Allow Takeru Kobayashi to Compete in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018

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Takeru Kobayashi was at one point, the world's greatest competitive eater.  MLE (Major League Eating) handles the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every year, and Kobayashi was an absolute monster competitor.  MLE saw this phenom of an eater, asked him to sign exclusively with them, which would in turn, prohibit him from entering into any non-MLE events.  As a true competitor and a lover of the sport, Kobayashi refused.  He was then banned from the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, and other MLE events.  Kobayashi was a true visionary in the sport, and introduced techniques which absolutely shattered any ideas we had about the competitive eating world before he showed up.  It is of paramount importance to bring back this man into the competitive eating world, as he is someone who paved the way for all future eaters to come.  If Kobayashi is allowed to return, we will be able to see some of the best eating the world has to offer, and, at the end of the day, that's what competitive eating is all about.  Being the best you can be, and representing one of the most underrated sports in the world.  If Kobayashi continues to be banned from competing, not only with the competitive eating world suffer, but American culture as we know it could take a hit as well.  We are truly a nation that tries to push boundaries, and Kobayashi is someone who personifies that boundary-pushing spirit day in and day out.  It would be a crying shame not to see him compete in future.  Thank you.



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