Wing Bowl

Wing Bowl is an annual eating contest founded in 1993 by Philadelphia talk-radio hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti as a celebration of gluttony. The contest was first broadcast on WIP (AM).About 10000 people attended Wing Bowl I (held in a hotel) in 1993 to see a competition between two contestants. The event pits competitive eaters in a chicken wing eating contest. The Wing Bowl is traditionally held on the Friday preceding the Super Bowl. The event, which began as a radio promotion, has grown to encompass television, the Internet, and a contest for women who are termed "the Wingettes.
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  • From skivvies to gluttony: Your guide to the Super Bowl sideshows

    … that that was the impetus to turn the Lingerie Football League into a season-long event that is now the “most widely distributed women’s sport on television.” The league charges between $1.8 million and $3 million for ad buys, he said. Wing Bowl This annual Philadelphia eating contest doesn’t get much TV time, but considering that 20,000 people come…

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