- Man v Food challenges……..why?
like drinking more than anybody else and driving faster than anybody else, eating more than anybody else means you are a ‘real man’ and ‘poofters’ ‘lightweights’ and ‘southerners’ will be scared of your prowess while women will be impressed and gladly bear your children.Posted 4 years ago
it’s a cultural hangover from the last century that’s no longer relevant in the modern world.
pursuits that are for oneself not for show (or they should be) you have to ask would so many people go for a food challenge in an empty room without an audience?
if you are going to do it properly you need to take a few pointers from south Africa’s ‘boasters’ 😯Posted 4 years ago
going out for a family meal tomorrow, place we are going is one of the grill pit/smokehouse type place.
so earlier tonight my daughter showed me the place on fb, and I noticed the man v food challenges.
now In the past, I have been a greedy bastid, no getting away from that, a whole chicken has been scoffed in a sitting on many occasions, but why the heck would someone attempt to eat a 50oz burger, with a lb in weight of chips, a huge bowl of ‘slaw’?? and 2 pint icecream milkshake
WTF!!!Posted 4 years agoTom BMember
I find it a bit sad really. I get the whole macho competition things etc but it’s just such a pointless thing to excel at. At least being good at cycling promotes a healthy lifestyle (if you’re not full of EPO)
Given the level of hunger in some countries I find such a needless display pretty galling.Posted 4 years agoCharlieMungusMember
If you are concerend about the starving millions, you could sell one of your bikes and end the money to alleviate their suffering, or you could lobby your MP to get him to ask about increasing foreign food aid, or you could develop strong and convincing arguments against those who believe we should reduce foreign aid, or you could sit on your arse and beak on aout other people’s choicesPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
theres one of thse in st andrews,fife that looks delicious – in an i was living in nigeria at the time kind of way ….. as i know it no one has ever finished it yet 😉
i reckon if i booked in at 18:00 on a sunday night and went out via aviemore from my house in aberdeen on the road bike – i could demolish it 😉Posted 4 years agoTorminalisMember
Because deep down we are all pretty eccentric.
Interestingly one world class competitive eater, Sonya Thomas, is a pretty modest 98lbs and stretches her stomach with water in the days leading up to a competition to build up the capacity.Posted 4 years ago
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