The Jay Graves Report

Why Indiana is on the Brink of Upsettin’ a Boy! “Be Patient”

"At some point we'll catch ya'll sleepin' at the wheel bruh!"

Ralph Marston once said, “Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.” Brian Tracy broke it down like this, “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” Then Confucius put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”

Well playas…it looks like ole Kevin Williams down at Indiana University is still sharpenin’ his tools and when he’s finished the Hoosiers are goin’ to be dangerous! On Saturday he showed up at a the Big House and kicked in the front door with a bunch of cats that simply didn’t know any better. They ran off into the crib and start knockin’ over furniture before they realized who’s house it really was. It wasn’t until the third quarter that they realized that it belonged to the winningest program in college football history with 11 national championships and ridiculous history. They finally submitted 20-10 in a snow storm.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The fact that they were even in the game for three quarters with the No.3 team in America gives the Hoosiers faithful something to look forward to. Think about it bruh, they were on the road in Ann Arbor and were up 7-3 at the half against one of the best teams in America. This is Indiana bruh! Not Penn State, Wisconsin or Nebraska! It’s freakin’ INDIANA!!

Keep in mind that they pushed Ohio State to the brink in Columbus and finally submitted late givin’ up a couple touchdowns to make it look like the Buckeyes actually blasted them but the score was not indicative of the battle they were in. Then they played an undefeated Nebraska earlier this season tight at the crib.

They’ve won 5 ball games to this point and will be bowl eligible if they beat ole dull Purdue next week. What I’m sayin’ bruh is that IU is startin’ to shape up like the old Bill Mallory days when the Hoosiers were good in the mid to late ’80’s and early 90’s. I was a student there  from ’87-’90.

Good, meanin’ there was a 50/50 shot that a boy had a chance of winnin’ most Saturdays! It’s Indiana for cryin’ out loud! But to have a shot at winnin’ most weeks was worth the party and the potential bowl game at the end of the season no matter how dull the rest of the world thought it was. Mallory wasn’t winnin’ Big Ten titles or nothin’ like that. He was just simply winnin’ enough for boyz to pay attention.

Think about it bruh, he took over the program in 1984 and went 0-11 his first year. Then he went 4-7, 6-6 (All-America Bowl), 8-4 (Peach Bowl), 8-3-1 (Liberty Bowl), 5-6, 6-5-1 (Peach Bowl), 7-4-1 (Cooper Bowl), 5-6, 8-4 (Independence Bowl), 7-4, 2-9 and 3-8. He won enough games to get us to hoop season! That’s all you gotta do at IU because it’s a freakin’ basketball school. And Kevin Wilson is startin’ to move in that direction with games like playin’ Michigan on the road tough.

It won’t be long before they win a game like that again. I was at the joint when Michigan rolled into Bloomington in 1987 and got beat by the Hoosiers 14-10. We tore the goal posts down and ran down 17th street up to Fee Lane with that joint and then didn’t know what to do with it. One of the greatest experiences of my college life. Helluva time.

Yeah playa, give Kevin Wilson some time. They be fillin” up Memorial Stadium in no time and somebody is gonna get knocked off next year. I’m not sure who but it’ll be Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin or Penn State. But somebody’s or several of these boyz will get caught sleepin’ at some point. I just wanna be there to see it. 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 its REAL talk!