The Las Vegas Sun has a report on attempt at the Stackzilla pancake challenge with Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez at Du Par’s restaurant in the Golden Gate hotel-casino.

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  1. anonymous said

    September 13, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    He is not allowed to compete in these type of challenges as long as he signed with MLE. Do the Shea’s know about this?

  2. Anonymous said

    September 14, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    They are supposed to pay taxes on all their earnings too…

  3. anonymous said

    September 14, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    Taxes? They probably throw that 1099 form in the garbage

  4. anonymous said

    September 14, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

    After staying off this site for about a month i thought things might change for the better but i see some things never change. Same comments Seiken Goldstein roaches midgets hairpieces Hopefully by Christmas things might change but i wont bet on it

  5. anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    I assume you are allowed to deduct expenses from your winnings when reporting this to the IRS and any other relevant agencies? For example, expenses can be entry or admission fees, mileage/rental car or airfare, taxis, hotels, parking fees, training food and water, and special cups for water? In the end, the expenses may be more than any winnings, unless you’re Joey Chestnut.

    And does anyone actually give you a 1099? Maybe MLE or Wing Bowl?

  6. anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    Perhaps Juan was granted permission to do this exhibition, for MLE publicity?

  7. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    Perhaps NOT!

  8. Jam.Josh said

    September 16, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    Yes, you are given a 1099 as you are technically an independent contractor and all prize winnings are a form of taxable income. On the flip side you can also declare many business expenses as well (travel, training, etc..) but I would advise speaking with a CPA on how to correctly keep track of everything.

  9. anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Thanks Josh. I appreciate your help.

  10. anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Seiken doesnt have to worry at all unless he wants to file the 25 cents George Shea gave him for the parking meter in 2003 as taxable income

  11. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    He can write his studio props and video equipment off as a tax deduction eh?

  12. anonymous said

    September 17, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    I would like to make $1,000 a month as a competitive eater, enough to supplement my income, which is low. But challenges or contests that pay you are so hard to find, unless you’re MLE. Plus, they’re usually far away, making travel expensive. I need to get better to join MLE to make more money.

  13. Seriously? said

    September 17, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    @3:25 Not to be mean, but seriously you need to snap out of it. Most eaters “would like to make $1,000 a month as a competitive eater.” Your chances are very slim unless you are one hell of phenomenal eater. Maybe start with something like “I’d like to get into a contest and not come in last?” You’ll be happier with your goal. Just a dose of reality. Try doing a contest just for the fun of it.

  14. anonymous said

    September 17, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

    Thank you “Seriously?”. I agree with your advice. Process goals, not outcome goals! That’s what a sports psychologist told me.

  15. anonymous said

    September 18, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Juan more bite is in the hospital ICU with a massive hernia/infected testical from working out

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