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Scenes from Wing Bowl 2010, Philly's Competitive Wing-Eating Contest

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 15 comments

"Jersey Shore's Snooki was supposed to be a big element of this year's Wing Bowl but was loudly booed the instant she appeared on stage." [Photographs: Hawk Krall] Every year on the Friday before the Super Bowl, 20,000 drunks converge on South Philadelphia at 6 a.m. for the Wing Bowl, a competitive eating competition gone berserk, which can conservatively be described as pro-wrestling meets Mardi Gras. With chicken wings, adult film stars and, this year, Jersey Shore's Snooki riding a mechanical bull. Wing Bowl was created by WIP sports radio's morning show host Al Morganti in 1993 as a small event in a hotel but has quickly became one of the biggest and most insane competitive eating competitions in the... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Again at the 2009 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest

New York Robyn Lee 7 comments

Yesterday morning in Coney Island, thousands of cheering people crowded the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenue. But these cheers were not for independence—no, they were for something greater. Something meatier. Something log-shaped. Hot dogs—more specifically, lots of hot... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Pizza-Eating Competition

Slice Adam Kuban 4 comments

Joey Chestnut, the reigning hot-dog-eating champ, handily crossed over to pizza earlier today in Times Square, eating 45 slices in 10 minutes. That's roughly 1.7 pizzas a minute. According to the New York Daily News, "He folded the slices—very quickly—and shoved them into his mouth. He jumped around some, to help them go down the hatch, or knocked back water from paper cups. He never appeared to chew. The slices were the typical cheese and tomato sauce variety, dished from a 16-inch pie carved into eight wedges."... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 7 comments

Congratulations to Joey Chestnut for winning this weekend's Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship by downing 93 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes. Legendary rival Takeru Kobayashi only ate 84 hamburgers, putting him in third place, and second place... More

Kobayashi vs. Chestnut Slider Eat-Off

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

This Sunday the 28th in Chattanooga, Tennessee, record-breaking competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will compete in the annual Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship, along with 9 other finalists. Chestnut won last year's contest by eating 103... More

USA Wins! Joey Chestnut Defeats Kobayashi at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Raphael 3 comments

Today in Coney Island, after ten minutes of regulation time, America's defending champion Joey Chestnut and rival Takeru Kobayashi were tied at 59 hotdogs. A five dog eat-off ensued, and Chestnut won! The Mustard Belt remains in America's hands, and Chestnut set a new 10-minute record. Go USA! When asked why he put his body through this year after year, Chestnut replied, "I love to eat, I love the competition. It's the Fourth of July, and you can get away with it on this day, push your body this hard, for something silly like this." As ESPN commentators said, "The passions were raw, but the hot dogs were cooked." Video after the jump.... More

59 and a Half!

Adam Kuban 6 comments

Until Saturday in the world of competitive eating, Japan's Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi loomed large (however thin he himself is) as the fiercest gut around. Although skinny and from a country not often associated with tubesteaks, the dude ruled, having established a record of 53 3/4 dogs in 12 minutes at last year's annual hot dog–eating contest on July 4 at Nathan's in Coney Island. No more: American Joey Chestnut shattered Kobayashi's record over the weekend, consuming 59 1/2 wieners in 12 minutes. (Twelve minutes is the duration of all speed-eating contests sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.)... More

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