Kobayashi announces marriage to Maggie James

Takeru Kobayashi posted the following announcement of marriage to his longtime girlfriend / manager Maggie James on twitter last night: (auto-translated)

We have to get married by the Obama administration to close a few hours. It was three days ago marriage, marriage application, marriage license, marriage. (American marriage is a marriage permit and essential) thank you

Comments (28)


  1. Anonymous said

    January 22, 2017 @ 5:50 pm


  2. anonymous said

    January 22, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

    Wow tears are flowing from my eyes as i read this, I was hoping he would one day tie the knot with Sudo but i guess that was never meant to be

  3. anonymous said

    January 22, 2017 @ 10:44 pm

    Sounds like a story from the Onion. If it is true how is she going to feed him?

  4. Anonymous said

    January 23, 2017 @ 8:32 am

    They have been together for many years. This will also ensure that Kobayashi doesn’t have to worry about visa extension problems. Let’s all hope for their happiness together.

  5. anonymous said

    January 23, 2017 @ 11:11 am

    i predict the marriage will last as long as Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. Big publicity stunt

  6. anonymous said

    January 23, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

    I hope Seiken is invited to the wedding oink oink

  7. poker update from an observer said

    January 23, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    I hear Seiken played his very last tournament at Borgata yesterday looking fatter than ever. He busted after level 10 in the winter open $230 buy in going all in with 15k but from what i was told it was on purpose . He was overheard complaining about the air conditioning being on and why people were forced to play poker in their winter jackets not to mention some of the seats stunk . US Male was not there . He announced that he will never ever set foot in that casino again

  8. poker update from an observer said

    January 23, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    Seiken better be invited

  9. Bad Prediction said

    January 23, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    I think you’re wrong. Divorce is not nearly as temporary with Asians as it is with Americans, who divorce nearly as often as they date.

  10. Anonymous said

    January 24, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

    If anybody knows something about divorce, it is Archbishop Seiken. Excuse me, his ex picked up and left. He wouldn’t be a good candidate for relationship advice.

  11. anonymous said

    January 24, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

    All i care about is if David Goldstein is playing the Winter open at Borgata If so this time dont stack off all your 250k chips with A9

  12. Bishop Seiken said

    January 24, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

    He’s celibate because he’s a man of the cloth (a odorous, stained filthy cloth)

  13. Seiken's underwear said

    January 24, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

    I smell like butthole

  14. Goldy & Miss Piggy said

    January 24, 2017 @ 9:14 pm

    Why do the bedsheets smell like rotted fish and bologna?

  15. Seiken's doorag said

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    Smells like vinegar and rotten onions

  16. Seiken's pants said

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:07 am

    Have disintegrated around the anal region due to excessive toxic flatulence

  17. Anonymous said

    January 25, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    It seems that any thread will do for Seiken to involved in it. For Kobayashi and Maggie, maybe they had to marry to save his visa status in the US. What do people think, overall, of his “progress” in competitive eating since he left MLE. Before the rift, MLE took care of his visa. On his own he got a special one, but it cannot be renewed beyond five years. So did he help his career by leaving MLE or not?

  18. Anonymous said

    January 25, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

    Marriage of convenience. No sex involved

  19. Seiken loves maggie said

    January 25, 2017 @ 4:07 pm

    he is devastated by this news as he was hoping kobayashi would be deported and Seiken would woo Maggie to be his wife. What do you think? Hmm?

  20. Remember the time said

    January 25, 2017 @ 4:34 pm

    Seiken is involved in all threads Its the only way to keep his name alive in the world of comp eating. Some of you who were around back in the lean years of comp eating remember that he controlled the media once upon a time. Everyone flocked to his site for the latest info and flocked to his weekly podcast Beautifulbrian corner . Tell those young whippersnappers there were other avenues of comp eating coverage that were around before FBTS . And don’t you furget it !

  21. Question said

    January 25, 2017 @ 5:57 pm

    If a Seiken fell in the middle of the forest, would there be anyone around to hear the rumble of his large frame cause a seismic event?

  22. anonymous said

    January 25, 2017 @ 7:07 pm

    funny how you talk about Seiken being fat. Back in the early to mid 70′s he weighed 130 lbs resembling a crack head or an AIDS patient He was so skinny his mom actually had to take him to a doctor to find out why he wasnt putting on weight . Everyone puts on weight as they age . For the record you havent even seen him lately you wrinkled up hair wearer

  23. anonymous said

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:47 pm

    Fast forward 60 years and now Seiken looks fatter than ever.

  24. anonymous said

    January 25, 2017 @ 10:08 pm

    “Seiken is involved in all threads Its the only way to keep his name alive in the world of comp eating. ”

    LOL. If that were true, Brian would post under his real name.

  25. anonymous said

    January 26, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    Getting married by using someone for their american citizenship is just as low as using a spouse good credit to buy a home when your credit rating is a zero

  26. Anonymous said

    January 26, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    Well why not. He uses her to make his contest results fraudulent to win. He wins all around now. From green card to career.

  27. Anonymous said

    November 18, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

    Congratulation Kobayashi Takeru

  28. i cut a fart it smells like an onion said

    November 19, 2017 @ 7:43 am

    who cares marriage of conveinance and its old news

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