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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kobayashi Arrested!

AOL News reports that competitive eater and skinny runt Takeru Kobayahsi  was arrested at the Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th. Bigger Fattter Blog will not comment on this situation only to say that if I, Fat Bastard saw all those ultra yummy Nathan's Kosher Wieners I too would storm the stage.

I, Fat Bastard would ask that our readers chime it with their insightful comments.

Sometimes a competitive eater has to trust his gut.

And that's exactly what embattled eater Takeru Kobayashi says he did when he rushed the stage at the Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.

In an exclusive interview with AOL News, Kobayashi claims he didn't plan on jumping onto the stage when he decided to attend the Coney Island contest. Instead, he followed his instincts -- and wound up in jail.

"There was so much cheering and I just got too excited," said Kobayashi, speaking through his interpreter, Maggie James.

Before the Nathan's event, the Japanese eater announced he wouldn't take part in the largest contest on the competitive eating circuit because he refused to sign a Major League Eating contract containing an exclusivity clause that would have barred him from participating in outside contests, obtaining certain sponsors or making media appearances without league consent.

Major League Eating Executive Director George Shea confirms that Kobayashi's contract did include an exclusivity clause, but he says those kinds of agreements are standard in sports leagues.

"The contract prevents eaters from doing events that compete with Major League Eating and its sponsors," Shea said. "There are restrictions in the contract -- and that's why he's being paid money."

Benjamin Muessig, AOL
Police arrest competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi after he rushed the stage at the 2010 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y., on Sunday. Kobayashi, a six-time Nathan's winner, did not compete this year, but attempted to climb onto the stage after the contest ended.
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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2010
Police arrest competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi after he rushed the stage at the 2010 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y., on Sunday. Kobayashi, a six-time Nathan's winner, did not compete this year, but attempted to climb onto the stage after the contest ended.
Benjamin Muessig, AOL
Benjamin Muessig, AOL

Kobayashi and Major League Eating officials weren't able to come to an agreement before the event, but the six-time Nathan's champ showed up anyway just before the contest began. Twenty minutes later, he was in police custody.

The eater insists he didn't show up at the competition intending to upstage the other competitive eaters, like arch rival Joey "Jaws" Chestnut -- who took home his fourth Nathan's Mustard Belt by downing 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

"There were no plans for that," Kobayashi said.

Instead, Kobayashi says he decided to watch the hot dog contest because he wanted to cheer on his fellow eaters and because he feels a special attachment to the event he revolutionized in 2001 when he doubled the existing record by downing 50 hot dogs.

But when this year's contest ended, Kobayashi says he went from a spectator to criminal suspect when the crowd started chanting, "Let him eat."

Though he speaks little English, Kobayashi says he understood what his fans wanted.

"They started yelling and chanting for me, so I got excited and before I knew it I found myself on the stage," Kobayashi said. "In my head I was thinking, 'Wow, with all the fans cheering maybe they're going to let me eat now.'

"But they caught me in one second."

Seth Wenig, AP
 
Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized competitive eating in 2001, when he doubled the world record by eating 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. He would go on to win six consecutive titles at the Coney Island hot dog eating contest. Here he is after his 2006 victory.
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Competitive Eating Legend Takeru Kobayashi
Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized competitive eating in 2001, when he doubled the world record by eating 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. He would go on to win six consecutive titles at the Coney Island hot dog eating contest. Here he is after his 2006 victory.
Seth Wenig, AP
Seth Wenig, AP

Kobayashi spent a night in jail and was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct. His next court date is Aug. 5.

He says the homemade "Free Kobi" T-shirt he wore to the contest shouldn't be interpreted as a sign he knew he was going to get arrested. Instead, he maintains it was made to show his frustration with Major League Eating's restrictive contracts.

"The real basic reason is because he wanted to be free from the exclusivity clause in his contract," James said. "He was like, 'Free me from this contract so I can be in the contest.'"

Kobayashi says he wasn't there to eat, and he feels bad about stealing the show from the eaters.

"I didn't try to mess up that contest," he said.

"I guess, because of the large chanting, before I realized my body was on the stage ... I guess I just have to say I'm that kind of person -- I couldn't control myself."

9 comments:

Meat Face said...

I really bugs me that some runt like Kobayashi wins all those eating contests.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya Meat Face. America is losing its competitive edge. Disgraceful!

Big Lard Ass said...

Well, Kobayashi did win the hot dog eating contest from about 2001 until about 2006. That is when a mechanical engineer stepped forward. A man named... Joey Chesnut. He then started winning all of the big eating contests, and now he is considered the best competitive eater in the world.

He is not exactly a thinling, but he is also not a fatling either. I think he is about 6'2" or so and weighs like 220 pounds.

But yeah it always bothered me a lot that a skinny guy like Kobayashi could out-eat the likes of Big Lard Ass, and yet he is so skinny.

There is even some chick who can eat like 40 or 50 hot dogs, and she only weighs like 95 pounds or something ridiculous like that. She works at Burger King or McDonalds or something like that, and she actually eats that food on a daily basis, yet she stays thin! It's very strange and weird to me. I guess she probably exercises or something.

I could probably down 25 hot dogs in one sitting, although I've never really tried to max out on just hot dogs. Back in my heyday, I would have been able to do 25, but now I am not nearly as much of a glutton because I want to live longer, and thus, over the course of my life, eat more hot dogs.

Regards,

Big Lard Ass

Meat Face said...

Them Japs are really disciplined. That is why a skinny little runt like Kobayashi can beat all of out lummoxes. He probably goes hours if not days without eating so his belly is empty and he's starving.

If he were to lose he would feel shame and maybe even commit hare kare with a big old Jap sword.

Proud FA said...

Maybe I could be a coach to competitive eaters. With my knowledge of feederism and my control over SSBBWs I could coach one who could eat 100 wieners in one session and believe me, fat girls LOVE wieners.

Joey Chesnut is not even fat. Maybe all that belly blubber squeezes off the stomach.

Hey BLA do you think a belly bra would be helpful?

I really think we should enter Belly Boy into one of those contests. We could starve him for a few days and then wheel him in. I bet most of the eaters would bow out rather than be shamed by the likes of Belly Boy. He'd go hog wild.

Yep, Rev, I think the secret is training and coaching.

Proud FA said...

Meat Face said...

Them Japs are really disciplined. That is why a skinny little runt like Kobayashi can beat all of out lummoxes. He probably goes hours if not days without eating so his belly is empty and he's starving.

If he were to lose he would feel shame and maybe even commit hare kare with a big old Jap sword.

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I think you are on to something there Meat Face. The Japanese are a dedicated bunch. If they allow their sumo wrestlers to become competitive eaters I think we will be screwed. BUT it could lead to a true world series of eating.

I also think it should be a team sport. Some of my gainers are very competitive.

Big Lard Ass said...

Dear Meat Face,

If he lost and committed ritual suicide by slicing his stomach, all of the hot dogs would come gushing out!


Dear Proud FA,

A belly bra would be counter-productive because the stomach needs to be allowed to expand as much as possible. So what I would recommend would be spending like 10 to 15 minutes in a hot tub, and then just wearing a speedo (and a bra if it's a woman), that way the stomach would be able to expand fully.

The problem with most fatlings being truly competitive in the eating game is that they use the Grazenheimer Technique to get fat. They eat to manipulate their moods by increasing their blood sugar levels throughout the day, so they must munch throughout the day. Then they usually have normal sized dinners and lunches, and wonder why they are fat.

Those using the FFB/PFA ("fat fattens best / Proud FA") technique focus on eating two to three epic meals per day, maxing out their stomach to capacity with as much fat as possible. Then they just lie there with canola oil dribbling down their many chins and doze off for a few hours to digest their 8,000 calorie funnel session, knowing they have had four days worth of food in ten minutes.

As an aside, I applaud Proud FA for using canola oil in his feeding sessions, because it is one of the healthiest oils along with olive oil, but it is much cheaper than olive oil. Sunflower oil and peanut oil are some of the unhealthiest you can use, and melted vegetable shortening would be the worst. That's why I cook each and every Belly Boy Burger in 100% pure melted vegetable shortening, to maximize the trans-fats.

As to whether we should starve Belly Boy a few days before the eating competition- no! This would cause his stomach to shrink! You have to not eat for 24 hours, but no more than that, otherwise your stomach will shrink temporarily. Just like if you are going to do a weight lifting competition, Proud FA, would you lie in bed and not move for 3 or 4 days before, to rest your muscles? Of course not. Instead you just take it easy for a few days before, and take it very easy for 24 hours before the lift.

While you are better as a gainer/feedee coach, I am better as a competitive eating coach. You could plump up our team, and then I could work with them for a few weeks before the competition and that way, they would have an unstoppable advantage!

Regards,

Big Lard Ass

Big Lard Ass said...

Dear Meat Face,

If he lost and committed ritual suicide by slicing his stomach, all of the hot dogs would come gushing out!


Dear Proud FA,

A belly bra would be counter-productive because the stomach needs to be allowed to expand as much as possible. So what I would recommend would be spending like 10 to 15 minutes in a hot tub, and then just wearing a speedo (and a bra if it's a woman), that way the stomach would be able to expand fully.

The problem with most fatlings being truly competitive in the eating game is that they use the Grazenheimer Technique to get fat. They eat to manipulate their moods by increasing their blood sugar levels throughout the day, so they must munch throughout the day. Then they usually have normal sized dinners and lunches, and wonder why they are fat.

Those using the FFB/PFA ("fat fattens best / Proud FA") technique focus on eating two to three epic meals per day, maxing out their stomach to capacity with as much fat as possible. Then they just lie there with canola oil dribbling down their many chins and doze off for a few hours to digest their 8,000 calorie funnel session, knowing they have had four days worth of food in ten minutes.

As an aside, I applaud Proud FA for using canola oil in his feeding sessions, because it is one of the healthiest oils along with olive oil, but it is much cheaper than olive oil. Sunflower oil and peanut oil are some of the unhealthiest you can use, and melted vegetable shortening would be the worst. That's why I cook each and every Belly Boy Burger in 100% pure melted vegetable shortening, to maximize the trans-fats.

As to whether we should starve Belly Boy a few days before the eating competition- no! This would cause his stomach to shrink! You have to not eat for 24 hours, but no more than that, otherwise your stomach will shrink temporarily. Just like if you are going to do a weight lifting competition, Proud FA, would you lie in bed and not move for 3 or 4 days before, to rest your muscles? Of course not. Instead you just take it easy for a few days before, and take it very easy for 24 hours before the lift.

While you are better as a gainer/feedee coach, I am better as a competitive eating coach. You could plump up our team, and then I could work with them for a few weeks before the competition and that way, they would have an unstoppable advantage!

Regards,

Big Lard Ass

Big Lard Ass said...

Dear Meat Face,

If he lost and committed ritual suicide by slicing his stomach, all of the hot dogs would come gushing out!


Dear Proud FA,

A belly bra would be counter-productive because the stomach needs to be allowed to expand as much as possible. So, spend 10 to 15 minutes in a hot tub, and wear minimal clothes to let your stomach max out.

The problem with most fatlings being truly competitive in the eating game is that they use the Grazenheimer Technique to get fat. They eat to manipulate their moods by increasing their blood sugar levels throughout the day, usually have normal sized dinners and lunches, and wonder why they are fat.

Those using the PFA technique focus on eating two to three epic meals per day, maxing out their stomach to capacity with as much fat as possible. Then they just lie there with canola oil dribbling down their many chins and doze off for a few hours to digest their 8,000 calorie funnel session.

I applaud Proud FA for using canola oil in his feeding sessions, because it is one of the healthiest oils along with olive oil, but it is much cheaper than olive oil. Sunflower oil and peanut oil are some of the unhealthiest you can use, and melted vegetable shortening would be the worst.

As to whether we should starve Belly Boy a few days before the eating competition- no! This would cause his stomach to shrink! You have to not eat for 24 hours, but no more than that, otherwise your stomach will shrink temporarily. Just like if you are going to do a weight lifting competition, Proud FA, would you lie in bed and not move for 3 or 4 days before, to rest your muscles? Of course not. Instead you just take it easy for a few days before, and take it very easy for 24 hours before the lift.

While you are better as a gainer/feedee coach, I am better as a competitive eating coach. You could plump up our team, and then I could work with them for a few weeks before the competition and that way, they would have an unstoppable advantage!

Regards,

Big Lard Ass