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Wizard
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December 3rd, 2021 at 9:24:19 AM permalink
We haven't had an eating challenge in a long time. In fact, not since April 23, 2017, to be exact. That is the date that our own TomG shattered PokerGrinder's record by eating 150 Chicken McNuggets! Here is the video.


Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cqm9qPPLho

Tom also did the Stackzilla Challenge (see video below) and I believe many others I wasn't around for.


Direct: https://youtu.be/vdmEgeDnDnE

Tom is suddenly interested in doing another one. He has agreed to do the Windy City Sears Tower Challenge. This requires the eating of a 72-ounce beef and sausage sandwich in 30 minutes or less.

As a basis of comparison, the Big Texas Steak Challenge also requires the consumption of 72 ounces of food. That has been attempted 86,556 times with 10,022 people successfully completing it, for a success rate of 12%.

I apologize for the short notice, but Tom is planning to do this tomorrow afternoon at 4PM. He may be interested in taking bets. I am too. Tom is working at the moment, but gave me permission to post this. He will check on the thread when he gets home.

The question for the poll is do you think he can do it?
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billryan
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December 3rd, 2021 at 9:28:43 AM permalink
If Tom thinks he can do it, I'm sure he can.
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unJon
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December 3rd, 2021 at 9:41:07 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

If Tom thinks he can do it, I'm sure he can.
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This.
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ThatDonGuy
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December 3rd, 2021 at 12:22:21 PM permalink
The way he got through Stackzilla, I don't see him having a problem with a 72oz sandwich
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December 3rd, 2021 at 12:24:28 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

The way he got through Stackzilla, I don't see him having a problem with a 72oz sandwich
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A 4.5 pound sandwich should be harder. He said the pancake challenge was not that hard.
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ThatDonGuy
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December 3rd, 2021 at 1:04:12 PM permalink
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A 4.5 pound sandwich should be harder. He said the pancake challenge was not that hard.
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I have also had experience with both DuPar's pancakes and downtown Chicago beef sandwiches. I'm pretty sure he's got this.
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December 3rd, 2021 at 4:53:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

but Tom is planning to do this tomorrow afternoon at 4PM. He may be interested in taking bets.

Hey guys, tomorrow is pretty short notice, I would like to suggest that you guys put it off for 5 days to a week and give some people time to plan, I feel that more people would be willing to attend if you guys gave more time.

I'm interested in betting on the outcome if anybody is putting up a line.
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December 3rd, 2021 at 5:37:54 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: Wizard

but Tom is planning to do this tomorrow afternoon at 4PM. He may be interested in taking bets.

Hey guys, tomorrow is pretty short notice, I would like to suggest that you guys put it off for 5 days to a week and give some people time to plan, I feel that more people would be willing to attend if you guys gave more time.

I'm interested in betting on the outcome if anybody is putting up a line.
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I would prefer to put it off a week too, but it's ultimately up to Tom and I'll go either way.

I'll be the first to say something -- I will offer even money to trusted forum members who think he can't do it. In other words my side is he will. $100 maximum and then I move the line. All bets must be double-confirmed, in other words after an acceptance, I must confirm it and then the other party confirms the confirmation.
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unJon
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December 3rd, 2021 at 5:39:32 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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Quote: Wizard

but Tom is planning to do this tomorrow afternoon at 4PM. He may be interested in taking bets.

Hey guys, tomorrow is pretty short notice, I would like to suggest that you guys put it off for 5 days to a week and give some people time to plan, I feel that more people would be willing to attend if you guys gave more time.

I'm interested in betting on the outcome if anybody is putting up a line.
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I would prefer to put it off a week too, but it's ultimately up to Tom and I'll go either way.

I'll be the first to say something -- I will offer even money to trusted forum members who think he can't do it. In other words my side is he will. $100 maximum and then I move the line.
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Let me know if the No line gets above +200. Would be interested then.
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December 3rd, 2021 at 8:51:17 PM permalink
Brought about because I somehow have ended up in talks with Netflix about being involved in a project on eating. I think the nugget video played a good part in putting me in contention for it. Put the chance of it actually happening fairly low (10 - 20%), because I have no idea how likely it is to get off the ground and I don't have everything they are looking for. But if it does happen I want to be in shape for it. I only wanted this is a chance to get some practice and hopefully for me to get some good footage as well; then the Wizard offered an incentive. Rampart just backed me off, so only two places I know that are open that treat me well are Main Street Station and Westgate.

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