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  1. Cyclist March 2, 2008 3:42 am at 3:42 am

    Jeff, well done! You were my #1 competetion! But after finishing half the sandwich, I kept an eye on you. After you did the coffee/water trick, I knew you were not totally focusing, so I kept eating…….. Then I kept an eye on you. You finished your sandwich, but you had a plate of fries. I kept an eye on you. You ate the fries in a manner which you ate one fry at a time by folding each fry. THEN! I knew I could beat you! So I chowed down the last two bite of my sandwich and swallowed. Well done Jeff. Next time!?

    I am honored to have won the challenge.

  2. LauraA March 2, 2008 9:35 am at 9:35 am

    walker, the video is great! for all those waiting for the northstar soup review, jimL2 said the dagwood was a better deal.

  3. BCOZ March 2, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am

    “….pretty much the best day of my life” followed by the Chariots of Fire song was fuggin’ brilliant.

  4. Walker Evans
    Walker March 2, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am

    I have to give credit to JimL2 for suggesting Chariots of Fire be inserted at the end. That was his idea and it fit perfectly with the photo session.

    :lol:

  5. hazy stars March 2, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am

    That video is hilarious …

  6. Drew March 2, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am

    Two and a half pounds of meat. Dayum.

    Any reports back from our contestants on their current condition?

  7. kitsune27
    kitsune27 March 2, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am

    really nice job with the video, bravo!

  8. Coremodels March 2, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am

    Reliving the moment the first sandwiches arrived made me spit coffee LOL!

  9. CMH Gourmand
    CMH Gourmand March 2, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am

    It hurt me to see Core get so close…yet so far. It reminded me of when a marathon runner has a heart attack just before the finishline…..

    One possibility – discussed with Jeff – is to put the entire thing in a blender and drink it.

    However, that could be distracting to others so here is the 4 week training program for CoreModels

    Eating a serving for fries every day

    week one – one Double Beanier Burger at the Gahanna Grille

    week two – The Quadruple Hambuger (location of this to be announced by me in April – the information is just too dangerous now)

    week three – the Thurminator at Thurmans and watching the egg eating scene from Cool Hand Luke 10 times

    Week Four – no breakfast on Dagwood Day, a long walk, and a pep talk from our 6 minute Dagwood challenge Hero! from Sopressta’s photos.

    I am revising the food pyramid to meet Core’s needs for the next month – fries are one group and tater tots are another….. just need to figure out where the pickle goes.

  10. brandonphoto
    brandonphoto March 2, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am

    Wow…. :shock:

    I’m sorry I wasn’t there to witness.

  11. chaptal
    chaptal March 2, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am

    The Magnificent Seven!

    Great video. Big sandwiches.

  12. enzo
    enzo March 2, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am

    Great video….you guys are hilarious….after seeing the live footage and how ginormous the sandwich was I am even more impressed Swan ate pie afterwards :shock:

  13. Lauren Wilson
    osulew March 2, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am

    You guys are all champs. I’m glad I was there to witness all that. I never could have gotten through half of that sandwich from hell. They have some tasty fries though.

  14. Jim Lauwers
    JimL2 March 2, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm

    Walker wrote I have to give credit to JimL2 for suggesting Chariots of Fire be inserted at the end. That was his idea and it fit perfectly with the photo session.

    Well, my idea was actually to put the CoF theme over a slow-mo montage of the winners eating their last bites. For the photo scene, I would have used Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You.” Just FYI to show how cool I am.

  15. Roland
    Roland March 2, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm

    Thats a great video Walker. Nice job putting that together.

    I felt awful for the rest of the day. Today I feel like a million bucks. Go figure :)

  16. laChewla
    laChewla March 2, 2008 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm

    CYCLIST PUT THAT SHIT DOWN!!!

    Seriously – that video cracked me up at 4 am last night, while relatively intoxicated. Thanks for helping Zach relive it and allowing me to see all of your beautiful stuffed faces.

  17. Bonnie Dodds
    bonniefide March 2, 2008 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm

    i seriously felt my arteries clogging just watching that. lol.

    and i forgot about the ohio deli…. used to go there when i lived in obetz!

  18. hazy stars March 2, 2008 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm

    enzo wrote Great video….you guys are hilarious….after seeing the live footage and how ginormous the sandwich was I am even more impressed Swan ate pie afterwards :shock:

    I’m even more impressed that he was able to dance at Bristol after all that.

  19. hazy stars March 2, 2008 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm

    JimL2 wrote
    Walker wrote I have to give credit to JimL2 for suggesting Chariots of Fire be inserted at the end. That was his idea and it fit perfectly with the photo session.

    Well, my idea was actually to put the CoF theme over a slow-mo montage of the winners eating their last bites. For the photo scene, I would have used Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You.” Just FYI to show how cool I am.

    Maybe a little Europe Final Countdown in there …

  20. LauraA March 2, 2008 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm

    yeah, i was surprised to see that swan didn’t explode! :shock:

  21. Coremodels March 2, 2008 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm

    LOL…Swan even kind of looks like the 6 minute champion of all time. The only thing more disgusting than him eating pie was watching the bread/water/coffee mixture being sipped like kool-aid.

    Both will haunt my dreams for many days to come.

  22. Coremodels March 2, 2008 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm

    BTW, I’m FINALLY feeling like I may eat again…which I haven’t since.

  23. Jim Lauwers
    JimL2 March 2, 2008 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm

    Coremodels wrote Swan even kind of looks like the 6 minute champion of all time.

    How dare you compare Josh Matko to an ordinary mortal??

    Now an honest, swear-to-god true anecdote: Last night I dreamed about finishing the Dagwood. Apparently, not finishing was a big enough blow to my ego that my mind thought it had to pave over the damage.

  24. LauraA March 2, 2008 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm

    i think we need josh matko to attend the meetup wed so we can all bask in his glory. i demand to see him eat a burrito in under a minute. :lol:

  25. Jim Lauwers
    JimL2 March 2, 2008 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm

    LauraA wrote think we need josh matko to attend the meetup wed so we can all bask in his glory. i demand to see him eat a burrito in under a minute

    WHO DARES MAKE DEMANDS OF THE MIGHTY WIZARD OF OZ JOSH MATKO

    He’s (hopefully) in talks with Walker right now, trying to figure out if our love of his achievement is honest or not.

    He seems like a popular guy going by facebook… hmm, I wonder if we can split him off into a mascot somehow, so he doesn’t have to deal with our insignificant questions on a daily basis.

  26. Cyclist March 2, 2008 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm

    I think it only natural that I challenge Mr. Matko. Maybe the event can be held in St. Johns Arena, maybe celebrity appearances by Obama and Mayor Coleman, and Mike Reed.

  27. bayrea March 2, 2008 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm

    Josh Matko is Cabot Rea’s illegitamet child.

  28. Roland
    Roland March 2, 2008 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm

    I heard that Obama called Zack to congratulate him.

  29. thefightinglibrarian March 2, 2008 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm

    Hi-larious! I’m so sorry I missed this (although I did see some of the aftermath at Mercurious’s later.) I would also like to give props to Skreened for the comedic relief. LMAO at the singing and walking and hopping up and down.

    But where o where was the appearance of osulew’s tongue??

  30. Roland
    Roland March 2, 2008 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm

    thefightinglibrarian wrote Hi-larious! I’m so sorry I missed this (although I did see some of the aftermath at Mercurious’s later.)

    Now you understand why I was such a wreck! :lol:

  31. TBDFITL
    TBDFITL March 2, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm

    I’m curious – does anyone know how Swan was feeling Sunday morning? Eating pie after all of that was impressive.

  32. swan March 3, 2008 7:55 am at 7:55 am

    haha i was dancing at bristol saturday night. felt fine… although i didnt eat for a solid 36 hours afterwards. it was big fun.

  33. Ndcent
    Ndcent March 3, 2008 8:31 am at 8:31 am

    It was an honor to compete among such greatness, I am humbled.

    I ate at least 75% of that lunchmeat, that bread though, no way.

    I don’t think I want to eat lunchmeat for a very long time. Especially wet salty ham.

    Oh yeah, I’m still full.

  34. desecration
    desecration March 3, 2008 8:36 am at 8:36 am

    Great ending to the video, music and all. :lol:

  35. Coremodels March 3, 2008 9:13 am at 9:13 am

    “pretty much the best day of my life” still has me cracking up :lol:

  36. Manatee
    Manatee March 3, 2008 9:41 am at 9:41 am

    Great video, sorry I couldn’t be there :(

    I tried to do waaaay too many things that morning and it all backfired.

  37. vestanpance
    vestanpance March 3, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am

    that was awesome. Sorry I missed it

  38. Coremodels March 3, 2008 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm

    I had sent an e-mail over to John Corby at 610 WTVN about the Challenge…we’re now linked off of his page ;)

    http://610wtvn.com/pages/pp_johncorby.html

  39. swan March 4, 2008 7:41 am at 7:41 am

    ive been getting A LOT of random texts and facebook messages and such from people i havent spoken to in awhile saying they saw me in the video and congratulating me… there are far more lurkers than i ever imagined on this board.

  40. SubUrban Witchdoctor March 4, 2008 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm

    Hi gang,

    I’m new to CUG, but a longtime friend of CMH Gourmand. I had the opportunity to defeat the Dagwood a few years ago. I couldn’t help but notice that the Dagwood looks much more intimidating, but also more enticing, now than in the past.

    Congratulations to all of you bold enough to try, successful or not, and to those of you smart enough to know better.

  41. Coremodels March 4, 2008 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm

    Walker reposted this over at Donewaiting and one of Josh Matko’s best friends posted in the thread LOL!

    I’m telling ya, this guy is the Paul Bunyan of the 21st century.

  42. NelliChaos March 4, 2008 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm

    amazing video….i was somehow expecting it to have been a little more intense. maybe my imagination just runs wild sometimes…

    in any case, zach, congratulations are in order. i am proud to call you my friend.

  43. Cyclist March 4, 2008 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm

    I like that I have the unique CU status of Dagwood Champion in my profile.

  44. Cyclist March 4, 2008 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm

    Thanks Nelli. Glad to see you posting on CU!

  45. Cyclist March 4, 2008 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm

    As promised to myself and my girlfriend, I have been mostly vegan since Saturday afternoon with the exception of some goat cheese.

  46. swan March 5, 2008 8:09 am at 8:09 am

    oh i thought you were about to propose to her.

  47. Coremodels March 11, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am

    If only we were in Boston, we could hit up Eagles Deli and try the “Challenge Burger”…

    5 lbs. of beef

    20 slices of cheese

    20 slices of bacon

    5 lbs. of fries

    half a pickle

    soft drink

    :shock:

  48. swan March 11, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am

    not possible.

  49. Coremodels March 11, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm

    http://www.eaglesdeli.com/

    This is NOT the challenge burger, only the Godzilla Burger

    http://aht.seriouseats.com/images/20071030godzilla.jpg

  50. Coremodels March 11, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm

    Then there is Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in PA

    The result was the massive Olde 96er which used 6 pounds of meat, one large onion, two whole tomatoes, one half head of lettuce, 1 1/4 pounds of cheese, top and bottom buns, and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, banana peppers and some pickles.

    http://www.cheese-burger.net/images/worlds_biggest_burger.jpg

    Here’s the best part:

    n January 2005 came an unlikely challenger – 100lb college student Kate Stelnick. Kate Stelnick took a five hour drive from New Jersey when she saw photos of the giant burger online. She prepared by not eating for 2 days and wearing loose clothes. She came and she conquered. She ate the Olde 96er on 2 hours and 54 minutes.

    http://www.cheese-burger.net/images/kate_stelnick_burger.jpg

  51. Daz March 12, 2008 7:43 am at 7:43 am

    Coremodels wrote http://www.eaglesdeli.com/

    This is NOT the challenge burger, only the Godzilla Burger

    http://aht.seriouseats.com/images/20071030godzilla.jpg

    Ya know.. I think I might be down for a road trip. Biggest pieces of food you can buy at a restaurant? Yeah.

  52. laChewla
    laChewla March 12, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am

    Walker wrote http://sopressata.blogspot.com/2008/03/dagwood-challenge.html

    Walker – that’s a great blog! Thanks for the link.

    ////

    SLASH

    I am starting to get kind of grossed out with the gluttony, but I guess the pope says there are more deadly sins these days.

    Seriously – 6 lb burger?! Where’s the morals? F*cking swine.

    Sorry – ending hippy rant in carnivore thread.

  53. Cyclist March 12, 2008 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm

    I could eat one of those godzilla burgers!

  54. enzo
    enzo March 12, 2008 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm

    The new cafe on Broad and High, Lola’s has a gagwood/dagwood sandwich.

  55. LauraA March 12, 2008 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm

    i would pay admission to watch you guys eat one of those hamburgers. :lol:

  56. Walker Evans
    Walker March 12, 2008 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm

    laChewla wrote
    Walker wrote http://sopressata.blogspot.com/2008/03/dagwood-challenge.html

    Walker – that’s a great blog! Thanks for the link.

    No problem. Kitsune posts a lot of her restaurant reviews here on CU, but her blog is filled with all sorts of awesome recipes and foodie adventures that are worth reading. :D

  57. Cyclist March 19, 2008 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm

    I met the City-Wide Dagwood Champion at the Lucky Stride; Josh Matko. He ate it in 6 minutes. He was racing in the race as well. But I beat him at that.

  58. Walker Evans
    Walker March 19, 2008 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm

    Cyclist wrote I met the City-Wide Dagwood Champion at the Lucky Stride; Josh Matko. He ate it in 6 minutes. He was racing in the race as well. But I beat him at that.

    Just City-Wide? I’d think he’s the World-Wide Dagwood Champion (if we’re just talking about Ohio Deli anyway).

    Give credit where credit is due.

  59. Cyclist March 19, 2008 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm

    Walker wrote
    Cyclist wrote I met the City-Wide Dagwood Champion at the Lucky Stride; Josh Matko. He ate it in 6 minutes. He was racing in the race as well. But I beat him at that.

    Just City-Wide? I’d think he’s the World-Wide Dagwood Champion (if we’re just talking about Ohio Deli anyway).

    Give credit where credit is due.

    Well, I do not know the geopraghical range of Dag-woods!

  60. LauraA March 20, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am

    if i saw him i didn’t make the connection that that was who he was. oh well.

    maybe you should challenge him to a duel. how bout a 20 mile bike ride then eat the sandwich, or the other way around. :lol:

  61. CDS sherman
    CDS sherman March 20, 2008 1:39 am at 1:39 am

    ride 20 miles, then eat the plate of food, sandwich and fries. then drink 6 warm pints of PBR…. im getting sick just thinking of that.

  62. LauraA March 20, 2008 6:29 am at 6:29 am

    :lol: mmmm, warm pbr. let’s make it really hot outside too.

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