Link Buffet: September 19, 2008

  • Badlands Booker, Paul Barlow and Andrew Lane are the other listed entrants for the Birmingham qualifier, but Booker’s twitter says he will probably pass on the contest and hope 51 suffices for a wild card
  • NYC Famous Famigila pizza contest prize format restructured according to comment – first prize reduced to $5,000 and number of cash prizes increased to 7
  • Article with the official results and video about the Chicago jalapeno contest
  • Article about Stu Mesnier’s attempt to repeat as St. Louis sushi champion
  • MissBusyLady unveils her apparel for female competitive eating fans.

Comments (6)


  1. nic"TheIncredibleBulk"fry said

    September 19, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

    love how they call erik.. rick denmark

  2. what is happening? said

    September 19, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    Andrew “Skinnyboy” AKA “A-Bomb” Lane is going to Birmingham? Must be nice telling IFOCE to go stick it. Entering and winning some other independent eating contests. Then IFOCE lets you back in.

    Scullio leaves. Joins AICE. Then comes back to IFOCE. Now Lane. What gives? What’s on second? No who’s on first. Maybe Abbott and Costello can figure this one out?

    Oh yea. I forgot. They were both ranked. Some ranked eaters we see recently can do whatever they want.

  3. Famiglia Farce said

    September 26, 2008 @ 10:49 am

    10 eaters were confirmed while others were notified that they were standby. The possible confirmations are
    Joey Chestnut
    Pat Bertoletti
    Humble Bob
    Juliet Lee (guess after nashville she wanted to see if she was still accepted in the sport)
    Crazy Legs
    Tim Janus
    US Male (surprise)
    Pat Philbin These picks are unconfirmed but there is a good chance the following names are confirmed for the event

  4. Rhonda Evans said

    September 26, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

    I think the whole registration process is a farce. The IFOCE knows who most of the eaters are going to be before registration even opens. The registration/stand-by notices are pretty much all smoke and mirrors and politics, and are used as a method of minimizing complaints from potentially disgusted eaters.

    If they keep this up the IFOCE will last about as long as a watered down Krystal. No, thinking again, they’ve been doing this for awhile with few repurcussions, so life goes on.

    Actually, I think Joe Menchetti figured this out early on. He might be brash, hard-headed, and calloused, but in a strange way, given his early take on and response to the IFOCE he’s probably the smartest eater in the bunch.

  5. anonymous said

    September 26, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    Ryan Nerz will make a fortune if he ever decides to write a tell all book about the goings on in the office of sheacommunications in nyc. I dont know what you mean by minimizing complaints from disgusted eaters Rhonda. I believe that the stand by or no vacancy notification is more like trying to show the disgusted eaters the door more than anything else. Menchetti saw them for what they are worth and so did arnie chapman and coondog. The sad part is that two of the three sold themselves as vindictive mudslinging monsters or many would have left the IFOCE leaving the well almost dry

  6. Rhonda Evans said

    September 26, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

    I thought the meaning of my remark was obvious anony 1:08. That “show the door” logic may be correct for some of the eaters, but not all.

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