As only Hollywood could

I watched this program with all the horror I had expected. I am a member of one of the oldest and most well known, 3 piece patch MC's ( that's motorcycle club for you rubs out there) in the world. I have ridden for over 30 years and have been part of a true brotherhood for over 10 years.

I strongly dislike this program because:

1) in the first ten minutes, our hero is introduced as the vice president of a ( deep breath here ).. gun running, drug dealing, murdering biker gang with a drug addicted very preggers wife, a sadistic mother and an apparent step father that would make Hamlet blush.

2) we see an innocent illegal alien mother and child burned to death in a raid by a rival murdering gang.

3) we see the " president" of the club blandly order a dirty cop to " bury the trash"


I have several other big problems, but now to some of my small bitch's...

a) you cant ride a bike above 30 - 40 mph without glasses no matter how cool you are.

b) you cant hold high speed conversations with your buds no matter how cool you are.

3) why in gods name would a hot young female doctor have anything to do with such scum... and if she did have anything to do with them, " before her past was behind her", how the hell did she get into much less through medical school?


Yes, yes, I know there are plenty of rubs out there, ( thats rich urban bikers a.k.a. fat balding men with midlife crisis and an extra 30g's laying around to buy tricked out chrome whore harley's ) that will protest saying that they ride without glass's and talk to their buds at high speed all the time. My reply is simple, email me after you get your first chunk of road trash in the ol' eyeball at 60 mph mr. imafatbaldoldbadass.


I am a True Biker. The Brothers in my club raise literally tens of thousands of dollars each year for charity. We support childrens hospitals, disabled vets and countless other worthy organizations.


WE DO NOT DO DRUGS. WE DO NOT RUN GUNS. WE DO NOT KILL AND EAT INNOCENT TOURIST ( although I must confess a desire to feed people their own cell phones sometimes.)


Sons of crap is the worst of the worst of typical hollywood propaganda sold to the mass public to generate money and fear. To carry on the worst sterotypes possible and push tampoon commercials.


If you screw with a real biker... do so at your own risk. But if your broke down on the side of the road some rainy night and a bike pulls over, dont start dialing 911 because you think your about to be killed and eaten raw.


Get to know us... please. The real us. The us who love our clubs and our brothers, but who put family and God first. Then our work and then our club and brothers.


Oh yea, and to you, Ron Perlman... you look better with makeup man...


Any freakin' make up.

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Sep 15, 2008 11:43PM EDT

HaHAHa yeah I love it. You are so right. I know a lot of bikers and noe of them are like this fine bunch of wanna bees!!! Way to go to the real bikers that are real men and women who care and have true lives. The bikers I rode with were professionals in life and in biking and took their bikes and what they represented very seriously and were true pillars of the community.
Keep it real big guy and remember they can't tell about the real live bikers and make any money cos you guys are too real. Don't worry there are many of us that know.
SignedWanna ride again!!!

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Sep 16, 2008 11:32PM EDT

haha i do believe you, however over here in australia the bikies are true scum. They certainly arent "pillars of the community". They run drugs and are often involved in car bombings and stuff.

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Sep 17, 2008 3:28AM EDT

I'm a biker too and in a patch club but I have to disagree with aspects of the first poster - just like any group of people - there good/bad in any group - there are MCs that are drug running and there are those that raise charity and even some that do both (because even criminals have heart sometime - it's not mutually exclusive). I do have to agree - you can't ride without eye protection in most environments at over about 25 mph (I haven't found the insect/debris free environ). Also you can't have a conversation - especially with a motor vehicle (the one with the jeep was especially entertaining). And most doctors I know are over 30 before they get through all their residencies/internships before they are practicing - that girl looks way too young to be head of nicu! The show is definitely Hollywood - but I don't generally watch tv for educational value! It's network - you get what you pay for!

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Sep 17, 2008 11:33PM EDT

Obviously the characters in this show are not common. For a good reason. If they were, they wouldn't be half as interesting.
If this show was about bikers donating to charity (I don't mean to knock what your doing) it would probably air on Lifetime rather than FX.

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Sep 18, 2008 11:43PM EDT

I agree with revel313 over here. I am not a biker though, so maybe my opinion holds less water on this subject. But I was suprised how much I actually liked it. I am one that watches very little TV, but I have a few favorites from over the years. SOA actually may become one of them! ya know, a guilty pleasure so-to-speak. =]

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Sep 19, 2008 11:06AM EDT

I loved this review simply for your honest-to-god sarcasm. Thanks for that lol. The show may be portraying MC's as bad, drug/gun runners but your missing the point. They lost thier way, went down the wrong path, and thats what the show is about. Jax is realizing that the club is not what it should be and that his father wouldn't be happy. Sure there's technicalities about the goggles and what not but if it was all accurate than it wouldn't be Hollywood, would it? Two guys riding in silence is alot less interesting than two guys scheming on another club.
And for the record I have to give you praise for what you do for charity. Not many people are as considerate as your crew.

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