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Legendary filmmaker turns his camera on El Wingador

Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris has a piece on the New York Times' site about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons.

Legendary filmmaker turns his camera on El Wingador

ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

"I was just a guy who liked chicken."

Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris has a piece on the New York Times' site about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons. The five-time Wing Bowl champion opens up about his eating habits and training regimen, revealing that eating 10 pounds of Tootsie Rolls became too easy so he started chewing his dog's raw hides.

The wonderfully articulate Wingador has some choice quotes in here. Our favorite is "I'm El Wingador, not El Hotdogador."

Morris is one of the most respected documentarians working in his field today, winning an Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2003 for "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara." His most recent film, "Tabloid," hit Philly last summer. If you haven't seen "The Thin Blue Line," about a man wrongfully convicted of murder, we suggest you get thee to thy Netflix queue.

Of course, El Wingador came in third in this morning's competition after devousing 251 wings.  Takeru Kobayashi shattered the all time record to take the crown, eating 337 wings. Jonathon "Super" Squibb, who has won the past three Wing Bowls, ate 271 wings.

Watch Errol Morris' mini-doc on El Wingador below.

Molly Eichel Daily News Staff Writer
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