The Jay Graves Report

Why you’ve got to be crazy to bet against the Patriots bruh! “The System”

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Gary Allen, the country music artist, once said, “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” William Penn broke it down like this, “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” Then Robert A. Heinlein, the science fiction writer, dropped it off like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.”

Well playas…most people walkin’ around this piece have self-esteem issues and the jealousy really jumps out of the birthday cake butt naked foamin’ at the mouth when they see duns winnin’ too much. Boyz have obviously been talkin’ about the Super Bowl this week and the question always comes up. “Who ya got on Sunday bruh?” More often than not duns will say, “I hate the Patriots! So I’m goin’ with the Falcons!” 

No explanation as to why, other than they hate them. So my next question is, “Why do you hate the Patriots bruh?” Inevitably the answer is always, “Because they always win and they cheat!”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’m not a Patriots fan or an apologist at all playa but I’ve got no beef with the Patriots. As a matter of fact, I like the Patriots for one reason and one reason alone. They win and they keep winnin’! I like anybody that has figured out how to put a system into place that consistently wins. That’s the name of the game isn’t it?

So why do boyz hate teams that keep winnin’? Because they keep beaten the brakes off of their teams. Everybody and their baby’s momma here in Indy hate the Patriots because every time they show up to play the Colts they embarrass them. Don’t hate on the Patriots hate the Colts for gettin’ their sneakers and jewelry taken every time they play them. New England keeps handlin’ their business. The name of the game is to do what? Win!! Okay then. They’re just doin’ it better than everybody else.

Yeah they’ve been caught doin’ some shady stuff in the past but to keep it 100 everybody’s doin’ some shady stuff to get an advantage. The only difference is that the dull Patriots make it work. They were 3-1 without Tom Brady durin’ his suspension for “Deflategate” earlier this season. They were ballin’ with the darn second and third team quarterbacks bruh. It’s the system that makes them so great not any one player.

Remember back in 2008 when Brady went down and a dun named Matt Cassel took over and he hadn’t started a football game since high school? He didn’t start in college because he played at USC behind Matt Leinart and then he’d been sittin’ on the bench behind Tom Brady for three years. They went 11-5! It’s the system and that system is deservin’ of bein’ respected not hated. Who does that bruh? Or in my hood vernacular “Wheredeydodatat?”

They’re playin’ in their seventh Super Bowl under Belichick and with Brady at the helm. Seventh bruh!! They’re lookin’ to win their 5th with that combination of head coach and quarterback! That’s NUTS!!! You’ve got to be a sucka to hate on that. I’m fascinated with people that have figured out how to consistently be great at what they do. Why? Because I’m tryin’ to unlock that same door in my particular field. In order to be great you’ve got to study those that are great!!!

Naw playa, I’ve got no problem with the Patriots kickin’ everybody’s butt. Just like I’ve never had a problem with duns like the Yankees, the Celtics back in Bill Russell and Bird’s day, the Lakers when Jerry Buss was runnin’ things and Alabama with Nick Saban right now.

The only team that I hate and will ALWAYS hate is the Duke Blue Devils and not because they win all of the time. It’s because for years they would never recruit in the ghetto. They only took kids from the suburbs and that was a slap in the face of the kids that actually qualified to play at Duke that they acted like didn’t exist. Coach K ignored the hood until he went and got Jabari Parker just recently. Now there may be another cat that I’m spacin’ on but not too many. You can’t find too many people that grew up in the ghetto that likes Duke and it’s for that same reason.

Let me put it where the goats can get it. Back to the Super Bowl, the way the Falcons are playin’ they’ll be hard to beat but there is no way I would put money on them to beat the Patriots. Why? Because they’ve been here 7 times under this head coach and quarterback. The stage isn’t ever too big for them and the Falcons, on the other hand, could literally wet the bed based of the lights and cameras alone. I hope they don’t belly up because they’re good enough to win this joint but you would be crazy to bet against the Patriots. Oh, am I confusin’ you with that statement playa? There is a difference between bettin’ and pickin’. I’ll give you my pick later this week but 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!