Sunday, October 8, 2017

93rd State Fair Classic Between Prairie View & Grambling State! 10-8-17-, Vol. 2, 8th Edition

You are beautiful, you’re special! You are royalty and purity and you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands of the King!

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening on this brand new month of October whichever time of day you find your ears listening to the sound that is flowing from your speakers! This is CeeJay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment HBCU Edition for the 2017 –’18 Football Season as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! It’s your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Come Holla At Me!!

Words cannot truly express the magnitude of my first official event as a member of the media for the 93rd running of the Annual State Fair Classic sponsored by Southwest Airlines but I digress for the moment and will come back to that!

The game between the Panthers of Prairie View A&M University and the Tigers of Grambling State University played out on the gridiron yesterday at the historic Cotton Bowl nested inside the Texas State Fair! Both teams entered the game 2 – 0 in the SWAC Conference West Division and each was on a winning streak of their own. However comma Grambling was plagued by penalties entering the game and the plague continued as the Tigers amassed 17 penalties for 132 yards compared to the Panthers 11 penalties for only 68 yards and THAT kin folks comes down to discipline. Both teams had similar stats, but it was the running game from Grambling that really set the tone as they rushed the rock for 154 yards compared to PV’s only 12 yards….ouch! The bulk of the rushing yards came from Martez Carter as he steamrolled the Panthers defense for 124 yards and a TD, but the Panthers would go away without a fight. Speaking of defense, Grambling’s defense snatched the ball from Prairie View’s offense by causing three turnovers and garnered three sacks on the Panthers quarterback and Grambling’s quarterback, Devante Kincaide was on F.I.Y.A on fiya! He was efficient with a 200.7 passing rating and 265 yards and not one, not two, but three TD’s as Grambling won their fourth straight Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic as they manhandled Prairie View 34 – 21. Grambling State now moves to 3 – 0 in the conference and 5 – 1 overall as they sit atop the West division.  

Now back to my first official event as a member of the media and it was such a blast to interact with staff, media members and most importantly, the fans, especially Nicole and Secret….shhhhh, keep that on the low, low! Let me get out here!

This sports segment is dedicated to My Bride who provided support beyond measure to help my vision come to reality, to Ms. Elle for your genuine guidance in this endeavor, to Ms. Robin for coming through in the 11th hour to affix the logo onto my shirt. In addition, to Brian and Phyliss Wright in Allen, TX for always hosting us during our annual trip and especially to Brian who assisted me on some small details that made a BIG, BIG difference and to each person who liked a photo or video post on Facebook and Twitter, I greatly appreciate your support. Last but definitely not least, to Ms. LaTonia Thirston, Assistant Sports Information Director of Prairie View for granting my first official Media Credential and for your sincere kindness….YOU are appreciated!

Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember, you are beautifully and wonderfully made by the hands of the King!