Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Who's the "MAN?"

C-H-E-S-T-N-U-T. Joey Chestnut.

Today, he defeated six-time champ, Takeru Kobayashi, in the 92nd Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. That freak ate 66 hot dogs, including buns, in 12 minutes. It's a new world record, beating Chestnut's recent 59.5.
The great Kobayashi also beat the world record by eating 63 dogs. He had been consistently behind Chestnut by 5 dogs most of the way, but with 7 minutes left, Kobayashi made his move. He momentarily took the lead at 60 and appeared to have momentum on his side, but as the great Howard Cosell would have said, "But wait. Kobayashi had not reckoned with the indomitable will of Joseph Christian Chestnut. Chestnut would regroup and continue with his amazing onslaught."
I watched the whole thing. It was great.


Hornless Rhino said...


Al Michaels said...

Do you believe in miracles, Yes!

Anonymous said...

Kobayashi was making his move, but I think vomiting kind of slowed him down.

You have to give him tough extra points though for scooping the stuff up and shoving it back into his mouth so those dogs would count as eaten.