So now we're arguing semantics. In point of fact, I never said they were "athletes", I said they were athletic. People who are in-shape and workout often are routinely called athletic, particularly if they're doing it to maintain a certain physique and aren't on a diet to lose weight. Obviously the 500 lb man who is exercising 2 hours a day to lose weight isn't necessarily "athletic", but I'm pretty comfortable in calling the 98 lb Black Widow "athletic" given her workout and eating regiment.
I would say that some of the eating competitors are Athletic, but I would not say the "sport" of Competitive Eating is an "Athletic" event...
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I don't have that vision at all. I only used the 'fat ass' reference once and it wasn't used to describe these contest participants. I know what these guys look like. All I am saying is that eating lots of food in a short period of time is not an athletic feat. Never was and never will be.
If you have to train as much as they do, why isn't it? Why is it that working on your leg muscles to run faster is more athletic than training your jaws, esophagus and stomach to eat faster?
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That question is just absurd. Jaws, esophagus and stomach? Come on, now you're just reaching for a supporting argument to prove this could be an athletic event, which it is not.
Best statement so far. I would agree that these guys could be athletic in the gym but eating will never be an athletic event.
Thanks, and yeah I think we are the same page here.
Chess, is considered a sport in some circles, but it is not athletic, even though it is a competition.
Edit, perhaps if you had to carry 10 foot tall chess pieces, then we could make an exception here...lol
Whew, I thought this was the Coney Island Hot Dog guy.
me too i was so worried, he is so cute and knows how to devour a wiener
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