Philly.com has a whole section dedicated to Wing Bowl 14, Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti's twisted brain child. There are videos of both successful and failed eating stunts as well as a few of wingettes wearing very little. This year's competition has been dubbed the Virgin Wing Bowl, with no former contestants being allowed entry, first timers only. This year's bash will take place on February 3 at the Wachovia Center and you will need a ticket for the unlike past years. The event sold out months ago but if you were on the ball you should have your tickets by now.
I haven't been listening to much of 610 lately, and even less of the morning show, but I happened to catch some of last week's show where some guy named Flip fails to eat 3 pounds of raw fillet mignon. Watch the video here. These people are nuts. One of the more impressive videos I recommend you check out is of a guy named Joey who drinks a gallon of milk in 41 seconds. Amazing. Some of the eating challenges which were failed include: 75 wontons, a 2.5 pound cow tongue, 9 pounds of baked beans. Some of the eating stunts which got people into the 14th Wing Bowl include: a pound of cookie dough, 2 pounds of gefilte fish.
This year seems to be lacking the showmanship of previous years. It's hard to argue with El Wingador going up against the Black Widow. One of the recent aditions to the morning show which I happen to enjoy is Hugh Douglas. His love of fava beans and a nice chianti really adds to the atmosphere.
Have any doubts about Joel Embiid's health?
Well take a look at this.
How about now?
Of course, this isn't live NBA action, and it is against 5-11 Drew Hanlen, a skills coach and consultant, but it's impressive nonetheless.
Charles Barkley is jumping on the Sixers bandwagon.
"I think the Sixers gonna get really good, really quickly, but it all depends on (Joel) Embiid," Barkley said. "They're not gonna win a championship the next couple years, but I think they can really become a perrenial playoff team in the next three years."
Sounds good, right? Not so fast. There are a lot of "ifs" according to Barkley.
Most of those "ifs" ride on the health of center Joel Embiid. If the big man gets healthy, and the Sixers can resolve the "glutton of big guys," Barkley likes the Sixers chances.
"I think the most important thing they need to figure out is if Joel Embiid is going to be healthy. ... I like (Jahlil) Okafor and I like (Nerlens) Noel, but they gotta figure out if Joel Embiid is going to be healthy.
"I like Ben Simmons, but that team's got a long way to go," Barkley said.
To hear more of Barkley's thoughts on the Sixers' future, watch the full video above.
The Eagles have a serious depth problem at linebacker, and they're looking at a local prospect to try to fix it.
The team will sign former Villanova linebacker Don Cherry on Sunday, pending a physical, a league source told CSNPhilly.com. ESPN's Adam Caplan first reported the deal.
Cherry, 21, first signed with the Bears after going undrafted in the spring, but was cut by Chicago in June.
The 6-1, 240-pound Cherry was an All-CAA selection as a sophomore, junior and senior. During his time on the Main Line, he was credited with 331 tackles, 46 1/2 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Even with Cherry, the Eagles are still light in the depth department at linebacker. After starters Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham, the team has Najee Goode, Deontae Skinner, seventh-rounder Joe Walker and a couple of other undrafted free agents.
After cutting wideout Jonathan Krause on Friday, the Eagles had three vacancies on their 90-man roster. They're filling another of those openings with former Alabama safety Nick Perry, according to a league source. The perry deal was first reported by Al.com's Matt Zenitz. The 6-1, 211-pound Perry spent last season on the Ravens' practice squad after going undrafted in 2015.
Eagles training camp kicks off Monday, and the first full-team practice is Thursday.