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: [Philly.com]

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:

THE WING BOWL 14 ODDS
ARE IN:

CONTESTANT Odds 

Joey Chestnut – 2 to 1

Robocop – 3 to 1

Freak of Nature
 
4 to 1

The Locust – 5 to 1

Wingman – 5 to 1

Meatbill
– 7 to 1
Dr. Winglove – 9 to 1

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

12 to 1
Wingmaster- 12 to 1

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

Wing Tutt – 20 to 1

Dave The
Dumpster
-
 
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."

Corpral
Punishment –
 
25 to 1

MacWing
- 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

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

A post shared by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on

There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.