Kobayashi vs Nathans Hot Dog Contest

The best hot eater in the world won't be participating in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held on Coney Island. SBNation offers a hilariously long article explaining why.

Posted on 7/4/2012

A quick thought on the intro to this article. Kobayashi basically eats hot dogs for a living. Sure, he eats other things too, but he brings home the bread with his hot dog eating skills. But I'm still surprised that he spends his free time hanging out in hot dog restaurants:

It's 90 degrees in late June and Takeru Kobayashi is sitting at a small hot dog restaurant in the East Village. He's here with Maggie James, his longtime manager, translator and friend. In the three years since he's appeared at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, the ill will and bad feelings since the fallout have only intensified for Kobayashi.


Check out the whole thing if you're interested - it's the only day of the year any of this matters.


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