A Note From Carl - This is the first entry in the Barstool Chicago Top 20 Moments of 2019 blog series. The list is coming from our perspective as 4 dudes who got the job of a lifetime exactly one year ago.
We covered this list in person at the December 20th live show. We're following it up on our podcasts to close out the year under following schedule:
#10-6: Red Line Radio 12/30
#5-1: Dog Walk 12/30
I'll be covering them on the blog one-by-one starting with this entry. I have no rhyme or reason to length or content other than I just want to give each one of these moments their own blog. And on a personal level, I want to hit 2020 in full stride and nothing says momentum like firing off 20 straight blogs to end the year:
#20 Eddie Goes To Vegas With Pres
The time September 2019. The Chicago Bears are set to open the season in primetime on Thursday against the Packers and it's getting pretty fucking steamy in Chicago. Unquestionably, it's the most collectively anticipated Chicago sports season since the '98 Bulls. Naturally, Barstool HQ brings us out for a livestream at Fan Duel and at this point you probably know where that story goes: we get embarrassed.
So instead let's focus on what happened earlier that day, well before the Bears got dragged by the Packers on national television.
Pres goes up to Eddie and bluntly asks if he wants to join him in Vegas for the NASCAR race the following weekend. It's me and Frankie and you should come. From there, we're blessed with the single greatest Vegas club duo of 2019:
And as no surprise (more on this later in the list), Eddie would go on to have the bottle service girl on Dog Walk in what's been described as a top-10 episode for DW in 2019. I have no problem calling these Must Listens:
Although admittedly this isn't #20 because Eddie cut a couple of funny podcasts, or because of the great picture. It's #20 because Barstool is blowing up in NASCAR and Eddie is there for the ride with Pres for essentially no other reason than Eddie is a sweet dude to hang out with. Like if you have a choice between having him around or not, you're gonna pick to have Eddie around 100/100 times.
Granted, Eddie didn't actually make it to the race because he was cutting a remote Red Line Radio and we fucked up the connection so he ended up in the hotel room for basically all of the content Pres was brought in to do. So technically that's our fault for holding him back but at the same time I think it makes the trip that much more memorable that he completely missed the race while Pres almost had a heatstroke. It's all too perfect.
And then finally, sentimentally and personally, I've been a diehard stoolie going back to August 2009. You better fucking believe one of us closing down a Vegas club with Pres will make the top 20 every single year.
Up Next: #19 Air & Water Show On A Miller Lite Sailboat