After those mouthfuls, one more turkey was pardoned
halk up another victory for the little people after 105-pound Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas beat 400-pound Eric "Badlands" Booker and five other foes to capture a turkey-eating contest in Manhattan on Tuesday.
The Seattle Times
David 2, Goliath 0.
Chalk up another victory for the little people after 105-pound Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas beat 400-pound Eric "Badlands" Booker and five other foes to capture a turkey-eating contest in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Thomas, who holds 24 world eating records in foods ranging from oysters to cheesecake, ate 5 ¼ pounds off a 10-pound turkey in the allotted 10 minutes to win the $1,581 first prize, beating Booker by nearly a pound.
As for Thanksgiving rolling up just two days later, she told the New York Daily News, "I'm gonna eat some Korean food. That's enough turkey."
The Illinois football team started the season 6-0, then hit an 0-5 skid.
Support for coach Ron Zook is said to be running hot and cold.
Introducing your new University of Arizona football coach, Rich Rodriguez.
"Wondering about all these Rich Rod guys saying, 'He's a great coach, it just didn't work out at Michigan,' " wrote Bart Wright of the Greenville (S.C.) News, via Facebook.
"What exactly didn't work out? School wasn't committed to football? Can't recruit at Michigan? They were on probation?"
Taken to the mat
Hulk Hogan's ex got 70 percent in the divorce settlement.
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Stifle your excitement
According to a new study, people yawn more in the winter.
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She's a filly, she's not a bronco, and she's probably good at passing.
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• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after the Falcons lost in OT after getting stuffed on fourth-and-one at their own 29: "Can't imagine a more questionable gamble — unless another guy agrees to marry Kim Kardashian."
Her plate is full
Competitive eater Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' day job in Alexandria, Va.? Restaurant manager.
Here's hoping it's an all-you-can-eat joint.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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