ESPN Front Row has a blog entry and video about the eating contest held Friday at ESPN headquarters in which Crazy Legs Conti defeated Maria "Edible" 13.5 hot dogs to 12 in the five minute competition. Conti will attempt to qualify in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Charlotte.


  1. Fart breath said

    May 29, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Who ever goes to these qualifiers better demand Conti’s cups are checked & he deducted for debris. Old habits are hard to break. I’d hate to see him steal another win like he did from the rabbit a few yrs ago. Everybody else eats fair why doesn’t he have to…..because he gives good interviews? What a sick world.

  2. anonymous said

    May 29, 2012 @ 6:16 pm praying that he doesn’t get in this year so.he could crawl under the covers like a crybaby and shut himself out from the world ..A joke

  3. Not a minority said

    May 29, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    6:16, you have no idea how many people also feel that way.

  4. Gentleman Joe said (Registered December 8, 2005)

    May 29, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    I’d much rather see him taking over for Paul Page or being added to the show in some other form, instead of as an eater Perfect job would probably be to interview everyone from the ‘bullpen’.

  5. anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Won’t happen Joe. He might come across as intelligent but his overall appearance is horrendous. ESPN maintains a certain criteria aa far as dress code. This is not SPIKE tv

  6. James Flames said

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    Crazy Legs is a cheat always has been always will be. The powers that be (sheas) will aid him in his quest to cheat his way to Coney. The other eaters who eat beside him are too chicken to say anything, full grown, adults, being bullied, by a fake organization, that allows certian eaters to cheat their way to victory. How sick can it be that people who are weak in every way possible let this injustice prevail???? I’m talking about the other eaters who do not stand up for what is right and just. God gave you a voice use it to expose this cheat of a human being when it comes time too!!!!!! He will have full buns and dogs hidden in his dark liquid and under the table wear he eats!

  7. anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    It makes me sick to watch this guy get all this attention on twitter with MLE. I wonder where he would be if MLE broke ties with him .Absolutely nowhere!

  8. anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    I expect one of those qualifiers to somehow be fixed in his favor. It usually works that way every year

  9. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Gentleman Joe is the only person to make a constructive comment on this entire thread. He’s the only one who’s not anonymous, ironically. That seems par, however unfortunate, for the course, given the ability of cowards, whose only purpose in posting such negativity, is to harm. (Those anonymous comments are being made by no more than two, maybe three, people, tops, by the way.)

    Let me assuredly remind you two or three anonymous posters that the saying “What goes around comes around” is a natural law. :)

    I totally agree with GJoe. CLegs would be a perfect fit for ESPN’s Nathan’s coverage. The guy is most intelligent, clever, spontaneous. well spoken, well written, humorous, fun, and entertaining, whom CE fans associate with and appreciate. He is also very, very handsome, and can be a most dapper dresser, depending on the need for it. So the “can’t live up to ESPN dress code standards” argument is simply another rationalization against Legs, out of still another elusive quality to be jealous of.

    You anonymous, jealous, mean-spirited douchebags cannot elevate yourselves by trying to pull a most decent human being down to your subterrainean level—-too far a distance to descend to. Of course, that’s why you jackasses reap what you do today.

  10. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Oh, OJ, please don’t post the same comment I made (above), as I wasn’t logged in initially. But it’s OK if you do, as some people need to read it twice and let it sink in.

  11. same shit different year said

    May 30, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    James Flames it is unfortunate that most of the eaters in the IFOCE take the Kitty Genovese approach when it comes to Legs or any other injustice at or off the table. When i use the term “off” the table i meant someone being bullied or harassed on here or in person. They take the i don’t want to get involved approach or “If i am not the victim why should i get involved” IFOCE and Sheas are not to blame one bit. When you work at a job the union can do only so much to change a bad situation. If the workers do not stick together the union is virtually useless. If enough people and i mean ate least 15 eaters complained about Legs shenanigans at the table , i will bet that somehow the matter would be resolved. Until then expect the same crap year after year after year

  12. MLE vet said

    May 30, 2012 @ 10:34 am


    You are correct in one thing. What goes around comes around. Which is why a lot of us are praying he doesn’t sneak bye a qualifier to make the final table like he’s done multiple times in years past and much like he did this year with wings and a win in corn. Every time he goes to the table he seems to make at least one new enemy.

    Jason is a nice guy to your face, but once you turn around, he’ll stab you in the back if it’ll benefit him in any way. The guy is a total snake, and it looks like he’s embraced his new roll with his whole “Villain” persona… Didn’t Wing Kong (or Candy man now) sport a handle bar mustache last year?

    As far as being a recognizable face in CE, yeah I will agree with that, but that’s only because MLE has forced this guy down our throats for years. He’s decent in front of a camera, his interviews are mildly entertaining at best. For my money the most laughable/interesting interviews are given by Pat B and Tim Brown.

    I agree with GJoe, CLC really should use his mouth for speaking and not eating and become an Emcee or MLE employee, he’ll get more face time. It’s clear he loves the sport, he just doesn’t respect it by the way he plays it.

  13. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    MLE Vet, it looks as if you are the serpent, but worse, as snakes have always gotten a bad rap.

    I put you in the same group of people I was alluding to.

    I would enjoy meeting any one (or two) of you, simultaneously, two-on-one, or one-on-one, with the door locked, to offer a more personal viewpoint.

  14. MLE vet said

    May 30, 2012 @ 11:40 am


    I’d enjoy meeting you as well, but nobody knows who you are and you like it that way… So I guess that’s really easy for you to say.

    Rhonda Evans is an anonymous screen name and you have the balls to call other anonymous posters out for posting anonymously… That’s a laugh.

  15. anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Whether Conti is a snake or two faced is a matter of personal opinion. All i know is that he he shows litle remorse for anyone at the Nathans table that was given a bum deal because of him. When the tables were turned last year and they gave it to Subich, what did he do? Stormed out of the building like a stubborn child put his head under the covers and refused to speak to anyone for weeks. His reward, an enlarged image even larger than Chestnut on Wall of fame while other legendary eaters images were clearly shrunk. . The iceing on the cake was an all inclusive trip to CP biggest eater challenge. What more can you ask for ?

  16. Got 99 problems but being anonymous ain't one said

    May 30, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Rhonda, I generally agree with you but MLE Vet has a point. Hard to call out someone as anonymous when no one knows who you are either.

    There are many of us that have problems with the way things are run but it’s the only game in town. If we don’t like it, sure we can go the indy route, but then we give up on the Nathan’s dream and no longer get to eat with the best. There is a significant amount of mystery that goes on in the NY office and complaining only gets eaters branded with a scarlet letter. Why should I attach my real name to any post that could get me blacklisted? It’s hard enough getting into contests as it is so is it worthwhile getting on the wrong side of the powers that be and risk not getting in at all anymore? It’s nice to know that there are others that share the same opinions and be able to discuss it (even civilly sometimes) but honestly, what can we do? I appreciate Joe for speaking his mind but he’s in a different place than I am. I don’t post much but when I do, I will continue to stay hidden.

  17. Fart breath said

    May 30, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    MLE vet just burned the hell out of Rhonda Evans.

  18. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    MLE Vet is a two-faced jackass.

    One thing about it, regardless of who I am, when you see the name “Rhonda Evans,” it’s always the same person. You cannot say that regarding the myriad of anonymous, and anonymously-used monikers you see on eatfeats, which they hide behind to refrain from taking responsibility for owning up to their accusations. …….. That’s low.

    If you don’t like what the guy does, confront him in private.

    Even if I agree with any point anyone is trying to make, you don’t lambast someone in a public forum. I would go on to bet 10 to 1 that if we knew about the activities of some of the accusers, we’d find out they have done far worse things than what they’re bitching about someone else doing. Hippocrites to the core!

  19. MLE vet said

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:22 pm


    “Hypocrisy” is a big word. One would think if you were going to use it you would at least know the meaning.

    You do realize by using one or one hundred different anonymous user names you are still in fact posting anonymously right?

  20. Pondering said (Registered July 22, 2010)

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    The character assassination which goes on here is way out of bounds.

  21. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    You have it down “Vet.” Nice trying to dodge the issue. I rest my case. Thanks!

  22. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Pondering, the ironic thing is that the “assassins” actually have guns to their own heads, but they’re too ignorant to know. Or perhaps they do realize that—-hence, the reason for the aim.

  23. MLE vet said

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    What issue is that? That CLC is a cheat?

    Eaters have told him to his face about their issues, they’ve also told Emcee’s to watch for CLC as well as sponsors (Nathan’s reps) and have sent emails to MLE about the issue, what did that change? NOTHING!

    How do I know this, because I’m an eater and I’m in touch with other eaters about this issue.

    How do you NOT know this, because you’re just some person who posts behind your desk Mon-Fri 9 to 5 on under the screen name “Rhonda Evans”… You view things from the outside looking in and based on your posts, it’s from a far distance to boot.

    There you go, the issue has been addressed. Your move!

  24. Ray said

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I really wish anonymous comments were restricted.It’s damaging to the present and future of this Sport.What you don’t say can’t hurt you.

    I appreciate having sites like OJ’s and BB but I personally think it’s damaging in the long run to let all run a muck on these sites.

    The level of talent today is more fierce than it’s ever been before .Let’s make it a respectable Sport and put the trash talk behind.

    I can’t speak for everyone .Most Eater’s I know are very proud of their talent and truly enjoy doing this.Whether you are MLE, Aice,Independent or love doing challenges .

    We all have the same enjoyable goal and that is to Eat and Eat fast.

    Ray The Bison

  25. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I can’t make the desired move. You’re too far away.

    And, you’ve got me on one thing. I don’t know how, or that you even do, know shit.

    But, if you’re an MLE vet, I’ve narrowed down your identity. If I’m wrong, I’ll be sorry for the one I’m thinking of. If I’m correct, you’ll regret it, as we WILL meet!

  26. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    Ray, I wish ALL comments were restricted. As a whole, they do more damage than good.

  27. anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Oh Rhonda you are a real tough guy woman with those fightin words. Rhonda whoever you are , the time has come for you to shut the hell up because MLE vet and others are sick of the fake name expertise on the world of competitive eating. After 7yrs man or woman up and give up your real identity. I think this nonsense has gone on far too long

  28. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 30, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    That’s a hot one! An anonymous telling me to shut up. Okay, and toward exactly whom should I effect this silence?

  29. Anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Rhonda, you’ve lost this argument. Everyone on here sees it.

  30. Still Fallin said

    May 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I think Rhonda is one of the few persons in this argument fest with some sanity. The rest of you people sound petty and with a personal agenda and axe to grind against Jason. So you don’t like Jason, it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t sound like any of you people are talented enough to be affected by any cheating that he may or may not have done. Just a bunch of yentas trying to make trouble because their lives are so small. Take corn for example, unless you’re Bob or Sonya, who cares what you think? I recently saw Bob and he’s fine. Sonya didn’t seem to have a problem with Legs win at corn, if she had a problem she sure as hell wouldn’t make an ass of herself like you guys do about Conte on this website. Besides it’s corn, it’s always a judgement call. I know one thing, if Conte’s at Nathan’s all the eaters will have a better time after the contest. Maybe you’re just jealous because you guys know that dicks like you guys never get invited to any after parties, that I might add, for the most part are often organized by Legs. I know the jokers like those complaining about Conte aren’t good enough to go to Nathan’s anyway, so who cares what they think. Why don’t you guys list all the contests you’ve won, then you can speak with some authority, If not, STFU.

  31. Daddy said

    May 30, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    We all know you won’t ever give up your real identity.

  32. Still Fallin said

    May 30, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    What’s your obsession with Rhonda’s identity? Man dude you’re weird. I’m sorry for those sane people that post under they’re own idenity, cause if you ask me only a crazy person would post their real name on this site. I mean come on, just on string over you’ve got some alcholic, sex pervert, proudly ranting on about one very nice woman eater. Do you really want scum like that knowing your name? It’s what you post and have to add to the conversation that matters, not who you are. Get off the personal shit man and grow up. Beside’s those that know anything about competitive eating have a pretty good understanding of who posts what, anony or not. Your obsession of the personal details, rumours, and other crap gives me a pretty good understanding of who you are, but I’m just classy enough not to mention it on this site. You on the other hand …

  33. Anonymous said

    May 30, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Still fallin is one of the few who isn’t f-ed up in the head. Rhonda is one smart cookie. I don’t know of anyone on this site who can match wits and smarts with her.

  34. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Ive been to Coney a few time,I’ve also lost to Legs a few times ( videos will show different ) but so what. He deserves to be in Coney period. He is the ultimate entertainer, ultimate embassador in NY. win or lose he makes the three day legendary.

  35. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    Conti cares more about organizing his after party then qualifying. If nobody showed up at his afterparty he would not make such a big deal about getting to the finals. Honestly what is the point of him being at the table on 4th of July? He has never been a threat to Joey Bob or the other big eaters. He can barely crack 20 so what is the big deal for him?

  36. Short Finger said

    May 31, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    I am jealous of Conti too, and sometimes I also get a bit irritated that no other peer in mle is used to sell CE as much as him but after I think about the situation some more I can only cheer for and appreciate C. Legs. Publicly dissing the man would make me feel worse than if I stole from my mother. GO LEGS!

  37. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 31, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Anonymous, being up at 2:37 AM and posting here is probably a sign that you need to get some things sorted out in your own life, rather than trying to figure out what makes someone else tick.

  38. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    that is true Rhonda. I could not sleep all night thinking about Conti. I just had to get out of bed and post a comment about my feelings at 2:37am

  39. Anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Rhonda Evans engages in all of the low-life tactics of arguing that she she claims are the hallmarks of idiots and losers when displayed by others.

  40. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    That’s funny.

  41. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Rhonda you destroy your legacy as the blog matriarch by lowering yourself to some of the low life tactics displayed by a few morons that post here. I have read some of your replies such as “You dont want to mess with me” or “Just wait till we meet” Rhonda you are not messing with anyone and you are not meeting anyone so who the hell do you think you fooling? Show some class and dignity and stop responding to each and every comment that refers to your name or doesn’t You come off as extremely arrogant whether you know it or not

  42. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    May 31, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    9:19, I can understand if you’re stating that to defend your ego. That’s common. But if you really believe that, I feel sorry for you, because you’ve no sense of decency, nor are you able to distinguish between right and wrong.

  43. Anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Rhonda, your 10:44 comment is a plain lie.

  44. Lying about Lying said

    May 31, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    Actually she is probably accurate. You are whom she was probably referring to.

  45. Lying about Lying said

    May 31, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    What is plain is her accuracy of the 1044 statement. You are whom she was referring to.

  46. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    June 1, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    9:41 (Sorry to ignore you yesterday, I didn’t know your comment existed until right now.)

    MAtriarch? Ruin some “Legacy?” On a blog? With you people? What the hell? … Oh, screw it.

    Arrogant? Let’s just say I stand firm when I take a side of an issue, and I want others to know it without question. So if that’s “arrogant,” then I shall camp there every night.

    Anyway, watch those comments of yours. Don’t make me have to step out from behind this walker and un-ass these depends!

  47. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    June 1, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    No matter what “they” say, Rhonda, you’re alright in my book :) Keep those posts coming – intelligent, non-vulgar, entertaining, etc. – what posts SHOULD be!

  48. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    June 1, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    You are too kind Larell. I have the utmost appreciation of you and your posts. If the anonymous posters on this blog exercised even a third of the consideration of and positive regard for others, that you show, there would be absolutely no reason for aggressive tone of some of my remarks.

    You, Big Sexy, Rona (when she used to post) and a few others, melt my heart, though lots of the people here refuse to acknowledge that.

    Thanks for being you.

    (And, yes, I will keep the comments coming.) :)

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