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Eddie, Paddy and Rocky are the Bums of Manarchy (B.O.M.).   Three knuckleheads from Chicago, talking shit. In the inaugural episode, the Bums talk football, betting, hating on Jim Harbaugh, Matt Patricia, Lions, Daniel Synder, Bears, Matt Nagy, and we name our podcast!Recorded the day after Thanksgiving 2020.For fun.   For adults.
The Bums start off confused AF, as we try to figure out whether we are on Episode 1 or Episode 2.    Also, baseball chatter, Len Kasper's departure, Cubs organization, Old Irving Brewing beer, LSU self-imposed penalty, NCAA issues, "What's on your Betslip", Rocky's microwave handle, new series Showtime (Your Honor), and another "Dumb Ass Kids" story.Recorded December 12, 2020.
Episode 0003, which is all about Paddy’s opinion on the topic of cars and car repair, Chicago Blackhawks talk, another chapter of "What’s on your Betslip", NFL kickers, Rocky's fourth grade art (our new logo) and other shit.   Recorded the week before Christmas 2020.  Stay tuned for new logo, which is based on our v1.0 edition logo.  
In this week’s episode, the Bums explore the magic of post Holiday Blues, the decline of professional Boxing, Duke women’s basketball deferment, and another version of "What’s on your Betslip", among other ramblings.Recorded the day after Christmas 2020.
In Episode 0005 (our first 2021 podcast), the Bums review the dumpster fire that was 2020.  Key topics include notable deaths, COVID-19 "second order effects", BOM fan of the year, and FanDuel bet of the year -- among other ramblings.Recorded January 9, 2021.
In this week's "scattered" episode, the Bums discuss NFL Wildcard weekend, Bum-of-the-Week and Bum-of-the-Year honors, a response to our very first listener nominated topic ("Why hasn't soccer taken off in the USA?"), and the aftermath of the Chicago Bears early playoff exit and upcoming NFL Divisional round, among other shit talking.  P.S.  Look for more non-sports related topics (and better continuity) in Episode 7, etc..  The Bums are nothing but malleable and self-aware.   Recorded 1/9/2021 and 1/15/202.   
In Episode 0007, the Bums discuss the emerging trend of leveraging high-end wall tents to cope with the pandemic, golfer Justin Thomas’ sticky situation, dirt bag of the month Jared Porter, respecting Hank Aaron, the NFL Conference playoff picture, lack of diversity in NFL head coaching, the Golden Age of QBs, Bum of the Week honors, as well as an upcoming fan request that’s going to make the Bums super uncomfortable.   All that and more.  Recorded 1/22/2021.
Join the Bums for Episode 0008, which is a tale of two cities.  Part 1 is a sports extravaganza, discussing the 1-year anniversary of Kobe Bean Bryant’s passing, NFL Conference Championship weekend recap, the raging Houston Texans dumpster fire, and the politicization of MLB’s Hall of Fame selection process.  Part 2 is a mix of non-sports themes, including a new segment (Stone in My Shoe - SIMS), Bum of the Week honors, a Camp Lucy update, and an audio book report on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Episode 1 (yes, you read that right - we honor ALL fan requests).  
In Episode 0009, the Bums continue our wildly popular  “two-part” format (Part 1 = Sports, Part 2 = Non-Sports), while Paddy goes “curseless”!!!  In Part 1, the Bums preview Super Bowl 55, discuss major NFL and MLB trades, why the St. Louis Cardinals continue to dominate, the emergence of the Chicago White Sox, and more.  In Part 2 (40:00:00), the Bums honor more Bum of the Week fan requests, beer talk, another Stone In My Shoe segment (dibs), updates on Camp Lucy, prowling for more topic requests, and PTSD from RHWofSLC.  Recorded on February 4th, 2021 at B.O.M. HQ.
In Episode 0010, the Bums put a fork in SuperBowl 55, discuss the Carson Wentz sweepstakes, Mark Cuban’s stand on the National Anthem (with Smiling / Silly Steven), big data in baseball (PECOTA / Cubs-Sox), MLB Payroll overview, and the state of discontent with Russell Wilson in Seattle.  In the back half, the Bums christen the Bums of Manarchy’s new worldwide headquarters (a.k.a. “The Eagles Nest”), discuss Rocky’s use of lag bolts to make a new podcasting table, debut our dropping-like-flies segment (mourning Larry Flynt’s passing and his legacy, etc.), and celebrate Bum of the Week honors (Beantown Dough) with a bourbon review.  Recorded February 12, 2021.  
As certain as the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west, pitchers and catchers report to training camp — and hope springs eternal.   The Bums revel in pre-spring activities, making  Episode 0011 even more special than usual.  In Part 1, the Bums discuss how the Chicago Bears dodged a Carson Wentz shaped bullet, former NFL RB Vincent Jackson’s death (“Leaving Las Vegas” style) and other CTE induced tragedies, and keeping with dark matter the Bums review co-Scumbag-of-the-Week honors (split between Kellen Winslow Jr. and Ryan Ellis), as well as discussing our giddiness with the NCAA March Madness bubble in Indy and congrats to tennis phenom Naomi Osaka having accepted a torch from Serena Williams down under. On the back nine, Rocky cracks the code on Xfinity streaming with a Roku Streaming Stick hack, while Eddie presents a Stone-In-My-Shoe (SIMS) topic — bemoaning every life event being posted on social media.  Part 2 also includes a review of Netflix’s “Operation Odessa” (drugs and Russian submarines - what’s not to like), a Smiling Steven update from Paddy, and the state of fuckedupedness in Texas as they experience a once in 500 year natural disaster, and lastly, the Bums tee up future Episode 12 topics (INXS and 1,000 lb. Sisters going pansexual) along with BOTW honors. Recorded on February 19, 2021 at B.O.M. worldwide HQ.
In Episode 12, the Bums demystify humanity and ethics on various fronts.  In Part 1, Eddie’s loser cruiser (Honda minivan) skates on thick ice, the Bums discuss the slow but steady return of quality hockey and basketball in Chicago, the Bears search for a decent QB casts its shadow on Houston and Seattle, Scumbag of the Week honors split between three assholes (French actor Gérard Depardieu, former coach of the 2012 USA women’s Olympic gymnastics team John Geddert, and former LSU coach Les Miles) in a disturbing trend— all charged with abusing women, and also review Tiger Woods’ car wreck and his unfortunate state of touched-the-fuck-upedness. Paddy kicks off Part 2 with an update on Smiling Steven and his SHS (Swollen Head Syndrome) symptoms, the Bums discuss Rocky’s failed Icicle Removal System involving a well-tuned paintball gun, “tech day” at Chez Rocky (new drone and grey market PS5) and related “synergies”, and once again,the Bums deliver on a tough listener request involving an episode review from the “1,000 pound Sisters” TLC series, with a surprising twist or two.   All of this and more.Recorded February 26, 2021 at B.O.M. global headquarters in Chicago, IL USA.
Welcome to “lucky” Episode 0013, where the Bums kibitz about the exciting world of sports in Part 1, including the retirement of former Chicago Bull Joakim “Side Show Bob” Noah, a proper send off for American football player and sportscaster Irv Cross, Irv’s one degree of separation to Brent Musburger, the mounting fervor that is NCAA’s March Madness basketball contest, speculation around how the Cubs brass will handle the contract of SS Javy Baez (post Fernando Tatís’ mega-deal), while scumbag-of-the-week honors are boomeranged to both Micky Callaway and Les Miles.   Paddy kicks off Deuxième Partie (a gentle reminder that we’re an international operation) with ten points of light — France edition, before moving on to how a highly entrepreneurial kid takes sneaker maker Nike’s employee discount policies to a new level, while Rocky’s trip to the barbershop discovers a new activity (MMA Basketball) invented by those sneaky Russians, MMA giant Dana White brings his brand of greed to Texas, rollover car accidents are becoming popularized by sports figures (looking at you Jimmy Graham and Tiger), before closing with a listener request from Nicky Fish Hooks (aka NFH) on the topic of where INXS falls into the pantheon of musical band greatness (or not).Episode 0013 was recorded on March 4, 2021 at B.O.M. global headquarters in Chicago, IL USA.
Episode 0014 kicks off with “general crabbiness”, most probably thanks to Scumbags-of-the-Week (Les Miles and Meyer Leonard) and their general stink in sports, followed by front burner discussion around the beginning of NFL free agency sweepstakes, Dak Prescott’s new deal, Jerry Jones talk, the signing of Bears placekicker Cairo “No Doinks” Santos, the microscope is placed on “mock NFL drafts” (Mel Kiper takes fire), MLB baseball stadiums unveil their 2021 capacity plans (Texas sucks), Johnny Damon’s drunken arrest video where you can actually smell the booze as you watch, as well as giddiness around March Madness (minus Duke and Virginia). The back half includes important discussion around the Royal Family in Great Britain, Paddy’s beef with London, the Bums compare dare devil profiles, Rocky and the wife (a.k.a. The Havishams) get in shape for golf season with push carts and possibly Top Golf tune-ups, as well as a review of Hydro’s new immersive rowing machine experience, birthday wishes to Beantown Dough, Bums preview Father’s Day hijinks at Paddy’s farm in Galena, IL,  and finally the Bums are featured on Cult of Mac’s podcast set-up review segment — and call out listeners or fans for topic requests.  Recorded on March 11, 2021 at Bums of Manarchy global headquarters in Chicago, IL USA.
Welcome to Episode 15!   The Bums latest episode starts with a toast (shocker) to the late and “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, inside of pugilism’s golden era of middle-weights, before things get serious on the Eve of March Madness.  NFL football blabber begins as Drew Bress prepares to carve his initials and jersey number into the HOF legacy tree, followed by an NFL free agency update, which begins with a uproarious whimper as Mitch Tribinsky (sic) brings his act to Bills Nation, Ryan Fitzy rides the trail of tears to Washington, and the Bears announce another blockbuster acquisition with the signing of fucking Andy “0-and-5-in-the-playoffs” Dalton — if you tune-in carefully, you can actually hear Rocky’s head explode while discussing the state of the rapidly eroding Chicago Bears franchise.  Part two starts with a shamrock-o’-rific extravaganza as the Bums drink-in another St. Irish Boozing Day, with Paddy revealing Irish/Ireland facts that will surprise even the O’Rourkes, O’Malleys and McGees of the world.  Racist xenophobes are ground to ashes by the Bums, on the tail of yet another violent attack on our Asian community, before things get a little more lighthearted as chatter turns to the musical sensation known as the GoGos (recently covered by a solid SHOWTIME documentary), followed by a fun jib-jab on 1970’s TV series.   Episode 0015 was recorded on March 18, 2021 at BOM Global HQ in Chicago, IL USA.
In Episode 16, the Bums start out with a Scumbag of the Week diatribe courtesy of Deshaun Watson, before pivoting to celebrate the life of the late/great Elgin Baylor, an overview of NBA free agency and the Chicago Bulls’ new star Nikola Vučević, the ‘big bag of trouble’ that former Chicago Cubs prospect Jesus Camargo-Corrales is in, before wrapping Part 1 with a State- of-the-Bracket overview from early rounds of March Madness, the soft and disappointing exit  from nine teams from the Big 10 conference and other busts, and finally an update Bears QB search that will undoubtedly trickle into the NFL Draft.On the back side, the Bums explore a new six part, six hour docu-series entitled, “John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise”, including a shout out to our neighbor and friend Alison True (executive consultant) who worked on the series, continuing forward with a hard discussion around recent domestic terrorism in Georgia and Colorado stemming from the lack of common sense gun reform, before closing with a beer review from Sketchbook Brewing that covers a German wheat ale, a Citra Pale Ale, and a Hazy Double IPA which came to the Bums from honorary Bum and listener, Jolanta (a kind thank you). Recorded March 25, 2021 at B.O.M. global HQ in Chicago, IL USA. 
Welcome to Episode 0017, a slightly shorter version due to an unplanned power loss (ah…shit).   In Part 1, Paddy leads us into the abyss with a new segment, “I did not know that”, which focuses on the origins of March Madnessl, the Bums take stock in the NCAA Mens tourney leading up to Final Four, and Rocky slams the NFL’s decision to expand the regular season to 17 games, a review of MLB opening day “who ha” and assorted Chicago baseball chatter as the Cubbies eyeball Anthony “Two Chains” Rizzo’s contract extension.Part 2 starts with a bang and fizzle, as the Bums sacrifice fifteen minutes of live recording due to “power problem” (we’ll make it up next week).  Getting back on track, the Bums discuss the Vaccination “function” before launching into an update on the new CNN TV series focused on serial killer John Wayne Gacy, and finally the Bums take a stand on the topic of voter suppression and racism leading up to MLB’s wise decision to relocate the AllStar game from Atlanta, Georgia.   Recorded April 2, 2021 at BOM global HQ in Chicago, IL USA. 
For Part 1 of Episode 0018, the Bums cover the lunacy that is the NCCA March Madness men’s basketball tourney, leading up to the final showdown between Gonzaga and Baylor, UNC’s new head coach (Hubert Davis) who is Mr. Salem-Winston, the Carolina Panthers crazy-like-a-fox acquisition of Sam Darnold for “a bag of beans” (and a few draft picks), the first week of MLB baseball including the Chicago Cubs hitting woes (the Bums have more hits than the Cubs starting line-up), the tragic murder/suicide of five souls in South Carolina at the hands of former-NFL corner back Phillip Adams, Rocky and Paddy knife fight over the Masters in the shadow of Georgia’s racism, and finally a quick check-in on Tiger Woods-Andretti.The Bums dive into Part 2 with a story epitomizing the ‘thrill of victory and the agony of defeat’, as Rocky ran the gauntlet in a single day (COVID-19 vaccination and DMV license renewal) before crashing his e-bike on the way to drink beer, speaking of beer — the Bums review Chicago’s own Old Irving Brewing and their cornerstone Scentinel IPA, dining out in Chicago, the crucifixion of Scumbag-of-the-Week, Steve Waithe (track-and-field coach at Northeastern University) who scammed female athletes into sharing nude/semi-nude pictures, and the Bums close with a segment highlighting shocking and overt racism from cartoons of old (fan request from Boston Dough).Episode 0018 was recorded at B.O.M. global headquarters in Chicago on 4/8/2021.
The Bums are back with Episode 0019 after a short, spring hiatus.    Rocky reviews his trip to Palm Springs, CA with Camp Lucy and related swim wear choices, before diving into Part 1, a sports mish-mash starting with the retirement of NFL’s Julian Edelman and Alex Smith, Brett Reid catches a felony DUI charges (de facto Scumbag of the Week), shout-out to first male, Hideki Matsuyama, to win a PGA Major, Country Joe West wins his defamation suit, Cubs and White Sox updates, the Blackhawks skating on thin ice, Euro soccer folds like a cheap suit, Paddy hosts another edition of I did not know that (Chicago Bears and the NFL Draft).  In Part 2, Rocky gets twisted over a household caulking project results in, well, glue all over, Cub’s kooky closer, Craig Kimbrell, makes an impression on Eddie’s Mom, the Bums ponder recent societal issues dogging the U.S. (Dante West shooting protests, Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, Adam Toldeo killing, and Kyle “Privileged White” Rittenhouse), and wrap up with beer review of Old Irving Brewing’s new Double Dry Hop (DDH) IPA, Eephus. Recorded on 4/22/2021 at B.U.M.’s global HQ in Chicago.  
The Bums’ 20th Episode is a little special, live-recorded during the first round of the NFL Draft through the first 20 picks (see what we did there — Episode 20, 20 Draft picks…).   In Part 1, the Bums ring in the 2021 NFL Draft, resident White Sox specialist Paddy reviews an interesting game between the Pale Hose and the Detroit Tigers, the Bums discover some interesting baseball observations from Steve Stone around umpire chest protectors, bemoan MLB’s new rules for extra innings, Madison Bumgarner’s faux “no hitter”, and review the possible and likely upside of “In Game” sports betting.  The end of Part 1 also includes high-drama around the Chicago Bears first round pick (so listen closely as Rocky rejoices).  In Part 2, the Bums continue providing live color commentary around the NFL Draft, including a Top 20 pick recap, before discussing all things Oven Mittens in sports, and wrap-up with another patent pending edition of Eddie’s Stone in My Shoe (SIMS) segment, focused on the fucking dip shits who fail to receive their second COVID vaccination shot.Episode 0020 was recorded on April 29th at B.O.M. global HQ (East) in Chicago.
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