USA! USA! USA!
A LOT of the crowd was shouting that. But they also love Kobayashi for his tremendous eating capacity. He's even made television commercials as a result of his 6 wins.
They discovered that the first contest in 1919 was a 10-minute match, and cut the previous 12 minutes to meet it for 2008. 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes!!!!
Chestnut set the record of 66 in 12 minutes
in 2007. The top two work out and do abdominal exercises. The officials wear old-time straw hats, standing next to pretty girls in short skirts. ESPN often repeats it as part of the All Star game festivities. It serious eating before a big Coney Island crowd, having a fun time.Takeru Kobayashi hamming it up with 2007 Joey Chestnut, who retained his title