Wing Bowl 14

Wing Bowl 14

The Wingbowl is tomorrow at 6 in the morning at the Wachovia Center.  I will attend the event for the first time.  I've set up my flickr account so I should be able to send photos live from the event and they will show up here.  So keep an eye out tomorrow morning, and you can listen live on the Internet as well.

Some Links: Superbowl or Wingbowl? [DailyLocal]:

Most people know about the Super Bowl, but not as many know about what
could be America’s loudest, largest and rowdiest chicken-wing-eating
contest, held annually at the Wachovia Center.

Where the official wings come from.  [CityPaper]:

Being the Bowl's wings supplier unfortunately involves more than just
fraternizing with scantily clad Wingettes. Blackman says his staff
starts cooking the 7,000-wing, 900-pound order at midnight Thursday and
keeps the fryer on through 4:30 a.m., when the wings are loaded on a
truck for the trip to the Wachovia Center. There they're placed in
warmers and then counted out on plates: 10 drumsticks and 10 blades
each. All this at the start of Super Bowl weekend, one of the Rib
Ranch's busiest.

Get ready for the Wing Bowl movie: []

Havertown-born Hollywood producer Mike Tollin is producing a Wing Bowl movie, whose script is being written by Vince McKewin (The Replacements). A documentary called Swallow Your Pride, made by Joshua Camerote and Brian James Dwyer, is in the can. A cable outlet is talking about televising the contest, starring the morning show's Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti and Rhea Hughes.

Here are the odds from 610 WIP's website:



Joey Chestnut – 2 to 1

Robocop – 3 to 1

Freak of Nature
4 to 1

The Locust – 5 to 1

Wingman – 5 to 1

– 7 to 1
Dr. Winglove – 9 to 1

Black Death
– 10 to 1
The Polish
– 10 to
Dr. Slob
– 10 to 1
Big Diddy Diesel
– 11 to 1

12 to 1
Wingmaster- 12 to 1

The Machine
-12 to 1
King Koagie
– 12 to 1
– 15 to 1
Boss Hog
– 20 to 1
Wing Commander – 20 to 1

Wing Tutt – 20 to 1

Dave The
20 to 1

"I’m thinking it’s going to take around 140 wings or so," Moyer said.
"I think I’m right where I need to be with my time trials. As long as I
can duplicate it on Friday, I think we’ll be good."

Punishment –
25 to 1

- 25 to 1
Norseboy – 50 to 1

Hungry Hebrew – 75 to 1

Ted Bundy – 75 to 1

White Widow
80 to 1

Dusty Rhoads – 100 to 1

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

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Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

CHESTER, Pa. — On the eve of his comeback after missing nearly 13 months with a left tibia stress fracture and other related injuries, Union midfielder Maurice Edu fractured his left fibula on Saturday, keeping him out for the 2016 playoffs and beyond.

“I was trying to take the shot on goal and my foot got stuck in the turf,” Edu said Sunday, in his blue Union-issued suit and supported by crutches. “My ankle rolled and twisted and it kind of snapped a little bit. I heard it crack, and a lot of pain from there. I got a scan afterward, and there was a break.”

There's no timetable his return.

Edu, 30, has spent over a calendar year fighting various injuries that have kept him out of game action. His trouble began on Sept. 30, 2015, when he played through the U.S. Open Cup final with a partially torn groin and sports hernia. It was during Edu’s recovery from those injuries that he developed a stress fracture.

"A little bit frustration. A lot of frustration, to be honest," he said. "But all I can do now is get back to work, focus on the positives and make sure that my situation isn’t a distraction from the team."

Edu’s teammates were equally devastated by the news. Edu, the Union captain when healthy, is popular and well-respected in the locker room.

"I feel so bad for him," said Alejandro Bedoya, who wore a dedication to Edu under his jersey on Sunday. "He’s one of my good friends, so I was looking forward to playing alongside him. I know how hard he’s worked to get back, and to see him go out like that, it’s heartbreaking. I’m sad for his loss and I hope he stays strong."

Edu, who has been with the Union since 2014, returned to training in July and played three conditioning appearances with the Union’s USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC. He was on the bench for the Union’s last three games and was set to make his first appearance in over a year against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, a game the Union eventually lost, 2-0 (see game story).

"We’re gutted for Mo," Union manager Jim Curtin said. "He was slated to start today. It’s real upsetting because he’s worked so hard to get back on the field. It’s been a tough 2016 for him, but I know he’ll come back stronger."

While he was visibly shaken by recent injury, Edu is driven to return.

"What happened, happened," Edu said. "I have no control over that. The only thing I do have control over is my next steps from here, how I prepare myself mentally and emotionally and how I continue to support this group."

Source: Sixers to waive Brandon Paul as roster deadline nears

Source: Sixers to waive Brandon Paul as roster deadline nears

The Sixers, who have an afternoon of cuts to make in order to get the regular season roster down to 15 before 5 p.m. on Monday, will waive guard Brandon Paul, according to a source.

Jake Fischer first reported the news. Paul has received interest from other NBA teams, per the source, and has not yet had talks about the D-League. 

Paul, 25, appeared in four preseason games for the Sixers. He averaged 7.3 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three.

Paul recently shared with his challenges to pursue an NBA career.

The Sixers' roster stood at 20 after they signed Temple alum Dionte Christmas.

Cat Barber, Shawn Long and James Webb III also are expected to be waived and spend time in the Development League. Elton Brand announced his retirement and was waived last week.