Kobayashi to pull out of July 4th Nathan's hot dog eating contset

Chino Kapone

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Sixty Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes Will Do Wonders On Your Jaw
It's a sad day in the world of competitive eating -- and when isn't it a sad day in the world of competitive eating? -- because the Babe Ruth of the ingestion of pig lips and assholes, Takeru Kobayashi, is gonna miss the July 4 Coney Island Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. His injury certainly makes a bit of sense.

In an entry on his blog entitled "Occupational hazard," Kobayashi said: "My jaw refused to fight any more." The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his seventh straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating event on New York's Coney Island.

"I feel ashamed that I couldn't notice the alarm bells set off by my own body," he said. "But with the goal to win another title with a new record, I couldn't stop my training so close to the competition."
We suspect he's hearing the Joey Chestnut footsteps a little bit, or at least the gnashing of his teeth and the rumbling of stomach acid. We had initially planned on attending the contest this year; this just became considerably less likely. To quote Alvy Singer, "I think I'm starting to get some feeling back in my jaw."
Do ya think he is dodging Joey Chestnut? I was actually looking forward to see them go head to head this year.
 

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I was too. This was the only thing I had planned on watching on July 4. Now I'll just to drink more.
 

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That moves Pat up a spot closer to 1st
 

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Good News for Pat from Moonachie?

I wasn't sure where to post this story so I figured here would be good.

Japan's all-star speed eater suffers professional injury Mon Jun 25, 9:00 AM ET



TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese man who set a world record by wolfing down dozens of hot dogs within minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his next title uncertain.


Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.

In an entry on his blog entitled "Occupational hazard," Kobayashi said: "My jaw refused to fight any more."

The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his seventh straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating event on New York's Coney Island.

"I feel ashamed that I couldn't notice the alarm bells set off by my own body," he said. "But with the goal to win another title with a new record, I couldn't stop my training so close to the competition.

"I was continuing my training and bearing with the pain but finally I destroyed my jaw."

Kobayashi, who has become a niche celebrity in Japan and the United States, had already halted his competitive eating activities for several months due to mourning after his mother's death earlier this year.

But he said he still wanted to go to the competition in New York.

"I want to be the pride of my mother," he said in the blog entry posted Sunday.

Last year, Kobayashi put down a world-record 53 and three-quarters hot dogs in just 12 minutes.

In addition to the Nathan's Famous titles, he holds world records for scoffing cows' brains and rice balls.

In 2004, he founded the United Food Fighters Organisation in hopes of making people take competitive eating seriously as a sport.

Despite Japanese people's reputation as moderate eaters, Kobayashi helped to turn competitive eating into a television sensation with "food fighters" downing everything from sushi to cakes.

But Japanese television began to shy away from such contests after a 14-year-old junior high school student choked to death in 2002 trying to imitate competitive eating during school lunch
Well, this may mean that Pat's odds go up a bit. Which is a good thing.
 

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That slant eyed faggot is pussying out cuz the second place guy last year broke his fuckin record.
 

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I wasn't sure where to post this story so I figured here would be good.



Well, this may mean that Pat's odds go up a bit. Which is a good thing.
unless they switch to cocktail weenies
 

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last year there was a female jap competitor that came in 2nd, she wins now thats all.
From Wiki...

Pos. 2006 Contestant Hot Dogs
1 Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi (World Record) 53¾
2 Joey "Jaws" Chestnut (American Record) 52
3 Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas (Women's Record) 37
4 Patrick Bertoletti 34.25
5 Tim "Eater X" Janus 34
6 Chip "The Phenom" Simpson 33
7 "Humble" Bob Shoudt 30
8 Rich "The Locust" LeFevre 28
9 Eric "Badlands" Booker 24
10 Patrick "from Moonachie" Philbin 23
11 Eric Denmark 22
12 Seaver Miller 22
13 Brian Subich 22
14 Crazy Legs Conti 21.33
15 Allen Davis 20.5
16 Robert Andersson 20
17 Hall Hunt 19
18 Kamil "The Camel" Hamersky 18
19 Kenji Oguni 16

The new champ should be:

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
 

pnigga

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that means his odds should go down

so yeah, the opposite of up
 

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I knew that Jap would back out. Joey Chestnut crushed his hot dog and bun record by six dogs. An American is going to win this year.
 

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last year there was a female jap competitor that came in 2nd, she wins now thats all.


Sonya Thomas is American (well at least a citizen) she manages a Burger King as her real job. I guess if you can keep that food down 40 hotdogs is nothing.
 

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How are Kobayashi and Chestnut able to handle 50+ dogs, but no one else can top 40?
 

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From Wiki...

Pos. 2006 Contestant Hot Dogs
1 Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi (World Record) 53¾
2 Joey "Jaws" Chestnut (American Record) 52
3 Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas (Women's Record) 37
4 Patrick Bertoletti 34.25
5 Tim "Eater X" Janus 34
6 Chip "The Phenom" Simpson 33
7 "Humble" Bob Shoudt 30
8 Rich "The Locust" LeFevre 28
9 Eric "Badlands" Booker 24
10 Patrick "from Moonachie" Philbin 23
11 Eric Denmark 22
12 Seaver Miller 22
13 Brian Subich 22
14 Crazy Legs Conti 21.33
15 Allen Davis 20.5
16 Robert Andersson 20
17 Hall Hunt 19
18 Kamil "The Camel" Hamersky 18
19 Kenji Oguni 16

The new champ should be:

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
how many of those names just sound fat.
 

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shouldn't he be studying with porn chicks that do record setting bj scenes?

thats BS that he's pulling out.

even if he doesn't win, he should compete to defend.