PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wing Bowl 24 is just a few days away. Wing Bowl has become an institution around these parts and is famous on much more than a local level — much like some of the city’s prominent celebrities.
Have you ever wondered what celebs would be able to perform well if they took the stage at Wing Bowl? Here is my Top 5 list of Famous Philadelphians That Would Shine At Wing Bowl.
5. Kevin Hart
I know what you’re thinking — Kevin Hart? Yes, Philadelphia’s funniest son would take Wing Bowl by storm. All Hart would have to do is be himself and distract his opponents by firing off joke after joke. Wing Bowl might go against Hart’s dedicated fitness regiment, but perhaps he would make an exception for one of the biggest events in his city.
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4. Kobe Bryant
Hands down…give me Kobe Bryant for an appearance at Wing Bowl. Whether you like him or not, Bryant is the ultimate competitor. He strikes me as the “never lose at anything,” type (except rapping maybe) and he’ll transfer that from the court to the table. Bryant would undeniably get booed by fans in Philadelphia and in Black Mamba fashion, he’ll respond and “cut their throats out,” like he did in the NBA Finals back in 2001.
3. M. Night Shyamalan
Let’s be honest, you see some scary things at Wing Bowl. It is not an event for the faint of heart. No one does “scary,” better than Philadelphia raised director, M. Night Shyamalan. A number of Shyamalan’s films have been made in the Philadelphia area and his next great work could be documenting his own experience at the Wing Bowl table. Many competitors are stricken with fear when the wings hit that table. Shyamalan will definitely keep his composure.
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2. Meek Mill
Philadelphia Rapper Meek Mill definitely deserves a seat at the Wing Bowl table. He’s proven time and time again in the last few months that he just can’t seem to shut his mouth. Know when that trait comes in handy? When eating wings.
Then again, if Meek Mill is at the table, Drake will more than likely show up and easily beat him.
1. Jahri Evans
This is my logical selection. New Orleans Saints guard and former Frankford High School and Bloomsburg star, Jahri Evans, would be perfect for Wing Bowl. He’s 6’4″, 318. He’ll have no problem putting away some wings. NFL offensive linemen have to maintain their size so this would more than likely be like a snack for Evans.