From Sheboygan to the World

by kelly

Well, alright. 

The largest front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today related to the announcement that ESPN will be airing the 2006 Johnsonville Bratwurst-Eating Contest on August 5, 3:00 p.m. CDT. 

The event will be part of the Sheboygan Brat Days 2006.¬† And just in case you were wondering what they’re up to these days, the native Milwaukee group,¬†the Violent Femmes will be performing at the Brat Days.¬†

Even better is the news that Japanese native, Takeru Kobayashi, will be participating in the chow-down. 

Paul and I happened to see him win a hot-dog eating contest that was broadcast on the 4th of July.  That Kobayashi can eat. 

(I even had to call my mom to tell her that we had been amazed, and a little horrified, to see the guy eat 54 hot dogs AND, as required, 54 buns.¬† Apparently, these pros know that it’s easier to eat so much if they soak the buns in water as they go).¬†

When you think about it, a brat-eating contest is just a glorified hot-dog eating contest.¬† So my money’s on Kobayashi.¬† I’m sure he’ll do Wisconsin proud.¬†(To say nothing of what he’ll do for Johnsonville’s¬†market share in Japan).¬†

Takeru Kobayashi

Takeru Kobayashi,
originally uploaded by Koog Family.

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