USA vs. Canada team burger contest preview

The Burlington Post has a preview of the burger eating contest between teams from from Canada and the United States at Philthy McNasty’s today. “Furious” Pete Czerwinski’s eating the 1.5 lb Showdown Burger under three minutes inspired the restaurant’s manager to sponsor the competition.

update Feb 8 Results have been posted. The US team won 83 – 82.33 burgers. Furious Pete ate the most burgers with 36 and also won an individual contest at the end of the team contest. Pete Maurizio lead the United States team with 31.

Comments (14)


  1. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    Like the previous comment of last week. Why not change the site name to OJ, you and maybe a few other replacement eaters (non ifoce) seem to be interested in this canada usa shit . Is there any pride left in you to promote someone that calls you OJshea nerz while constantly ripping your self worth and your website

  2. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Anon 11:30 and 1:06 , it is unfair to post these comments without the expertise of Rhonda Evans who never posts on weekends.Hmmm Never posts on weekends . Think about it Think very hard. I think we all know who he or she might be

  3. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    February 9, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    OJ –

    Just a note, the link to the AICE news page on the sidebar still links to 2008 news page.

  4. Anonymous said

    February 9, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    Perhaps the USA would have won by more if the great superstar eater Joel ‘The Cannon’ Podelsky were there. He is my hero!

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

    February 9, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    This was a fun event.
    Finally nice to meet Pete(furious).
    Big ups to the Team U.S.A. especially Big Plate who had an awesome showing.

    By the way………………
    The sliders were like dried up sausage sandwiches.

  6. John said

    February 9, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    “Pete Maurizio lead the United States team with 31.”

    I’ll never understand why so many people get this wrong. The past tense of the verb, “lead,” is LED, not “lead”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should have written, “Pete Maurizio LED the United States team with 31.” The fact that the chemical element is spelled, “lead,” and sounds like “led” should not fool you into spelling the past-tense verb “lead.”

  7. anonymous said

    February 9, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    OJ can you come up with a darker color than bright orange on your eatfeats page. Not only is it giving me an eye ache but i can hardly read your page

  8. ? said

    February 9, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    The present tense of geek is John.

  9. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 9, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    The sidebar link has been fixed. Thanks.

  10. Fly said

    February 9, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    John, you are my hero. I am an English teacher and need helpers in my war against careless grammar mistakes.

  11. Anonymous said

    February 12, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    The AICE website has tons of grammatical and spelling mistakes. It doesn’t lead itself to professionalism. If I was a sponsor I would probably get a little tense about them considering the money that is paid to promote an event.

  12. chad said

    February 13, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

    Instead of putting up a name like Anonymous, why don’t you put your real name in there or won’t the Sheas let you

  13. Grammar checker said

    February 14, 2009 @ 8:44 am

    ANON at 1022

    “The AICE website has tons of grammatical and spelling mistakes.” Very weakly constructed sentence. This should read “There are many grammatical and spelling mistakes on the AICE website”

    “It doesn’t lead itself to professionalism.” This is a very poorly thought out statement. Maybe you should’ve used something to the effect of “An inability or unwillingness to use proper English grammar and syntax indicates either incompetence or ineptitude, neither of which indicate professionalism.”

    “If I was a sponsor I would probably get a little tense about them considering the money that is paid to promote an event.” The subjunctive verb is “If I were a sponsor…”.

    The word “tense” indicates nervous. I believe you meant to say “upset”, “angry”, “disgusted”, “repulsed”, “revolted”, should I go on?

    “considering the money that is paid to promote an event.” is passive voice. It also places the cost on the wrong organization. That should read “considering the amount of money one must pay to sponsor an event”. I don’t think the sponsor cares one little bit how much it costs to promote the event, just how much he/she must pay the promoter.

  14. anonymous 4:41pm said

    February 14, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

    Well ill be . Grammar checker you just put anony 10;22’s command of the english language to shame. All this time we thought anon 10:22 was somewhat intelligent until you pointed out some very weak sentence structuring on anony end.

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