Courier Post Interview El Wingador, Joe Vallee About Book, Future Projects
Courier Post Interviews El Wingador, Joe Vallee
Despite not having the ended Bill Simmons wanted against Molly Schuyler on Friday in Wing Bowl 25, Bill Simmons and his Snow On The Barb Wire co-author Joe Vallee, still managed to snag the cover of the Courier Post.
Simmons, best known for his “El Wingador” moniker and Vallee, his longtime friend and business partner, spoke candidly with Carly Romalino from the popular South Jersey publication (February 3, 2017) about the past, present, and the exciting new projects just around the corner—which could include a possible trip to Hollywood.
Update: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons did not win in his Wing Bowl 25 challenge against champion eater Molly Schuyler. Schuyler won the $5,000 prize for eating the most wings in a five-minute round.
Bill Simmons, best known this time of year as El Wingador, overflowed with energy explaining his projects. A tell-all book, a small catering business, and potential restaurant and reality show have his attention these days, a year and a half after his release from prison.
“You’re productive and constructive when you’re locked in,” said Simmons, 55, a five-time Wing Bowl champion who served two years in Southern State Correctional Facility between 2013 and 2015.
His body language changed sharply at the mention of jail. He fidgeted in the round booth at Chickie’s and Pete’s in Glassboro. He sat still. His bright blue eyes dulled.
“When I came out, I literally came out with nothing. I was literally counting change.”
Friday, he could be counting every dollar of a $5,000 prize when he competes in a five-minute eat-off against reigning champion eater Molly Schuyler for the prize.
El Wingador’s chicken-fried redemption could set off the sequel to Simmons’ first book “Snow on the Barb Wire,” released in November on Amazon.com.
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