View Full Version : Choking chickens Or on chicken?

02-02-2007, 11:29 PM
I know eating fast and more than the competition is popular but this seems like a crazy trend IMO.

I bet it can not be healthy at all.

PHILADELPHIA - Professional competitive eater Joey Chestnut devoured a record 182 chicken wings Friday to win his second consecutive Wing Bowl, a gut-busting annual event that draws thousands of revelers to the city's sports complex in the pre-dawn hours.

Chestnut, surrounded by buxom "Wingettes," had a crown adorned with tiny rubber chickens placed atop his head as his winning total was announced. He also won a 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara for out-eating his competitors _ including a pair of pros who also advanced to the finals.

"I love to eat," said Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, Calif. "Today I was swallowing wings, swallowing bones, whatever it took."

Begun in 1993 by sports talk station WIP-AM and broadcast live during the station's morning show, Wing Bowl has grown into a massive event drawing a large, beer-soaked crowd and barely-dressed strippers to the Wachovia Center.

This year's event pitted 15 locals against five professionals. The top local finisher was "Gentleman Jerry" Coughlan, who finished fourth with 167 wings. He also came away with a new car.

"It's all about Philly," said the event's commissioner, former Philadelphia 76ers president Pat Croce.

"Where else at six o'clock in the morning will you get 20,000 drunk guys? "

I wondered where all the planet people were, now I know. ROFL

02-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Chicken Cars Strippers Beer .. we need that at a Planet-bash...

02-02-2007, 11:47 PM
I guess Kobiyashi doesn't do wings? Or is he like Tiger and took that one off.

02-02-2007, 11:48 PM
I hope not necessarily in that order.

Sam Hall
02-02-2007, 11:52 PM
Robot Chicken

02-03-2007, 12:15 AM
In a related food story, I just had a Banquet chicken fried steak tv dinner. The CFS & gravy was pretty good, the corn was rubbery but edible, and the potatos were horrible.