The Jay Graves Report

Why American arrogance is callin’ the Cubs the World Champs! “Check Yo Self”

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzcshe once said, “The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.” The Victorian-era English author Samuel Butler broke it down like this, “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride and arrogance.” The old playas in the hood kept it real when they spit, “Nobody likes an arrogant punk!”

Now that the World Series is in the books and the Chicago Cubs have been crowned king of Major League Baseball. Let’s take a look at this whole championship thing bruh. As soon as the final out was registered boyz ran out into the streets, jumped on social media and went on live television screamin’ that the Cubs were the World Champs! For year’s I’ve often wondered why boyz call our professional sports teams in America “World Champions” once they win the LEAGUE championship. All of these duns to do it, the NFL, NBA as well as these boyz in Major League Baseball and why? To be technical they are the World Series Champions bruh not the World Champions. And they are only the World Series Champions because Major League Baseball owns the rights to the name and that’s what they won on Wednesday night. 

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! On some real talk, I think that it’s par for the course for Americans to be arrogant and this is just another reason why people from other countries tend not to like us. How can you fix your mouth to call them a “World Champion” when they didn’t compete on a world stage? The Cubs aren’t the world champions bruh! People play baseball all over the world and the MLB is just one of many leagues world wide. Yeah I know that they had many of the best players in the world on that team but they didn’t compete against duns from around the world to win that title. That’s what the Olympics are for playboy or the World Championships are for!

The same goes for the NFL and the NBA. They’re not World titles!!

How can we call it the “World Series” when the only teams playin’ in the freakin’ tournament are from the same league? That’s like saying that we won the national hood championship and the only cats that we played were from OUR hood. Sure, my block had better some real G’s but we didn’t compete against every hood in America to win the title. That’s like some chick winnin’ a beauty contest in New York and then tellin’ boyz that she’s Miss America because New York has some of the baddest chicks out. That doesn’t even make sense.

Ultimately, it’s like ole Jeromie Rome winnin’ the Pimp of the Year Contest in Detroit because he rocked the hottest gators. Only to turn around and say that he’s the World Champion Pimp without going up against boyz like Rudy Ray Moore A.K.A Dolemite, Shaft or Huggy Bear!

The only true “World Champions” are the cats that participate in the World Cup in soccer or the tennis players, golfers or duns that run track that compete at the World Championships. And of course the cats that compete in the Olympics. Why? Because the entire world participated in those tournaments. So whoever wins it, is the true “World Champion”.

Now that the Cubs have won the MLB Championship everybody will be introducin’ them as the “World Champions” and no one is gonna blink. Now how can you claim a “World Title” when they play baseball all over the world and you didn’t play none of those duns?  It’s misleadin’ or like Big Momma used to say, “You a lie & the truth ain’t in you!”

In my Ice Cube and Das EFX voice, “You need to check yo self before yo wreck yo self!” because our attitudes about who and what we are can sometimes be terrible. Sure, we probably have some of the best athletes in the world. However, that doesn’t mean that we’ve always got the best TEAMS in the world. I can remember back to 2004 when the U.S. Olympic basketball team picked up a bronze medal. We probably had the best set of athletes in the tournament but we didn’t have the best TEAM. So to say that because we’ve got the best athletes and therefore we should call our league champions “World Champions” is arrogant and ignorant playboy.

If there were a world tournament played every year for all of the baseball, basketball and football league champions around the world and our teams won those joints then I’d agree.  If we win those “world series”, if you will, then you can wear the tag “World Champion”, but until then stop lyin’ to folks tryin’ to make it bigger than what it is. The Cubs won the MBL Championship bruh not the World Championship. 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.