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Big Changes Coming to Wing Bowl

Feb 1, 2008, 2:54 PM EDT

What is a Wing Bowl without passed out drunks at 9 a.m. and flashed nasty stripper boobs on the Wachovia Center big screen? Well fret not, those things are likely to stay the same until the end of time. But one thing that will change about Wing Bowl this year is the absence of professional eaters like defending champion Joey Chestnut.

Spurred by the 25,000 fans who attended last year, "this year we have
decided to do something dramatic about Wing Bowl," Cataldi said to
cohost Al Morganti, "This year, Al, we are going back to the roots of
Wing Bowl."

"We got rid of all the pros that came in from out of town," said
Morganti, who came up with Wing Bowl so frustrated Eagles fans could
have some fun during Super Bowl week. "We decided to make it all
Philadelphia and go neighborhood."

So there you have it. This should make the action a little more competitive and, uh… exciting? But yes, there will be beer and strippers.

That seems to be all that really matters.

>>Only local amateurs allowed [Inquirer]