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

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


This Saturday is the St. Patrick's Day Chowdown on Spike TV. It also marks one full month without a contest on the MLE "Future Events" calendar. Unless you count the Nathan's qualifiers, but since Nathan's is coordinating that on their website, I guess technically that leaves the MLE calendar at IFOCE.com still bare. A stomach growls in the distance.

Speaking of the IFOCE, as of Friday those five clumsy letters that we've grown to love (some of you, not so much) will be cast aside and the organization will officially become known as Major League Eating (MLE). No longer will eaters wear their t-shirts publicly and face the inevitable question, "What's Eye-Foose?" MLE.com will also launch on that day. In an age where organizations can live or die based on their online presence, I'm hoping really, really hard (others, feel free to pray) that the new website kicks ass.


Blogger Carey said...

Are they going to have an american and national league? What will the world series look like? Any salary cap discussions as of yet?

12:21 PM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

My theory is that they have no contest on the IFOCE page, because its gone as of Friday. I expect to see a few on the list of the new MLE page.

On a side note, when are we getting cheesesteaks.

12:54 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Hmmm...I like the idea of separate leagues or divisions. Maybe East, West and Central (though most eaters appear to be from the northeast).

As for cheesesteaks, you're right. We need to get it on the calendar. Let's start the discussion now. I'll throw out a date: Saturday, April 21.

1:43 PM

Blogger Carey said...

that would be a very good day for cheesesteaks.

8:19 AM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

I like the date. It'll be a good stretch before crab cakes.

1:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe good.... i'll look into it.

10:02 PM

Anonymous Wild Bill said...

Philly Guy - the crabcake contest may not be happening this year either - check this:

I hope you're right about them not posting contests until MLE is up - the schedule SUCKS so far this year.

1:55 PM


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