has a full list of expected entrants in tomorrow's peanut butter & banana sandwich contest. Ranked competitors who were not mentioned in the previous list of entrants include Pete Davekos, "Buffalo" Jim Reeves, Nathan Biller, Bryan Beard, Larell Marie Mele, Yasir Salem, Damien Boykin and Andrew Kogutkiewicz.


  1. Anonymous said

    January 6, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    It seems to be missing something without Beautiful Brian.

  2. Anonymous said

    January 6, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Yes, conflict and complaining.

  3. anonymous said

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    An event without Seiken is like the Doors without Jim Morrison

  4. Tainted said

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    I totally agree. An event without Seiken is like upside down cake that is rightside up. It’s like a year with only three seasons. It just shouldn’t be!

  5. Elvis Apparition said

    January 7, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Without Seiken, without Elvis, they might as well eat banana splits. It has little meaning.

  6. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    January 7, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Apparently the only one having a pb&b meltdown is the one who it is killing not to be there, thus leaving comments galore or others trying to taunt him. Get it together everyone. This time Elvis S really has left the building, he isn’t in it and it is going to survive. Huge field of entrants, one of the best and worthy of follow-up from those who were there, no gossip or complaints, this could be terrific.

  7. anonymous said

    January 7, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Joey is basically in the drivers seat. At best MLE can warn them not to do it again. They will never give their number 1 eater the pink slip . Too much riding on it . MLE would become Cavs without Lebron James especially on the 4th of July

  8. anonymous said

    January 7, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Hmm why don’t you keep your fabricated opinions to yourself until you get the facts straight. Nobody killing not to be there. It was Seiken choice not to be there and he had damn good reason for making that choice. The haters like yourself have a warped one sided view of the picture . Seiken is almost always the bad guy in every situation and has no right to demand anything no matter how minuscule it might be

  9. the great gavonne said

    January 7, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    What was that “damn good reason”?More excuses,more lies,par for the course…

  10. Anonymous said

    January 7, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    Right…..Seiken uses just the right word……….demand. Demand just a tiny thing…….funny, never thinks to say ask. Like respect, you do not demand it or even ask for it. You earn it.

  11. anonymous said

    December 7, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Even if Isle Casinos reupped with MLE which looks doubtful, this probably means PBB isn’t happening

  12. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Assuming no PB & B sandwiches, Martorano’s meatballs, CP Biggest Eater and no new events, the next MLE contest could be the Mardi Gras king cake contest in February, which would give a four month gap between competitions.

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

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    That does seem odd, OJ. Whether my logic is right or wrong, I chalked it up to MLE’s sensitivity to humanistic issues following Sandy’s devastation.

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

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Some of the comments in this thread are really funny.

    Let me say this. Regardless of how anyone feels or what anyone thinks about BB, I enjoy his Elvis impersonations, and I have always associated him with PB&B more than anyone else.

    I also visit his site every year around this time just to listen to him sing some of the Christmas carols, my favorite of which is “Marshmallow World.”

    I had never heard of that song until I listened to BB sing it, and his version is my very favorite.

  15. anonymous said

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, 4 months is the longest time between contests going back to at least 2004 with the next big layoff being 3 months between 10/28/2007 and 01/31/2008.

  16. anonymous said

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    I was mistaken, make that 3.5 months between 11/08/2008 and 02/24/2009.

  17. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    If you count exhibitions, I think 3 months is the longest gap. Kobayashi did an official MLE fruitcake exhibition in December 2008

  18. anonymous said

    December 8, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    What goes around comes around. If the Isle of Capri sponsor caught an attitude with a ;lovely down to earth guy Seiken eventually the bad karma attached to her would

  19. anonymous said

    December 8, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    The IFOCE should hold an annual 1hr Christmas special on national tv with old school eaters that came on the scene before 2003 . Brian Seiken, Leon Feingold , Eric Booker, Charles Hardy, Don Lerman , Ed Jarvis Crazy Legs Conti. Why not bury the hatchet and send invites to Coondog O; Karma and Arnie Chapman although both would probably rip up the invitations

  20. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    December 8, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Feuding with sponsors is probably not the optimal way to promote the growth of competitive eating.

  21. Anonymous said

    December 8, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Growth? I think it has grown about as much as its gonna.

  22. anonymous said

    December 8, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    When you say feuding are you referring to seiken feuding with sponsor or MLE. Sadly its downfall came to $$ and cents between MLE and isle of capri and not something seiken said. Isnt that always the case ?

  23. anonymous said

    December 8, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Growth ? i feel a severe growth up my ass

  24. Anonymous said

    December 9, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    ojrifkin says it perfectly and in an understated way. Feuding with sponsors, especially public feuding, does nothing except make everyone lose/lose. Read people, read.

  25. Anonymous said

    December 9, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Growth? Hardly. I think more people are interested in eating to survive, versus blatantly wasting food while others are starving.

  26. beautifulbrian said

    December 10, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    That is good news. I personally thought the casino looked like a dump .Inside and outside. However my first year in Biloxi 2010 the room i stayed in had a beautiful view of the gulf of mexico. No comparison to Trump Caesars or Taj in Atlantic City. Biloxi was more like Tropicana . I am glad a makeover is in the works.and maybe they could still salvage the contest using the real recipe for PB& banana the way Elvis ate them.
    2 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably smooth)
    2 slices white sandwich bread slightly toasted
    1 small ripe banana, mashed with a fork (about 1/4 cup)
    2 tablespoons butter
    place in frying pan for 3 min ready to eat

  27. Anonymous said

    December 10, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    You Troll

  28. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    December 10, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    The new owner is cousins with the owners of the UFC.

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

    December 10, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Maybe this will lead to some between-bout eating contests or exhibitions!

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