The High Stakes World of Competitive Eating

Bob FranquizUncategorized

20060705013803704_1I’ve been tuning in to competitive eating for the last couple of years when I caught a Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on ESPN in which Kobayashi cleaned house and ate 59 dogs!

After a nap to help get over my cold, I turned on ESPN only to find that today was the Krystal hamburger eating contest. This was 60 minutes of great TV! How we haven’t thought of filming people while they eat and giving them money and trophies is sheer lunacy! Needless to say, Kobayashi won by eating 97 Krystal hamburgers. Yes, you read that correctly…97 burgers. It was impressive to say the least.

What felt weird was eating a grilled cheese and some sopa de pollo (chicken soup) while watching the competition. The funny part was when Carey said, “I would never let you get into this!” How well she knows me ­čÖé I think I could do some damage in a Krispy Kreme donut eating competition. I guess we’ll never know…