Holy crap did the hot dog eating contest on Coney Island got a lot of publicity this year. I get it. It’s a tradition. Gross. But, a tradition to some. The World is changing. Baseball is fighting for its Olympic life with ‘climbing’ and ‘wake-boarding.’
The landscape, she is a-changin. Can you imagine, years from now, the talking heads on sports radio will be ranting about whether Takeru Kobayashi should be in the Competitive Eating Hall-Of-Fame? KT is AWESOME at his craft. But, he’s not official. He’s the bastard prodigy…Pete Rose…Cain instead of Abel…Hagar instead of Sarah…F1 instead of Indycar. I think you get the point. Yesterday, he ate 69 hot dogs. It would have been a world record. But, he staged his ‘practice event’ away from the official eating event, just down the boardwalk, in protest. All because KT refuses to sign a contract with ‘Major League Eating.’ So, the official winner was 62 hot dogs gourged by Joey Chestnut. Joey has won the event 5 years in a row. Joey is the ‘Jimmie Johnson’ of Eaters. Check out KT on The Norris & Davis Show Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NorrisandDavis1057TheFAN
KT HOF in 20??. Stay tuned.