This is too awesome to believe, and makes me sad I forgot to watch it this year. The Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on July 4th for the past 90 years or so, was interrupted this year by former multiple champion Takeru Kobayashi, who was banned from participating this year because he refused to sign an exclusivity contract with Major League Eating. Kobayashi stormed on stage as his former competitor, Joey Chesnut, pulled ahead in the contest, but he was arrested before he caused any damage. Kobayashi is clearly strung tight about the contest, which makes sense, as he practices all year for this one contest (they covered him in an MTV episode of True Life). You can take a man away from his weinies, but…
Source: July 6, 2010 Slate article
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