Kobayashi’s Final Appeal: ‘How Can I Use My Extraordinary Ability?’


When did The Wall Street Journal start following competitive eating so closely? Takeru Kobayashi, who says he is still negotiating with Major League Eating to be in the Nathan’s hot-dog showdown this weekend, now turns to the television cameras to complain about a contract that would limit his participation in other North American eating competitions. Noticeably less beefy than he had been in previous years, he poignantly asks, “How can I use my extraordinary ability?” This is quickly devolving into the NBC vs. Conan of the professional-gorging world.

Kobayashi’s Dispute with Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest [WSJ]