Kobayashi Takes On El Wingador, Super Squibb At WIP's Wing Bowl 20
February 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WIP-A-F/PHILADELPHIA's WING BOWL 20 is set for FRIDAY morning (2/3) at the WELLS FARGO CENTER, where legendary competitive eater TAKERU KOBAYASHI will for the first time take on five-time WING BOWL champion BILL "EL WINGADOR" SIMMONS and three-time winner JONATHAN "SUPER" SQUIBB in the annual chicken wing-eating contest. The event, known for its early-morning debauchery, is sold out but, as always, will be heard with live play-by-play on the station's morning show, hosted by WING BOWL co-founders ANGELO CATALDI and AL MORGANTI with RHEA HUGHES. Proceeds form this year's event will benefit local charities, including the POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE.
CATALDI said, "The stage is set for our greatest WING BOWL ever. Never have we had such a spectacular array of contestants, beautiful girls, incredible floats, off-the-wall personalities and a true legend, TAKERU KOBAYASHI, all rolled into one madcap morning of jaw-dropping entertainment. There will never be another event like WING BOWL 20."
PD ANDY BLOOM told ALL ACCESS, "This is the 20th anniversary of WIP's WING BOWL. It's a true testament to the creative brilliance of ANGELO CATALDI AND AL MORGANTI, who over 20 years conjured WING BOWL from a small contest to the greatest annual radio promotion anywhere. The 20th anniversary edition is set up to be the greatest WING BOWL ever. JONATHAN 'SUPER' SQUIBB is trying to become the first person to ever win 4 consecutive WING BOWLs but standing in his way is a former 5 time champion EL WINGADOR (who lost by 1 wing last year and vows revenge) and, for the first time ever, WIP welcomes the greatest competitive eater of all time, TAKERU KOBAYASHI. The nearly 20,000 fans at the WELLS FARGO CENTER are assured a day of great competition, fun, and did we mention the Wingettes?"
The station is sponsoring after-parties with live broadcasts, including midday hosts MICHAEL BARKANN and IKE REESE live from the SUGARHOUSE CASINO on the DELAWARE RIVER, joined by SQUIBB and former EAGLE HOLLIS THOMAS. Later, ANTHONY GARGANO and DAN KLECKO will broadcast from FINNIGAN'S WAKE in PHILADELPHIA, with KOBAYASHI stopping by.