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It’s Joey Chestnut’s world and we’re just eating in it


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Hey, pal, leave a little room for Halloween candy, would ya?

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut added another record to his resume Tuesday by downing 121 Twinkies in six minutes at the inaugural World Twinkie-Eating Championship in Tunica, Miss.

That’s 10.2 pounds and 18,150 calories, but who’s counting? The runner-up, with 111 Twinkies down the hatch: Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie.

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Mike Shanahan tells Kyle Shanahan he must finish game plan before going trick-or-treating.”

• At Fark.com: “Third-world countries await their 2013 St. Louis Cardinal World Series champion T-shirts.”

Thrown for a loss

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Adam Brown, a member of Ty Dillon’s crew, for throwing a sledgehammer at rival Kevin Harvick’s truck during a race.

Or as eye-for-an-eye advocates prefer to spin it: They threw the book at him.

Hear, hear

The record for loudest roar at an NFL stadium — 137.5 decibels — was set this year by:

a) Seahawks fans

b) Chiefs fans

c) Dez Bryant

Diaper dandy-to-be

The tallest man in the world, Turkey’s 8-foot 3 Sultan Kosen, got married over the weekend — and at least one well-wisher says he can’t wait till they start having children.

But enough about John Calipari.

Name game

Five top Halloween sports names, from Len Berman of ThatsSports.com:

• Football legend Red Grange (The Galloping Ghost)

• Pitcher “R.I.P.” Sewell

• Pitcher John Candelaria (The Candy Man)

• Former minor-league baseball players Trick McSorley and James Treat

• Golfer Boo Weekley

Hurts so good

Watching the Rams manhandle the Seahawks on “Monday Night Football” evoked memories of Tex Cobb getting pummeled by Larry Holmes.

Only this time, Tex Cobb was declared the winner.

Talking the talk

• Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, on the Maple Leafs adopting Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” as their locker-room victory song: “Not sure what’s more surprising: That they’d choose that song. Or that they’d admit it.”

• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the Oct. 29 NFL trade deadline: “The New England Patriots got a defensive lineman and a player to be indicted later.”

• ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, on the NBA season opener: “It’s the special time when we have baseball, football, and basketball at the same time — the holy trinity of ignoring our families.”

David turns Goliath

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz rang up a .688 average on the World Series stage?

Bring that up the next time Biff from accounting, the star of the company slowpitch team, starts bragging about his batting prowess.

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com



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About Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His Page 2 column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
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