WOIO news has a video of an interview with Scott Bickell, who says he thinks can eat 40-50 hot dogs in next week's Cleveland Nathan's qualifier and defeat Pat Bertoletti. (via Scott Bickel twitter)


  1. "Tiny" said (Registered March 5, 2008)

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Good luck Bickel!

  2. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:15 am


  3. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    He needs to pull his head out of his ass before he attempts to eat any hot dogs

  4. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    He does realize that the contest is 10 mins long and not 12 hours, right?…

  5. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Scott, would you like to put money on this? Because I would love to.

  6. BS said

    May 27, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    New term, Bickellshit

  7. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Scott you must have wiener-envy if you think you can beat Pat at any kind of eating challenge, but good luck all the same you gonna need it.

  8. Larell Marie Mele said

    May 27, 2011 @ 5:08 am


  9. Stallion Italian said (Registered August 27, 2010)

    May 27, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Good Morning Vietnam, this is really funny. Actually, no matter what anyone writes here, Scott Bickel has this thing sewn up. He is going to get tons of publicity, he already has. If he is smart, he can spin this any way he wants or just let others do it for him. Clearly MLE cannot say what they really think, they are very smart. Let’s be honest here……..for some of us like me, this is a far more interesting qualifier than any of the others by a long shot because of Bickel. He seems soooo full of himself or naive etc. I do not think he will care when he is smushed, unless there is something here I do not know. This is what makes it very interesting. However many he eats, he has won. He can try again, say he didn’t know blah blah etc. And, while he already was an incredible eater in Japan, Kobayashi, in his first American appearance, stunned everyone. Bickel seems to know almost nothing and cares even less about history. It wouldn’t help to even try to tell Bickel anything, before, now, later. He is the ultimate one person show and he is getting more press than lots of far more deserving eaters. I do not mean only by the numbers either. Larell says it better………Hmmmmmm……………..

  10. Jamminjoe said

    May 27, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    munch slurp thud

  11. Steakbellie said (Registered August 11, 2006)

    May 27, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    You guys are over thinking this. To eat 50 hotdogs you just need to eat 5 HDB’s a minute. Thats it, it’s that simple.

  12. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    May 27, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Bwahaha. Wish this was televised. Can someone PLEASE get video?!

  13. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Steakbellie, you win Comment of the Year Award.

  14. Nathan in Cali said

    May 27, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Scott says “I drink 3 gallons of water throughout the day in under 2 minutes”… what the heck does that even mean?

    He also didn’t say if he did or did not sign with MLE…

    he says he can eat 40 or 50 hotdogs so nonchalantly like a 10HDB difference after you’ve eaten 40 is no big deal… God, I can’t wait to see what happens on June 2nd.

  15. Johnson said

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    10 hdbs is too big of a spread. Maybe more like 3-4 variance. And 3 gallons huh? At one time? This man almost claims his gut “holds” 24 lbs of fluid roughly? I know fluids and solids don’t equate perfectly, but anyone who can hold “24 lbs” should have been good for a damn 12 egg omelet or all those value meals at a sit down restaurant.

  16. Nathan in Cali said

    May 27, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Johnson said
    May 27, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    And 3 gallons huh? At one time?


    that’s what I wish the idiot news caster would have elaborated on…. “I drink 3 gallons throughout the day in under 2 minutes” is such a cryptic statement… is he drinking 1 quart in like 12 seconds, 12 times a day each hour?

    I certainly hope he isn’t implying he’s drinking 3 gallons in 2 minutes all at once… I’m almost certain even Joey can’t do that on his best day… heck can you even pour 3 gallons of water (a gallon at a time) onto the floor in less than 2 minutes?

    Johnson said
    May 27, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I know fluids and solids don’t equate perfectly, but anyone who can hold “24 lbs” should have been good for a damn 12 egg omelet…



    in case some didn’t see


    7.5lb omelet and he reversed after taking a full 30mins and still didn’t even get it all down.

    4HDB’s = 1lbs (without water)
    50/4 = 12.5lbs
    40/4 = 10lbs

    10-12.5lbs plus at the very least 1/2 gallon of water your looking at 14-16.5lbs in ten minutes…. and yet he can’t handle a 7.5lb omelet in 30mins?

    Can somebody introduce Scotty to planet earth?

  17. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    May 27, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    40 hdb’s. This isn’t a plethora of different items. One usually eventually falls victim to flavor fatigue. And that is what happens with hot dogs unless you are extremely skilled at turning off the flavor. I am not expert but aren’t there better ways to fill and expand the stomach at this stage of his training? Like eating cabbage for example. This should be interesting.

  18. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 27, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    I proclaim with my new training and a deal with the Devil that I also will eat between 40-55 HDB in Charlotte. Hail Satan!

  19. Nathan in Cali said

    May 27, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    new rankings are out!

  20. Nathan in Cali said

    May 27, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Steph Torress not listed?

    congrats to all!

  21. Larell Marie Mele said

    May 27, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    NIC – I was curious bout that as well

  22. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 27, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    That is what happens when you eat a baby that is not yours.

  23. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    May 27, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    As much as I hate talking shit on other people that enjoy eating (because there are very very few already) this is just too hard not to. haha. I am glad though that he did not say he defeated the 2 for 20 menu at Applebees, and he just said he ate 11 chipotle burritos. Because there is documentation that he did not get past 85% of that 2 for 20 menu. At least he picked something that is completely undocumented and cannot be prooven false. I believe he ate that many burritos just as much as I believe that scuillo kid ate that 15lb burger. I cannot wait for June 2nd. Go Pat!! I do hope he triples or at least doubles Scott’s totals. haha

    I will congratulate Scott on this though… I agree with what Stallion Italian said above. Cleveland people are completely ignorant when it comes to working out, eating, and common sense. That is obvious, and Scott is taking advantage of that. He started with the god stuff, and people rejected it, so now he just focuses on how much he supposedly trains and works out. Cleveland people must be lazy. There is no way the human body can workout every day 12 hours per day. I work out 1 or 2 times per day for about 45-55 minutes each session. If he really worked out half as much as he says, he would not be as heavy as he is. Also regarding the water… supposedly he has been doing that for months now. His kidneys would be shot if that was really true. Oh well now I am rambling. But hopefully he is getting all he can while he can, because after June 2nd, everyone will know he is a joke. He needs to start thinking long term, and not a few months ahead at a time.

    Good luck Scott, good luck!

  24. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    He gives no time line for eating the Chipotle burritos. My guess is he’s got a punch card and went for lunch everyday and after eating the tenth, he got the eleventh for free.

  25. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    I’m ready to concede the Mustard Belt to Scott Bickell. He has got to be the greatest eater ever!

  26. Jamminjoe said

    May 28, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Someone reported mr bickle was attaching mustard packets from brusters to a belt he bought at the salvation army. In 6-8 months he will announce to the cleveland press that he won it @ coney island. The sad thing is they will believe him and put him in a parade

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