Posted by Sean Doyle, June 30, 2010
Photo Courtesy of Pepto Bismol.
They have contracts? These competitive eater type fellows? What in the WTF?!
It turns out they must be inked because iconic "eater-athlete" Takeru-Kobayashi has declined to participate in this year's Nathan's Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island due to contract disputes with Major League Eating. What gives, T-K? Kobayashi, who won six consecutive Coney Crowns from 2001-2006, would miss the big event for the first time in a decade. Competitive Eating fans (all 76 of them) are no doubt crushed by this disturbing turn of events.