Wing Bowl 14: The Virgin Wing Bowl

Wing Bowl 14: The Virgin Wing Bowl

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.

There aren't enough Chooch pillows for every Philadelphian

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There aren't enough Chooch pillows for every Philadelphian

Carlos Ruiz has been traded to the Dodgers and it is sad.

Not in the sense that it's a move that remotely affects anything about the current state of the Phillies. It's sad simply because Chooch -- lovable and awesome and wonderful Chooch -- is no longer a Phillie.

Chooch will be remembered for catching Roy Halladay's perfect game and no hitter and that little dribbler down the line in Game 3 of the 2008 World Series. And, of course, dropping to his knees in celebration with Brad Lidge making them World Effin Champions.

But mostly he'll just be missed. What a guy to have aroud for so long.

Roy knows how hard it is not to have him around. I guess Chase won't need his any longer since the two will be reunined with one last chance of glory in L.A.

Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

Jimmy Rollins. Then Chase Utley. Now Carlos Ruiz.

Thursday closed another chapter of the Phillies' golden era.

Ruiz, the Phillies' catcher since 2006, has been traded to the Dodgers (along with cash) for catcher A.J. Ellis, right-hander Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later.

Rollins was dealt to the Dodgers in December 2014. Utley, still with Los Angeles, was traded to the Dodgers in August 2015.

Ryan Howard is now the lone leftover from the Phillies' 2008 world champion club.

(More coming...)

Philly Mayor goes to bat for Eagles fans, cheesesteaks against John Oliver

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HBO's Last Week Tonight

Philly Mayor goes to bat for Eagles fans, cheesesteaks against John Oliver

Charter schools. They're complicated!

After watching John Oliver's segment on them over the weekend, you'd agree there is plenty of nuance involved in the charter school debate. But also that some of them are dirty as all get out. An underground nightclub at a SCHOOL? Jeez. That can't be okay anywhere.

It's a solid segment. But it also took a couple of unneeded digs at the city of Philadelphia, its cuisine, and its sports fans.

That irked the Mayor of Philadelphia and he fought back today on Twitter.

"Agree on charter oversight but English soccer fan who eats fish from newsprint can't judge Eagles fans, cheesesteaks," Jim Kenney tweeted.

Take that you fish-eating Brit!

You can also watch the entire John Oliver segment from Last Week Tonight below.