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It was a sad day for the local crowd at today's Wing Bowl. On the very day that El Wingador fell to cocaine charges, his successor Jon Squibb lost by a mere five wings-FIVE wings--to a New Englander nicknamed "The Bear" wearing a Tom Brady jersey. 287 t0 282 was the final score, though no one came close to Takeru Kobayashi's record 337, set last year. Managing to throw two insults in one breath, "The Bear" said afterwards: "You know, this wasn’t necessarily as intimidating as I thought, but the final result was a lot closer than I thought it
It's probably a good thing Bill "El Wingador" Simmons wasn't allowed to participate in the Wing Bowl this year. In a twist of irony, the five-time champ was indicted for cocaine distribution and possession charges just hours before the 6 a.m. start of his signature event. The Woodbury Heights competitive eater was first charged in May, after police found $8,000 worth of coke in the back of his Wingador-themed Kia Soul. [Delco Times]
At 7:45 this morning, thousands of bleary-eyed wing-watchers were treated to a different sort of Bird. Chip Kelly, man of the people, and new Eagles coach, appeared on stage to "Fly Eagles Fly" in an unexpected Wing Bowl appearance. Angelo Cataldi, the show's longtime emcee, declared in the biggest moment in the event's history. "This is a great moment for all of us." [Philly.com]
My eyes bulge as the waitress brings bread to our table. I’m so excited. I have so many questions. There isn’t that much bread. Will he eat it all in one raw burst of energy? If he does, will she bring another? Will Osteria keep giving us free bread until they run out? I actually change seats so I can get a better look.