Man Eats 173 Chicken Wings To Win WIP "Wing Bowl"
February 6, 2006 at 6:13 AM (PT)
A SAN JOSE man ate 173 chicken wings to win CBS Sports WIP-A/PHILADELPHIA's "WING BOWL 14," the annual celebration of excessive eating, on FRIDAY before a sellout crowd of over 20,000 at WACHOVIA CENTER, home of the SIXERS and FLYERS. CHESTNUT won a 2006 SUZUKI Grand Vitara for his feat.
Meanwhile, the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER's MICHAEL KLEIN reports that another station's version of "WING BOWL" led WIP to prepare a cease and desist letter to protect its trademark. DISPATCH BROADCAST GROUP Sports WBNS-A/COLUMBUS held its own "WING BOWL" on THURSDAY, and WIP GM MARC RAYFIELD tells KLEIN that CBS will be sending WBNS a letter to stop the OHIO station from using the trademarked "WING BOWL" name.