Jackson Krystal video available

The video from the Jackson, MS Krystal qualifier is now available. The video shows what appears to be the start of Justin Mih’s reversal at the end of the contest, but Erik Denmark’s reaction to it has been edited out. Crazy Leg Conti had an impressive last second surge, eating four burgers in about the last ten seconds, which has been overlooked due to the contest controversy.

Comments (10)


  1. More Cheaters said

    October 21, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    So what will it take for the judges to enforce the rules? On the video conti was obviously dunking forn much more than 5 seconds. Me was off to the side so we could not see him dunk for i bet more than 5 seconds. what the hell. why have the rule or any rules if they will not matter to a competitor or any of the judges?

  2. JD said

    October 21, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

    Rules aren’t perfect. Every sport in the book has been subject to rule revision. If a rule is difficult for either the player or the referee to monitor (and the 5-second dunking rule is a crowning example) then it just isn’t a good rule.

    Rule-breaking is part of every sport. Calling players a “cheater” for breaking a rule, whether inadvertently or knowingly, is pretty absurd. When Shaq happens to be in the paint for more than 3 seconds and doesn’t get whistled, you don’t call him and every center out there a cheater. If competitive eating is ever to be regarded as a bonafide sport, then its fans must start thinking more rationally — and treat it like any other.

  3. it was obvious said

    October 21, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    i agree..i think crazy legs should have been dq’d for dunking..i counted several times where he had it for like 10 seconds..its easy to win if you cheat..i hope he gets his ass kicked at the final table.

  4. Erik the Red said (Registered January 9, 2006)

    October 21, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

    Justin’s incident didn’t happen until at least another 1:30 after the contest was over, he had swallowed most of what was in his mouth at the end of the contest when it happened, the Krystal video doesn’t show anything.

    As far as the dunking goes, the burgers in Jackson were extremely dry and they were not warm, the weather was humid sucking up all of the moisture in the air and the wind was blowing – I think you can tell by how slow everyone was in the beginning of the contest, the burgers just would not absorb anything and they were not going down easy. No one was trying to cheat by dunking longer, it was just a reaction and an adjustment to the conditions of the contest.

  5. I said

    October 21, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

    hey why do you think the dunking rule is tough for the referee to monitor?? it’s pretty easy to see on the video. eaters dunking for 10 seconds are knowingly doing that — you think a person knowingly breaking a simple rule is not cheating? you’re a moron and you have no integrity. i bet you think Me should not have been DQd for the reversal because he only broke a rule. these contests always have one rule — reverse = DQ. some contests also have some dunking rule. rules are rules. they are meant to standardize the contest so everyone plays fair. as the governing body the IFOCE should be enforcing the rules THEY make. why does the emcee bring up the dunking rule at these square offs if they arent going to enforce it?

  6. MattForaciousForss said (Registered October 16, 2006)

    October 21, 2006 @ 5:37 pm

    Hello everyone,
    These rules have brought an interesting fact I would like to get settled: How long after an eating event is it ok to vomit and still retain your title?? Are there rules on this? Just wondering.

  7. I said

    October 21, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    From what I’ve heard yes there is a rule on this – you have to hold off until the final placings are announced. Then you can let loose. It’s gotta be pretty common because the staggering amounts eaten. I’m going to get shit for saying that I bet but no body can take 53 hot dogs, or 40 some brats, or 67 Krystal hamburgers, or 10 pounds of pie, or whatever.

  8. Mega Munch said

    October 21, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    I don’t think it’s fair to DQ someone for violating a dunking rule. If the judge is doing his/her job, the first violation should get a warning and if an eater continues to break the rule, they should be docked an appropriate amount of food.

  9. Ira Doofus Levine said

    October 21, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

    Crazy Legs never gets DQ’d the few times he was DQ’d he DQ’d himself. If its a close call 9out of ten times he will get the call Ex: Shea Stadium 2005 Nathans Sunrise Fla Nathans

  10. Rhonda Evans said

    October 23, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

    Crazy Legs doesn’t always have things go his way. If I remember correctly he was DQ-ed in the 2003 Nathans qualifier in Norfolk, VA. I actually thought he won, but the contest went to Collard Green, who ate 16.

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