Takeru Kobayashi , once the unbeatable star of the competitive eating  world, failed to break the fruitcake eating record  last Friday. This isn't Kobayashi's first fall from grace: He was beat by Joey Chestnut  in Nathan's Famous hot dog eating competition  and the Krystal Square Off World hamburger eating championship .
To break the record, Koby had to eat more than 4 pounds and 14 ounces of fruitcake in ten minutes. He had never tasted fruitcake before and came just 6 ounces short, consuming 4 pounds and 8 ounces of the dense cake. While competitive eating may seem like an excessive, useless sport, this competition, held in Queens, was a charity event that raised money for the Food Bank  of New York City.
Although the majority of you are done with competitive eating , would you think differently of the sport if every competition supported a charity?