68 minutes | Mar 22, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0076 - Lamentamos
art Uno of S3:E0076 jumps into the deep end of the March Madness pool with a special IDNKT edition , entitled “Who Ya Got?” — let the Madness ensue; the Chicago Bears are poised to have a monster of the midway draft and FA year; respect to former Vikings head coach Bud “Spring Chicken” Grant —who shockingly expired, at the ripe age of 95; high jump royalty and OSU Beaver, Dick “The Flop” Fosbury passes at 76; NBA player Ja “Not Smart” Morant is skating on thin ice, and the cross road is coming up quick; and unsurprisingly, the new MLB baseball rules ‘suck-a-bag-of-you-know-whats’ (just saying). Part Dos pops with a beer review showcasing a creation from Art History Brewing in Geneva, IL, ‘Bauhaus’ (5.2% ABV ), very crisp and drinkable German-style Pilsner with Tettnang hops; the Bums discuss why Chinese sanctions are en vogue, in the wake of Tik Tok’s blatant privacy violations, et al.; the utter collapse of former rich guy Alex Murdaugh who is guilty as fuck for killing his wife, asshole kid (who killed his friend’s girlfriend), and who quite possibly did the same for his loyal house keeper — rightfully gets life; January 6, Fox, FOIA are discussed; and in other “WTF News”, Mexican Cartels are apparently now issuing apologies (yes, really); and close with a bon voyage to 1970s TV show character Tony Baretta, aka Robert Blake who recently passed, aged 89. All of this grandeur and a little static (thanks for your patience)! Get some! Recorded on March 16th, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
82 minutes | Mar 10, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0075 - Paler and Paler
The Bums return to the rail yard for S2:E0075 after a few weeks on furlough, starting the top with a Super Bowl 57 retrospective and review; the inaugural Bums NFL Playoff Challenge has itself a winner; the NFL’s head coaching appointments are whiter than cow’s milk; Philly sets a record by way of the the “L column”; Eddie postulates why “Te Amo Ayo” isn’t a t-shirt; Paddy makes his case for why Patrick Kane just may be the best U.S. NHL player (also, adios Kaner); student athletes are handing guns around in Bama like candy — Paddy has some words. The bottom unit kicks off with another dope ass Bums double beer review, with Chicago’s Old Irving Brewing’s Cinnamon Prost, a white stout (7% ABV) that tastes like residual milk from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal—and Cambridge, MA-based Lamplighter Brewing’s Deja Vu, a witbier ale with lavender, pink peppercorn, orange peel and corriander (4.8% ABV); Rocky has a bad travel air travel experience courtesy of UAL; Paddy takes Barcelona by storm --the Iberian peninsula has changed forever. More debauchery. More nonsense. Recorded on March 2nd, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
81 minutes | Feb 12, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0074 - Butthole of America
The Bums stumble into S3:E0074 with Super Bowl week hijinks, including a generally acceptable accounting preview of the Bums NFL Playoff Challenge; the Bums final picks are submitted, live and on-air; Rocky has had it ‘up to here’ with the Kelce brothers and their mother (enough already); NFL HOF results are underwhelming — including a few surprises (who?); find out which future HOFer gets a 2nd MVP; NY Giant’s head coach Brian “Canuck” Daboll snatches Coach of the Year honors; old man Brady may GOAT his way into the announcers booth at the expense of better talent; Brent “Dick Pic” Favor goes on the offensive as a last bitch (sic) effort to save his hillbilly ass; Arizona’s Waste Management free-for-all is chronicled; NBA news is covered including LeBron “Cry Baby” James passing Kareem, Kyrie gonna Kyrie (best of luck Dallas); KD moves to the land of cacti; Paddy and Rocky both get shitty ass picks for their Super Bowl pool; and close in a wave of hope for Rocky’s Northwestern Wildcats — who’re exceeding expectations. On the backside, the Bums review a creation from Asian-inspired BiXi Beer in Chicago with ‘Vibe Shift’ (8% ABV), an American IPA chock full of Eureka, El Dorado, and Strata hops — accurately described as “dangerously smooth” — goes down too easy; the Bums discuss Mississippi ((circa-1970s) and their manipulation of iconic TV program Sesame Street (proving once again why MS is literally ‘the asshole of America’); Paddy’s head is going to pop clean off if he hears The Doobie Brothers masterpiece ‘Another Park, Another (fucking) Sunday’ on a loop; Paddy’s distain for Christmas is only topped by his neighbors who leave their fucking Christmas lights up through mid -February — and counting; a serious discussion ensues involving the trend of selfish pricks who record people getting their asses whooped to boost their social media — a workshop on privacy and accountability; Rocky discusses the ChatGPT wave in technology; before Paddy closes with a Valentine’s Day edition of IDNKT. All of this grandeur is free of charge, so you better get some now before the Bums start paying you to listen. Recorded on February 10th, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
85 minutes | Feb 11, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0073 - Liver Blister
The Bums are back in the rail yard for S3:E0073, with a review of NFL Conference Playoff Sunday and a preview of Super Bowl Cincuenta y Siete with a series of “firsts” in Super Bowl history; the Bums playoff challenge tightens another notch in the race for a “free dinner”, as Rocky clings to a lead thinner than a Communion wafer and Paddy makes a late comeback; a review of coaching hires —headlined by Sean Payton’s reentry into NFL coaching in Mile High territory; TB12 announces another retirement (yawns); Philly Eagle’s OL Josh Sills wins dirtbag medal by catching rape and kidnapping charges; Arian Foster is listening to Joe Rogan too often with his claim that the NFL is rigged (scripted WWF style); Nick Bosa isn’t squeaky clean; FFL last place punishments are getting increasingly more creative; RIP to Chicago BlackEyeHawks legend Bobby “The Golden Jet” — as his legacy has two diametrically opposed chapters (one good and one bad); and wrap with a quick chat around NBA headlines (including LeBron watch and ‘the suck’ that is the Bulls). The suffix edition kicks off with a back-to-back “double booze” review (liver’s beware), starting with Lamp Lighter Brewing’s ‘Werewolves of Cambridge’ (7.2% ABV), an approachable, smooth English Pale Malt Porter that smacks with toffee, coffee and caramel (thanks McD!!)— followed by a review of ‘Drumchameau’, a Pinot Noir Cask single pot Irish single malt — that presents as a bit grainy, flavored with honey and vanilla — similar to a traditional Japanese whiskey; Eddie gets his heavy metal fix while being price gouged at the hands of Chicago’s Radius venue in China Town; RIP to Shirley Williams of “Laverne and Shirley” TV fame — rendering Lenny the last stooge standing; the Bums go day drinking with Paddy’s Big East pals (2 out of 10 dentists approve); the classic movie “The Sting” holds up over time (kinda sorta); and nobody on the planet is happy with the Rock and Roll HOF nominees (zero stars, do not recommend). All this without the sharp stick in the eye. Recorded on February 2nd, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
84 minutes | Jan 29, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0072 - Thanks For Watching Our Toddlers
The Bums return with S3:E0072 as the front chapter begins with Rocky recapping the B.O.M. podcast for 2022, by the numbers; the road to the Super Bowl narrows with an overview of the NFL Divisional Playoff series; Eddie tallies up the Bums playoff challenge with Rocky clinging to a razor slim lead heading into Conference championship weekend; Good guy J.J. Watt hangs up his cleats with clear line of sight of the HOF; spring MLB season is creeping up on us; legendary shot caller Pat Hughes wins a Ford Frick award; the Bums are unaminously unimpressed with HOF nominees Crime Dog and Scott Rolen (who?); the pale hose brass were sold damaged goods as defective pitcher Steve Cleving wins scumbag of the week honors; wife slapper Dana White extends his brand of white trash sports with SLAP, and the Bums are none too impressed. The rear chapter cracks off with a double review of beer and booze; McD comes through with another creation from New England’s Trillium Brewing with Aerial Roots, a Corn India Pale Ale (7% ABV) — with a sweet nose and a bitter finish; and Paddy splurges Irish style with an 18-year old Jameson whiskey that is smoother than seal shit on a glacier — with caramel and vanilla flavors and zero burn; the Bums bid adieu to WXRT radio legend Lin Brehmer who lost his fight with cancer (RIP); Eddie asks tough questions around gun control in schools (not for the faint of heart); serial toddler NFH loses his sole-source phone during a field trip to the House of Blues in Chicago; Eddie sees a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac (well, kinda); and Paddy lets his GMC Acadia go into the cold dark night after more than a decade of faithful service. All of this and foul language to last a lifetime. Recorded on January 26th, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
96 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
B.O.M. - Episode 0071 - Liver Damage
After a short hibernation, the Bums are back in the rail yard with S2:E0071 (and gusto). The Primo edition is an NFL, end of season wrap up extravaganza; the Bears have the worst (record) and the first (overall draft pick) - now we wait; Britney sprung from the gulag; welcome Kevin Warren, Bears new prez; Lovie gets hosed (again); Eddie throws down a playoff challenge; Peyton Hillis saves his kids in a drowning incident— and gets touched up; TCU gets blown like a …. well, they got blown out; Absolute Legend and Lunchbox God, Pele, is no more, RIP; World Cup review; befofre ending with a news of Pale Hoser Liam Hendricks’ diagnosis of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The Second edition begins with a quick Holiday post mortem, complete with our patented liver damaging regimen due to holiday celebrations and spirits; On the road in FL, Eddie suffers through the world’s worst Bloody Mary ; The State of Illinois sacks ups on gun reform (AR Nazi - “No assault weapons for you!!”); early 2023 RIP Notables — the wives tale “deaths come in threes” and a trend (Lisa Marie Presley, Charles White and Jeff Beck) - can you spot the trend?; Jeremey Renner added to health watch due to snowcat induced injuries; and Paddy close like a hurricane with a USMNT expose highlighting the soccer parent poison. All of this and quite possibly more ramblings than you can stomach. Recorded on January 12th, 2023 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters ‘East Bunker’ in Chicago, IL USA.
71 minutes | Dec 11, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0070 - Michigan Crow
The front of S2:E0070 bumps offs with a recap of what is a wild and crazy NFL season; the Bears injury bite is hard and firm; Eddie eats navy and maize flavored crow as Jim F. Harbaugh responds to criticism with a bit of traction in the Big10; jellyfish have a firmer spin than the NCAA, as they fine Michigan State a pittance fine ($100K) following their donnybrook in the Ann Arbor tunnel; sports washing by way of Qatari death march is discussed; as the front closes with another Paddy ‘IDNKT’ segment focused on the USA vs. Netherlands World Cup match. The back half begins with another infamous (and inverted) beer review, as the Bums sample Lamp Lighter Brewing’s “The Upside Down” (ABV 8%), a dark saison ale that smacks with carmel malts and rye, and spice, pepper and toffee finishes (thanks to McD); the Holiday season is upon us, and our respective livers and other vulnerable organs (stay tuned to see if the Bums survive); cute robot maker Boston Dynamics isn’t as harmless as we thought; Eddie is keen on the Disney+ series “Andor”, as well as Apple TV’s “Slow Horses” series (Season 2 dropping); an “I had to chuckle” story; as the back closes with a look-ahead to Rocky’s ‘Weed Rules’ segment. All of this and a bunch of swearing. Recorded on December 3rd, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
61 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0069 - Copper Pot
The ol’ 69er pops off with a review of the nutty ass NFL season we’re experiencing; the Bears get thoroughly hosed (again) as JF1 puts up record numbers on the ground; Packers are a hot mess (and also, fuck the Packers); Reich gets a reckoning as pink slips are handed out like jelly shots at a frat house; Arlington Heights Bears; Daniel Synder hanging on by a tread; belated congrats to the cheating Astros, Dusty gets a ring; Bron Bron has a boo boo, the Lakers are cooked like a goose on Christmas, as part one closes with a Paddy Files follow-up. The flip side of S2:E006 starts sudsy with another world famous beer review with Trillium Brewing’s Deciduous Autumn lager (ABV 5.2%); Eddie hits the road to Champaign, Illinois for Padres Dias; Eddie is over the moon with a choice find at a thrift shop; the Bums discuss gravy futures heading into Turkey Day, and with talk of Rocky’s fence succumbing to a wind storm. All this and a bag of chips (1 per person).Recorded on November 21, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
71 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0068 - Mastodon
On the top of S2:E0068, talks starts with an NFL trend the likes we’ve not seen in decades (“Trade-o-rama”); the Chicago Bears bounce notable players; in Quinn, Roquan while snapping up a WR1 in Claypool; Andy Reid absolutely cannot catch a break; RIP to some sports greats including Ray Guy and John McVay; talk shifts to the World Series as things tighten up down the stretch; the pale hose get a new skipper (who?); big love for Coach Pops; not so much Leo for Kyrie and Nash; NCAAF chatter includes a crazy brawl at the Big House; and close with Scum-Bag-Of-The-Week ‘dishonors’ go to Bill Self and associates leave a turd on the NCAA’s dinner table and get a wrist slap. The rear starts with a super fun beer review, as the Bums litmus test Old Irving Brewing’s Life Blood (6%ABV) a dark roasted Bock lager that was Rated in the Top 50 Beers for 2022 by Wine Enthusiast; Paddy makes an appearance at his high school reunion, and manages to ‘ghost intro’ a nemesis; the Bums noodle restaurant etiquette when something unexpected happens; Eddie’s goofy dog likes green doors, and only green doors; and close with a look at an emerging decentralized, federated social platform, and why Rocky’s using it. NB: A reminder that the Bums take listener requests seriously. Recorded on November 3, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
97 minutes | Oct 29, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0067 - Paddy Files
The Bums are back in the rail yard for S2:E0067, still giddy after the Chicago Bears MNF victory (fucking finally); Bill Belichick waits for the next chance to pass Papa Bear Halas on the all-time wins list; the Manning brothers are still funny, and were sporting Navy and Orange during Manning Cast; talk shifts to MLB playoff baseball including a crazy stat that dates back to 1950; and close with harsh criticism of the U.S. State department’s handling of Brittany Griner’s imprisonment. On the back, the Bums conduct another beer review, this time at the hands of Ottawa, IL-based Tangled Roots Brewing Company with “Sieur de LaSalle” (ABV 4.9%), a super light and crisp American lager; Kanye (bYE) is finally held accountable by Adidas and other corporate sponsors; origins of Adidas are surprising; Rockyism spreads like crazy fire; Rocky reviews his recent trip to Cancun, Mexico for a destination wedding; Eddie gives a pal solid advice around Churchill Downs; and close with the inaugural installment of Paddy Files, where the corruption that is the state of Mississippi is taken to task. All of this, and a shit ton of nonsense. Get some! Recorded on October 27, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
70 minutes | Oct 15, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0066 - The Balls On This Guy
The first half of Season 2 Episode 0066 starts with the Bums suffering through another Thursday Night Football stinker, this time at the hands of our own Chicago Bears pillow fighting with the Washington Commies; and S2:E66 also marks the return of Predicto (btw, Paddy calls him Predickto behind his back), who drops some NFL game predictions on our listening audience; Rhule gets the hook in Carolina, Week 5’s MNF was a barn burner (putting TNF to shame); roughing the passer calls have gotten ri-god-damn-diculous; AFC West notices some crappy coaching calls; Devonte Adams flattens a civilian leaving the field (and deservedly catches a misdemeanor charge); NCAAF updates include the stink this is OU (NFH would agree); Saban’s Tide dodges a bullet; Rocky’s NWU Wildcats get thoroughly thumped by the Badgers, the Illini is ranked (you read that right) by out booting Iowa; talk turns to MLB playoff baseball (or not, if you’re Paddy); the Cards and Jays whimper out early; the seller of Aaron Judge’s historic 62nd homer gets fucking paid; Stephan Vogt’s kids call his last plate appearance before retirement; and the Bums close with the ‘Tom Brady Bunch’ lawyering up. The second half begins with another intergalatically famous beer review, with Old Irving Brewing’s “Summer Krampus” (ABV 12% — gulp) collaboration with Binny’s Beverage Depot — a stout, imperial, double milk wonder — full of chocolate and coconut; and congratulate JL and Trevor as Old Irving Brewing annouces the expansion of production to a second site (West Loop, Chicago); Rocky summarizes his youngest son’s first father/son fly fishing trip — as salmon absolutely fill the Pere Marquette river in Baldwin, MI (thanks Uber); the Bums reboot their Stone In My Shoe (SIMS) segment with a theme entitled ‘the balls on this guy’; Rocky does most of his homework with a partial review of the ShowTime movie - Pleasure (not for the faint of heart); and close with Eddie’s tales of Malort. Get some while it’s fresh! Recorded on October 13, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
79 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0065 - Loose Change
The Bums first half kickoff for Episode 0065 begins with Paddy’s travelogue to the Big House in Ann Arbor, MI; talk turns to NFL week 3, as Mitch “Deer in headlights” Trubisky’s performance confirms what we already knew; the Steelers slow start, several NFL coaches may have saved their jobs; the Belichick legend grows tree roots; NCAA football weekly recap in review; the colorful character that was Douglas “Peahead” Walker; Rocky’s Wildcat’s emptying booster coffers for a new, smaller stadium in Evanston; NCCA’s Pac12 is on life support; before talk shifts to MLB as Albert Pujols and Aaron Judge did not disappoint in their respective race into the history books; and close as the Bums bid adieu to tennis great Roger Federer. The second half kickoff ensues with an apropos beer review of Short's Brewing Company “Autumn Ale” (ABV 5.6%), a medium-bodied, true-to-style London Extra Special Bitter (ESB); Rocky has nothing but disdain for pocket change (no, seriously); Paddy cringes as a neighborhood millennial is driving a vintage Mercedes into the ground; a review of the Netflix 10-part TV series — “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”; a review of Apple+ TV series - “Slow Horses”; more Chicago problem solving ensues before closing with a teaser for ‘The Paddy Files: A Mississippi Mess’ thanks to scumbag Brett Favre and company. All of this and a bunch of cursing and ranting! Get some! Recorded on September 29, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
87 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0064 - Teetering Campaign
The Bums are back in the rail yard —two weeks in a row— with Episode 0064. The anterior piece begins with a shout-out to the autumnal equinox, as dog days of summer are starting to hibernate; Paddy and Rocky recount their journey north of the Cheddar Curtain to see the Bears take another shot between the eyes at Lambeau Field; meanwhile, Eddie gets anointed as an auxiliary Bills Mafia member at Delilah’s in Chicago; future HOFer Eli Manning walks on at Penn State, incognito, and in character as ‘Chad Powers’ (and it’s awesome); NFL Week 2 in review as the AFC is chock full of beasts; NCAA football talk includes another firing as Herm Edwards is made redundant; MLB chatter covers two races into the history books and related trivia; the Bums lament the end of single-game tiebreaker games in MLB (boo); and wrap with another IDNKT segment focused on Chicago sports “all time” winning percentages by franchise. The posterior piece starts with yet another intergalactically famous beer review, as McD comes through again with another creation from Boston area Lamp Lighter Brewing — “Pavona” (ABV 5%), a super crisp Italian style Pilsner; Rocky’s 3-part plan to “fix” Chicago is hashed over during Paddy and Rocky’s 3-hour drive to Green Bay; Paddy assigns the Bums homework — with a movie suggestion (“Pleasure” circa 2022); a review of Twitter’s line of the week; and close with tales of “teetering” fragile keepsakes. All of this, plus other funny shit — get some while it’s fresh! Recorded on September 22, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
77 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0063 - Geyser
The Bums return after a week-long McCOVID related break. On the fore end, the Bums review NFL Week 1 action, trials and tributlations, including the flood bowl in Chicago, Justin Fields progression, the Flus is Loose (and actually capable of making 2nd half adjustments); a prospective rendering of the Arlington Heights Bears new stadium (to convert or not to convert & which suckers are paying); Brett “Dick Pic” Favre is in trouble again — extending his streak of hillbilly grifting; as talk moves to NCAA Football, putting the Sun Belt in focus; Notre Dame shits the bed; Bryan “Bayou” Kelley gets schooled in his Week 1 presser (his faux tough guy routine backfires in his stupid, smug face); ending with the Chicago Sky’s WNBA playoff run (flickering out). The aft end begins with another intergalactic beer review; Boston McD comes through again with a kick ass production from Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA — their flagship beer, “Whirlpool”, a Hazy New England pale ale (ABV 4.5%) that is crushable, and tops in its category; Rocky’s fly fishing partner drops a YouTube video synopsis, chronicling their recent Alaskan adventure; an unprecedented flood clobbers Northwestern Chicago (as Rocky’s video may very well go viral); FanDuel’s season-long “Best Ball” sucks a bag of you-know-whats; discussion of QE2’s white nationalism; and in an amazing twist, Paddy is pissed — tune in to find out why (this time….). All this and a bag of chips. Get some while it’s fresh. Recorded on September 15, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
84 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0062 - Dirty Tricks
As an amazing trend buster, the Bums return to the rail yard for a second straight week with Episode 0062 — that’s two in a row folks! On the front nine, discussion ensues around how B.O.M. naysayers are dealt with; NCAA Football is back, headlined by Rocky’s Northwestern University Wildcats who traveled to Ireland (aka Paddy World) to kick-off the season, and returned from the dead, not once, but twice— against the hapless Nebraska Cornhuskers; P.S. Fitzy for President; for some inexplicable reason, career turd Urban Meyer returns to the press box at FOX Sports; Ohio State prepares to curb stomp The Fightless Irish of Notre Dame (even the line is curb stomped); the Bums pivot to NFL talk and the Chicago Bears moves, as Paddy and Rocky run the gauntlet in the wake of Black and Blue Monday (53-man roster cut-downs) with a blow-by-blow of puts & takes; Jimmy G hits pay dirt in San Fran; and close the front with an Albert watch — as good guy Pujols inches towards 700 HRs! The back nine commences with the Bums ‘intergalactically famous’ beer review, as Eddie’s youngest delivers a creation from Chicago’s own Bixi Brewing (pronounced Be-She), 'Rules of Rhein', a “not too bad” German-style Kolsch ale (4.5% ABV); two thirds of the Bums binge Winning Time (a Los Angeles Lakers retrospective / TV series); Rocky and Nicky Fish Hooks take Boston, Fenway and the Green Monster by storm; Eddie and JL catch lightening in a bottle at Wrigley for less than $20; R.Kelly is categorically and deservedly fucked; and end with “Pissed Paddy” and his distain for adult children. All of this and a lot of swearing— tune in while it’s fresh. Recorded on September 1, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
91 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0061 - Ringworm
Following a seven-week ‘summer’ sabbatical, the Bums are finally back in the rail yard, with Episode 0061. The top begins dark, with a triad of dead motherf*ckers to include Vin Scully, Bill Russell and Len Dawson (with Virginia McCaskey waiting for her wings); NFL chatter returns as Deshaun “Sexual Assaulter” Watson takes several shots in the face, leaving a permanent scar; most of the smoke hits the Cleveland Browns, the NFLPA, and well, everyone; MLB post-season baseball starts to take shape as Chicago fans look down at their empty cups; the Padres are on a buying spree (where’s the dough coming from); Stuntman and Ringworm expert Fernando Tatis Jr. gets taken to the woodshed; the trials and tribulations of Pete “Super Creep” Rose continue for the worse; Serena hangs up her racket, closing a once in a generation career; before closing the top with talk of the “new” Big Ten (which no longer has any meaning). The bottom half kicks off with another world-famous beer review, as SuperFan McD donates another creation out of Bean Town in the form of Lamp Lighter Brewing’s Vienna Lager, “Barley Smalls” (ABV 5.1%); Eddie walks his family junket to Lisbon, Portugal (as suitcases may or may not have been chock full of sardine/fish tins); Rocky, Nicky Fish Hooks and company survive the Alaskan outback and coastal grizzly bears; before closing with special Paddy birthday surprise for the ages. All of this and a tin of sardines. Tune in for the low down! Recorded on August 25th, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, Paddy’s Southside Cave, in Chicago, IL USA.
81 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0060 - Danger Zone
The Bums spool up S2:E0060 with basketball talk; Rocky does something he absolutely despises; live NBA Finals updates ensue as the Dubs get a little floppy; Draymond triple dribbles his way out of multiple playoff games; Golden boy Steph Curry shoots blanks from the 3 point line; while the Celtics can’t sink free points or hold onto the pumpkin; LIV vs. PGA is a thing — and the Saudi blood money train rides again; as talk turns to MLB us Chicagoans are crying in our beer; LaRussa’s ears are ringing; before closing with a baseball speed round. On the flop, the Bums lament the cruel adjacency between fast food and middle age (‘shouts at clouds’); Paddy spies a Rividan EV, spawning an unexpected revelations; the Bums take the Highway to the Danger Zone, as Paddy provides a movie review of Top Gun’s sequel; Rocky gives a trout fly fishing report from Baldwin, MI; Paddy’s sidekick Flanigan (and heralded Bum’s house dog) is on the mend — positive thoughts towards a speedy recovery; and close as Chicago gets a global warning wake-up call, courtesy of tornado sirens echoing throughout the city. All this majesty and more. Recorded on June 16th, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, the Eagle’s Nest, in Chicago, IL USA.
85 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0059 - Rocky Mountain Hi
The Bums kick-off S2:E0059 with an NBA Finals update; discussion around the inexplicable mystery of Steven A. Smith’s popularity; MLB skippers lose themslves some ‘Joes’; Paddy reviews Chicago White Sox greats that might surprise some; Steve “Stone Pony” Stone celebrates 40 years of MLB broadcasting excellence; the Indy 500 is barely a thing; and new Chicago Bears HC bends the hitting in practice rule (stupid rule; love us some Flus already). Part deux kicks off with yet another world-famous beer review, with a look-see into Chicago’s own Alarmist Brewing’s “Crispy Boy” (4.9% ABV) German style pilsner (fucking yum); Jam Production goes 0 for 2 as Eddie and Rocky provide scathing reviews of two separate shit burger experiences; and close with Paddy’s review of his pilgrimage to Colorado where we hear about the highs and lows. All of this grandeur and more … Recorded on June 6th, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, the Eagle’s Nest, in Chicago, IL USA.
100 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0058 - Reverse Manifesto
The Bums start the first half of S2:E0058 (not E0059) morosely and sans our catchy Intro/Outro — out of respect for the preventable and horrific events surrounding the mass-shooting in Uvalde, TX (and others since)— more on common sense gun reform in Part 2; racist POS and N.Y. Yankee Josh Donaldson has an affinity for calling Tim Anderson “Jackie”; White Sox shot caller and baseball wizard Stone Pony take a summer break; Cubs rookie Christopher “Shroom” Morel earns himself a team record (that is going strong now at 17 games); an unbelieveable stat shared by 3 unlikely MLB players (Suzuki Ichiro/Greg Maddox/Ty Cobb); Predicto makes an unplanned appearance, bringing his precognition around the NBA Finals; NFL booth duty rumors surrounding Greg Olsen and TB12; RIP to former NFL RB and Cowboy/Bear Marian Barber; Dwayne Haskins bloodwork came back and it ain’t good; discussion around the inevitable deprecation of the NFL’s hapless Pro Bowl; and close Part 1 a fan request from AZ is fulfilled with chatter around the Diamondback’s Summer Pass and small market teams. The second half triple clicks on the topic of Rocky’s responsible Common Sense Gun reform reverse manifesto; strap in folks — we dig in deep here; the the Bums bid farewell to Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta (sad emoji face), and close with a salute to honorary Bum Arizona Sam for his dedication and loyalty. Recorded on June 2nd, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, the Eagle’s Nest, in Chicago, IL USA.
87 minutes | May 22, 2022
B.O.M. - Episode 0057 - Five Six Three
The first cut of Season 2 Episode 0057 starts with a Bums style 5-6-3 double-play; NBA playoff chatter ensues; Celts looking better than expected; Skip Bayless S.A.B.O.Ds and doesn’t even hold a close second to his brother Rick; MLB talk includes a Cincy Reds Christmas miracle in May; Former MLBer Matt Harvey gets a pittance 60-game hiatus for his role in distributing opioids to teammates—including occasionally providing deceased former pitcher Tyler Skaggs with oxycodone pills (queue the Law and Order track); the Bums think they have the Pale Hose Woes pinned down, while Paddy gives up the Pale Hose Shows until Indy Day; the tragic open letter story of Tarik Cohen is memorialized (pack some kleenex); and the Delaware State women’s Lacrosse team runs into the Klan on the road. The second cut begins with another world-famous (all continents represented except AustralAsia) beer review, as the Bums go back to basics with a taste test of Old Irving Brewing’s latest Double Dry Hop IPA, Aglow (ABV 5.25%) — a crisp and crushable summer beer; prepared or not the Bums deliver another fan requests by providing POVs on the Depp vs. Heard defamation suit (lose/lose); Eddie has a Madonna shaped stone in his shoe (she really needs to go away); America launches the most ‘Merican soft drink in the history of ‘Merican soft drinks; former N.C. state rep Madison “Serial Sexual Predator and Serially Stupid” Cawthorn is wheeled out of office; and Paddy shares a collection of surprisingly tasty Turkish candies as he drops another I Did Not Know That (IDNKT) installment on the history of our upcoming Memorial Day holiday. All this, a bag of Turkish candy, and much more. Recorded on May 19th, 2022 at B.O.M.’s global headquarters, the Eagle’s Nest, in Chicago, IL USA.