Wing Bowl 2012 Time, Preview And More

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The annual Wing Bowl begins Friday morning at 6 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

It's not America's favorite football holiday, but Philadelphia's 2012 Wing Bowl -- an annual wing-eating extravaganza put on by 94 WIP that takes place Friday at 6 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Center -- delivers fun in ways the Super Bowl cannot.

The event will be hosted by talk-radio host Angelo Cataldi, who co-founded the contest in 1993 along with Al Morganti. Expecting a crowd of more than 20,000 spectators, the Wing Bowl is a Philadelphia tradition centered on gluttony.

A group of contestants eats as many wings as possible in as short a time frame as possible. As participants drop out -- due to fierce stomach aches, mostly -- the last person still eating furiously wins.

Wing Bowl 2012 features the events two biggest superstars, El Wingador and Super Squibb, who have turned themselves into Philadelphia legends by fearlessly swallowing wings, and international eating hero Takeru Kobayashi will join them. Kobayashi has eaten 200 wings per day while training for the event.

Spectators will be treated to a good time. In addition to the eating spectacle on center stage, the Wing Bowl promises a day of "heckling, consuming, eating, and entertaining."

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