Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Joseph McDonald and I am the webmaster of jamiethebearmcdonald.com I am also the video editor, motion graphics designer, manager, and most importantly brother of Jamie “The Bear” McDonald. In my years, I have promoted or helped promote professional wrestling events, concerts, nationally televised MMA events, and professional boxing events. I’ve worked in post production for season 5 of Last Comic Standing and edited DVD features for Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix, Transformers, and the Bourne Ultimatum to name a few. Why am I sharing this with you? To be honest, I love pointing that out whenever I get a chance =) But to also say that in my short time on this earth, I have seen quite a bit, especially in the promoting world. Nothing I had seen though could prepare me (if that’s the right wording) for what is the world of competitive eating.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my view of the meteoric rise of competitive eating’s Rookie Of The Year – Jamie “The Bear” McDonald. I hope you find it to be as funny, disgusting, and fascinating as I have.
Like most people my knowledge of competitive eating was limited to Nathans Famous Hotdog Eating Contest held yearly and aired on ESPN on the 4th of July. I knew a few of the key players like Kobi and Joey Chestnut, but that was the extent of it. Little did I know there was a whole culture and rabid fan base that went along with it. Little did I know that there were events held throughout the year with big money at stake. Little did I know that there were two main organizations that sanctioned these events each with their own set of rules. And little did I know that my brother, in the span of ten months, would become its fastest rising star and Rookie Of The Year.…
More to come!