Monday, June 25, 2007

Well my July 4th is now ruined

Why's that you ask? Because there will be no Kobayashi/Chestnut Showdown on Coney Island this year. In what is being described as a "professional injury" (does that make this Ian Snell snafu an "unprofessional injury"?), Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training (?). By rigorous training I can only imagine he means stuffing hundreds of hot dogs in his face for days at a time...is it any wonder the guy hurt himself? I almost choked to death the other night putting two Wendy's chicken nuggets in my mouth at once. This guy makes a living downing 53 and 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes and yet can't stay healthy. Imagine that.

Kobayashi says he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis (you might recognize this "injury" as a prescribed weight loss technique in Beverly Hills). Had enough of my crack reporting...well why not turn to the man himself...

Oh right, it's in Japanese (nice mimicking of the Nathan's banner Takeru). Well, according to this article, he had this to say:
"My jaw refused to fight any more."

I think that says it all. Rest up Kobayashi...there will be plenty of hot dogs, cow brains and rice balls for you to devour in the future.

40 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

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Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

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Bibby

Kerala, India

TJ said...

That is disturbing.

The Drizzle said...

It is comforting to know that through the magic of the interwebs even people that live far away from you are able to access your website. Even the other side of the moon.

TJ said...

And really, when you think spirituality, you think blog post about dude who eats hot dogs for a living.

Whitney said...

Wow. Here at G:TB we have spouted about an extremely diverse array of topics over the years, but if there's one place we haven't gone, it's delving into spirituality.

TJ said...

There was the brief foray into "WWGhD" merchandise, but alas, that failed miserably.

Mark said...

When I think jaw arthritis, I think jaw "sprituality". Well, at least the part of spirituality that requires one to be on their knees.

Tim said...

Mike Bibby or Henry Bibby?

TJ said...

Jesus Flores, or Jesus Colome?

Whitney said...

Tom Flores or Gil Flores?

Mark said...

Feels like another comedy pyramid is afoot.

TJ said...

I'm still chuckling at Tom Flores getting a mention here.

Timothy said...

I think Kobayashi is scared. He has turned back all the big, fat "american style" challengers like the guy who works for the MTA. However, notw hes is facing sombody that is like him. Chesnut is from the Kobayashi school of eaters. Last year Chesnut gave Kobi his first real challenge, and this year he has only gotten stronger. I think Kobiayashi knew he was going to lose and did not want to be embarrassed.

I would be interested to see what or resident competitive eater, Timmy Rez, has to say about this.

Timothy said...

Gil Flores or Gil Gerard?

Tim said...

I consider myself to be the Lincoln Hawk of competitive eating. I lurk in the shadows, taking on competitors when necessary. I spend the rest of my days driving my rig and fighting Robert Loggia for custody of my spoiled brat son.

TJ said...

Wasn't hardcore legend Terry Funk in that movie?

Timothy said...

I drive truck, break arms, and arm wrestle. It's what I love to do, it's what I do best.

Geoff said...

Gerard Depardieu or Gerard Billingham?

Rickey Henderson said...

Fuck-fuck-fuckety-fuck

TJ said...

I'm sure Ron would just love Minnesota:

According to a league source, Minnesota may try to swing a deal for Ron Artest if it keeps Kevin Garnett.

Mark said...

Not as much as Minnesota will love Ron.

TJ said...

I wonder what Biby Cletus has to say about this...Biby, you still there?

Mark said...

Personally, I'm more interested in the thoughts of Cletus the slack jawed yokel.

TJ said...

Some folk'll never eat a skunk
and then again some folk'll,
like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel

Most folk'll never lose a toe
and then again some folk'll,
like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel

TJ said...

I think the Wizards would be ecstatic if Nick Young fell to them at #16...

Mark said...

Its not really what they need but that he'd represent tremendous value at 16. Plus, his addition would make Jarvis Hayes that much closer to being nothing more than a pinful memory.

Mark said...

Please ignore "that" in my first sentence. Just trying to pick up the slack in Geoff's absence.

TJ said...

Should we keep "pinful" in?

Mark said...

Yeah. Go ahead. It's a little slow in Florida today so I figure I'll make up a few words this afternoon to pass the time.

Geoff said...

Thnska Mrak.

Greg said...

Yeah.

TJ said...

Hey Dennis, how about your boy Cristian Guzman?

TJ said...

Kudos to Winning the Turnover Battle for their #9 pick.

Mark said...

Wow, a lottery pick. Very impressive.

TJ said...

My posse is gonna be stoked...

TJ said...

Members of Gheorghe's posse:
Billy Crystal
Rod Strickland
An interpreter
Jack Wagner

Greg said...

Kobayashi's jaw used to be a magnet for foodstuffs. Now it has been banished to the land of wind and ghosts.

Alvin said...

I don't think Kobayashi was scared, his mother passed away in March, he stopped training for quite a while. When he resumed, he was probably pushing himself too hard, which caused this injury. He will always be the champ!

TJ said...

Dennis just gave me this heads up:

Nationals optioned outfielder Brandon Watson to Triple-A Columbus.

Are you fucking kidding me Jim Bowden? You stupid fucking moron. Nook Logan is the answer I guess? Oh wait, Ryan Langerhans is the better option? Let's just platoon these two budding superstars he must be saying to himself. Asshole. Is firejimbowden.com already taken?

Greg said...

Totally dude.