Philadelphia, PA - After 26 years, a Philadelphia tradition has arrived at its end. WIP hosts Angelo Cataldi, and Al Morganti proclaimed the conclusion of Wing Bowl during their morning radio show, where it began 26 years earlier.
The Wing Bowl was a yearly wild at times, eating competition launched in 1993 by Philadelphia radio hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti. The competition was first aired on WIP and with just 150 spectators attending “Wing Bowl I” in 1993 to check out two competitors eat chicken wings. The wild event brought competitive eaters together in a wild Buffalo wing eating matchup, which in recent years has packed the now Wells Fargo Center with Eagles fans.
The event was meant to help Philadelphia football fans who have suffered decades of Super Bowl frustration until finally, the Eagles took home the Super Bowl win last year. Then again fans were able to take pleasure in years of chicken wings, wingettes, and all-out adult fun.
Cataldi sadly proclaimed this year was the last year on the radio station where it began mainly because the Eagles won the Super Bowl and "there was no way to top that."
The competition regularly took place on Friday, early in the morning before Super Bowl Sunday and had been a way to relieve Eagles fans' agony of not playing in the big game most years. This past year's Wing Bowl winner, Molly Schuyler, downed a total of 501 wings breaking the record and become the last winner of the event.
Along with the statement that Wing Bowl has ended, 94WIP Announced at new internet site commemorating the competition, at www.wingbowlforever.com