2017 Tampa Nathan’s qualifier

update May 14 TapedFromFlorida video

Results from Facebook Live Official results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Pedram “In Jaws We Trust” Esmaeelzadeh 18
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17.5

1W) Carlene LeFevre 12

Crazy Legs Conti and Pedram Esmaeelzadeh headline the men’s division. Carlene LeFevre will compete in her first Nathan’s qualifier outside of Las Vegas since 2005.

The Tampa Riverwalk has a Facebook Live broadcast (in vertical format)

Comments (92)


  1. anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

    Conti needs to pack it in, 17.5 is totally pathetic

  2. Anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    And it wasn’t even that. It was more like 14.

  3. anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 9:12 pm

    Where was Nate? he could have won this?

    Is CLC going to keep flying all over the country trying?

  4. anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

    This has to be one of the lowest number for a men’s qualifier in quite a while.

  5. anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

    How many more bullets does Crazy Leg have to fire? Used up 2 already?

  6. anonymous said

    May 6, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

    Conti and Booker last of the mohicans need to pack it in and find other things in life to accomplish

  7. toupee alert said

    May 7, 2017 @ 9:23 am

    all i have to say is if you wear a wig competing it will be noticed. Case in point Carlene Lefevre and a few others who names i wont mention. Rich Shea without question is a hair club for men client. Prove me wrong and i give you $100 straight up cash . email me at baldie2555@yahoo.com

  8. anonymous said

    May 7, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    Booker is a talented rapper so i cannot understand why he wastes his time performing rap songs on stage and in studio revolved around competitive eating? He should strive for his own record label but instead he chooses the ce platform to climb up the ladder which is a waste of time. What is more idiotic is watching that clown George Shea try to rap with him on stage . Total joke

  9. anonymous said

    May 7, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    Conti will make it to finals because of his personality. The powers to be made it very easy for Carlene to make it , very interesting..To bad because Richard thought he would be free in NY with his new female friend..Maybe Seiken will be his guide and run interference for him. Fever and Seiken are best friends.

  10. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 7, 2017 @ 11:23 pm

    I tried to enter Napperville but they want me to sign a contract first with MLE. I came in second in St. Louis with 26.5 and don’t understand what is the perk of me signin’ this 3 year MLE contract. Can someone help me decide on weather to sign and enter Napperville or not sign. I only see the only perk is I get to get into events if they are booked solid already. I can’t do my own YouTube stuff and enter contests. I can’t beat the top 20 probably so how am I makin’ any money if I pay to ravel everywhere. Please help

  11. anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 12:29 am

    Did George Shea give you the same shpeel he gave the guy in alaska shaking with the contract in his hand?

  12. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 8, 2017 @ 12:30 am

    I talked to Sam Barclay

  13. anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 12:31 am

    Conti mouth stunk prior to the corn contest in 2011 while he was talking to Shoudt and then cheated his way to victory . The following year they almost came to blows

  14. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 8, 2017 @ 12:41 am

    I just don’t want to sign a contract if there isn’t really any perks other than the one I mentioned earlier. I have been breakin’ some record here where I am with challenges and I been drinkin’ water like crazy and eatin’ cabbage/salads/etc etc ridin’ my bike because contract or no contract I am just gettin’ started. I just wanted to know if I pay to go to every event its there a chance to win cash prizes without the top MLE members there so that I have a chance every now and then. Other main concern is how does the YouTube and FB social media thang work, can I even talk about it and do challenges like I have been doin’? I am all in and excited to do other challenges and contests while seein’ the countryside

  15. MLE Insider said

    May 8, 2017 @ 1:07 am

    Sam is the one who does all the contract stuff for the newbies. They will let you do one qualifier without signing. If you do well, they will want you to sign a contract before the next qualifier. If you don’t do well, you can keep on doing various MLE contests, but they will eventually draw the line and say you have to sign. The thing they fear the most is someone winning a qualifier and then not signing and going to the finals. That makes them look very bad. It has happened a few times in the past and they took steps not to let that happen again. They let you know that if you win a qualifier, you verbally agree to sign and go to the finals (well, unless you are a female who wins with under 10 HDB; then they don’t pay your way, so you don’t have to go).

  16. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 7:58 am

    Mr. Clark,

    Don’t look to eatfeats for advice. Also- no point in going to Naperville. Juan will defeat you. Quit bragging you got “second” at the STL qualifier.

    “If you ain’t first, you’re last. ”

    -Ricky Bobby

    PS…nobody cares if you’re eating cabbage and breaking restaurant food challenge records.

  17. anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 9:06 am

    i was at that corn contest and his mouth did smell very unfavorable almost as though he had not eaten for days or had that senior citizen kind of breath. I think it was the last time Shoudt had a friendly conversation with him.

  18. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 8, 2017 @ 9:18 am

    Thanks MLE Insider but my question is still should I and can I make any gas money. I am an 8lb eater as if my first year doin’ challenges and conpetitions or should I wait to build up my intake by losin’ all the unnecessary muscle aka fat? Oh and 7:58 have you ever saw the movie Envy? Oh you don’t have to watch it you live it. The more you talk smack the more I get a chub

  19. MLE Insider said

    May 8, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    DaGarbageDisposal: At 26.5 HDB, you should be able to win some qualifier. I mean, look at Saturday’s Tampa qualifier where someone won with just 18 HDB. Naperville will be tough, as Juan More Bite is expected to attend. Keep on trying. This year is the easiest year, as there re more qualifiers than ever.

    As I said before, if you win a qualifier, you will have to sign.

    Judging by 26.5 HDB, you can still win cash in MLE contests if most of the top eaters don’t go, which happens sometimes. Plus you should get better as time goes along, and maybe crack the top 20. Your ranking right now would be around 20, if ranked fairly. Plus Sonya, Juliet, Erik the Red, Marcos, Jim Reeves, Micah, CLC, Ronnie Hartman, Bill Myers, Lesley, Larell, Meredith, and Danielle are rumored to be retiring soon (some might already have).

    You can still do YouTube stunts if you are a member of MLE. Just look at Matt Stonie’s or Camren Cincotti’s YT pages as an example:


    And all MLEers do food challenges. However, you probably would be advised to not go publicizing them too much, as you might get flack from MLE. If you want to publicize them a lot, like Randy Santel, Darron Breeden, Nathan Figueroa, Mitch Dombrowski, Wayne Algenio, or Dan Kennedy, the best way to go is independent. You can join APE (formerly AICE) if you want, which has no restrictions. They have about 5-15 contests per year, mostly in late summer and fall:


  20. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 10:14 am


    You’re the one asking for advice on a CE forum. You’re not grown up enough to make your own adult decisions.

    I do envy your superb grammar skills.

    You brag about beating other eater’s records, yet you get the kid’s size challenge version.

  21. anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 10:24 am

    Garbage disposal take your ass to the $5 $10 cash poker tables buy in for the min $500 . That’s where the money is . Stop farting around with the hope you can make gas money cause your a so called 8lb eater Sorry but i gotta laugh . Is that your goal in life?

  22. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 10:27 am

    I am a highly ranked competitive eater and my advice to you is to continue doing your challenges around the country and posting them as you like. When you sign that contract it restricts you to MLE only contests and you are not allowed to give any restaurant publicity by posting challenges on the internet (which would lead to immediate dismissal and possible legal action). Unless you are one of the top three or four eaters in the organization you will not make a lot of money because the top eaters go to all the big events.

    It sounds like you want to make a name for yourself and the best way to do that is by doing what you have been doing. To get to Joey, Matt or Carmen’s level, you would have to do an insane amount of training (probably more than you can possibly imagine). There are a few YouTube eaters now who are doing very well, but if they were in MLE that would be getting pounded by any of the top eaters. Of course, you can always enter independent contests and run into the likes of Molly Schuyler, Takeru Kobayashi, Bob Shoudt, Pat Bertoletti, etc. but at least you would be able to continue with your challenges and YouTube postings. Also, you could be savvy at finding contests locally or with less exposure like Joe Menchetti has made a real good career by doing.

    I hope this helps you make an intelligent decision as I have given you honest advice without anything to gain or lose.

  23. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 2:02 pm

    The “perk” you get for signing is you get to compete on the biggest stage of CE. Depending on much you value you that should determine if you sign or not.

  24. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 8, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

    Thank you all for the positive feed backs and are most appreciated to say the least. For the negative feed backs I understand if you aren’t happy with yourself you have to try and knock people down to make yourself feel better. I am glad you are pickin’ on me because other people might not be able to take the ignorance. I apologize that you feel you have to belittle someone to make yourself feel more than what you are. For me askin’ for advice is just me knowin’ I don’t know everything and humble enough to except advice even though (go figure) there some people that just have to do their part to be useless piece of society. Negative and positves drive me and I learn from both. Have a gr8 day unless you made other plans already.

  25. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

    Be independent. Sounds like that suits your needs better than MLE would.

  26. Anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    Da Garbage Disposal, At least he offered for you to sign. I’m a CE from PA. I tried to sign up for the qualifier when they had them in Market Square in Pittsburgh and was told they were full and they will put me on a waiting list. I went into work the next day and tried to sign up a co-worker and they let him in. (A true story)

  27. Carmen said

    May 8, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

    Join us. Join us. We all float down here.

  28. anonymous said

    May 8, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

    5:40: Weren’t you the person who snubbed MLE by refusing multiple offers to sign? You did theirs and All Pro’s contests, as well as independent again and again? If MLE let let you enter the contest, you would have just snubbed them again or strung them along. I don’t blame them. You sound like a sore loser.

  29. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 8, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

    what is a CE? Competitive Eater?

  30. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 9, 2017 @ 12:20 am

    Competitive Eater

    There will be a taco eating contest in Maryville, IL May 20 awarding $200 to the winner


  31. anonymous said

    May 9, 2017 @ 12:38 am

    CE = competitive eater or competitive eating.

    Just do independent challenges and contests for a year while you get better and see how that works out, unless you want to compete against the best, like 2:02 said. 26.5 hot dogs is pretty good.

  32. Anonymous said

    May 9, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    Anonymous 9:48pm. You got me mixed up with another eater. I was never offered to sign with MLE. I was snubbed by them. There were open seats that year at the qualifier and still couldn’t get in.. A sore loser no. Not by a long shot. I never ate in a MLE event. I was always independent.. I don’t know of anyone other than Scuillo in PA that went independent & MLE at that time. There are a few others since then that switched over. You can agree or disagree with this. If any local eater is a threat to the Shea’s eater they bring in to a qualifier they will not get let in. The contract is controlling what and when you eat.. Nathan’s results will be the same this year with Carmen added to Joey and Matt. The rest are all for show.. It won’t even be close after that. CE is dying slowly.. The Shea’s still keep it somewhat interesting but it’s starting to spiral downward. Whether you liked or disliked Chapman and O’karma over on the independent side. The kept it going. Todd is neither of those two and will never be. If it wasn’t for the MLE eaters that changed over he would have nothing but Molly as a name..

  33. anonymous said

    May 9, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

    Sorry 11:57 and thanks for the explanation. I know some eaters like Michael Deitz have done both APE and MLE at the same time. I think I was thinking of Dave “the Termite” Wood who did MLE and then Wing Bowl and then couldn’t get in to MLE.

  34. Anonymous said

    May 9, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Anonymous 1:47. Is the contract that bad for the MLE ? I know Dave Brunelli & Notorious B.O.B. eat at APE now. I know Joey and Matt are the two best right now over in the MLE. But, I would like to see Molly eat with them just once. The Shea’s are better
    than Todd Greenwald at running a contest. There should be no contracts and just one organization.

  35. Anonymous said

    May 9, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

    147 honestly who the fuck cares?

  36. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 9, 2017 @ 11:40 pm

    ojrifkin? I looked on Maryville IL’s website but didn’t find the taco competition and the link you posted isn’t workin’. I’d like to find out what time and where. I’ll call their city hall tomorrow if I can’t search the web tonight. Thanks for the intel though

  37. DaGarbageDisposal said (Registered May 5, 2017)

    May 9, 2017 @ 11:48 pm

    I figured it out. Hey nobody has ever accused me of bein’ a genius. Thanks again

  38. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:21 am


    Joey rarely faces off against Matt head-to-head, except of the 4th of July. They either are avoiding each other or must have some kind of agreement.

    I don’t know if Dave Brunelli ever ate at MLE. The people I know of who switched from MLE to APE are:

    Bob, Joe Menchetti, Arnie Chapman, Dave O’Karma, Stephanie Torres, Joe LaRue, Chris “The Mad Greek” Abatsas, Jamie McDonald.

    Pat Bertoletti is not officially in APE but has done some of their events in the recent years, like Battle of the Big Eaters.

    Dale Boone was in MLE (IFOCE at that time), but left to form his own league, the WLOCE.

    Other have left IFOCE or MLE in anger and just remained independent, like Tim Brown, Kevin Strahle, Dave Goldstein, and Takeru Kobayashi, and possibly Tim Janus and Brian Seiken. In fact, Kobayashi was in IFOCE and AICE at the same time in 2005, ranked number one in both organizations. I think he was also ranked number two in WLOCE , behind Dale Boone. Matt Stonie was also ranked simultaneously in MLE and WLOCE.

    Some guy was kicked out of MLE for doing outside contests than miraculously let back in. I think it was Nate Biller????? One promising prospect to MLE even died during a swimming stunt (Patrick Vandam). And three people retired from MLE but then returned (Ron Koch and Carlene and Rich Lefevre).

    Was Tom Gilbert (now with APE) ever in MLE?

  39. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:27 am

    4:03: APE is a joke. They have gone from being a large organization running 20 contests a year to now just running one or two. People are finding out they cost too much and are not bringing anything noteworthy to the table. Take, for example, the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, which decided to dump APE. Todd Greenwald is a jerk who stole APE from Arnie Chapman. There was a court case about this that was dismissed on a technicality. He tried to hide out and avoid service. He also doesn’t respond to emails, is a male sexist pig, and talks about his eaters behind their backs (I am not going to mention names, but I know who Todd has talked about).

  40. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:39 am

    APE also does not know how to rank people and is second fiddle to MLE. They had Furious Pete as number one, then he lost to an unknown rookie eat named Will the Champ on a TV show. LOL. Then they had had Stephanie Torres (RIP) as number one, and she lost to an unknown amateur.

    They also keep retired eater in their rankings to make themselves look bigger (right now have retired eaters Jamie McDonald, Ian Hickman, Tom Gilbert, Eric Dahl, Chris Abatsas, Mike Longo, Mike Hoffman, Ernie Clifton, Jay Gorman, and Joel Podelsky).

    Todd struggles to put together a team that can beat pathetic Japan. Every year, Todd has a “secret weapon”, but every year they struggle, and win just barely. Erik Lamkin?? Yeah, right. He is a joke. You can’t do better than that? The US should be blowing out Japan every year. If Japan ever got Kobayashi, it would be over for Team USA.

  41. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 2:33 am

    Most of the independents ate with MLE including Molly at one time or another with the exception of Furious Pete who was blackballed because Tim Janus complained that he might steal the spotlight from him, Pete might not know this but it was Seiken who urged Rich Shea to get him aboard and Rich Shea responded to email ” What are you a lobbyist all of a sudden”?

  42. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 2:56 am

    12 27 wow just wow you mean you are willing to share this earth shattering info that Todd has talked about people behind their back? Get a grip dude The two faced crowd has been around since the caveman era. You think the Sheas don’t talk about their eaters behind their back? Arnie Chapman was a disgruntled loose canon with a chip on his shoulder . He also competed with MLE . When George Shea secretary Nancy Goldstein requested that Chapman sign a contract before he could compete in a matzah ball contest he exploded ripped up the contract and stormed out of the restaurant. The day of the matzahj ball finals he burst into Bens Deli like a maniac in 6 ft of snow with a ski cap and berated George Shea in front of his contestants calling him a fraud and comparing his organization to existence of human enslavement towards African Americans during the 18th century. The entire APE concept was based solely upon his dislike for the Sheas and their binding contractual agreement.

  43. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 3:05 am

    Thanks 2:33. I did not know Janus was once part of All Pro. That was a nice thing for Brian Seiken to do. I thought that Brian and Tim were enemies though.

    The only contest with MLE that I know Molly did was the 2013 St. Paul Nathan’s qualifier, which she won at 31 HDB over Pablo, Badlands, Steve Hendry, Craig Reed, and Matthew Raible. She was never part of their organization though.


  44. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 3:20 am

    I was under the impression that Pete was stripped of his number one AICE ranking since he lost to an unknown amateur in a burger contest in humiliating fashion on a National Geographic TV show. The TV host was stunned and said this had to be a major upset, since Pete was ranked number 1 at the time.



  45. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 3:23 am

    In this video, LA Beast eats a shoe:


  46. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    No it was Seiken who urged Rich Shea to bring Pete aboard around 2007 or 2008 not Janus. Janus was in MLE since 2004

  47. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

    Got it. Thank you 12:07. IFOCE should have listened to Seiken.

  48. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:22 pm

    I’d like to know who urged Rich Shea to dump Seiken from for rankings in 2016

  49. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Speaking of All Pro, does anyone know the song that is playing in the background of this Ian’s Pizza contest?


  50. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 5:12 pm

    Shea’s thought bringing Pete in would cause a circus and media attention would focus on him instead of them. See the real picture is that it’s all about them. They put on facade that eaters come first Doesn’t work that way at all

  51. anonymous said

    May 10, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

    Pete was one of many that seiken put in a good word for .Sudo , Torres , Subich ,Sulkin to name a few and he asked for nothing in return

  52. Anonymous said

    May 11, 2017 @ 8:03 am

    Anonymous 5:14. Seiken was bad mouthing Pete with Scuillo in an interview. Then Scuillo bad mouthed AICE. Then he called out Pete and in a pre Wingbowl 1250 get together. He started running his mouth about how nobody from AICE beat him. Then he got beat by 2 AICE eaters and a local in ESPN 1250’s Wingbowl. It’s all about drama. Nothing more nothing less. Da Garbage Disposal should stay independent. So he can eat anywhere he wants and do whatever challenges he wants. Wasn’t this thread about that to begin with?

  53. anonymous said

    May 11, 2017 @ 11:01 am

    The bad mouth of Pete was Scuillo idea Seiken just went along for the ride at Scuillo request. It was designed to cause some drama and media attention . What ended up happening was Arnie Chapman saw the video and went completely berserk. He called MLE headquarters screaming at the top of his lungs demanding that they get rid of “Sicken” and Brad citing them as a detriment to competitive eating . I think he mentioned something about a lawsuit . Nothing came of it. Brad did eventually get thrown out a few months later after he won the canoli contest because they found out he was doing eating challenges on the side

  54. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 11, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

    Here is the video where Brad Sciullo criticizes “Furious” Pete


  55. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 12:24 am

    Thanks for that video OJ!

    Brad mentioned Pete was on steroids. if that is true, that might very well have caused his testicular cancer.

    At first, Brad makes you hate Pete, but then after reading most of the comments, I am not so sure.

    Why does the video have so many dislikes? [Nevermind, I see Pete said he brought all those people in to comment.]

    Also, why does the interviewer, Brian Seiken, trash his interviewee in the comments section four years later:


    “quality3334 years ago
    Dude this was 4 fuckin years ago. A lot has changed since thenl tempers have mellowed. There is no more trash talk . Have you seen what Brad looks like now? Fat as a horse. ”

  56. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 12:29 am

    The video makes me look at AICE/All Pro as a joke. They are nothing but second-class when compared to MLE. I don’t know if Todd Greenwald is any better than Arnie Chapman. But at least they get to do outside contests. I wish MLE had the contract for Battle of the Big Eaters. Imagine a team of Joey, Matt, Miki, Carmen (or Gideon or Geoff).

  57. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 8:12 am

    Thanks 11:01. I didn’t know Chapman called. Not a classy thing to do. I don’t think Brad would have beat Pete. Publicity is publicity good or bad.. I do know when Brad lost he went into the bathroom after the wing bowl and starting calling people saying he was cheated.. But to his defense a little he was running late and literally sat down and the contest started less than a minute later. But none the less he lost and he wasn’t cheated. To many people have excuses when they lose. I lost by 1 or 2 bites before. Could’ve would’ve should’ve did this or that but didn’t.

  58. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 10:44 am

    Brad actually got thrown out of IFOCE because his 10 or 15 lb burger challenge was documented on Colbert show. He also wore a disguise in Bartolini meatball contest while under contract with the IFOCE Brad was hated by alot of people so its easy to finger a plethora of possible names who ratted him out to the Sheas about the challenge and the contest . They are completely oblivious to shit like that unless they get a heads up from a third party source email etc or it makes headlines in news . Like LA Beast , Brad would never be able to hold on to a ranking in any organization because the temptation is always there for either of them to engage in something that they think will bring them more exposure than MLE . LA Beast and Pete accomplished much more on their own than sticking to the guidelines of MLE. Nathans was the only reason either of them had any interest in competing in their organization

  59. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 10:46 am

    Beast got tossed from MLE because George Shea watched his butter eating stunt with Furious Pete and went ballistic when he saw both of them laughing and mocking Don Lermans record . To Shea that was the final curtain in which he considered the ultimate insult to the organization and the record itself

  60. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

    Seiken got tossed from MLE not only for being the worst eater in the leagues history but also for being an embarrassment to the league. Shea’s should have realized he was trouble maker when he insisted on his picture in the isle of capris casino advertising his bad Elvis impression.

  61. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    George She was angry Lerman’s record was mocked????????? Strange, he had no trouble removing Lerman from the Wall of Fame:


  62. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

    From the link above:

    “George Shea is quoted:

    “The question is this: Do you listen to Lady Gaga or The Who?” Shea asked. “The bottom line is that it’s a ‘Wall of Fame.’ None of the people you mentioned, plus Don ‘Moses’ Lerman, ‘Krazy’ Kevin Lipsitz or Ed ‘Cookie’ Jarvis, have fame anymore. The guys on that wall now have eclipsed all of them.””

    Well, George Shea has no problem playing The Who whenever Joey Chestnut is introduced. I guess he must feel some people still listen to them or like them.

  63. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    That Seiken interview with Sciullo reminded me on WWF’s Gorilla Monsoon interviewing someone like King King Bundy. In a way, the sport needs drama, both faces and heels. Pete would have made a good heel.

  64. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

    10:44: “They are completely oblivious to shit like that unless they get a heads up from a third party source email etc or it makes headlines in news ”

    I was under the impression the Sheas read eatfeats regularly. They are also well aware of their members doing food challenges and other stunts.

    After eatfeats posted a new MLE contest a few years which was not happening (though it was advertised as such the day before in a newspaper), the organizer got an angry call from the Sheas. She asked OJ in the comments here to remove the post after mentioning that in the comments. I can’t find that, but it’s on the site somewhere. That’s how I know the Sheas read this site.

  65. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 4:09 pm

    It seems that a few of these new posters have questions that are old news and are probably watching the sciullo video for the first time Nearly 10 yrs old get with the times

  66. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 4:11 pm

    There is a part 2 4yrs later with sciullo and seiken talking about Pete but nothing like original

  67. anonymous said

    May 12, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

    Imagine a pretend world where CE mirrored pro wrestling:


    Matt Stonie
    Michelle Lesco
    Ronnie Hartman (“the Real American”)
    Dave Goldstein
    Jamie McDonald
    Pete Czerwinski
    Joe Menchetti
    Takeru Kobayashi
    Humble Bob
    Will Millender
    Eric Booker
    Carmen Cincotti
    Jam Josh
    Bryan Beard
    Ron Koch
    Arnie Chapman


    Miki Sudo
    Larell Mele
    Joey Chestnut
    Juan Rodriguez
    Allen Goldstein
    Kid Cary DeGrosa
    Brian Subich
    Jo Rose Gavonne
    Dale Boone
    Brad Sciullo
    Kevin Strahle
    Nela Zisser
    Matt Cohen
    Pate Davekos
    Nate Biller
    Charles Hardy
    Tim Brown
    Tim Janus
    Richard Lefrevre
    Kevin Ross
    George Shea (similar to “Mr. McMahon”)

    We also need someone who pretends to be neutral, like the WWF referee Dangerous Danny Davis, but who is really evil and does a heel turn. Maybe Sam Barclay?


    Pete vs. Dale
    Pete vs. Brad
    Joe Menchetti vs. Gavonne
    Matt vs. Joey
    Takeru vs. Joey
    Bob vs. CLC
    Sonya vs. Dale
    Ron vs Rich
    Arnie vs. George Shea
    Mailman vs. George Shea

    Tag Teams:

    Pat and Tim Brown
    CLC and Janus
    Steve and Dee
    Aaron and Heather
    Pete and Mia
    Brian Dudzinski and Noelle
    Juan and Nikki

  68. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 12:57 pm

    Why is CLC’s mug plaster all over the 2017 Nathan’s Finals official program?


  69. FBTSPod said (Registered August 20, 2014)

    May 13, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    @455 Can we be on commentary?

  70. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

    Why isnt Seiken name mentioned?

  71. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

    The official program fetches for $5 on ebay. Piece of shit

  72. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:40 am

    FBTSPod: Maybe! I have never heard you announce. Are you as good as the Sheas or Barclay?

  73. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:42 am

    6:18 Seiken’s name was purposely left out since I did not want to start anything between him and the Goldsteins. I did not want to mention old conflicts between him and Gavonne or Eater X. If I classified him as a heel or heel-turned (back stabber), he would be pissed.

  74. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:47 am

    I think I did a post here on a new Hall of Fame a few months ago, or maybe not. I forget. I wanted to include Seiken as a contributor, but there only so many open spots for the initial class (most spots went to actual eaters). I had the give the contributor nomination to the Shea brothers (despised as they may be), without which we would not have CE as it stands today. Next would be either Seiken or OJ Rifkin, for their role as journalists. Seiken may have been (or still be?) the enemy of multiple people, but I have to be neutral and realize the role and impact he had in the early days of the sport, as a journalist.

  75. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:51 am

    Here is my Hall of Fame post:


    anonymous said
    April 16, 2017 @ 10:49 pm

    I think these should be the member of the initial class elected to the competitive eating HOF (modeling it after the Pro Football HOF):

    Eaters (limit 5 – eligible 5 years after their retirement):

    “Krazy” Kevin Lipsitz
    Don Lerman
    Ed Krache
    “Hungry” Charles Hardy
    Allen “Shredder” Goldstein

    Veterans Committee (limit 2 – retired more than 25 years ago):

    Frank Dellarosa
    Thomas Stash

    Contributors (limit 1 – can be nominated anytime):

    George Shea

  76. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:59 am

    A Joey Chestnut signed photo is selling on eBay now for almost $50:


  77. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 10:41 am

    Seiken was to competitive eating what Moneymaker was to Poker He brought attention to the sport in a zany sort of way. Before eatfeats nobody really bothered reporting behind the scenes gossip and results the way Seiken did . You have to give him credit for that and he did win a pickle title to add to his legacy

  78. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

    12:21: Yes, it was Nate Biller who was kicked out, then returned to MLE:


    “ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)
    October 13, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    Nate Biller did at least 3 non-MLE contests in 2013, got kicked out of the rankings, and was apparently welcomed back with open arms



  79. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    I researched this Brian Seiken:


    And indeed, he won two different contests in his career, both in pickles.

    In 2002 he won the United Pickle Eating Championship over Eric Booker, Charles Hardy, Kevin Lipsitz, and Ed Jarvis:


    And in 2004, he won the IFOCE Title Rally – pickles against Kevin Lipsitz:


  80. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

    the videos of his two pickle titles in their entirety are on his YT page if you search

  81. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 9:55 pm

    We have some new faces to eatfeats . Certainly a breath of fresh air . This site was at one time enjoyable to visit until it turned into a garbage disposal of personal attacks which were so vulgar and disgusting i actually thought it might lead to physical violence

  82. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 2:21 am

    1:40: Here is a video where Mikey Sulls of FBTS is announcing:


  83. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    How does this guy all of a sudden become a polished MC with MLE.? They do this rinky dink podcast and within a few months time he becomes a paid MC with MLE. Just doesn’t make sense? Curious as to how many events he has announced and what kind of money are the Sheas paying him? Either this guy is a secret buddy of the Sheas whom they have been secretly grooming for quite some time or he a fanatic ce groupie who sat in front of the mirror for years watching tapes of the Sheas and mimicking them because it appears he has all their pathetic moves down to a science

  84. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    UPDATE: KingCarb has a video of the contest:


  85. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

    I think Mikey was decent, given his age. I think he should study Sam Barclay’s style to get better. Mikey paused too much and was not as dramatic and forceful/loud as Barclay. But I think he will get better in time. I think it was Rich Shea in Tampa, and he was only ok.

  86. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

    Shea should keep the hat on his rug is about as genuine as Carlenes

  87. anonymous said

    May 17, 2017 @ 2:51 am

    I have to revise my list above and re-classifty Carmen Cincotti as a heel. This is how he describes himself on his trading card:


    “The self-proclaimed #1 bad boy of competitive eating”

    I didn’t realize he was such a bad ass.

  88. anonymous said

    May 17, 2017 @ 2:53 am

    Here’s another example of Mikey announcing:


    He needs to start a portfolio of these videos. The Sheas must really like him.

  89. anonymous said

    May 17, 2017 @ 8:44 am

    Some yearn to be pro athletes Some yearn to be famous actors This guy yearned to look and sound like one of the Shea brothers. He seems to have all their movies down to a science or did he attend the Learn to be a Wannabe Shea seminar ?

  90. How to be a Shea said

    May 17, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

    I believe in that seminar there are a classroom of wide eyed hopefuls dressed in the shea attire straw hat perspiration odor sport jacket which the students have to pay out of their own pocket to wear while George stands in front of a blackboard with a chalk and pointer instructing each and every one of them on how to be a successful MC . Included in the course are the stale one liners students are required to use from yesteryear ” Oh oh i just felt a knot in my chest i could be having a heart attack” “This man remembers what he ate for lunch on April 3, 1982 ” The crowd snickers not realizing its the same corny crap for the last 8yrs.

  91. anonymous said

    May 17, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

    Are there any refreshments & drinks served at the seminar?

  92. anonymous said

    May 19, 2017 @ 2:41 am

    That’s a weird question anonymous 1:25 PM.

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