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Molly Schuyler downs record 501 wings to win Wing Bowl

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  • Molly Schuyler eats wings in the final round of WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Schuyler ate 501 wings.  Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Molly Schuyler eats wings in the final round of WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Schuyler ate 501 wings. Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)
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  • Contestant Heather "Nadia White" Cahill and her entourage are announced during WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Contestant Heather "Nadia White" Cahill and her entourage are announced during WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)
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  • Molly Schuyler celebrates her victory in WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.   Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance. (Tim Hawk /NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Molly Schuyler celebrates her victory in WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance. (Tim Hawk /NJ Advance Media via AP)
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  • Contestant Gerry "Iceman" Spearing and his entourage are announced during WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Contestant Gerry "Iceman" Spearing and his entourage are announced during WIP's Wing Bowl 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media via AP)
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  • FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt, left, takes part in the Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans will be heading to a sports arena for a popular contest started years ago to make up for the fact their team was unlikely to appear in the Super Bowl. Only this year, Philadelphia will be in the big game so the chicken wing-eating competition known as the Wing Bowl also will be a rally for the Eagles. Wing Bowl 26 takes place Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center and is expected to draw nearly 20,000 spectators.(David Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt, left, takes part in the Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans will be heading to a sports arena for a popular contest started years ago to make up for the fact their team was unlikely to appear in the Super Bowl. Only this year, Philadelphia will be in the big game so the chicken wing-eating competition known as the Wing Bowl also will be a rally for the Eagles. Wing Bowl 26 takes place Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center and is expected to draw nearly 20,000 spectators.(David Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
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PHILADELPHIA -- Competitive eater Molly Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia.

Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles going to the Super Bowl.

But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance.

Wing Bowl 26 drew nearly 20,000 people to the Wells Fargo Center to watch Schuyler top the old wing-eating record of 444, set in 2015.

The event was started in the 1990s by local sports radio hosts and is usually staged two days before the Super Bowl. It's turned into a huge, boozy spectacle with a parade of flamboyant contestants and a competition for women called "Wingettes."

On Sunday, the Eagles play the New England Patriots.

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