MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl on Spike TV Eick November 8, 2007 Competitive Eating, Television Once again raising the bar for high-quality holiday themed programming, Spike TV will be airing a special on Thanksgiving called “MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl.” The show will feature the world’s top competitive eaters attempting to eat as much of a whole, 20-pound Turkey in 8 minutes as they can. “Sometimes I think our soup kitchen might be trying to exploit us for entertainment.” This event is the third Major League Eating (MLE) competition to be televised by Spike TV and they are billing it as #1 eater Joey Chestnut vs. the former champion Takeru Kobayashi. However, the record holder for turkey eating is rising star Patrick Bertoletti (whose pursuit of the #1 ranking we profiled HERE) with 4.8 pounds in 12 minutes. The competition will air at 11 AM and 7 PM on Thanksgiving day, and the “undercard” will feature a cranberry sauce eating competition. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.