Posted on: February 14, 2009 11:15 pm

Chillin' With Crum: Losing a Legend

Hello everybody, I know its been a while since my last post, but I'm back. Today, I'll give you my take on Brett Favre's retirement, it's impact on the league, and in a non-related topic, my WWE No Way Out Predictions. Let's go.


I love Brett Favre. Greatest quarterback to ever live, in my opinion. He holds so many records, has so many fans and has made such an impact. A countless number of QB's have entered and left league while Brett Favre has been around. He's gone to 2 Super Bowls. He's won a Super Bowl. He's the only man to win 3 consecutive MVP awards. He will be missed.


Now what impact does this have on the league? The Jets will probably not be as good as this past year. I know that at the end of the season, he had horrible stats, and the team pretty much went belly up. But also, so many fans won't be able to see one of the greats play anymore. Will this hurt ratings? Who knows, all I know, however, is that the NFL has lost a legend. Good Luck in all your future endeavours Brett. You will be missed.


Ok, now on to a totally unrelated topic, the WWE, and thier next PPV "No Way Out". My predictions are as follows:


ECW Title: Finlay Vs. Jack Swagger

Winner: Finlay                                                                                                                                                                         Rundown: Finlay has only held one title in his carrer, and that is the United States title a couple years ago. He's due for a title reign. He's on a good face run, and I think that it won't be Swagger's night at No Way Out


Winner Take All: HBK Shawn Michaels Vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield

Winner: HBK                                                                                                                                                                          Rundown: Really, its a smart marketing/ratings decision. Who wants to see JBL own the namesake of Shawn Michaels? Not me, that's for sure. Anyway, Shawn Michaels is a much better wrestler. Good job getting out of this awful feud, HBK


Shane McMahon Vs. Randy Orton (No Holds Barred Match)

Winner: Randy Orton                                                                                                                                                              Rundown: I want Shane O'Mac to win, but I don't think he will. Over the last few weeks, Legacy keeps getting involved in Orton's matches/promos/etc. Look for Rhodes and DiBiase to interfere and help Randy win


World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena (c) Vs. Kane Vs. Rey Mysterio Vs. Kofi Kingston Vs. Mike Knox Vs. Y2J Chris Jericho (Elimination Chamber Match)

Winner: Y2J                                                                                                                                                                         Rundown: I'll give you the order of Eliminations: Kofi Kingston, Mike Knox, Rey Mysterio, and then, John Cena eliminates Kane after the FU, then while Cena is paying attention, Y2J hits a codebreaker then applies the Walls of Jericho and then Cena taps out. Jericho is your winner


WWE Championship: Edge (c) Vs. Triple H Vs. Vladmir Kozlov Vs. Jeff Hardy Vs. Big Show Vs. Undertaker (Elimination Chamber Match)

Winner: Undertaker                                                                                                                                                                Rundown: Elimination Order: Kozlov eliminates HHH and Hardy. Edge eliminates Kozlov. 'Taker gets revenge from the Royal Rumble and eliminates Show. Then Edge and Undertaker battle it out. Edge hits a spear, but then, just like at WMXXIV, Undertaker traps Edge in the "Devil's Gate" and Edge taps. 'Taker wins


Well I hope you enjoyed this article and will stay tuned for more. Until next time, I AM OUT


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Posted on: January 30, 2009 9:20 pm

Chillin' With Crum 1/30/09: The true number 1

Ok ladies and germs, I am back yet again with a fantastic edition of Chillin' With Crum. I have a take today on who the true number one is in college basketball, more controversy around Shannahan and a quick take on Sports Radio. And heeeeeeeeere we go!!


Ok, college basketball. I am going to say that its really no contest for me who the top 2 are in the NCAA. Wake Forest and Duke. I'll be honest, I hate Duke, but I have to give them credit in the fact that this year they could really contend for a title. Wake Forest is also having a surprisingly good season. They are real contenders this year, seeing as they beat my 2nd best team, Duke. With that, its pretty obvious that currently, me #1 team in the NCAA is Wake Forest. They have proven they can beat a good team (Duke) and I really think that this team will be and Elite 8 or better team. Or I will completely miss that Pick. We'll see at Tourney time, where I am the reigning champ of my local tournament pool, since I'm a beast at picking the tournament.


Ok, now onto Mike Shannahan. Today, Jake "The Snake" Plummer said that this firing should have come earlier. I think that I might actually agree with him. Mike Shannahan is a good coach, but sometimes coaches get stale when they are in the same place for a long time. Maybe he just needs a change of scenery or a year off, then he'll return to glory. Or at least, I hope so.


Now, sports radio. Personally, I prefer ESPN radio, because I think they have interesting personalities on that station. Now, I have noticed that unlike in years past, the late night sports radio scene has really picked up. For example, ESPN has Jason Smith, who is knowledgable and funny, and at least where I live, Dan Patrick is on late nights on Westwood 1, and he is very knowledgeable. So, in closing, the Late Night Sports radio scene has become better over the past few years.


Well, Ladies and Germs, another entry has come to a close. Until next time, I AM OUT!!!

Posted on: January 28, 2009 5:45 pm

Chillin' With Crum 1/28/09-Random Thoughts Part 1

Ok, welcome one and all to another excellent issue of Chillin' With Crum. In this entry, I will ramble on about some random junk, without any real point of the article

Topics probably discussed in this article: The Super Bowl, A surprise in the Big 10, a surprise in the SEC and Pro Wrestling


Ok, so, the Super Bowl. I have had several people come up to me and tell me "Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner will be too much for the Steelers" and I have to disagree. They are all great players, but Boldin is somewhat injured and Warner is old. If Warner gets hit hard in the knee or something, Leinart will come in and nobody knows what'll happen then. The Steelers have the NFL's best defense. They will over power the Cardinals. I might be closer than some people think, but not close enough for Arizona.


Ok now a few surprise teams. I might be biased, but The U of I Fighting Illiniare 2nd in the Big 10, ranked for the first time in a while, and are on a roll. They beat up on OSU and Wisconsin, and nearly beat MSU. Watch out, because they could be a spoiler come Tourney time. Also, In the mediocre SEC, South Carolina could make a run. They've won a couple of their last games, and star player Devan Downey is second in the conference in scoring. Watch out, they might just sneak into the Tournament.


Ok, now my pro wrestling segment, specifically the Royal Rumble. Melina beat Beth Phoenix for the Women's title, which pleased me because Beth had held the belt since Summerslam. Jack Swagger retained his ECW title, which I don't really care about, since ECW is not cool any more...except for Finlay. Cena beat JBL, even though HBK Shawn Michaels gave Cena some Sweet Chin Music. And then, Edge beat Jeff Hardy for the WWE title after Matt Hardy, Jeff's brother screwed him out of the title. That suprised me a ton. I was expecting Christian's return. The there was the Royal Rumble Match. I thought Undertaker was going to win. He was in for so long, so long, but then Big Show pulled 'Taker off the apron to screw him. Then Randy Orton eliminated Triple H to win. Orton!?!?! Dang. But Rob Vand Dam, the all time greatest extremist and one of my favorites returned for the match. That was cool.


Ok, thats it for this entry, I AM OUT

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Posted on: January 22, 2009 9:15 pm

Chillin' With Crum: top 5 picks

Alright folks, welcome to the 2nd (well, technically 1st) edition of Chillin' With Crum. I thought this would be a weekly blog, but...forget that. In this issue, several topics will be discussed, including my idea as the top 5 NFL draft picks and steroids. Let's get it on.


To start, as we all know, the Detroit Lions will have the 1st pick the NFL draft this spring. I'm assuming that they'll go QB, seeing as the future of Kitna is in doubt, Stanton is constantly hurt and no one knows with Culpepper, I am assuming the with the first overall pick, the Lions selct:

~Matthew Stafford, Quarterback from the University of Georgia

However, they also could go for Mark Sanchez from USC. However, knowing the Lions, they might make a strange pick nobody would ever think of. But since now Matt Millen is gone, I suppose anything could happen.


Ok, next up are the St. Louis Rams, who own the 2nd draft pick for the 2nd straight season. I don't think they'd go with a QB, since they have Bulger and Fitzpatrick (that's his name, right?) However, they will need someone who is capable of protecting Marc Bulger. In fact, Bulger is the 2nd most sacked QB since 2004, right under Ben Roethlisberger. So, I think that the Rams will select:

~Andre Smith, Offensive Lineman from Alabama


After them is the Kansas City Chiefs. I have two thoughts about who they could draft. These are:

~Mark Sanchez, Quarterback from the fake USC

~Percy Harvin, Running Back/Wide Reciever from Florida

I say Mark Sanchez because let's be honest, Damon Huard is going to get it done, and I don't know if Brodie Croile will either (sorry if I spelled Croile's name wrong). I'm sure some people reading this will be saying "Wait, Percy Harvin?!?!" Larry Johnson's future is undetermined. They need another recieving threat. Since Harvin can catch and run, I think he'd be an OK choice.


Now the lowly Seahawks. What happened to these guys!?!? Well, having an injured QB and virtually no running game, possibly. However, Hasselbeck is going to be back, they could possibly get a quality running back in the 2nd round, so a reciever is what they should focus on. The two top recievers are Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin. I know Mel Kiper of ESPN chose Crabtree, but my choice as the Seahawks draft pick is:

~Jeremy Maclin, Wide Reciever from Missourri

He can catch, return kicks and has tons of speed.


Now the Browns. I think that the Browns could also use a bit of offensive line help. Therefore, I believe that the Browns will draft:

~Jason Smith, OT from Baylor


Now, jumping away from football, I would like to give my take on a pressing subject in baseball, as well as other sports; Steroids. Just today, Jay McGwire (Mark estranged brother) came out talking about how he got Mark to start taking steroids. In my opinion, this disgusts me. Anyone using steroids does. Canseco disgusts me. Giambi disgusts me. However, some people get accused of it but are just big people, like Frank Frank Thomas Thomas. There are only a few people in baseball who you can say without a doubt they did not take steroids. Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. I'm sure there are more, but those are the 2 that came to mind. This whole issue with steroids makes me sick. Go compete in bodybuilding, where nobody cares if you use steroids.


Ok, that's it for this article. Remember to always check for new issues, and I AM OUT!!


Posted on: January 20, 2009 1:04 pm

Crum's Croner, 1/20/09

Hello CBSSports community, and welcome to the first edition of Crum's Corner!!! In today's issue, My Super Bowl pick, a small college basketball outlook of one very surprising Big 10 team and some pro wrestling insight, so let's get it on!!!


Alright, we'll start with my pick for winner of Super Bowl 43. The game:Cardinals vs. Steelers. The Location: Tampa Bay, FL. The Cardinals have arguably the best recieving core in the NFL, an aging, but still quality QB and a young coach. The Steelers have the leagues best defense, a quality offense and a young coach. I'm taking the Pittsburgh Steelers. Why? Well, how about I throw a few names out there:

-James Harrison

-Larry "Athletes" Foote (got that from Chris Berman)

-Ben Roethlisberger

-Willie Parker

-Santonio Holmes

-Hines Ward

-Troy Polamalou

-Troy Polamalou's hair

All of these and more are reasons why the Steelers will be the champions. They Cards may have the best 2 recievers in football, but with Big Ben and Willie Parker on offense and James Harrison and Troy Polamalou on defense, there is no way the Cardinals will have a chance. Sorry, Arizone, guess you'll have to wait another 60 years.


Ok, here's a quick college b-ball outlook for The University of Illinois Fighting Illini. A couple games ago, when U of I played against Michigan State, I really thought it was going to be the Illini who would rule the Big 10. But...then they blew it. However, even though Demitri McCamey had a horrible game, putrid even, several other players stepped up, notably Alex Legion, a transfer from Kentucky. There is still work to be done, but if Legion, or Chester Frazier or Trent Meachum step up as a leader, I think the rest of the Illini's season will be a good one, ending up with a tournament bid.


Now, a tad of Wrestling insight, particularly about WWE's next PPV, the Royal Rumble. Since many people do not enjoy wrestling (although many people do), I'll just do my picks quickly. Cena defeats JBL, Melina defeats Beth Phoenix, Matt Hardy defeats Jack Swagger, Jeff Hardy defeats Edge and Undertaker wins the Royal Rumble Match. For more in depth WWE views and opinions, go to, and look for "The Master's Dojo"


Ok, well that's it for now, I AM OUT

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