Also: Vuvuzelas banned from contest audience!
From the press released issued by Major League Eating, the sanctioning body for the July 4 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:
Takeru Kobayashi is currently not scheduled to compete in the 2010 Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest. In recent weeks, Major League Eating has sought to arrive at an agreement with Kobayashi, but contract negotiations have reached an impasse. MLE remains hopeful that Kobayashi, who won the contest from 2001-2006, will decide to compete this July 4th in Coney Island, when Joey Chestnut will seek his fourth consecutive title.
A few thoughts:
- Major League Eating. That’s really what they want to call themselves, eh?
- They have contracts?
- They have labor disputes?????
- If Kobayashi doesn’t compete, then lets not kid ourselves here. Joey Chestnut will walk away with this one. Or maybe he’ll roll away with it…
More frustrating news from Major League Eating – vuvuzelas will be banned from the crowd! Boo! Why does Major League Eating hate The Beautiful Trumpet?
“We refuse to let vuvuzela use damage the competitive eating aesthetic,” said Richard Shea, president of Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach centric sport worldwide. “As a result, these horns will be prohibited at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July Fourth.”
We refuse to let vuvuzela use… damage the… competitive. eating. aesthetic. Uh huh. That one speaks for itself, doesn’t it?