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NEWS
February 3, 2006
This is how big Wing Bowl has become: Some folks actually worry that Philadelphia's mid-winter bacchanalia has strayed from its roots. When the WIP-sponsored event began at a hotel 14 years ago, attendance was free, and 150 people showed up. A ticket to today's Wing Bowl 14 cost $5, and the show had sold out the Wachovia Center before the gates opened early this morning. In years past, some people waited in line all night to get in. The annual chicken-wing eating contest has spawned a line of apparel and a documentary.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THE PHONE rang Monday. "Are you listening to WIP?" my sister asked worriedly. "Angelo Cataldi just called you 'a bitch who needs a laxative!' " No sweat, girl. I've been writing this column for 15 years, and I've been called worse (including the c-word by a former state senator). I will say, though, that this was my first insult (that I know of) from a sports-radio guy. Someone rent a catering hall - I've got a milestone to celebrate! Cataldi, WIP's morning host, hated my column about Friday's Wing Bowl - my first time attending.
NEWS
February 3, 2007 | By Peter Mucha INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The predicted ice pellets never pelted. So the coast was clear for the early birds entering the Wachovia Center. And after Round One, the leader with a perhaps unprecedented 112 wings was a man from Clifton Heights. Suddenly, Wing Bowl 15, billed as "Philadelphia vs. the World," tantalized with a prospect as glittery as a Wingette's hair: Somebody local - "Gentleman Jerry" Coughlan - just might win. Incredibly, Philadelphia's Khalil Masso ("The Beast From the Northeast")
NEWS
December 11, 2008 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
After banishing the big-time eaters, Wing Bowl has decided to charge a little more, when tickets go on sale Monday morning. But $7.50 each - up from $5 last year - has to be cheaper than any other Wachovia Center event. Especially since parking is free. Besides, where else can folks see like the likes of the Acidic Jew, who qualified this morning for the WIP-AM's snarfing extravaganza by alternating lemon eating with saxophone playing? Plus, there's the circus atmosphere, with costumed entourages, including skimpily costumed Wingettes, parading into the center, hyped to the gills by hyper sports-talk host Angelo Cataldi and cohosts Al Morganti and Rhea Hughes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2010
S USAN FINKELSTEIN does not encourage women to make any type of suggestive offers for tickets to the sold-out 610-WIP Wing Bowl 18 Friday at the Wachovia Center. "Although it depends how passionate they are about Wing Bowl," says Finkelstein, the local woman who faces trial for allegedly offering sex to an undercover Bensalem police officer in exchange for World Series tickets. She's now a part of Wing Bowl, and will be dressed as a "sexy leopard" on the ark float of contestant Hungry Hungry Hebrew , aka attorney Adam Taxin . Taxin befriended Finkelstein after interviewing her for a piece for a local paper that was never published.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | BY JOHN CORRIGAN, corrigj@phillynews.com
GNAWING on shreds of greasy meat, smearing barbecue sauce like tribal war paint, up to 31 competitors will vie on Friday at Wells Fargo Center for the 22nd annual Wing Bowl prize. Surrounded by more than 20,000 drunken spectators and bevies of barely covered women, these warriors - including Eagle Jason Kelce - will continue Philly's tradition of gluttonous revelry. But at what cost? Missouri native Jamie "The Bear" McDonald returns to defend his title, having scarfed down 287 wings in 30 minutes last year.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE ARE some things in life that you can't make sense of, even as you watch them unfold with your own eyes. Take Molly Schuyler. The skinny mother of four beat out a bevy of burly competitive eating veterans yesterday morning to win Wing Bowl 22 in front of a rabid packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. The fact that she won isn't what defied belief. It's how she won. Schuyler put away a record 363 chicken wings in three rounds - in the span of an hour - with a level of speed and ferocity that left even WIP morning-show host and Wing Bowl co-creator Angelo Cataldi speechless.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Brown called it surreal. The 76ers coach attended Wing Bowl 22 Friday morning at Wells Fargo Center as a guest of WIP host and Wing Bowl creator Angelo Cataldi. "You are walking and you see the tailgating and like 6:20 [in the morning], and the place is rolling," Brown said. "It's got a hell of an atmosphere, and people go 'Let's go Sixers' and welcoming and hospitable. " And that is in the parking lot. The NBA rookie head coach said there were 18,000 to 20,000 people "really having a good time at that time of the morning" inside the arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2010
LAST WEEK we told you how excited was to be debuting as a Wingette in the Wing Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Wachovia Center. But Chris Weinerman , a co-owner of the World Famous Gold Club (1416 Chancellor), where Carey dances Feb. 3-6, says 610 WIP has since told him Carey cannot be a Wingette because she's been in hardcore porn films. Really? Because Katie Morgan , a hardcore-porn actress who hosts HBO's "Sex Tips" and who is at Cheerleaders (Front & Oregon) next week, is slated to be a Wingette, as are Alektra Blue and Kaylani Lei , both porn stars, who will be there for Delilah's (100 Spring Garden)
LIVING
January 29, 2000 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Paul of Bellmawr, a Pennsylvania Turnpike worker whose nom de guerre is Tollman Joe, ate 82 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win WIP-AM's eighth annual Wing Bowl yesterday morning at the First Union Center. About 10,000 fans arrived before sunrise to watch the wing-eating, ogle the scantily clad women who coach the 22 contestants, and catch a boxing match between Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner George Bochetto and listener "Arson Arnie" Adkins. (Bochetto won in the first round by TKO.)
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NEWS
July 6, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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NEWS
February 7, 2014
I ROLLED my eyes when I saw that Ronnie Polaneczky, a "columnist," attended an event that she doesn't understand and of which she admittedly had a negative opinion, and I chuckled at her classically hypocritical response in the Daily News . This is a person who regularly writes about a woman's right to control her own body, but claims that "it wasn't fun seeing female attendees lift their shirts and flash their naked boobs just because a...
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THE PHONE rang Monday. "Are you listening to WIP?" my sister asked worriedly. "Angelo Cataldi just called you 'a bitch who needs a laxative!' " No sweat, girl. I've been writing this column for 15 years, and I've been called worse (including the c-word by a former state senator). I will say, though, that this was my first insult (that I know of) from a sports-radio guy. Someone rent a catering hall - I've got a milestone to celebrate! Cataldi, WIP's morning host, hated my column about Friday's Wing Bowl - my first time attending.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
MAYBE I SHOULD'VE known better, even though I had never attended Wing Bowl before yesterday's annual bacchanal at the Wells Fargo Center. After all, the debauchery of Wing Bowl long ago trumped its wholesome origins, in 1993, as a funny publicity stunt birthed by sports-radio jocks frustrated by Philly's lack of a Super Bowl win. The debauchery has been chronicled ad nauseum (yes, it's a pun) in this paper, on TV news and websites, via YouTube. So you could argue that there was no need for me to see firsthand what I was missing.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Brown called it surreal. The 76ers coach attended Wing Bowl 22 Friday morning at Wells Fargo Center as a guest of WIP host and Wing Bowl creator Angelo Cataldi. "You are walking and you see the tailgating and like 6:20 [in the morning], and the place is rolling," Brown said. "It's got a hell of an atmosphere, and people go 'Let's go Sixers' and welcoming and hospitable. " And that is in the parking lot. The NBA rookie head coach said there were 18,000 to 20,000 people "really having a good time at that time of the morning" inside the arena.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE ARE some things in life that you can't make sense of, even as you watch them unfold with your own eyes. Take Molly Schuyler. The skinny mother of four beat out a bevy of burly competitive eating veterans yesterday morning to win Wing Bowl 22 in front of a rabid packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. The fact that she won isn't what defied belief. It's how she won. Schuyler put away a record 363 chicken wings in three rounds - in the span of an hour - with a level of speed and ferocity that left even WIP morning-show host and Wing Bowl co-creator Angelo Cataldi speechless.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
Calling in Thursday morning to a Philadelphia sports radio show, Gov. Christie gave his first live interview since the George Washington Bridge controversy erupted three weeks ago. But the Republican governor faced no questions on Angelo Cataldi's show on 94 WIP Sportsradio about the allegations that have clouded the start of his second term. The hosts said ground rules were set and the conversation with Christie, which followed a discussion with a Playboy model about Friday's Wing Bowl, would stick to sports and the Super Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | BY JOHN CORRIGAN, corrigj@phillynews.com
GNAWING on shreds of greasy meat, smearing barbecue sauce like tribal war paint, up to 31 competitors will vie on Friday at Wells Fargo Center for the 22nd annual Wing Bowl prize. Surrounded by more than 20,000 drunken spectators and bevies of barely covered women, these warriors - including Eagle Jason Kelce - will continue Philly's tradition of gluttonous revelry. But at what cost? Missouri native Jamie "The Bear" McDonald returns to defend his title, having scarfed down 287 wings in 30 minutes last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE MOST wings Jason Kelce had ever eaten in one sitting was 70 at an all-you-can-eat Hooters extravaganza. He's going to have to do better than that on Friday when he participates in WIP's Wing Bowl 22. Yesterday at the NovaCare Complex, media gathered to watch as the Eagles center participated in his qualifier so he could become the first active athlete to take part in the annual bock-bockanalia. Morning show co-host Al Morganti presented Kelce with his challenge: five wings in five minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
DESPITE THE frightful weather, the show must go on for "So You Think You Can Dance. " "I used to come here in the '70s when I used to choreograph for Sound of Philadelphia bands like The Three Degrees," said Nigel Lythgoe , creator, executive producer and judge on "So You Think You Can Dance. " "But now it's 15 degrees below. " The Fox reality show, which plucks a dancer out of obscurity and awards him or her with a cash prize and the title of America's Favorite Dancer, is in Philly for the first time.
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