Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Bear to Appear on Sports Radio 94 WIP 9am EasternTomorrow (12/10)!

“The Bear” to appear on 94 WIP AM Sports Radio!

Appearing tomorrow morning December 10th 2012 on The Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team Show on Philadelphia Sports Radio 94 WIP. At 9am Eastern time Jamie “The Bear” McDonald will attempt a qualifying challenge to secure his seat at the 2013 Wing Bowl! The current challenge: “The Bear” will face eating 5 dozen donuts in 10 minutes, with NO dunking. You can listen live online by clicking here

The Wing Bowl is an annual eating contest founded in 1993 by Philadelphia talk-radio hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti as a celebration of gluttony. The contest was first broadcast on WIP (AM).

About 10 people attended Wing Bowl I (held in a hotel) in 1993 to see a competition between two contestants. The event pits competitive eaters in a chicken wing eating contest. The Wing Bowl is traditionally held on the Friday preceding the Super Bowl. The event, which began as a radio promotion, has grown to encompass television, the Internet, and a contest for women who are termed “the Wingettes.”

It is currently held at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, where it is still broadcast live on 94-WIP-FM. There are currently no television deals to broadcast the event live; however, a replay is usually shown onWPSGComcast SportsNet, or one of the other local stations within the following week. The Wing Bowl now draws crowds of 20,000 or more.