Two main questions: Who do you think you are and what gives you the right?
Scenes from recent Wing Bowls. Photos (clockwise from top left): Sportsradio 94WIP; Alejandro A. Alvarez/Daily News; Associated Press
Philly Mag – The problem with Wing Bowl is the gross misogyny that’s overtaken the event — an event promoted by the same folks at WIP who were so (rightly) outraged at the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell over their handling of ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case. There is a connection between what Rice did in that casino elevator and what happens at Wing Bowl. And if the culture doesn’t change, this year’s Wing Bowl should be the last…
…In attendance at last year’s Wing Bowl was Ronnie Polaneczky, the columnist for the Daily News and a friend of mine. Ronnie — a wife and the mother of a college-age daughter — roamed the crowd for a firsthand look at the behavior on display. By the end of the morning, she’d gotten smacked on the ass to the tune of “Lookin’ good, babe!,” witnessed what may have been a public sex act, and watched a pair of young ladies get crowd-shamed into rubbing their bare chests against each other, then get groped by the men nearby…
…Perhaps it’s unfair to draw a straight line between chanting “Show your tits” and punching a woman in the face and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. But does anyone imagine that the guy who felt free to butt-slap Ronnie — a stranger, in public — would, after Wing Bowl, be less inclined to smack his girlfriend or wife around?
Allllllright. Let’s take a step back here cowboy. This article was written last week but was just brought to my attention recently. Two main questions: Who do you think you are and what gives you the right?
First off, of course the Wing Bowl is a festival full of degenerates. I’m not going to deny that. It’s a drunken mayhem filled 20K+ miserable people who took the day off of work to drink at 4am on a weekday. But are you going to tell me because of a couple of frisky assholes that every single person who attends should be designated as a lowlife wife beater? Fuck. Off. I suppose anyone who carries beads at Mardi Gras deserves to be a registered sexual offender for life, too. Better shut down the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston, Chicago and Scranton because a couple scumbags decided to cross the line. I’m not saying it’s right, but come on. Each person should be responsible and held accountable for their own actions. Generalizing THOUSANDS of people like this is pure dick “reporting”. The same kind of jackass who claims every Eagles fan is scum because a few drunks threw a couple snowballs at an even drunker Santa 50 years ago.
We covered Wing Bowl last year all freaking night through the actual event. We will be there tomorrow doing the same thing. And if it’s truly that bad in your eyes, there’s a very simple solution: Don’t go. This is America. You have a choice.
Between this and getting race fatigued by The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore last week I’m spent with trying to be logical. Give me a show so I can take easy street, sell out and become a talking pompous fuck, CNN/Foxnews/MSNBC. This rational thing takes too much time and effort.
PS – Does Mick Foley know what he’s signed up for as this year’s special guest? Cause it definitely ain’t feminism.