February 1, 2015 |
Wing Bowl winner sets a record In an upset that must have shaken her down to her soul, reigning Wing Bowl champion Molly Schuyler on Friday lost the Super Bowl of eating contests at the Wells Fargo Center to Patrick Bertoletti , a Chicagoan who also set a Wing Bowl record. The wonderfully svelte Schuyler, who hails from Bellevue, Neb., had previously lost only one eating competition in her career, a pie-eating bout last year. She was all grace after Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi named Bertoletti as the champ.
February 2, 2013 |
British authorities have decided not to prosecute Aussie DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian , who impersonated members of the royal family in a prank call to London's King Edward VII's Hospital on Dec. 4. Posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles , they asked after the pregnant Kate Middleton . Jacintha Saldanha , the nurse who originally took the call, committed suicide three days later. (The reasons have never been clarified.) Reports suggested the DJs might be charged with manslaughter, but prosecutors on Friday said there were no grounds.
January 17, 2013 |
JAPANESE eating sensation Takeru Kobayashi will not defend his crown at Wing Bowl 21, but he will take part in the 4th annual Police and Firefighters Wing Bowl. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 (1336 Spring Garden) hosts its contest Jan. 25 and Kobayashi, who ate a record-shattering 337 wings at last year's WIP event, will partner with Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson to face off against members of the Philadelphia Fire Department in a five-minute contest. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the eating contest begins at 7:30.
January 11, 2013 |
Wing Bowl 21 is taking final shape - even if shape hardly describes most of its contestants. This evening, a Wing Off at SugarHouse Casino will be the last official shot for wannabes to qualify for 94 WIP's annual gnawtyfest. The wing-eating contest, open to any area resident, begins at 6 p.m., with the victor going on to the Wing Off finals, Jan. 24 at the Doylestown PJ Whelihan's. The soldout Wing Bowl itself is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, starting about 6 a.m., at the Wells Fargo Center.
December 2, 2012 |
IT WAS THE winter of our discontent. Let history show our beloved Eagles had reached a 14-year low. Our equally beloved Phillies were 4 months away from taking the field at Citizens Bank Park and, worse still, we had just learned that our most beloved player, Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz, had been suspended for the first 25 games of the season because of substance abuse. Our not quite so beloved Sixers were not reaching anywhere near their full potential, because their newly acquired savior, Andrew Bynum (for whom we paid a king's ransom)
June 28, 2012 |
NBC News' Jenna Wolfe spent Monday in Medford with former Eagles tackle Tra Thomas at his youth strength and conditioning center, 7 Deuce Sports. Thomas is offering the Camden High football team eight weeks of free strength and conditioning coaching at his facility. "Everything that's been going on in Camden, we were looking for a school we could give something to who would take advantage of it," Thomas told us Wednesday. Wolfe, co-host of the weekend "Today" show and former sportscaster for Channel 17, said she liked that Thomas requires the students to donate time toward community service in exchange for the free training.
February 6, 2012 |
TARIQ TROTTER , a/k/a Black Thought, of The Roots , hosts Let's Move It Philly, a charity concert/party for his GrassROOTS Community Foundation Feb. 18 at Sigma Sound (212 N. 12th), a place near and dear to his heart, as it is where the Roots rehearsed and recorded their first few albums. He'll also perform at the event along with Roots drummer ?uestlove , who will DJ along with Rich Medina , Power 99's Diamond Kuts . Nikki Jean and the Money Making Jam Boys are also among entertainers that night.
January 26, 2012 |
"IT'S ALMOST SURREAL to me that he is part of our stupid wing-eating contest," said Sportsradio 94 WIP's Angelo Cataldi about Japanese eating machine Takeru Kobayashi 's participation in Wing Bowl XX on Feb. 3 at Wells Fargo Center. Kobayashi, a longtime champion of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, had been Cataldi's white whale. "For the last 10 years I've wanted Kobayashi in the event," Cataldi said yesterday. Cataldi saw Kobayashi inhale Twinkies on the " Wendy Williams Show" but does question his endurance.
June 30, 2008 |
The final belches cleared on Saturday, with contests in Camden and California. But only one Philadelphia-area competitor has made it to Friday's legendary hot-dog eating contest on Coney Island, which will be televised live at noon on EPSN. He's "Humble" Bob Shoudt of Royersford, a world-ranked eater who gobbled 38 Nathan's franks last month to win the Philadelphia qualifier. And he's a better burger eater, the vegetarian says. Drexel Hill's Eric "Steakbellie" Livingston ate 20-3/4 in Camden Saturday, but lost to New York hip-hop artist Eric "Badlands" Booker, who ate 27-1/2.
June 27, 2008 |
Pat "from Moonachie" Philbin snarfed 22-1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes yesterday in West Chester to qualify for the legendary Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held yearly on Coney Island. Sounds impressive, but Royersford's Bob Shoudt ate 38 at the May 24 Philadelphia qualifier. And both are many burps shy of the world's record 66 devoured by last year's champ, Joey Chestnut, who's also won Wing Bowl twice. "My goal is to become the oldest eater to ever eat their age in hot dogs," Shoudt said this morning.