Wing Bowl 17 (January 30, 2009) category

"First Timer Wins Wing Bowl Championship" is the most viewed story on philly.com this month.

Wing Bowl 17 doubles philly.com traffic

The PhillyDeal$ blog reports that philly.com received 4.1 million online readers on the day of Wing Bowl 17, more than twice the normal amount. The only other event to produce more traffic to the website was the Phillies recent World Series victory.

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Wing Bowl 17 galleries

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More Wing Bowl 17 links

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WB 17 cottage cheese stunts accepted & rejected

A list of DelawareOnline’s 8 most intriguing people of 2008 details the thwarting of Jeff “The Natural” Olson’s plans to compete in Wing Bowl 17:

At this year’s WIP Wingbowl, Jeff planned on qualifying with his stunt of eating three pounds of cottage cheese in three minutes. WIP rejected the stunt, however, saying it was a drinking stunt and not an eating stunt. (I’m not sure how the people at WIP consume their cottage cheese, but I certainly consider that a food.)

Apparently WIP had no such problems with the brand of cottage cheese Jon Squibb used, as he qualified by eating 6 pounds in 3 minutes after failing at his initial attempt

Other Wing Bowl links
NBCPhiladelphia credits the small size of the wings with the high total and has some additional Wing Bowl content

Yahoo has 2 videos and 15 photos, including a picture of Frank DeFraud’s disqualification

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Jon “Super” Squibb wins Wing Bowl 17

update #2Philly.com has video – CBS3 has a slideshow and an interview with boxer Bernard Hopkins and El Wingador along with some soundless footage

Google Trends currently has “Wing Bowl 2009″ as #10 in the list of hot trends and “Angelo Cataldi” and “610 WIP” are also in the top 20.

update CourierPostOnline.com has the official top 5:

Jon “Super” Squibb – 203 wings – his facebook page
Not Rich 180
Hank the Tank 153
Da Disposal 153
Cadillac Corrigan 132

Other 5 semi-finalists (results are from end of first round)
Officer Beast 90
Frank de Fraud 87
Stormin Norman 83
Obi Wing 83 (disqualified for vomiting in the second round)
Gluteus Maximus 79

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Previous results from Wing Bowl 17 competitors

A list of the Wing Bowl 17 field along with their performances in previous Wing Bowls from the eatfeats database is available after the jump:

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Wing Bowl 17 competitors links

Philly.com has galleries of Wing Bowls 11 through 16

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Wing Bowl 17 weigh-in at Chickie’s & Petes today at 5 pm

The South Philly location of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar will host the Wing Bowl weigh in at 5 pm today. The restaurant will also have a post Wing Bowl party at 9 am tomorrow.

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Wing Bowl 17 odds & roster released

610WIP.com has updated its Wing Bowl 17 page with the full list of competitors along with their odds. Damaging Doug is the favorite at 2-1 and Doug “Obi Wing” Petock is the long shot at ∞-1 odds. Damaging Doug is also the heaviest competitor with a listed weight of 504 pounds. Larry “Blow Me” Norris is the lightest at 160 lbs.

Dan Gross’ Wing Bowl column
mentions the odds and catches up with Joey Chestnut’s former wingette, Tiffany Heller, who will sit out Wing Bowl 17. She says that she was secretly rooting for the underdog while she was assisting Joey Chestnut.

Gross also reports that Gentleman Jerry (listed odds: 3-1) says that this will be his final eating contest. The column says that Coughlan’s margin of defeat to Joey Chestnut in Wing Bowl 16 was 15 wings, which was the difference in Wing Bowl 15. The margin of defeat in last year’s Wing Bowl was over 100 wings

Tailgating information is provided at the end of the column:

The Wachovia Center has announced that parking lots open at 4 a.m. Friday and that tickets will be checked at the parking gates. Those without Wing Bowl tix will be turned away. FDR Park, across Broad Street from the sports complex, will be closed to tailgating, as will surrounding lots.

All patrons will be searched for contraband, and no outside food or beverages are permitted inside the Wachovia Center. Comcast-Spectacor has also asked that no fires be set in the parking lot.

The DelcoTimes has an article about “Gentleman Jerry” Coughlan and the PhillyBurbs blog has an entry about Nick “Chicken Caesar” Ventresca

Nittanydelphia has a preview of the Wing Bowl

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Wing Bowl 17 links and poll

The new poll asks what you how many wings the winner of Wing Bowl 17 will eat. I think that Gentleman Jerry has the top personal best in the field at 167 wings in 2007.

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Link Buffet: January 26, 2009

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Link Buffet: January 22, 2009

  • This week’s Philly.com Wing Bowl column profiles John “Stormin Norman” Tiska and Rick “The Manager” Russo
  • Delco Times wants to hear from Wing Bowl fans & contestants
  • Video of Joey Chestnut vs. Pack 340 leader
  • Video of Boston crepe eating contest
  • Billy the Fridge to have a donut eating contest at his Fantasy Freak Show CD release party February 26
  • Buffet ejection contest in Louisana (make sure to read the last line)

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Frank de Fraud wins Wing Off #4

The list of entrants in the Wing Bowl finals have been updated to report that Frank de Fraud won last night’s Wing Off qualifier by eating 28 wings in 10 minutes. The Courier-Post has an article (without results) and gallery from that contest.

“Gentleman” Jerry Coughlan, who performed a jelly doughnut stunt, and Wing Bowl 8 winner “Tollman” Joe Paul (no Wing Off or stunt listed) are other new qualifiers.

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Rick the Mangager article, web page, video & song

(From Sadie Carpenter & Carlos) The Hungry Sisters blog has an article about Rick “The Manager” Russo’s qualification for Wing Bowl 17. Russo served as Dave “The Dumpster” Moyer’s manager in previous Wing Bowls.

Badlands Booker wrote the theme song for Rick the Manager, which can be listened to on RickTheManager.com A myspace page is also available.

A video of Rick’s qualification stunt of eating 4 feet of sushi served on the bodies of two lingerie wearing females can be viewed on youtube. (This is not the first time sushi consumption off of a female body has been recorded; in The Surreal Life, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis and Corey Feldman refuse to eat sushi served on a naked woman.)

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Damaging Doug aims for 175 wings

Dan Gross has a column about several Wing Bowl 17 competitors. “Damaging” Doug Canavin says that he thinks that 150 wings will win the contest, but his goal is 175 wings. Canavin qualified for Wing Bowl 17 by eating 5 sliders in 5 minutes. The column hints that Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick, whose previous brush with competitive eating involved being in a prank trade for ‘Kobayashi”, could be part of Damaging Doug’s entourage.

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The Caveman wins Wing Off #3

A gallery of Saturday’s Wing Off at Slack’s Hoagie Shack has been posted on 610wip.com. “The Caveman” was the winner with 54 wings in 10 minutes.

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Link Buffet: January 12, 2009

  • Review of Quest for the Golden Hot Dog
  • 4 person USA vs. Canada team slider eating contest in Toronto on February 8, 2009. “Furious” Pete Czerwinski will captain the Canadian team
  • List of all Wing Bowl 17 finalists on 610WIP.com. “Obi Wing” and “Damaging” Doug are the only repeat competitors at this moment I am aware of
  • Wrestler “The Executioner” sets restaurant record by eating 10 pattie burger
  • Picture of menu at Wintzell’s Oyster House which lists the current oyster eating records (Men – Joe Evans: 403, Women – Julia Ward: 280)
  • Picture of Sonya Thomas and Rickey Henderson (on right) from the 2005 San Diego Golden Palace qualifier. Rickey Henderson is expected to be announced as one of the new baseball Hall of Fame members today

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Cadillac Carrigan wins Wing Off #2

A photo gallery of last night’s Wing Off at Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Bar is available at 610wip.com Cadillac Carrigan won the qualifier by eating 56 wings in 10 minutes, defeating Gentleman Jerry, the top eater in Wing Bowl 15 and 16 eligible to compete in Wing Bowl 17.

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Link Buffet: January 7, 2009

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Competitive Eaters in best of 2008 lists

Joey Chestnut is a choice in the ESPN poll for the five members of the 2008 All SportsNation team.

Jeff Olson is one of DelawareOnline’s 8 most intriguing people of 2008 (which appears to be restricted to Delaware residents). Jeff’s proposed Wing Bowl qualification stunt of eating 3 pounds of cottage cheese in 3 minutes was rejected, so he will try to qualify at a Wing Off.

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Wing Bowl 17 current field

Video w/o results from Maple Shade Wing Off

The Eating Machine has posted two short clips recorded at last night’s Wing Off at PJ Whelihan’s in Maple Shade, New Jersey, but it does not include any contest footage or results. The Eating Machine apparently did not compete in the qualifier as he had already qualified for Wing Bowl 17 by eating 30 ounces of mayonnaise in 1:30. This is a better rate per minute that the official IFOCE mayonnaise record of 4 32 ounce bowls of mayonnaise in 8 minutes held by Oleg Zhornitskiy

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Wing Bowl 17 sell out announced

The Wing Bowl page on 610WIP.com announces that tickets for the upcoming Wing Bowl are all sold three days after going on sale. The ticket purchase link remains active, but a message saying no tickets are available will result after entering an amount.

Tickets to Wing Bowl 16 sold out in 45 minutes.

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Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off schedule announced

A list of 7 “Wing Off” qualifiers is available on 610WIP’s Wing Bowl 17 page. Winners of the Wing-Offs will receive a slot in the Wing Bowl. The first qualifier will take place tomorrow at PJ Whelihan’s in Maple Shade, New Jersey. The second Wing Off will take place at Paddywhack’s in Philadelphia on January 9. There will be 6 Wing Offs between January 9 and January 22. The Wing Offs will be co-hosted by former Eagle Hugh Douglas, so wearing a Terrell Owens jersey to the contest is probably not advisable. ;)

update Here is a list of the Wing Offs:

2008 Dec 18 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off PJ Whelihan’s Maple Shade, NJ
2009 Jan 7 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off Paddywhacks Philadelphia, PA
2009 Jan 10 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off Slack’s Hoagie Shack Philadelphia, PA
2009 Jan 14 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off PJ Whelihan’s Sewell, NJ
2009 Jan 15 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off Barnaby’s Aston Media, PA
2009 Jan 20 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off McStew’s Irish Sports Pub Levittown, PA
2009 Jan 22 Wing Bowl 17 Wing Off Trappe Tavern Trappe, PA

A link to the live chat page for the chat session hosted by Adam Richman of Man vs. Food is available on the Travel Channel website. The chat will begin at 11 pm eastern and run until midnight. There will also be a chat for viewers only starting at 9 pm.

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