WTF of the Week: A Fourth of July Without Kobayashi?

July 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This Independence Day there will be fireworks, watermelon, and American flags as usual, but one very critical ingredient to this great holiday will likely be missing. Six-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Takeru Kobayashi is in a contract dispute with MLE (Major League Eating of course) and could miss Coney Island’s big event. The superstar of competitive eating is being forced by MLE to skip the event because Kobayashi has been competing in other events, which is forbidden by his contract. The MLE only wants Kobayashi competing in their main event and not wasting his appetite on rice balls or Krystal’s burger-eating contests. I’m sure the MLE is afraid of their global superstar and cash cow pulling a jaw or stomach muscle while scarfin’ down 17.7 pounds of cow brains in 15 minutes (No Joke!). MLE only allowing Kobayashi to compete in their main event is like the PGA Tour only allowing Tiger to play at Augusta. It do...

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