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What once was a July 4th tradition has now admittedly turned into a total farce.  Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest is suppose to be the “Super Bowl” of Major League Eating (MLE) staged every year at the perfect venue in Coney Island……..the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues.  Millions and millions of true Americans look forward to this event.  However, poor marketing efforts, dull contestant personalities and mundane television coverage has just all but killed this 97-year old experience.  What this event needs is a proven promoter, a real American, somebody who knows how to resuscitate a dying institution…….it needs somebody like a Donald Trump to save it.  After all, if he can bring Arsenio Hall back to life on his Celebrity Apprentice show, he can do anything!   Disappointment is now at an all-time high for this lackluster promotion.  For starters, ESPN did not even broadcast this year’s event “live”. …

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Last weekend in Austin, Texas the world’s greatest competitive eatingchampion of our time captured yet another record of epic proportions. In the span of just 60 seconds, Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi ,“The Tsunami,” ( consumed 13 grilled cheese sandwiches!!! Yes, you heard me right. His closest competitor in this event downed just four sandwiches over the same time. But this isn’t hot dog eating!   Even Takeru Kobayashi’s competitive eating rival from the US, the legendary Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, has consumed a mere 47 grilled cheeses in 10 minutes… or only about FIVE per minute. Along with Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Wayne Gretsky’s 2,857 career points, I guarantee this individual athletic feat will NEVER be broken by any other competitive eater. Really! Who would want to be backed-up for three months with so much cheese anyway?   The 5’-8”, 130-lb. Kobayashi has built his reputation primarily from being a six-time champion…

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