Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard, "Munchin" Mike Longo, Will "The Champ" Millender, Pat "From Moonachie" Philbin, Naader "Freak8r" Reda and Wing Bowl competitor "Oink Oink" are choices in a poll on the Crif Dog Classic website to determine who should be added to the Crif Dog Classic field.


  1. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Naader has the bigger food capacity , but lackes the speed.

  2. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    Let’s get Bryan “Big Sexy” beard into Crif Dogs. He doesn’t need that MLE organization any longer.

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

    May 31, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I was going to ask if Big Sexy was no longer an MLE member. Otherwise, why mention his name for the event?

  4. Anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Big Sexy is MLE and is NOT competing in this contest. They posted him without his knowledge or permission.

  5. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    oink oink oink

  6. Who cares? said

    May 31, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    The stage is set for Kobi to win & Nathan’s will keep the spot light. The end.

  7. weird said

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Why of all people would they choose Bryan Beard?

    Seems like Crif dogs wants to be a legit contest. If so they really should do their homework when scouting eaters (as OJ put together a pretty nice list they could have refered to)… Although the article/poll did say the following eaters inquired about the contest. I’m not saying Bryan did it directly, maybe one of his friends who didn’t know all the rules MLE has asked on his behalf without him knowing… who knows

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

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Like the “Puppy Bowl” on Super Bowl Sunday. Animal Planet does televise the former, however. So, in a way, even it gets more exposure than will Crif Dogs.

  9. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Ridiculous contest featuring Koby and the little munchkins on the mustard yellow brick rd hoping to see the Wizerd of Oz.

  10. anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Why isnt Gavonne in the poll for additional eaters?

  11. Still Fallin said

    May 31, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    “As a matter of fact, I relish it. So let me make it a-bun-dantly clear, the hot dog holds a special place in the hearts and stomachs of all New Yorkers. But to be frank! I am but an amateur compared to the major league eaters squaring off on Saturday in Coney Island to show who cuts the mustard!”
    — Mayor Bloomberg on Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held this Saturday on Coney Island. h/t WNYC. Audio below:

    Hey Bloomberg, cut these Crip jokers off! They’re embarrassing. Nothing needs to be done too overt. I just wonder if these Crip people put in the proper paperwork for a public event? Or, perhaps Joey Chestnut chould show up after the Crip contest and try to storm the stage and get arrested for resisting police — nah, only an idiot would do that. Regarding, Pat from Moonachie, man you finally made it to Nathan’s last year, the people of Brooklyn open their hearts to you, and this how you treat them? Very disappointing. How much is your dignity worth to bend over for Kobi? Well, I guess we’re going to find out.

  12. Anonymous said

    May 31, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Bryan is at a MLE contest right now – so that speaks of his loyalty to them. Some of the other eaters posted on their page are also there without their knowing or consent. Bizarre… but oh well. It’s possible that his name was mentioned because he hasn’t been able to go to many contests lately and someone may have thought he left MLE. It doesn’t matter, he isn’t going to compete in anything outside of MLE.

  13. anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Please Please everyone vote for Naader . He is the best Has the most capacity. Fat from Moonachie shouldnt even be in the voting and it would be a crying shame if he got in instead of Naader

  14. Still Fallin said

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Why would Naader want to participate in such a sham? I always thought he cared about the credibility of competitive eating and his challenges? If he’s looking for a free trip to New York, do a contest or some challenge. But don’t be patsy for Kobayashi. I mean these jokers are even posting the names of eaters, even MLE eaters, without their permission to make it look like there’s interest in this thing by credible eaters. How pathetic is that?

  15. ??? said

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Why did Pat Moonachie leave MLE anyways? I never heard the reason, he made Nathan’s last year and just called it quits to go indy?

  16. anony mouse said

    June 1, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    R we sure Beard doesn’t want the chance to eat with Kobayashi? Maybe he realized he can make more cash as an indy, & can still eat with/against the best. The public barely knows Joey Chestnut. Everyone knows Kobayashi. Even if its just that little asian guy.

  17. Anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Does anyone else find it extremely odd that no prize money has been mentioned at all??? On top of that, there isn’t even a mention of a future mention of prize money. Lame!

  18. Still Fallin said

    June 1, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    If you’re an eater trying to make the decision to go or not. Ask yourself this: If there truly was an eater with the same amount of talent as Kobayashi, do you think Kobayashi would let him attend? I think not. That’s one of the big reasons he left MLE, he knew he wasn’t top dog anymore and wasn’t going to get it back except in the indie world. So what does that make his merry band of kobi backdrops in this Kobi set up? Chumps set up to lose so Kobi make money and can claim credibility to the media which he didn’t have last year eating by himself on the rooftop. I like the caveat they are using regarding this poll for the last eating spot. The final decision will be made by their panel of experts — aka Kobayashi. Indies I now have greater respect for — Squibb, Pete, and any other eater that told Kobi to take a hike. They don’t need a free ego trip for Kobi to New York that bad. When are they going to announce the prize money or, in other words, the price of an eaters dignity? You indies need to think long term regarding your reputation. Instead of being an eater that killed such and such challenge or competition, you’ll be a footnote on Kobi’s wikipedia site. Go hit a home a run somewhere else on the Fourth of July, don’t be that lacky who pitched it to Kobi.

  19. Anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    The fact that some well known guys (yes – multiple people) said No Thanks to this speaks volumes.

  20. Only the eatrs know said

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    So what happens if Crif Dogs ends up offering $30K as the prize purse?

    Do we even know why Pete declined? He does a lot of work for foreign countries through his youtube, maybe he had something already planned on that date…

    Nobody really knows yet. It does look as though Crif Dogs is trying to throw this thing together last minute and really doesn’t know the eaters very well, so they’re probably experiancing trial and error… A free trip to NY and hotel stay to eat hot dogs seems nice enough even if prize money isn’t offered. Heck even really good eaters in MLE do it for Nathan’s.

  21. Still Fallin said

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Only the eatrs, yeah but at least the MLE eaters earned at a qualifyer their flight, trip and spot at the table. It’s not Joey or Sonya deciding who they want and who they don’t at “their table.” Oh, and I do expect the prize money to at least match Nathan’s. That’s why Crap Dog’s probably charging money for tickets to this festival of Kobi. But with all the bull crap they’ve been flinging around this thing — “this event is in no way an attempt to copy Nathan’s,” yeah right, that’s why we’re holding it on the Fourth of July in Brooklyn — maybe they’ll claim a prize pot with no intentions of paying it out or deduct it from the “other” eaters from the cost of their trip and hotel. These Crap Dog people seem to be sorry enough that they’ll try to pull something like that off. I’d cash your the check they wrote for your dignity before you head out of town. Oh, and I hope they have some talking points worked up for the “other” eaters when they get asked, didn’t you lose at Nathan’s badly, not qualify, or get kicked out of MLE, so isn’t this just you and Kobi holding some pathetic grudge match against Nathan’s and the people of Brooklyn? Have fun with that.

  22. anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Why wasnt Seiken name mentioned ?

  23. Broken record. said

    June 1, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Still Fallin/Dodger/whatever other handle you use… We get it already, no need to repeat yourself twice every hour..

    MLE rejects
    Kobi is selfish
    Crap dogs

    blah blah blah…. your view on this has been recieved loud and clear. MOVE ON ALREADY!

  24. anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    126 aka eater x brilliant

  25. Pat From Moonachie said (Registered December 10, 2005)

    June 1, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    ???..FYI, I left the MLE because I’ve been in the Nathan’s finals 5 times and I feel it was time to move on to more local contests/challenges. A lot of the MLE contests that I enjoyed move out of the area (corned beef, meatballs..) and i’ve been seeing more & more local contest that I wanted to enter. I never traveled too far for contests because of the cost and I don’t like leaving my pets…Nathan’s is a great contest and I think I had a good run but it became the reason I couldn’t do local contests & challenges that I saw here on eatfeats that I wanted to do ..well NOW I can!

  26. Anonymous said

    June 1, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Pat, thanks. You are awesome. Good luck.

  27. Anonymous said

    June 2, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    126 is not Eater X

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