Rich Shea announces the 2013 Nathan's Boston qualifier will be held in conjunction with a Phantom Gourmet event (April 23, May 18 or June 21-23) and hints the entire circuit will be released next week. Possible sites that were not on the 2012 circuit include Atlanta and St. Louis. update The Calgary qualifier will take place on June 8.


  1. anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Seiken came close to beating Pretty Boy last year at Phantom Gourmet . I think he will be there to take the taco crown this year .

  2. anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Close? Davekos almost lapped Seiken, 21 to 12.5, and Seiken lost to a non-ranked local. The only reason he did that well is because there was no prize worth any of the top 10′s travel expenses, and Davekos lives there!

  3. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Give Seiken the BS award as Numero Uno BS and let’s be done with him once and for all.

  4. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    All you mid ranked, mid 20 hotdog eaters start training for that wild card spot unless Booker or Shoudt snag it again.

  5. anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    The guy is ranked genius. Name is paulo

  6. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    Davekos numbers will go down . Not eaten since Sept. 2012 and Seikens in come back mode . Seikens got his number watch for updates

  7. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    He’s ranked now, 3:50 PM. He wasn’t when he beat Seiken. A sphincter says what?

  8. Hmm said

    February 28, 2013 @ 9:38 pm


  9. anonymous said

    February 28, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Just because IFOCE rankings says hes rock bottom doesn’t necessarily mean hes a terrible eater

  10. SuperPaulBBBBMBBSTBarlow said

    March 1, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    YOMP! Hope Atlanta is back in the circuit again!

  11. Anonymous said

    March 1, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    May be McDonald will do it & prove he’s the best. Oh. Wait…

  12. anonymous said

    March 1, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    Mcdonald is banned from IFOCE and they have good reason to do so

  13. Joe has been said

    March 5, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    Wurld champ dale booon will be dooooin a video on the July 4 of him eatin hot dogs to prooove him a wurld chammp but the franks he will be eatin will be of the cocktail kind

  14. Really Big Fan Really Big said

    March 5, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    1:12 Yes there is a good reason… to save all the IFOCE ranked eaters from becoming his victims. If you really wanted to claim best this and world record that than MLE would have to make the events open to all comp eaters not the lemmings have pinned down in a one sided contract. Its laughable that they can not use or enjoy their talents with approvable from the Sheas. So sad… The bottom 90% of MLE’s ranked eaters appear to be nothing more than background stooges for its growingly tiresome carny act.

  15. Really Big Fan Really Big said

    March 5, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Sorry I meant “with out approvable”

  16. anonymous said

    March 5, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    846 how wrong you are. Put any ranked eater 1-50 against anyone in APE or Boones joke of a league except for Jamie and they will crush them. They are nto called major league eaters for nothing

  17. Anonymous said

    March 5, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Join or do not join, sign or do not sign, it’s a free country.

  18. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    March 5, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    So let’s see, if I were in APE, any of the ranked IFOCE eaters from 1-50 can beat me? Didn’t I prove this theory wrong already by beating alot of the low, middle & some top 20 ranked eaters several times? Didn’t Damon Wells, Kevin Ross, Dale Boone and others do the same thing? Try again.

  19. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    March 5, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    and Stephanie Torres

  20. Anonymous said

    March 5, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    You even beat some top five eaters in crawfish didn’t you Dave? A case could be made for you being ranked in the top four or five of M.L.E. Now you win a vehicle at wing bowl. You are an elite eater and you would give Joey Chestnut a run for his money no doubt.

  21. anonymous said

    March 5, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    US Male don’t do something stupid like eating with those guys and their stale food

  22. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    March 5, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    Wow, what sarcasm. haha

  23. anonymous eatah said

    March 6, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    USM is a solid eater. He’s doing what he enjoys- competitively eating when and where he chooses. Competitive eaters, regardless of affiliation, are such a negligible percentage of the general population that they are almost all extremely talented when compared to the normal individual or so called “guy with a big appetite. Thus, keep up the challenges and indy contests Male!

  24. anonymous said

    March 6, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    You know whos a super personality and all around superb eater? La Beast

  25. anonymous said

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    What’s with the hints? Just release it and shutup

  26. Anonymous said

    March 6, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    I’m eating with new friends for supper, and I may have to cut one, but I plan to keep it hush hush to add to the mystery of who actually farted.

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