It was the showdown of a century, but not really. Everyone made a big deal out of Joey Chestnut as usual, which I don’t quite understand. I have a hard time watching Joey eat, as he looks like he’s about to puke with ever bite he takes. Anyway, they gave him the whole “American Hero” treatment, mentioned that everybody, save for me, was counting Kobayashi out of this contest since he lost last year, etc.
Anyway, when the eating started, it was pretty obvious that Kobayashi wasn’t doing well. I read earlier that he has TMJ (my mom suffers from that), which makes chewing extremely painful, and earlier in the program, he mentioned that his new strategy was to inhale the bread to eliminate chewing. This plan obviously didn’t work.
Skipping forward, Kobayashi never really took the lead this match. He was always two or three hot dogs behind, but it doesn’t matter, as Kobayashi kicked Chestnut’s butt in pizza eating earlier this year!