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Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra said he considered Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' victory over Bill "El Wingador" Simmons in the 2004 Wing Bowl one of the most dramatic events in the last 40 years of Philadelphia sporting history.
Ebay.com is selling a document for $3,995 labeled as a "NY Baseball Writers Scorecard" signed by Babe Ruth. (via HomeRunDirect)
DelcoTimes.com has an article about the induction of Bob Shoudt, father of "Notorious B.O.B" into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for coaching track. He was accompanied by former NFL kick returner, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. He was also recently inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame.
Former boxer Mario Melo passed away after competing in a croissant eating contest in Pinamar, Argentina. In 1990 he faced off against Michael Moorer for the WBA light heavyweight world title. The 56 year old was believed to have diabetes. updateTMZ has an article with a video of the incident (warning: disturbig)
Professional wrestler Bruan Strowman attempted the 7 pound Seafood UFO Sandwich at Jimmy's Famous Seafood in Baltimore.
ESPN has a blog entry about the 9,000 calorie / day diet of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence, which resulted in a 35 pound off-season weight gain.
A yesterday's MLB All Star Game Fanfest in Washington, DC, the team representing the American League consisting of Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper and Kevin Millar ate more Nathan's Famous hot dogs than the National League team composed of Matt Stonie, Carmen Cincotti, Michelle Lesco and Cliff Floyd. (video)
Sheppnews.com.au has an article about Australian competitive eater / bodybuilder Vince Mantovani.
BarBend.com has a post about Brian Shaw, 4-time winner of the "World's Strongest Man" contest, attempting the 7 pound "Gut Buster" burrito challenge at Big City Burrito in Fort Collins, CO.
Yesterday Yasir Salem was the top fundraiser for the Doughman quadrathlon, the subject of the Durham, NC episode of Man vs. Food. Instead of competing on a four person team, he did all four stages of the race (running, biking, swimming, eating) by himself.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is expected to attend a taco eating contest at Adobe Gila's in Rosemont, IL on April 8. There will be separate divisions for men & women.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers posted a meatball eating contest on his Instagram story. He claimed to have bet $40,000 on the contest.
Amamda Kessel, a member of the hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal last month, says she could defeat her brother Phil Kessel, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a hot dog eating contest.
Yasir Salem announces he bicycled 410 miles over 24 hours at the Sebring 24 hour race, which will qualify him for the 3000 mile Race Across America competiton.
LAMag.com has a report on the "Beef Bowl" fest held for members of Rose Bowl teams at Lawry's the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
The University of Georgia football team reportedly ate more meat than the University of Oklahoma Sooners did at their pregame meal at Lawry's to win the "Beef Bowl". The event has been held for teams competing in the Rose Bowl.
The Palm Beach Post has an interview with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Sam Young in which he recounts his victory at a Rock the Tot tater tot eating contest held at a  Bar Louie location.  
Yasir Salem announces that he attained his goal of running a 26.2 mile marathon every month in 2017 by running an indoor marathon in Alexandria, VA.   
The Culture Trip has a profile of Yasir Salem which labels him the world’s top ultra-endurance competitive eater. The article tells how his competitive eating career started after his wife Gweneviere Mann underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
AmNY.com has an interview with Yasir Salem about his plans to run in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, which will be his 12th marathon in 2017. He hopes to qualify to ride in the 3000 mile bicycle Race Across America in 2019. update Nov 6 Runner's World lists Yasir Salem's time as 4:41:33 in a roster of celebrity entrants. His time was about three minutes behind former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski appeared on Dragons' Den (the Canadian equivalent of ABC's Shark Tank) with a team seeking investment for New Age Performance's line of performance enhancing mouthpieces. Brian Shaw "The World's Strongest Man" was another member of the team. (video)
Dave "US Male" Goldstein completed an Ironman Triathlon (26.2 mile run, 2.4 mile swim & 112 mile bike ride) in Louisville on Sunday. (result page)
Physical Culture Study has a blog entry about the food consumption of the Saxon brothers, three German strongmen who were active around 1900. A typical day's diet included 24 eggs, 3 pounds bacon and 10 pound of meat for each brother. Via Iron Heaver
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