Bowled Over

The first thing I saw when I turned on the news while getting ready this morning was the live update from Wing Bowl 21.  Every February, gluttons from around the world gather in the early morning hours in Philadelphia to see who can chow down on the most chicken wings (no shortage here folks!).  People actually buy tickets to this.  And, because it can’t be that fun just sitting around watching people try not to regurgitate their drummies, a bunch of scantily clad women (aka “Wingettes”) are on hand for added…entertainment.  Why this event garners more coverage on the morning news than any actual NEWS taking place is beyond me, but whatever.

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The classy Wingettes from Wing Bowl past…. (Photo credit: Phillyspider)

Next, from my favorite morning radio show – The Preston and Steve Show – came the first annual Possum Bowl.  I found watching possums Petunia and Marigold on the webcam to be much more entertaining (and less nauseating) than the slobby guys and excessive amounts of boob at Wing Bowl, and according to the outcome of this bout – the 49ers are favored to win the real thing on Sunday.

English: Baby possum lapping milk out of a bowl
Possum IN a bowl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Speaking of the real thing on Sunday, I had to get in on the action too.  A few weeks ago a coworker showed me these cupcakes in a magazine (my poor brain can’t remember which one) and said, “You should make these!”

So I did.  And here they are:

football cupcakes

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For the grass I used a small closed star tip (Wilton #27), and the footballs are chocolate covered almonds.  These were pretty easy to put together and would make a great addition to any Super Bowl party.  Too bad for everyone I know – no one invited me to one this year.  No cupcakes for them!

Oh, and just in case you were wondering – the Wing Bowl 21 champ, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald, ate 287 wings.  Gross.  Not quite as gross as last year’s winner though.  He devoured THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN wings.

Bowl of "Wings"
Bowl of “Wings” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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