Kobayashi takes Birmingham

09.18.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Takeru Kobayashi - drivenbyboredom/Flickr

Takeru Kobayashi massages his injured jaw before losing the Mustard Belt to Joey Chestnut at the Coney Island hot dog eating contest. Photo: Takeru Kobayashi – drivenbyboredom/Flickr

If you’ve ever wanted to see multiple world-recording holding eating champion Takeru Kobayashi in person, then you’ll just have to head to this Saturday’s UAB Blazers football game against Alabama State at Legion Field. He’ll be in town for the  Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship qualifier that was originally supposed to take place in Blazer Village next to the Old Gray Lady before the game. Instead, due to security concerns, it’s been moved inside. According to this report on the Krystal Square Off blog, they’ll even be broadcasting the competition on the Jumbotron screens. Thanks to Nathan for the tip.

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