plane because of the investigation into the accident. All three sets of uniforms are still sittin’ in the cargo whole of the plane so they’ve gotta look like the Jackie Robinson Biddy Basketball league as they get down in the Big Ten Tournament this weekend.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’m ridin’ all weekend with the Wolverines because of the resilience they showed on Thursday for even showin’ up and playin’ bruh!! Do you realize how traumatic it is to go through an experience like a plane crash even though the joint never took off. Those kids and coaches had to be devastated. Then you tell a boy that he’s gotta go on television lookin’ like the Bad News Bears from the projects and that he’s gotta try to win this game to advance.

Most cats would have been like “screw this game bruh! I could have died yesterday!”  Instead they balled out and are preparin’ to play the No.1 seed and Big Ten Champs Purdue on Friday.

Oh don’t get it twisted playboy, they’re goin’ to look like the Cabrini Green All-Stars against Purdue too. Why? Because they’ve got to wear the same joints today!! They’ll just flip them inside out and keep it movin’! Mad props to Michigan for holdin’ it down and playin’ through the adversity. Good luck playas! I’m ridin’ with you! 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) 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!