Monday, August 8, 2016

Champion Eaters on Cards

I finally found a couple of blasters of 2016 Allen and Ginter. I'm probably not going to do an comprehensive posts on the product, but just some cards that are of special interest.

The world of competitive eating seems pretty odd to me, especially any video I've seen is pretty disgusting. It doesn't look so much like eating as shoving stuff into a garbage disposal. Anyway, this guy, whose 24, is studying nutrition when he's not shoveling food into his face. When you're a championship eater, apparently you don't specialize. By the way, his nickname is "Megatoad".

This wasn't the first time Allen and Ginter featured a hot dog eating champion. Back in 2008 they gave us this guy.

Since this card, Chestnut, also know as "Jaws", has one nine of the last ten Nathan's championships, only losing to Megatoad in 2015. He is quoted as saying ″I will not stop until I reach 70. This 'sport' isn't about eating. It's about drive and dedication, and at the end of the day hot dog eating challenges both my body and my mind.″ He's 33 years old. Wikipedia doesn't mention him having a real job. Can you make enough each year doing this to live on? Maybe he gets all his food for free.

OK, just one more.

Thomas is 49 years old and it's not clear from Wikipedia if she's still doing this. Her last listed championship contest was in 2013. What's amazing about here is she only weighs 98 pounds. One of her feats is eating 11 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes. Erp. She has 2 nicknames, "The Black Widow" and "The Leader of the Four Horsemen of the Esophagus"


night owl said...

Zero tolerance for food gorging like this. It "challenges his body and mind" ... whatever, there is something else you can do that isn't so unpleasant and, to my mind, offensive when there are people starving.

Fuji said...

Both Stonie and Chestnut are from San Jose... so I've added both of their signatures to my hometown pc.