The Jay Graves Report

Why Bobby Bowden has nothin’ to apologize for but Dabo Swinney does! “OUR Kids”

"Make a difference in some of these kid's lives and then holler at me playa!"

On Wednesday mornin’ everybody and their baby’s momma tried to get offended by Bobby Bowden tellin’ the truth about some of the kids he coached at Florida State while promotin’ his new book. Ole boy was a guest on ESPN’s Mike & Mike Show and made these comments:

“During my last days at Florida State, 65 to 70 percent of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They’re raised by mommas. Thank God for them mommas, or grandmommas. Or big sister, or aunt. But where’s the man? A boy needs a male figure, and the girls do, too. Somebody to discipline them and make them be a man. I used to kid about this, they grew up wanting to be like their momma. They want to be a man like their momma, that’s why they wear earrings.”

Then Bowden interrupted Mike Golic to make sure that duns knew that he was jokin’.

He then says, “I’m kidding about that. “I had children, too.” 

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! What blows my mind are the amount of fake media-types that try to tell folks, especially black folks, what they should and shouldn’t be offended by. I thought that I’d actually missed what he said once I started readin’ the headlines from these cats beggin’ for pageviews.

I’m not talkin’ about cats that don’t have major audiences. I’m talkin’ about duns that should know better. Some clown from USA TODAY wrote a headline that said “Bobby Bowden insults single moms and his former players in horrible interview!” What!?? Insulted? Insulted who? Here’s another one bruh from the Sporting News “Bobby Bowden: Boys without fathers wear earrings to be like their mommas!”

This is foolishness bruh! You just read what the man said with your own eyes!! He gave props to mommas for raisin’ the very kids he was talkin’ about? When he said “Thank God for them mommas  or grandmommas etc. means that he was givin’ them props for a job well down!! Where do they get these cats from bruh?

Then they started tryin’ to compare what Bowden said to the foolishness of George Karl and it’s not even in the same stratosphere!! Bobby Bowden didn’t say that the players that showed up in Tallahassee without a daddy didn’t know how to act or were problems because they were fatherless! He was makin’ a true statement of the darn facts!!

Then you had duns on national radio shows tryin’ to discredit the numbers by sayin’, “Well we don’t know if those numbers are correct or not!” What!!? He’s tellin’ you what he saw as a coach! He recruited those kids you idiot! He’s not tellin’ you about somebody else’s program! It was his program he’s talkin’ about!!! If the number was 58%, 62% or 71% the fact remains that the majority of the kids he coached didn’t have a father!

By askin’ the question of “Where are the fathers?” is a legitimate one that we all should be askin’, black and white!!

Let me put it where the goats can get it. These same clowns tryin’ to tell us what we should be offended by completely let ole dull Dabo Swinney off of the hook back in September when he actually spit in the face of black folks all over this country when he said ““Some of these people need to move to another country.”  That was his reply when asked how he felt about Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem.

Kaepernick was simply protestin’ the fact that police officers weren’t bein’, charged, indicted, suspended without pay or fired for killin’ unarmed black men in America. So instead of Dabo sayin’ “I don’t agree with the protest of the national anthem. However, I do understand why he’s upset because it is unfair. I just think he could have handled it differently.”

But to say that some of these people need to move to another country is far worse than what George Karl said about Melo and Kenyon Martin! However, nobody blinked because it didn’t offend white folks. When Bobby Bowden joked about boys wearin’ earrings like their mommas he touched a nerve not with black folks however, because knew what he was sayin’. He tipped beyond the black and white line into sexual orientation which has no color. That’s why boyz got offended, because in their minds, he offended folks that actually live outside of the black community too.

Everybody knows that old timers his age joke about kids wearin’ earrings like their mommas because very few men wore earrings back in his day.

Duns want to be offended by that but not be offended by Dabo Swinney’s comments because Dabo’s comments were only directed towards people of color. Did Dabo say that? No!! But the only people he was talkin’ to were people that were upset that the officers are literally gettin’ away with murder.

Most of these fake media-types have the nerve to be offended that Bobby said that he wasn’t goin’ to apologize for his comments.

Well playas…speakin’ on behalf of the brotherhood, he’s got nothin’ to apologize for! Why? Because you haven’t thought about all of the fatherless poor kids that came through his program that left with a degree, an NFL contract or both.  His influence changed the fortunes of those kid’s families for generations to come.

So the next time you wanna tell black folks what to be offended by, don’t! We know what’s offensive and what’s not and it sure isn’t some old timer that came into OUR communities and gave OUR kids an opportunity to be great! 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.

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