A large scoreboard was erected here at the office, with 14 or so folks participating to various degrees.
We'll probably never know exactly who won, but we do know that as a team, we gobbled and guzzled a great many gobs of greasy grub.
The shocking totals follow...
Our list of fair fare:
27 Roger’s pork sandwiches
13 1/2 slices of pizza
10 funnel cakes
8 Macho Nachos
8 bags of Mini Donuts
6 Indian tacos
4 iced teas
3 ice creams
3 bags of cotton candy
3 bags of kettle corn
2 corn dogs
2 energy drinks
2 taco salads
1 pork chili
When you combine those purchases with the, uh, relatively high number of alcoholic beverages consumed by certain members of Tribune staff, the grand total comes out to about 185 items - worth about $550.
As you might guess, the wallets were the only ones losing weight.
Things took a harrowing turn during Friday’s lunch. Around 12:42 p.m., three overfed members of the Tribune team nearly tipped over a table with their combined bulk.
It certainly put the eating in perspective.
“I was embarrassed (for being a fat pig),” said one face-stuffer. “It was obviously a distraction to whoever was on stage.”
There has been no indication if the event will continue next year.