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    Signed Copy of "Snow On The Barb Wire"

    Receive an autographed copy of Bill "El Wingador" Simmons autobiography "Snow On The Barb Wire" from Simmons, co-author Joe Vallee, and sports radio legend Angelo Cataldi. Note: Alaska and Hawaii residents will pay extra shipping.

    After developing a reputation as a ferocious eater in his small South Jersey town in the late 1990s, Bill, who stands at 6'5" and weighed 290 pounds at the time, received a random phone call that changed his life forever. The call was from a former contestant of Wing Bowl, an a chicken wing eating eating contest created by Philadelphia sports talk show hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti, who believed Bill had what it took to become an eating champion. After passing the eating stunt on SportsRadio 610WIP (now 94WIP), Simmons became a contestant for Wing Bowl- and promptly won the contest. Bill Simmons was now known throughout the Delaware Valley as "El Wingador." Bill's "every man" personality, combined with his natural charisma and national appeal, made him a household name. His five Wing Bowl championships are still a record, and gave him the title of the "World's Greatest 30-Minute Eater." Bill's numerous television appearances and commercials helped bring Wing Bowl to massive heights and national attention, and the event now attracts 20,000 attendees each year.

    Behind the scenes however, there was trouble brewing. A recession, followed by a failed business venture and the events surrounding its demise, left Bill in desolate circumstances, which led him down a dangerous and destructive path of drug dealing. Bill's transgressions caught up with him when he was arrested in 2012 and subsequently sentenced to a lengthy prison term. While incarcerated, Bill faced obstacles he never envisioned for himself. Driven to the brink of despair, Bill didn't give up. He found solace in therapy and Bible Study, and after several more stumbling blocks, his time in jail finally came to an end. Since his release, Bill has rekindled his relationship was his family, and is always willing to spend his time helping others and offering encouragement, so that they don't suffer the same mishaps that he once did.

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    Have dinner with El Wingador!

    You can dine with the wing king and all your friends! His stories are legendary, and you can hear them all! Note: Only available in Southern New Jersey and Regional Philadelphia area. (Purchasers will be responsible for restaurant bill).

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    Eating Consultation With El Wingador!

    Five-Time Wing Bowl Champion Bill Simmons will give a one-hour competitive eating consultation! Of course, results aren't guaranteed, but you will be on your way! Note: Only available in Southern New Jersey and Regional Philadelphia area.

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    Spend Wing Bowl With El Wingador!

    It's official: Wing Bowl 26 is happening! You can spend Wing Bowl with Bill Simmons. Prepare to get up early and get a behind the scenes look at the biggest competitive eating event in the country! Two guests can attend.

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    Hit John's Roast Pork with El Wingador

    Cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches inside the heralded John’s Roast Pork with Owner John Bucci & El Wingador.

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    El Wingador Speaks at Your Event!

    Now a motivational speaker, Bill Simmons will discuss his biography, "Snow On The Barb Wire," and his story in and out of the eating world. A talk you don't want to miss! You will also receive a personalized, autographed copy of the book.

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    An Eagles tailgate w/El Wingador!

    Tailgating for an Eagles game at the Linc? You'll need El Wingador and two dozen wings featuring his Private Reserve Sauce! El Wingador will also be your guest at the game! Note: Customer must provide ticket.

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    El Wingador Hosts YOUR Competition!

    Have five-time Wing Bowl Champion Bill Simmons host your own eating competition of your choice in your home! Be ready: Bill might eat all your food! Note: Only available in Southern New Jersey and Regional Philadelphia area.

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    El Wingador In Your Food Challenge!

    Ever wondered what it was like to compete against El Wingador? Here's your opportunity to be a contestant in your own eating challenge of your choosing in your own home!

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    Wing-Cooking Class By El Wingador!

    You and up to 10 guests can see how El WIngador prepares his special Private Reserve wings in the comfort of your own home!

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