99 Pound Competitive Eater

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2004/01/31 15:19:00 (permalink)

99 Pound Competitive Eater

From this morning's Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48-2004Jan30.html

I can't for the life of me figure out how she does it.

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    chezkatie
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/01/31 17:29:31 (permalink)
    Please do not invite her to our Crab Crawl..............she will eat everything in sight!" />
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/01/31 18:51:27 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Please do not invite her to our Crab Crawl..............she will eat everything in sight!" />


    Dearfolk,
    Sounds like the only major difference between her and The Tasmanian Devil is that Taz would eat all the food in the refrigerator, then eat the refrigerator for dessert....
    Hungrily (But Not THAT Hungry!!!), Ort. Carlton in Soup's On Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/01/31 19:36:27 (permalink)
    Reminds me of the Japanese guy who is the perennial winner at the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. He beat out all those behemoths, and he doesn’t even like for hot dogs all that much!
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 12:27:41 (permalink)
    Anybody else here ever attended a Wing Bowl? It's an annual event in Philly that has grown to epic proportions in more ways than one. I worked for one of the sponsors one year and was in attendance... I'll have to post my diary of what was an absolutely horrifying experience. I couldn't even smell wing sauce for months without getting sick to my stomach... and that's without eating a single wing that day.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 12:50:12 (permalink)
    I've been to a Wing Bowl. I was up in a deluxe corporate box, far away from the smells. I loved the pageantry and the contestants' entrances. It is something to experience. 20,000 people show up and are admitted free of charge to watch.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 13:10:09 (permalink)
    quote:
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    I've been to a Wing Bowl. I was up in a deluxe corporate box, far away from the smells. I loved the pageantry and the contestants' entrances. It is something to experience. 20,000 people show up and are admitted free of charge to watch.


    The year I went there was no escaping the smell, even in the corporate box. It's an experience alright. I'll have to dig that piece out that I wrote about it... what a spectacle.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 13:23:39 (permalink)
    Wing Bowl -- sounds like a fowl ball.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 15:38:30 (permalink)
    Guys, how about a few details about the Wing Bowl, like where and when? It sounds like great fun.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/01 20:16:00 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by JimInKy

    Guys, how about a few details about the Wing Bowl, like where and when? It sounds like great fun.


    It takes place the Friday before the Super Bowl in Philly. It got started by a local sports talk radio station when the Eagles were dismal and couldn't get to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. They figured they needed something to talk about in the weeks leading up to the big game.

    Anyway, the first one attracted something like 50 people and was held in the lobby of a hotel. It's basically a chicken wing eating contest.

    It has grown to legendary proportions through the years. It is held -- starting at 6 am -- in the same arena where the Flyers and Sixers play! Contestants qualify by coming onto the different shows at the radio station and performing eating "stunts." You know, "I can eat this whole cheesecake in 15 minutes" kind of thing. Some of those are more fun to listen to than the competition.

    The contestants parade into the arena with The Wingettes, which are attractive/stripper-esque young women. The year I went the pre-game entertainment was a guy who stood in a boxing ring and smashed full cans of Coors Light into his head until he almost passed out. What fun.

    They have "celebrity" judges and assorted craziness... it gets pretty odd. The year I went -- 2000 -- I arrived while it was still dark outside because the company I worked for was a sponsor and we had a table set up on the concourse. It was like walking into an all-night college kegger... an odd mix of legal, not so legal and unwelcome aromas. One guy got made at me because I had to tell him that they didn't start serving beer till 7 am.

    It's free and they get tens of thousands of people to show up on a frigid morning at 6 am. Gotta love Philly.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 04:21:55 (permalink)
    >>I can't for the life of me figure out how she does it. <<

    Bulimia, presumably...
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 08:02:50 (permalink)
    She's a lot like the Japanese guy who wins the Nathan's hot dog eating contest held each July 4. They're both small and thin. There has been a theory that they can expand their stomachs almost at will. Think of your stomach as a deflated football; they can inflate their stomach, thus the ability to hold and consume mass quantities of food.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 08:42:15 (permalink)
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...tape worm.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 09:31:23 (permalink)
    That is NOT--EATING! It may be fun to watch------but eating involves pleasure-good company-satisfaction---that is-"Speed Stomach Stuffing". Now say youve got all the time you want to eat all the lobster you can eat!!!---now THATS competitive eating!!! Take out the time factor and we shall see if Betty Boop can beat the Hulk!
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 10:19:37 (permalink)
    It is definitely "speed-stuffing", not fast eating. There's no celery and bleu cheese dressing. There are bottles of sponsored water and each year the wing sponsor changes from Tyson to another.
    I don't think they are spicy hot wings, I believe they are mild.
    After the competition she was seen at a local spot downing a strawberry shake. She said she needed something cold after the wings. She won a new Kia.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 10:41:50 (permalink)
    I have watched the Nathan's hot dog deal on TV. I believe it was the food channel. I develope sympathy illness just watching.

    I do not see how they keep from getting sick. I read or heard that they participate in several different venues eating different things. Do they make a living out of doing that?

    It did not look like fun to me.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 11:07:40 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    I have watched the Nathan's hot dog deal on TV. I believe it was the food channel. I develope sympathy illness just watching.

    I do not see how they keep from getting sick. I read or heard that they participate in several different venues eating different things. Do they make a living out of doing that?

    It did not look like fun to me.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    Paul, there is a "circuit" of events and a new organization of competitive eaters that sanctions the events. It's the Nascar of gluttony.
    Some of the professional eaters have given up their dayjobs and are attempting to make a living from this. I don't get it. It looks like agony.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 13:46:42 (permalink)
    My stomach turned over just at thought of chomping into sticks of butter
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 13:49:19 (permalink)
    The question is:

    Where did she get such a ferocious metabolism to remain 99lbs?
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2004/02/02 14:29:32 (permalink)
    I heard it explained in a way that made sense. Smaller skinnier people can eat more and fill thier stomachs more to capacity than say "larger" people because there isnt any fat layers to stop thier stomach from expanding.
    http://www.ifoce.com/index.php
    that is the website that has everything you want to know about those people.
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    RE: 99 Pound Competitive Eater 2005/02/05 11:02:37 (permalink)
    Results of the 2005 Wing Bowl: The fiesty El Wingador knocked Sonia Thomas off her throne Friday morning. He's just one of our local heroes! http://www.ifoce.com/news.php?action=detail&sn=203

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