jump to navigation

He’s the Man! June 4, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in animals, celebrities, current events, eating, food, funny, new york city, photos, pictures, politics, sports, television, video, video games, white castle, world news, yankees.

No…not talking about A-Rod who hit the game winning HR last night in the 9th inning to beat the Red Sox (long after I had turned the TV off in disgust).

Nor am I talking about Vladimir Putin, who is doing his best to touch off “Cold War II”. (and frankly we could use another cold war…I’m longing for the return of the USA vs Russia arcade game!)

Perhaps a new cold war can spark the return of the USA vs Russia arcade hockey game!

No…I’m talking about the (cue Michael Buffer voice) New, International Hot Dog Eating Champion of the World….Joey “The Tsunami” Chestnut!

Ladies & Gentlemen, your new hot dog eating champion!

Chestnut shattered Kobayashi’s record over the weekend by eating an amazing 59 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes in a “warm up” for the Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest! Read the news article here: http://origin.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6048231

Chestnut, who is one of my favorite competitive eaters due to him being the Krystal eating Champion of the world (Krystal is similar to White Castle), bettered Kobayashi’s record by a whopping 6 hot dogs! Watching Chestnut compete against Kobayashi last year at Coney Island was special, because no one’s even come close to beating Kobayashi in recent memory. Chestnut lost to Kobayashi by a hot dog and a half last year so there was hope that he could dethrone Kobayashi this year at Coney Island. In fact the only “person” who has beaten Kobayashi in a hot dog eating contest was actually an animal, a brown bear to be exact, who destroyed Kobayashi on that TV show Man vs Animal on FOX a few years back (click the link to play video from that contest)

The only competitor to beat Kobayashi in Hot Dog eating was a bear

But Chestnut is now the new “king of the hot dog” and watching him and Kobayashi go toe-to-toe (or mouth to mouth) on July 4th for the title should be awesome.

This year you can guarantee Kobayashi will be signaling Chestnut is the man!



1. ethan - June 4, 2007

Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!

2. roger - June 4, 2007

yeah A-Rod to the rescue…thank god!

3. howie - June 4, 2007


4. candice - June 4, 2007

ok…did you have to put a digusting pic of him eating up there?? haha

5. mr. blogger - June 4, 2007

i remember that show…man vs animal…that bear ate like 100 hot dogs…lol

6. dean - June 4, 2007

awesome arcade game! i miss playing that…the generic hockey one is not the same as the usa vs russia…

7. gary - June 4, 2007

the russian goalie was unbeatable in that game…i think it was rigged!

8. bob - June 4, 2007

i want one of those for my house!

9. janet - June 4, 2007

59 hot dogs!!! are you kidding! disgusting!! ewww

10. nincompoop - June 4, 2007

hope he has a strong flusher!

11. ace - June 4, 2007

i won’t look at hotdogs quite the same way again!

12. tiffany - June 4, 2007

looks like he’s gonna puke in that pic!!

13. trevor - June 4, 2007

i’m more of an eric “badlands” booker guy myself!

14. ned - June 4, 2007

No way…Ed “Cookie” Jarvis is the man!!!

15. victor - June 4, 2007

that game rules!!!!

16. melissa - June 4, 2007

i agree..that pic is grosssss!

17. ben - June 5, 2007

kobayashi…by a dog!

18. gary - July 6, 2007

Looks like you were right my man….good call!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: