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El Wingador Hands Off the Torch

Champions, past and present share the Wing Bowl spotlight



    El Wingador Hands Off the Torch
    Dan Stamm

    Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, one of the great champs in the history of the SportsRadio 610 WIP’s Wing Bowl, is now also the greatest loser in the event’s history.

    El Wingador ate 254 chicken wings in Wing Bowl 19 Friday morning but fell a single wing short of Jonathan “Super” Squibb’s record 255 wings.

    Squibb came into the event as the favorite -- a two-time defending champ. But those two titles came without Wingador in the competition.

    This time he won with the Hall of Famer sitting right next to him.

    Wingador would have loved a win but is content to have lost to someone like Squibb.

    “He reminds me a lot of me,” Wingador said after the event.

    And in a great show of sportsmanship Wingador and Squibb spent a few moments in hushed conversation between radio interviews after the event.

    As for why Simmons came out of retirement to give it one last shot.

    He wanted his young son to see him eat, the former champ said.

    As for Squibb, the now three-time defending champ walked away with $20,000, a championship ring, a new pick-up truck and the satisfaction of knowing that he beat the best the Wing Bowl has ever seen.

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