However, Pluckers has a special way to break a tie: the wing-off, with a member of each tied team racing to eat five of their "Fire in the Hole" wings. I tried a batch early in the night to see if I'd be up for it, but decided they were the kind of thing you want to take slow.
My teammate Phil was up for the challenge when we tied, though. Here he is gloving up to begin the wing-off, already looking forward to the beer he'll drink triumphantly when he wins.
Pluckers serves these extraordinarily hot wings drowned under the sauce. Clearly they didn't pay attention during Saturday morning cartoons when they were a kid. I believe this stuff qualifies as "goop."
Phil attacked the wings with style. He chose to go one-handed when one of his opponent's gloves ripped.
Unfortunately, his opponent used two hands, and kicked Phil's ass... winning the third-place $15 that we had tied for.
Phil finished the wings anyway, and came to regret it. He didn't even finish the beer.