What kind of festival features Jay-Z and world renowned champion eater Takeru Kobayashi? South By Southwest. Kobayashi not only showed up but broke a world record while in town as he appeared at the GroupMe Grill at SXSW to demolish world record for most grilled cheese sandwiches eaten in one minute as he devours 13.
Back on June 30, we posted the report that former Nathan’s Hot Dog champion Takeru Kobayashi was going to compete on the rooftop of Manhattan bar 230 Fifth at the same time as the contest. Kobayashi won’t compete because he refuses to sign an exclusive contract with organizer Major League Eating but was recorded eating 69 hot dogs in the same 10 minutes that Nathan’s Hot Dog champion Joey Chestnut.
According to The Wall Street Journal who was on hand to witness the event and in fact covered it with a live blog reported that Kobayashi broke Chestnut’s 2009 world record of 68 hot dogs. Kobayashi competed with the same rules and time limit as Nathan’s Hot Dog contest however without the sponsors official scorekeepers. Chestnut finished his day by eating 62 hot dogs.
Joey Chestnut won this years Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by eating 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes, earning him fifth consecutive Mustard Yellow Belt. Before the competition started, Chestnut told ESPN sideline reporter and former Denver Broncos cheerleader Renee Herlocker, “I feel like a big hungry American eating machine.”
Chestnut ate a total of 19,158 calories, 1,246 grams of fat, 2,170 mg of cholesterol, 42,408 mg of sodium, 657.2 grams of protein. Which is more than 19 days of suggested fat intake and 17 days of suggested sodium.
Takeru Kobayashi won’t be on the Coney Island boardwalk for this year’s Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest but will compete from a distance via satellite TV. Kobayashi, who can’t compete because he refuses to sign an exclusive contract with organizer Major League Eating, says he will unofficially compete from a remote location to protest his ban from the Super Bowl of competitive eating.
Kobayashi still refuses to sign any exclusive contract with MLE and insists he will down hot dogs on July Fourth, simultaneously in a mid-town Manhattan restaurant a short distance from Nathan’s. Last summer, Kobayashi, was unable to compete in the Nathan’s because Major League Eating’s contract stipulates that he can only participate in it’s tournaments and the league has to have total control over Kobayashi’s endorsement deals. He refused to sign and now Joey Chestnut is once again without his main rival.
The six time has now become an outcast and even had his image removed from the Nathan’s Wall of Fame last April.
“I hope to create awareness about the nature of this kind of business,” said Kobayashi. “At least they cannot erase history,” he said of his removal from the Wall of Fame.
Contract disputes kept Takeru Kobayashi from competing at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this past Fourth of July but it didn’t stop him from trying to bum rush the stage and give the crowd who chanted his name repeatedly what they wanted, in turn saw him be arrested. The six time champion and once top three athlete all-time of my lifetime was arrested on charges of obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct which he pleaded not guilty.
Thank Usain Bolt for not partaking in such criminal activities.
Usain Bolt is just pure awesomeness when he steps on any track. If your on the Internet now then you’ve seen the videos of Bolt tearing up the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. You ask yourself he can’t possibly be breaking the same records he broke in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, but he is. The 100 meters was the first to be destroyed going from 9.69 down to 9.58. Onto the 200 meters,the ability to run that distance and attain that speed is just so fascinating, easily makes it my personal favorite out of all time trails events. Again his own world record 19.30 shredded to 19.19. Incredible!
I’ve publicly stated on numerous occasions that the 3 greatest athletes I have witnessed in my lifetime is 7 time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, 7 time Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds, and 6 time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Takeru Kobayashi. My list is that, my list, there is not a hint of joking in any of the 3 athletes names.
Armstrong dominated the cycling world and did so after coming back from stage three testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs. Did I mention he reps the great state of TEXAS? Enough Said.
As a die hard baseball fan, I can never watch it enough and know it all to well. The ability to hit home runs naturally or chemically engineered does not place Bonds on this list. He did so much more within the game such as stealing 514 bases. He finished top five in numerous statistical categories: runs scored, on base percentage, runs batted in, extra base hits, career leader in intentional bases on balls, career leader in runs created, career leader in base on balls, oh and career leader in home runs. The stats alone should put him there but its his batters eye, none better. Did I mention there where no rules or violations for steroid use within the game till 2005?
Kobayashi is on here cause as a fat man I know the feeling of having a full belly. I’m not a competitive eater just a connoisseur of food. At 128 pounds he produced speed and consumption. Kobayashi once injured his jaw to where he couldn’t open more than the width of a fingertip and still managed to down 63 hot dogs. You weren’t paying attention or might not even had an idea there was an International Federation of Competitive Eating till this trailblazer gave it a face to promote. Did I mention that my last meal on this earth better be a mustard hot dog?
Then Bolt comes onto the scene for the world to see in the 2008 Olympics. I can remember where I was when I first saw him run and who I turned right around and texted so they could tune in for his next race. He had IT, that presence, you where watching something of greatness in the making and this was all during the prelims. Finals no problem, golds without a doubt, slashing world records into pieces, now you’ve got to be kidding. Oh what the difference a year makes. Same race lengths 100,200 meters, Germany is the new country, and new world records are set. Set is probably the wrong word for what he did to his own records but if there’s a man to take them down, it’s the Bolt.
What does these two subject have in common? Well Kobayashi your still my guy, still a top 5 but Usain Bolt just won king of the mountain. Your witnessing it yourself and know. The man from Jamaica is a gold medalist, a world record holder, he is a bolt of lighting. Every time I witness Bolt run, I’m blown away, I’m just amazed to be alive to see him. Did I mention that I never in my life possessed the skill of speed?
Bolt meet Armstrong and Bonds
1st up 100 meters 9.58
2nd up 200 meters 19.19