Bill “El Wingador” Simmons category

Steve Keeley of Fox 29 reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons was arrested in Nebraska on January 26 for possessing a kilogram of cocaine and 254 pounds of marijuana after being pulled over on Interstate 80. The five time Wing Bowl champion previously spent two years in prison after a 2012 arrest for cocaine distribution. His next court hearing is on March 2.
If you are looking for competitive eating content, "Swallow Your Pride", a documentary about Wing Bowl 13 (2005), can be viewed on youtube for free. The focus is Bill "El Wingador" Simmon's quest to retake the title from Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Bob Shoudt (then known as Humble Bob), Arnie "Chowhound" Chapman, Dave "Coondog" O'Karma, Hank "The Tank" Goldey and Augie "Yao Wing" Chung are also featured. Conflict between IFOCE (MLE) and AICE is a secondary theme of the film. At 30:45, AICE co-founders Chapman and O'Karma discuss their grievances.
Five time Wing Bowl Champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has started a podcast titled "Wing Vallee"
Jon Wasserman ate 20 wings in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in last night's Manayunk Wing Sprint in Philadelphia. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons also competed and NFL lineman Jahri Evans. has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons' ambition to start a new restaurant called El Wingador’s Serious Frickin’ Chicken. He has started a kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which hopes to raise $25,000 by the end of October. One of the kickstarter rewards is spending Wing Bowl 26 with Bill Simmons which interestingly says that plans for the 2018 have not been finalized. update Bill Simmons says that plans for Wing Bowl 26 on February 2 are now official. A ticket package for that event was sold on Eagles Radiothon earlier this week.
Bill "El Wingador" Simmons won the first prize of a $1000 Visa gift card in today's crab fries eating contest at Chickies and Pete's in Philadelphia. has a review of "Snow on the Barb Wire", the recently published autobiography by Bill "El Wingador" Simmons. The five time Wing Bowl champion will give a talk about his book in the Philly Author Series on February 9.
PhillyVoice has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and his new memoir, Snow on the Barb Wire. According to the article, he uses the book to "settle some scores with old Wing Bowl opponents".

Molly Schuyler vs. El Wingador in Wing Bowl 25

A one on one matchup between Molly Schuyler and Bill “El Wingador” Simmons was announced this morning for Wing Bowl 25 in Philadelphia on February 3. Ric Flair and Coolio will be the guests. Tickets go on sale at at 9am Eastern.

Bill Simmons and Molly Schuyler have accounted for 7 of the victories in the 24 Wing Bowls. Their winning totals:

2016 Feb 5 1st 429 Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 24 – national
2014 Jan 31 1st 363 Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 22 – national
2005 Feb 4 1st 162 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 13
2003 Jan 24 1st 154 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 11
2002 Jan 25 1st 143 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 10
2001 Jan 26 1st 137 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 9
1999 Jan 29 1st 113 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 7

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5 time WIP Wing Bowl champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has published a book titled Snow on the Barb Wire about the path that led to his incarceration for narcotics distribution and his quest for redemption. He has also started a website at and a twitter at @elwingador. (via comment) has an interview with Bill "El Wingador" Simmons about his life after getting released from prison. He will serve as a commentator for Wing Bowl 24 alongside Angelo Cataldi. In a Sports Skillet podcast (Jan 31, hour 2, minutes 6-21) The five-time Wing Bowl champion said he planned to release a book later this year and hopes to open a restaurant (via Stephanie Wu). catches up with Bill "El WIngador" Simmons, who is attempting to rebuild his life after being released from prison about a month ago. The five time Wing Bowl winner He served two years of a seven year sentence for cocaine distribution and will be on parole until September 2018. He hopes to write a book about his experience.
On his facebook page, five time Wing Bowl winner Bill "El Wingador" Simmons announced on May 28 that he had been released from incarceration. He began serving a 7 year sentence for cocaine possession in October 2013.
Bill "El Wingador" Simmons is mentioned in Bill Simmons' latest column in a section about people with the same name as famous sports figures. The "Sports Guy" does not think the connection works since he claims to have never used cocaine, and "El Wingador" went to prison for drug distribution. has an interview with Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, who says he hopes to enter the Intensive Supervision Program which would truncate his seven year sentence for trafficking drugs to less than 12 months. When he is out of prison, he hopes to compete against Jamie McDonald in a future Wing Bowl and write a tell-all book. update The article made the cover of The Daily News. reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons was sentenced with a 7 year prison term today after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. update Simmons could be out of jail in 4 months if he is accepted into the NJ intensive supervision program and claims he made $1,000 a week distributing drugs.
The West Deptford, NJ Patch reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after he was arrested on June 15, 2012. The Gloucester (NJ) County prosecutor will recommend a seven year prison term for the five time Wing Bowl champion when he is sentenced on September 20, which could be reduced following an intensive supervision program.
The runners-up column in the Wing Bowl Wikipedia page has been vandalized so that Rich "The Gavone" Sica is listed as having finished second (with 323 wings) in 2003 instead of Don "Moses" Lerman. "Bill 'El Crackhead' Simmons" is listed as the runner-up in 2011.
Bill "El Wingador" Simmons was at The Monster Factory professional wrestling school in Paulsboro, NJ.
The facebook for PYT Philly reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons is spending his first post-indictment day by seeing how many bacon tacos he can eat in five minutes.
West Deptford Patch reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has been indicted on 13 charges related to his June 2012 arrest for possession of $8,000 worth of cocaine. has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and his lack of involvement in Wing Bowl 21. Simmons says he has yet to be indicted on his drug trafficking charge and still plans to continue with his "America's Biggest Eater" television project. reports that 5-time champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will not attend or be involved with Wing Bowl 21 after his arrest for cocaine distribution in June (he is currently awaiting trial). Despite his legal issues, Simmons believes he would make the overall American top 3 after training.
Bogey's in Sewell, NJ will hold a wing eating contest on January 25 awarding $150 to the winner. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons is listed as a co-host. has an interview with Bill "El Wingador" Simmons after he was released from jail following payment of $100,000 in bail.
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