Pat Philbin wins QVC qualifier

Unofficial QVC results from Hall Hunt comment:

1. Pat Philbin 22.5
2. Micah “Wing Kong” Collins 22
3. Eric “Steakbellie” Livingston 17
DQ Sean Gordon (21 before reversal)

An Opie & Anthony forum thread started by a QVC worker confirms Philbin’s victory

update The results have been posted on Sean Gordon was officially disqualified

update #2 has an article illustrated with a picture from 2006 of Philbin and Don Lerman.

update #3 Some pictures are now available

update #4 (from Wing Kong) has a report about the qualifier. Badlands Booker, Steakbellie and Wing Kong are expected at the Camden qualifier tomorrow. Humble Bob says he hopes to be the oldest eater to eat his age at the Nathan’s finals.

update #5 video of Sean Gordon’s reversal during the post-contest announcements is available

Comments (30)


  1. Hall "Hoover" Hunt said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

    I just heard the results (unofficial):
    Philbin 22.5
    Kong 22
    Gordon 21
    SB 17
    I think either Gordon or SB got DQed. I am assuming Gordon is the guy that won the Shoo Fly contest last year and SB is Subich. Not sure. Anyone hear anything else?

  2. I said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    SB, SteakBellie?

  3. Hall "Hoover" Hunt said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

    Duh, you’re probably right. My brain is not with it here at work. I should go home so I can focus more on CE stuff. Thanks.

  4. Anonymous said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Any predictions on Camden and SF? I think Collins will win Camden.

  5. nathanbiller said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

    Badlands will be the favorite at Camden

  6. Rhonda Evans said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

    Congratulations Pat! It’s nice to see you will return to Coney Island. WK and Sean, you put up some really good numbers. Maybe at least one of you can make it also. SB — very, very respectable!

  7. Anonymous said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    Congrats Mr. Philbin! Can Badlands Booker beat WK’s 22?

  8. Rhonda Evans said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    I think Badlands will put up 26-27 and win.

  9. Sean Gordon said

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

    SB is Steakbellie. The top three places were correct #’s until I booted 1 or 2 hdbs back out. George didn’t seem to care and ran out quickly. If someone wants to have me dq’d I understand. I guess he didn’t care since anything after 1st doesn’t matter in the situation. Sorry I made a mess of the table. I’ll try to keep em down at Camden. Congrats to Pat! Wing Kong was so close to making it and depending on Booker, may be the one to beat. I’m pretty sure Wild Bill got most of the #’s and will be posting them soon.

  10. Hall "Hoover" Hunt said

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    Good work to all at QVC. I hate when the contests are so close. Any one of the top three could have won and represented MLE well at Coney. Like Rhonda said, Steak put up a respectable number too, but I know he can do better.
    I don’t know who will win at Camden. I would have to go with Booker since he is a seasoned vetran. I think he is good for 25 easily, but will do 26 to make sure he wins. The others such as Wing Kong and Gordon have a shot though. If they have a super day at 25 and Booker has a bad day with 24 all heck could break loose. You never know for sure. That’s why we take it to the table to figure these matters out. All I can say is I hope everyone can throw down a personal best!

  11. Sean Gordon said

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

    Thanks Hall. I learned a lesson today and hope to not have a repeat. Here’s the report and contrary to what was announced, looks like third was given to Steakbellie.

  12. US MALE said

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    Philbin, Wing King, Gordon & Steakbellie did an awesome job. Congrats PAT!

    Looks as if Camden will be a rematch of Kong, Steakbellie, Flash Gordon, WIld Bill, ,myself & sticky Pete. We all look froward to being up on stage with the great Badlands Booker.

  13. Mega Munch said

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

    Wow, a close one!

    According to the Eatfeats database, Badlands ate 22 HDBs in ’05 in his qualifier and 22 at Coney. In ’06 he ate 30 HBDs in the qualifier and 24 at Coney. It stands to reason that he’s capable of the mid-20s, but who knows how a year of retirement might affect his capacity. Either way, it should be a good contest!

  14. Pat From Moonachie said

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks everybody, i’m glad I squeaked this one out and don’t have to face Badlands in Camden ..he’ll be Hungry & Focused for sure!

  15. Doug said

    June 26, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    Congrats all. I participated as a goof as one of the QVC employees. At 12 hdb the first time out, I think I made it respectable! I now hold the QVC Employee record, and am setting my sights on next year. I’ve got to say that it was one of the most punishing things I’ve done in a long time. There is some GRAPHIC, closeup video of Sean Gordon reversing that was simulcast to the employees nationwide–everyone’s taliking about it!

    SB–good to meet you today.

  16. Anonymous said

    June 26, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

    sean gordon … to sad you cant hold in the duece

  17. SPBBBMB Congragigator said

    June 26, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

    Congrats, Pat….Steakbellie, you just had to beat me, didn’t you – nice work!And Micah…Bubba here in Atlanta, and Kevin Ross feel your pain

  18. Sean Gordon said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    I could hold the deuce, just not 21. Live and learn. At least QVC wasn’t broadcasting the feed to the public but I just feel bad for my wife who works there. I’m now “that guy”. Awseome.

  19. Mega Munch said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

    Does anyone know what TIME the Nathan’s telecast starts on July 4? For some reason the event isn’t even listed on the IFOCE/MLE website’s contest page.

  20. Wild Bill said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Full results:

    1st 22.5 Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin
    2nd 22 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins
    3rd 17 Eric “Steakbellie” Livingston
    4th 16 Jack Densing
    5th 15 Dave “U. S. Male” Goldstein
    5th 15 William “Wild Bill” Myers
    7th 13 Pete “Philly Guy” Miernicki
    8th 12 Doug King QVC Employee
    9th 10 Ed Campitelli QVC Employee
    10th 9.5 Andrew Kneisly QVC Employee
    11th 9 Brandon Sakelarides
    12th 9 Michael Volpe
    13th 8.5 Vince Freeman QVC Employee
    ? ? Paul “Buffet Buster” Sakelarides
    DQ ? Sean “Flash” Gordon

  21. ojrifkin said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    It will start at noon according to

    It looks like there will just be one rerun immediately after the broadcast.

  22. Wild Bill said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    Sorry… I did add a comment, giving Sean credit for the 21 he ate in the database, I cut it off by accident when I copied it.

    DQ ? Sean “Flash” Gordon Downingtown, PA Ate 21, DQ’d during finals announcement.

  23. Joel The Cannon Podelsky said

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

    Keep trying Sean. I know you will get in. Don’t give up.

  24. nic "theincredible bulk" fry said

    June 26, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

    I believe i will be competing in those events in hutchison ks this weekend… just a lil memo ojrifkin

  25. Pat From Moonachie said

    June 26, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

    Yeah Sean, for a rookie, you sure have been nipping at my heels ..keep it up! 😉

  26. The Wife said

    June 26, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

    Hi all. I’m Sean Gordon’s “the wife who works there.” Congrats to everybody on the great contest today. I’m usually working and don’t get to attend… so thanks for bringing the excitement to me. Major kudos to Pat. I’ve heard a lot about you and it was nice to finally meet you.
    As for any apologies my way, its just my luck that all the camera guys at QVC know me and Sean and took advantage of some great close-ups to throw my way later. W/ the crowd I work with though, I’m sure someone else has already done something to steal the glory.
    As for Anonymous – It wasn’t the duece that was the problem… just the “1” that got away… We already saw that in Philly.
    Best of luck to everybody for the “rematch” in Camden.

  27. Steakbellie said

    June 27, 2008 @ 12:52 am

    It has taken me a few hours and quite a bit of alcohol to get my head straight on this event. I’m ashamed to say at first I was quite immersed in my own failures to really appreciate Wing Kong’s near win. The Guy wants it, and has the heart of a Lion.

    Pat P. Eats a clean game at a pace that noone else can justify.

    Everyone should really appreciate Sean Gordons reslults. That guy’s really good. (and a good guy)

    I loved seeing all the other PA eaters that showed. Paul, Son of Paul, Wild Bill, Philly Guy.

    USMAIL delivered for the crowd in a handsome beard…and an awsome Pillies Jersey

    There were plenty of new guys and newish guys, there were some GREAT folks from QVC who ate (like Doug) who really have a zest for life and just wanted to have a good time. QVC is a gracious host and a jewel in this qualifying tournament.

    I cant believe i have to work in the morning. I’m so disappointed in myself….

  28. Steakbellie said

    June 27, 2008 @ 12:53 am

    also, nice to see Jeff Olson in the Crowd!!

  29. anonymous said

    June 28, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

    the 12-13 dogee eaters have nothing to be proud of. They should be embaras that the totals are there for th hole world to seee

  30. The Natural said

    June 29, 2008 @ 12:24 am

    Great job Pat!!!!!!

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