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Major League Eating

  1. Blechtacular
    The Depravity of Competitive Eating and Grilled-Cheese Burger MeltsThe latest in the world of food stunts.
  2. Contests
    Kobayashi’s Final Appeal: ‘How Can I Use My ExtraordinaryThe speed-eating champion tells ‘The Wall Street Journal’ he’s still negotiating to be in the Nathan’s show.
  3. American Gurgitators
    First Annual Pizza-Eating Contest“Jaws” Chestnut. “Deep Dish” Bertoletti. Military Island. 10 a.m. ‘Nuff said.
  4. NewsFeed
    Will This Year’s Hot-Dog-Eating Contest Just Not Be the Same?It’ll be shorter, Kobayashi is ailing, and a study says competitive eating is dangerous. Plus, where’s Mosca?
  5. The New York Diet
    Competitive Eater Crazy Legs Conti Experiences ‘Deja Chew’Crazy Legs Conti, the world’s eleventh-ranked competitive eater and bon vivant about town, describes his diet as “benign gluttony — everything in moderation, including excess.”
  6. Ask a Waiter
    Tamica Gazson Serves Hot Dogs to Freaks at Nathan’s FamousWith the annual battle for the Mustard Belt (well, the fake Mustard Belt, anyway) set for tomorrow, our thoughts turn once again to Coney Island, which poet Federico García Lorca called “The Landscape of the Vomiting Multitudes.” We hope there will be no urges contrary to swallowing (as the Major League Eating rulebook puts it) tomorrow, and you’ll want to hit the original Nathan’s Famous stand on Surf and Stillwell — in which case nursing student and trusty counterperson Tamica Gazson will be there to dog you.
  7. NewsFeed
    Hot-Dog-Eating Champ Struck With Jaw Arthritis Determined to Gulp OnThe 2007 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest should have been one for the ages – the Ali-Foreman of competitive eating. After an uninterrupted six-year run, Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi was about to meet his match in American Joey Chestnut, who broke “The Tsunami”’s world record earlier this month in Phoenix. But as you may know, Kobayashi came down with jaw arthritis and can barely open his mouth — and, to make matters worse, the trophy the two nations are jousting for, the Mustard Yellow Belt, has been lost.