Spike TV to Telecast Ham N' Eggs Eating Competition During Halftime of Football's Biggest Game!
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 -- Instead of watching the same petty
musical performances or unique Janet Jackson dance routines, Spike TV will
offer viewers something real to sink their teeth into during halftime of
football's biggest game on Sunday, February 3. Spike TV and Major League
Eating will present the world's top competitive eaters, including Joey
Chestnut and Patrick Bertoletti, in ham and eggs consumption. Spike TV will
air the event commercial-free for approximately 30 minutes.
As soon as the first half of football's biggest game ends, Spike TV
will cut directly into "MLE Chowdown: Ham N' Eggs" with the under-card
event of hard-boiled egg consumption. Eight of the top eaters will go
egg-for-egg in an effort to break the world record held by Sonya Thomas of
65. Then, the world's top eight eaters will step to the plate for whole
spiral-ham eating. This eight-minute competition includes Joey Chestnut,
Patrick Bertoletti, Tim "Eater X" Janus, Juliet Lee, Tim "Gravy" Brown,
Rich LeFevre, and Juris Shibamaya. The legendary Kobayashi will not
participate due to an injured jaw.
The event was taped recently in Las Vegas.
Recent MLE events on Spike TV include the "Turkey Bowl," "St. Patrick's
Day ChowDown," and "Wedges N' Wings."
Christopher Martello is vice president, sports & specials, Spike TV.
Scott Fishman is executive in charge of production for Spike TV. David Baer
is executive producer for Shea Baer Productions, which will produce the
Major League Eating(TM) (MLE) is the world body that governs all
stomach-centric sport. There were 100 MLE events in 2006. Major League
Eating was developed by the International Federation of Competitive Eating
(IFOCE), which was established in 1997 by George and Richard Shea, who have
represented Nathan's Famous since 1988 and were responsible for developing
the July 4th International Hot Dog Eating contest into its current form.
Major League Eating produces events in the USA, England, Japan, Germany,
Thailand and Canada.
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
SOURCE Spike TV