Re:NATHANS 2009 Dog Eating Competition LIMITS?
beijinger, the contest was dropped from 12 to 10 minutes starting with the 2008 qualifiers supposedly due to a piece of paper somebody found (which the organization called ephemera) that indicated that the contest was only 10 minutes originally. People involved in the competition feel that it was due to Kobayashi spewing on national television in the 2007 finals, and they didn't want a repeat in the 2008 competition. It will be interesting to see if the time is dropped further, now that Joey has broken his 12 minute mark in only 10 minutes.
I agree with seatown76's reply to DecMac - everybody has an opinion, the Internet just allows people who wouldn't normally make them public to do so without fear of personal reprisal.