Archive for the ‘competitive eating’ Category

BULIMIA ROCKS

August 31, 2010

LISEL PARILLON: CHOMPING COED

Philly girl Lisel Parillon ate 33 tacos in just 9 minutes.

This is the third time that Parillon finished eating 33 tacos in under 9 minutes at a Drinker’s pub location in Philadelphia. This lets her drink FOR FREE for a year. Parillon is a 23-year-old dentistry student from Penn. She’s 5’9″ and is a size “0.”

Parillon is going to enter the WIP Radio “Wing Bowl” and is thinking of turning pro in competitive eating.

CHESTNUT WINS HOT DOG CONTEST, KOBAYASHI ARRESTED

July 4, 2010

KOBAYASHI LED AWAY IN HANDCUFFS

This year’s annual Nathan’s hot dog eating contest had more drama than any other competitive eating event in history. No, it had nothing to do with Joey Chestnut winning the event for the fourth year in a row by eating 54 hot dogs or any of his competition. Instead, famed competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi captured the spotlight by getting arrested at the event even though he wasn’t even participating. Kobayashi leapt onstage interrupting Chestnut’s victory celebration. Authorities charged him with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and trespassing.

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KOBAYASHI HOLDING OUT

June 30, 2010

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So, it’s come to this. The “sport” of competitive eating now has holdouts.

Kobayashi is the Babe Ruth of competitive eating. He won the coveted Mustard Belt by winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row, from 2001-06. However, for the last three years, the Nathans event has been dominated by American Joey Chestnut. Chestnut not only won in ’07, ’08 and ’09 but did so in record fashion. Last year he chomped down an incredible 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Major League Eating (MLE) has hyped the Chestnut/Kobayashi rivalry. Competitive eating has become big enough that the Nathan’s event is televised every Fourth of July  on ESPN. This year, Kobayashi wants more dough. Major League Eating even put out a press release regarding his holdout saying “contract negotiations have reached an impasse.”

MLE lauded Kobayashi for “ushering in the modern era of eating.” However, they then trash Kobayashi in their press release implying that he faked his 2007 jaw injury where he lost to Joey Chestnut at the Nathans event. Kobayashi still holds the all-time record for eating cow brains aand lobster rolls. He once ate 20 pounds of rice balls in 30 minutes.

ARE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEAR’S WORLD PIE EATING CHAMPIONSHIP ON STEROIDS?

December 15, 2009

For the first time, competitors in this year’s World Pie Eating Championship in England will be forced to undergo tests for performance-enhancing drugs.

JOEY CHESTNUT BEATS KOBAYASHI

July 4, 2009

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JOEY CHESTNUT AND KOBAYASHI AT THIS YEAR’S “WEIGH IN” FOR THE NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

American Joey Chestnut won his third straight Forth of July Nathan’s Hot Dog eating Contest. The event is considered the World Series of competitive eating.

Chestnut downed a record 68 hot dogs to defeat six-time event winner Takeru Kobayashi. Chestnut got off to a great start in the event, downing 23 hot dogs in the first two minutes.

 

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JOEY CHESTNUT WINS HIS THIRD “MUSTARD BELT”

IS COMPETITIVE EATING YOUR BEST AD DOLLAR SPENT?

June 4, 2009

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CNBC’S Darren Rovell argues in a column today that competitive eating may be be best bang for advertisers “hungry” to reach their audience. Rovell, who has done competitive eating announcing on ESPN, admits his bias but dares viewers NOT to watch the video he has posted on the Pizza Hut P’zone eating contest between Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi. Rovell also posted a WII watermelon eating contest.

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TAIWANESE STUDENT DIES DURING COMPETITIVE EATING CONTEST

October 24, 2008

THE “BIG STOMACH KING” CONTEST IS HELD EVERY YEAR AT DAYEH UNIVERSITY. THE WINNER GETS $60

A college student died yesterday during a competitive eating contest in Taipei, Taiwan.

The 23-year-old man, described as “tall and strong,” was actually leading the “Big Stomach King” contest when he suddenly “vomited relentlessly,” passed out, and died.