As Wing Season Begins, Even the Redskins are Tied for First
Editors Note: Our Philadelphia Eagles obsessed friend, broadandpattison, came up with this brilliant challenge to merge two favorites – eating and football. Enjoy having a gluttonous Fall 2007.
Thank you, broadandpattison.
Since the invention of the spork, there has been no greater innovation in modern history than the Thursday night NFL season opener. It is as thrilling as it is aggravating (I mean, football has started, but most likely for you, it hasn’t reaallllly started – you still have 2 days of waiting). This year, as the Colts kick-off against the Saints, everyone is 0-0, which means that even the Washington Redskins are tied for first. But this isn’t about how Redskin fans once again enter a season with an overpaid coaching staff and false expectations, or that Eli Manning has thrown 3 interceptions and the season hasn’t started yet, or even that Cowboy fans don’t seem to realize that Wade *&%$#@! Phillips is calling the shots; this is about something we can all agree on and something we can all celebrate together; the things we eat as we watch our teams break our hearts.
Endless Wing-Off Contest
I’d like to challenge all of the endlesssimmer readers to post the gourmet foods they’ll be eating each Sunday (Thursday and Monday night games included). Rules post-jump. The following point system shall apply:
10 wings: 10 points
20 wings: 30 points
30 wings: 50 points
40 wings: 70 points
50+ wings: I enter you in Wing Bowl XX
3 slices of pizza: 5 points
5 slices of pizza: 15 points
7 slices of pizza: 25 points
10+ slices of pizza: I’ll reimburse you
6-pack of beer: 25 points
12-pack of beer: 60 points
More than 12 beers: Tack on 10 points per beer
Glass of wine: -1000 points
Wine Cooler: See you in hell
Now, this is the honor system, so only stand-up citizens should enter. Unfortunately, this means Cincinnati Bengal fans do not qualify – you all have too many legal issues. Please reply in the comments section in our Endless Wing-Off post by COB each Tuesday.
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