"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

This is how they roll in the IFOCE

Got an e-mail from Kate at the IFOCE, just reminding those of us who are eating in this Saturday's contest about some of the specifics of the event, including the rule that liquid cannot be poured directly onto the pies. She also mentioned that the eater's have their own greenroom-like, air conditioned suite set up adjacent to the staging area and the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders will be on hand "to keep up morale."

Air conditioned green rooms, blondes in tiny skirts and half shirts...I guess that's how it is on the pro eating circuit. Now I know what it's like for a minor leaguer when they get the call-up to the big leagues. It's like Crash Davis said of his 21 days in "the show" in Bull Durham: "You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains."

It's gonna suck to go back to the minors!

4 Comments:

Blogger la beauheme said...

Have you thought of a moniker yet? Dave "the Local" Shoffner is kinda limiting.

9:30 AM

 
Blogger Mega Munch said...

It'll be "Mega Munch" tomorrow, unless a spark of inspiration hits me between now and then. I'm not crazy about it. It makes a better blog name than an eater name.

Maybe it'll be like on the Appalachian Trail...my nickname will be given to me at some point during my first few competitions.

3:42 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No posts since the 22nd? I thought you'd have more to say about your debut! Sorry I can't make it on Saturday - best of luck to you!

4:28 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry - that last anonymous post was from JP.

4:29 PM

 

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