The build-up to the legendary Wing Bowl, set for Feb. 2 in Philadelphia, is reaching such a ferver that a local sportswriter decided he had the guts to consider entry.
The aptly named Dan Gross of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS writes about how he warmed up to thinking about entering the Wing Bowl by trying to see if he could down a dozen Taco Bell bean burritos. He only” downed seven in 20 minutes before he “threw in the towel”. And he also did it about 1 a.m. — the prime eatin’ time for most sports writers around the country.
Chestnut, who has somehow never entered a chestnut eating contest, is a man to be feared, as evidenced by this staredown he had with Hot Dog Eating champ Kobiyashi before the 2006 contest at Coney Island: