"Jaw Arthritis" has afflicted that little Japanese guy who always wins the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. As a result, Takeru Kobayashi is pulling out of this July 4th's festivities.
Now I did a little digging and it turns out that before today's announcement, Kobayashi was even-money according to Vegas odds, he wasn't the favorite to win-- that honor went to the American Joey Chestnut who had been rated a 4-5 odds favorite. I smell a rat- I think Kobayashi is trying to skew the odds so he will become a distant candidate, and he'll re-enter the contest at the very last minute. If you have a bookie, bet on Kobayashi now!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Posted by Adam at 2:14 PM