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Calcountry
07-02-2007, 05:32 PM
I am down in Anaheim right now, and have half an urge to go to the ESPN zone on the Fourth, and watch the Nathan's Hot dog eating contest live there.

Should be a lot of fun.

Joey Chestnut really gave the Widow and the Muhammid Ali of eating, Kobiyashi a run for their money last year. Can't wait.

Bill Parcells
07-02-2007, 05:34 PM
He's hurt. Kobyashi has a jaw issue. and Chestnut broke his record. should be interesting.

Halfcan
07-02-2007, 05:35 PM
sorry i just can't stomach watching it

Bill Parcells
07-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Arthritic Jaw Could Undo Icon's Hot Dog Reign
Takeru Kobayashi Describes Injury As 'Fatal Wound' in Blog Entry
By DAVID SCHOETZ
June 25, 2007
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In the world of competitive eating, you can't make it anywhere if you can't open wide.

But the state of perhaps the most important tool in competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi's toolbox is in question after he posted a blog entry Sunday loosely translated as "Vocational Disease."
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In it, Kobayashi paints a dire picture of his oral health, claiming that he has been diagnosed with a form of temporomandibular joint disorder -- pain in the joint that connects the lower jaw to his skull.

Kobayashi writes that he can only open his famous hatch as wide as a fingertip without suffering extreme pain and draws a comparison to a baseball pitcher with torn elbow ligaments.

His bombshell announcement comes less than 10 days before Kobayashi is expected at Coney Island to defend his run of six consecutive championships at Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.

George Shea, a spokesman for Major League Eating -- the group that hosts the famous competition -- said that Kobayashi's condition was "day to day," but as far as the group knew, he would still attend next week's event.

"The only thing I can say is that the health and safety of our eaters is a top priority," Shea told ABC News.

Less than two weeks ago, contest organizers denied another Japanese report that Kobayashi would bow out of this year's event because of the March death of his mother. At the time, Shea disputed the report, insisting that Kobayashi already had a plane ticket and that his attendance was moving "full speed ahead."

Kobayashi's absence would be a huge blow to the annual event, which last year attracted an estimated 30,000 fans to Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Coney Island. Another 1.5 million people watched Kobayashi win his sixth straight title.

Competitive eating fans have been hyping this year's final, which would pin Kobayashi against American upstart Joey Chestnut, a 23-year-old engineering student who lost in the 2006 final but earlier this month shattered Kobayashi's record during qualifying in Phoenix, Calif.

Chestnut devoured 59.50 franks in 12 minutes in the southwest regional, easily eclipsing Kobayashi's existing mark of 53.75 dogs.

On the competitive eating blog EatFeats.com, one poster smelled a rat in the mounting Kobayashi speculation.

"Now word comes Koby has a toothache," a poster wrote. "If I was not cynical, I would see this as a storyline being laid in case Koby loses. This way Koby can lose to Joey while saving face in his mind."

For the 2007 rematch, Sportsbook.com, the Internet gambling Web site, currently has Kobayashi as the slight underdog. He is even money, while Chestnut is the 4-5 favorite. The rest of the field is collectively a 20-1 long shot.

Kobayashi claims in his blog posting that he would like to attend next week's competition and defend his string of championships in memory of his mother.

After that, however, Kobayashi's future is uncertain. The competitive eating world will find out soon if the injury will prove "a fatal wound" to Kobayashi's career, as he describes it on his blog.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=3313743

Calcountry
07-02-2007, 05:38 PM
He's hurt. Kobyashi has a jaw issue. and Chestnut broke his record. should be interesting.Joey Chestnut is da bomb! That kid has heart man, he was downing those dogs until he was shaking, and said, in an interview, that you just have to fight through it. Wow, what an athlete!

All kidding aside now, this is serious, are you kidding me? WTF? Kobiyashi's jacked his jaw? Is he going to eat?

Bill Parcells
07-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Life as an underdog: Champion eater plans to compete here despite jaw ailment

Friday, June 29, 2007 at 6:15pm

By Brooks Rexroat
Staff Writer
Intensive therapy and an outpouring of fan support have convinced champion eater Takeru Kobayashi to stomach his pain and try for a seventh consecutive Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest July 4 in New York City.
Once he gets through the event, he'll set his sights on rehabilitating for the Krystal Square Off competition, set for late October or early November in Chattanooga.
Speaking through a translator in an exclusive interview with the Times Free Press, Mr. Kobayashi said this afternoon from his New York hotel that wisdom teeth that grew improperly, coupled with years of intensive training for competitive eating, have caused jaw arthritis.
The 27-year-old said he could open his mouth the width of two fingers and faced pain when both opening and closing it, but he was intent on gobbling down a couple dozen hot dogs next week at the Nathan's event.
"Right now, it's not so good, but I've been talking to professionals and taking their advice," Mr. Kobayashi said. "They've been giving me exercises for relaxing the muscles and giving me some things I can do to relax and heal my jaw."
The world's top-ranked eater, Mr. Kobayashi last competed on American soil last fall in Chattanooga, when he smashed his own world hamburger eating record by inhaling 97 Krystal burgers in eight minutes. His hot dog record slipped away five weeks ago when American Joey Chestnut ate 59 1/2, topping Mr. Kobayashi's mark of 53 3/4.
The injury adds fuel to an already heated rivalry between the two, said George Shea, chairman of the International Federation of Competitive eating.
Mr. Chestnut was expected to push Mr. Kobayashi to his limits before the injury, Mr. Shea said.
"Their rivalry has played out at Nathan's and Krystal over the past few years," he said. "If (Mr. Kobayashi) does fall, all eyes turn to Chattanooga for the rematch."
The two events, he said, are marquee contests of competitive eating.
Mr. Shea said there are two main camps of eating fans.
"The first group has enormous love for Kobayashi and hopes he can do it," he said of the Nathan's contest. "The second camp, if Joey were to win, would love to see an American reclaim the title on the Fourth of July."
The injury has sparked some junk food trash talk, with some competitors alleging the injury is a competitive ploy.
"That's not even funny," Mr. Kobayashi said. "I don't even have time to think about that."
Mr. Kobayashi said he is focused on getting ready for the Nathan's contest, after which he'll evaluate his health and competitive schedule with a focus on recovering in time for the Krystal contest.
"I'm going to try my best to recoup for this contest, then I'm going to rest up and rehabilitate and for sure I'm going to be at Krystal," he said.
Mr. Kobayashi said the Krystal competition is among his favorites because it plays into the sprint mindset of his top competitor, Mr. Chestnut.
"Krystal is such a short contest, and the time and the speed is very important and Joey's a fast eater, so I get pumped up for that contest, and that's why it's so dear to me," he said.
For now, he's focusing on his jaw more than strategy.
"A muscle is tight around the jaw because of the injury, and I have some medicines and creams to do various experiments to try to loosen up the muscle, so that's the thing I'm trying to do right now," Mr. Kobayashi said. He wears a mouthpiece when he's not eating to realign the jaw, he said.
Doctors told him he is facing a long recovery process, but he's putting his energy into this week's contest, he said.
"I'm very worried about if I can fix my problem before the contest," he said. "Since this got out, a lot of people have rallied around me and given me advice, and I really feel the energy of other people. I want to try my best not to give up."
He used the Japanese word "ganbarimasu," which his translator described as a rallying cry.
The 160-pounder from Nagano, Japan, also holds world eating titles for bratwurst, cow brains, lobster rolls and rice balls.
E-mail Brooks Rexroat at brexroat@timesfreepress.com

Bill Parcells
07-02-2007, 05:40 PM
Joey Chestnut is da bomb! That kid has heart man, he was downing those dogs until he was shaking, and said, in an interview, that you just have to fight through it. Wow, what an athlete!

All kidding aside now, this is serious, are you kidding me? WTF? Kobiyashi's jacked his jaw? Is he going to eat?
Arthritic jaw. but he is still going to compete.

Calcountry
07-02-2007, 05:44 PM
Arthritic jaw. but he is still going to compete.GREAT! All Champions play hurt, I would expect nothing less from such a dedicated athlete.

Thanks for the updates.

bogie
07-02-2007, 05:46 PM
sorry i just can't stomach watching it

Same here, I can watch about 15 seconds and I have to turn away.

bogie
07-02-2007, 05:48 PM
That Asian guy is amazing though.

Calcountry
07-02-2007, 05:49 PM
Same here, I can watch about 15 seconds and I have to turn away.The best event evah, was the Glutton bowl, that they had during the Olympics a while back.

Koby at 2 plates full of beef brains.

bogie
07-02-2007, 05:58 PM
The best event evah, was the Glutton bowl, that they had during the Olympics a while back.

Koby at 2 plates full of beef brains.

I seem to remember seeing video of that.
It was horrifying in an impressive kind of way..

Fruit Ninja
07-02-2007, 06:05 PM
I will watch it, that shit makes me laugh at how much they can actually put down.

KCChiefsMan
07-02-2007, 06:46 PM
it's pretty gross to me, the way they pour water on their buns and down them...yuck!

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-02-2007, 07:59 PM
Why are people entertained by this stuff?

pr_capone
07-02-2007, 09:21 PM
Why are people entertained by this stuff?

There.... you have no longer killed this thread.

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=165362

PunkinDrublic
07-02-2007, 09:21 PM
You know how I know your gay? Because you like watching men eat hot dogs.

BWillie
07-02-2007, 09:42 PM
Joey Chestnut will reign supreme over Kobayashi. USA! USA! USA!

How dare those japanese steal our thunder on our national holiday. GO JOEY

Valiant
07-02-2007, 09:56 PM
Whats more fun then ingesting 40k+ calories in a few minutes...

Calcountry
07-03-2007, 02:00 AM
I seem to remember seeing video of that.
It was horrifying in an impressive kind of way..And then some hot chick raised his hand to signify his championship, and he had this kind of "what" look on his face as he walked that newly created pot belly full of brains to the victory platform.

FD
07-03-2007, 09:28 AM
This years nathan's is a big one. I personally think the jaw arthritis stuff is just kobayashi trying to psyche out joey chestnuts.

I dont think it matters though because this is the year we finally bring home the belt.

chiefsfan987
07-04-2007, 11:11 AM
I'm watching. I don't know why I enjoy watching it but I do...

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 11:16 AM
Whats more fun then ingesting 40k+ calories in a few minutes...Throwing it all back up!

KOBAYASHI WILL OVERCOME WITH FIGHTING SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!

Eater X is also awesome.

Bill Parcells
07-04-2007, 11:20 AM
Overcast, low humidity, 71 degrees.

Good gorging weather, this should be a good one. enjoy!

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 11:56 AM
That was ****ing epic.

Simply Red
07-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Overcast, low humidity, 71 degrees.

Good gorging weather, this should be a good one. enjoy!
:)

WoW!

Joey Chestnut! Unbelievable.

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 12:03 PM
I don't believe what I just saw!

Direckshun
07-04-2007, 12:05 PM
I'm guessing Joey Chestnut won.

Insomuch as you can "win" something like this.

VonneMarie
07-04-2007, 12:05 PM
That was disgusting. Koba-whatever blew his chunks, then ate it.

:Lin: :Lin: :Lin:

Simply Red
07-04-2007, 12:08 PM
That was disgusting. Koba-whatever blew his chunks, then ate it.

:Lin: :Lin: :Lin:
saw that.

StcChief
07-04-2007, 12:08 PM
Disgusting Just say NO. :Lin:

OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2007, 12:09 PM
DOWN GOES KOBAYASHI

DOWN GOES KOBAYASHI


66 dogs, breaking the old Nathan's record of 49.5 (I think)

And Kobayashi blowing chunks in HD was NOT pleasant.....

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 12:14 PM
Why are people entertained by this stuff?I don't have a clue, either. Its disgusting. There are children in this country that go without, then you have these ****ers doing it for fun.
:shake:

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 12:49 PM
I don't have a clue, either. Its disgusting. There are children in this country that go without, then you have these ****ers doing it for fun.
:shake:Jesus Christ, shut up.

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 12:54 PM
Jesus Christ, shut up.So, you're fine with children going without eating and food being wasted for entertainment.

Valiant
07-04-2007, 12:59 PM
So, you're fine with children going without eating and food being wasted for entertainment.


Food is wasted all the time, just think how much food is thrown away at football games by fans and all the food thrown away in the locker rooms.. Yet you are a fan of football on a football forum, why are you not fighting the cause there???

What about all the money we waste of fireworks each year?

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 01:02 PM
So, you're fine with children going without eating and food being wasted for entertainment.How much food do you eat, on a daily basis, that exceeds your nutritional needs? YOU MONSTER!

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Food is wasted all the time, just think how much food is thrown away at football games by fans and all the food thrown away in the locker rooms.. Yet you are a fan of football on a football forum, why are you not fighting the cause there???

What about all the money we waste of fireworks each year?Because the so-called sport is about eating. I cannot control what people don't finish at a football game. That is not the point.

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 01:07 PM
Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two-foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 01:12 PM
Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two-foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.Ok...

BWillie
07-04-2007, 01:15 PM
Competitive Eating is awesome. They need to have majors. One with hot dogs, the other on Thanksgiving with Turkey, one with steak, cake, etc. That would be cool, it's fun to watch if you ask me. How one can down 66 hot dogs is simply amazing. I'm just looking forward to another showdown with Kobayashi and Chestnut II.

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Competitive Eating is awesome. They need to have majors. One with hot dogs, the other on Thanksgiving with Turkey, one with steak, cake, etc.God, yes. They need to televise the P'Zone eating contest (http://www.pizzahut.com/vpofpizza/) and Krystal Square Off (http://www.krystalsquareoff.com/), at the very least.

The commentary today was, bar none, some of the best sports commentary ever.

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 01:23 PM
Competitive Eating is awesome. They need to have majors. One with hot dogs, the other on Thanksgiving with Turkey, one with steak, cake, etc. That would be cool, it's fun to watch if you ask me. How one can down 66 hot dogs is simply amazing. I'm just looking forward to another showdown with Kobayashi and Chestnut II.
:rolleyes: :shake: :Lin:

Valiant
07-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Because the so-called sport is about eating. I cannot control what people don't finish at a football game. That is not the point.


And that sport is something you cannot control either..

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 02:16 PM
And that sport is something you cannot control either..I didn't say I could. If anyone thinks competitive eating is a sport is retarded.

The Rick
07-04-2007, 03:17 PM
God, yes. They need to televise the P'Zone eating contest (http://www.pizzahut.com/vpofpizza/) and Krystal Square Off (http://www.krystalsquareoff.com/), at the very least.

The commentary today was, bar none, some of the best sports commentary ever.
I agree. It seemed like those guys understood what this whole thing really is...entertainment. Their sarcasm level was off the charts. I was laughing the whole time.

KC Tattoo
07-04-2007, 04:49 PM
Oh wow what a contest!

that should go down in history like Buster Douglas Beating Mike Tyson.

And think they should have that in next years olympics.

Hey anybody gonna watch the Rock, Papers, Scissors on ESPN this saterday, oh that should be GOOOOD!!!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA

Guru
07-04-2007, 06:27 PM
DOWN GOES KOBAYASHI

DOWN GOES KOBAYASHI


66 dogs, breaking the old Nathan's record of 49.5 (I think)

And Kobayashi blowing chunks in HD was NOT pleasant.....
Just saw the replay on sports. Don't they know that families are eating anytime between 5pm and 7pm?

Fruit Ninja
07-04-2007, 10:51 PM
66 freaking hot dogs. Amazing. lol

Fruit Ninja
07-04-2007, 10:53 PM
I don't have a clue, either. Its disgusting. There are children in this country that go without, then you have these ****ers doing it for fun.
:shake:
Its just crazy entertainment is all. Its just the Wow, someone can actually eat 66 hot dogs.

At least they dont get paid 23 million dollars for a little more then half a season pitching for the yankee's

Guru
07-04-2007, 10:56 PM
At least they dont get paid 23 million dollars for a little more then half a season pitching for the yankee's

Now THAT is an effin bastard.

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 10:59 PM
It seems to me most of the people who do this are skinny. Am I right?

Guru
07-04-2007, 11:00 PM
It seems to me most of the people who do this are skinny. Am I right?
I have noticed that too. Just don't get it.

BigMeatballDave
07-04-2007, 11:04 PM
I have noticed that too. Just don't get it.I don't know where they put it. I am a big man, and I cannot eat ANYWHERE close to what they do.

Mecca
07-04-2007, 11:05 PM
So did Kobayashi win again...

Fruit Ninja
07-04-2007, 11:07 PM
Now THAT is an effin bastard.
the crazy thing is he will be paid about 1 million dollars a START! lol

Fruit Ninja
07-04-2007, 11:08 PM
So did Kobayashi win again...
He lost, 66 for Chestnut, 63 for Kobayashi. KObayashi actually ate a few more, but i heard he threw up some. So they deduct. lol

Ultra Peanut
07-05-2007, 12:23 AM
A hero has fallen (with hot chunk-blowing action!):

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tkNBBDdSZPg"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tkNBBDdSZPg" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

I am a big manSo what you're saying is, you're fat. By extension, you consume more food than your body needs, which means you're wasting food that could have gone to starving children in Japan.

KCChiefsMan
07-05-2007, 01:38 AM
are there any penalty points if, actually I should say when, they vomit up all of those hot dogs? how could you physically eat that much and not have to throw up? Or is vomitting afterwards acceptable in these contests?

Ultra Peanut
07-05-2007, 10:09 AM
You have to hold the food in for a set amount of time (15 minutes, I think).God, yes. They need to televise the P'Zone eating contest (http://www.pizzahut.com/vpofpizza/) and Krystal Square Off (http://www.krystalsquareoff.com/), at the very least.I've got it! The Masters of Mastication!

Redrum_69
07-05-2007, 10:27 AM
Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two-foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.



SOUTHPARK

BigMeatballDave
07-05-2007, 12:17 PM
So what you're saying is, you're fat. By extension, you consume more food than your body needs, which means you're wasting food that could have gone to starving children in Japan. :rolleyes:

MOhillbilly
07-05-2007, 01:28 PM
i can eat 50 hard boiled eggs in a hour.

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:26 PM
That was disgusting. Koba-whatever blew his chunks, then ate it.

:Lin: :Lin: :Lin:Yep, that was pretty nasty. It looked as if his stomach burst, rather than a traditional regurgitation. One of these years, one of these fools is going to go into shock and die right on the stage.

No sympathies from me, just like I have non when the bulls kick the shit out of bull riders.

Congratulations to JOEY FREAKING CHESTNUT! What a hot dog.

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't have a clue, either. Its disgusting. There are children in this country that go without, then you have these ****ers doing it for fun.
:shake:Do you know how much money Nathan's makes as a result of the media exposure from the event?

Write them a letter, and perhaps they will donate out of the abundance that is created from this.

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:32 PM
I didn't say I could. If anyone thinks competitive eating is a sport is retarded.Ahhh, but aint that America, something to see. Home of the Free, and it is held on the Fourth of July, celebrating our freedom.

Kclee
07-07-2007, 07:34 PM
i can eat 50 hard boiled eggs in a hour.

What about a gallon of milk in a hour? :)

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:34 PM
I don't know where they put it. I am a big man, and I cannot eat ANYWHERE close to what they do.They are serious freaking athletes, that passionately train for their events.

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:48 PM
What about a gallon of milk in a hour? :)The 50 HB eggs is a scene from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke", with Paul Newman.

Kclee
07-07-2007, 07:49 PM
The 50 HB eggs is a scene from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke", with Paul Newman.

and Jackass I believe.

Calcountry
07-07-2007, 07:54 PM
and Jackass I believe.Heh, they got the title of that crap right, cause you WILL see Jackasses on that show.