Enigmatic world-champion eater Takeru Kobayashi is considering an offer to participate Feb. 4 in the WIP Wing Bowl.
Kobayashi and his translator toured the scene of the crime (the Wells Fargo Center) Thursday afternoon. He sampled chicken wings, brought in by PJ Whelihan's, under the eye of champ Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and WIP's Al Morganti. Villanova was holding basketball practice at the time.
Like 'em? He ate about a dozen. El Wingador was putting 'em away, too.
Station manager Andy Bloom said it was not certain Kobayashi would agree to eat at the contest. Knowing WIP and its penchant for drama, I can imagine that Bloom and company are itching for a Kobayashi-Wingador rivalry.