Posts Tagged ‘challenge’
I know a lot of you are familiar with the story of the Fifth Third Burger.It’s a 5,000 calorie monstrosity created by the West Michigan Whitecaps that’s filled with meat, five slices of American cheese, chili, salsa, nacho cheese and Fritos. There may also be half a horse in there too.
But anyway, the burger officially made its debut this week, with the Whitecaps having an Opening Day challenge to see who could eat the whole thing by themselves. 32 brave souls attempted to do it. Only 17 managed to survive accomplish the feat.
A 16-year-old kid, Steve Landis, managed to be the first to finish. And his mom provided possibly the quote of the year for us.
“I wasn’t quite sure. Should I be proud of him or not?”
Are you kidding me? Anyone who finishes a burger of this size deserves not just our admiration, but a bronze statue.
Watch video of people tackling this monster burger: I Can’t Believe I Ate The Whole Thing: The Fifth Third Burger Makes Its Official Debut
Photo: Flickr user Josh May
Morning shows get to have all the fun!
Traffic reporter Dave Kaechele has thrown in the towel, or in this case shirt, on his Fifth-Third Big Burger challenge.
The West Michigan Whitecaps unveiled the Fifth Third Burger on the menu at the ballpark this summer. The burger contains five 1/3lb. burger patties, chili, Fritos, and a load of other items. It contains nearly 5,000 calories, 300 grams of fat, and more than 10,000 milligrams of sodium.
Dave Kaechele attempted to devour the $20 burger during the morning news on Friday. He started around 6:00 a.m., but still had at least one patty left by his 7:00 a.m. deadline.
Watch this fun video: WZZM 13 Traffic reporter vs. 5,000 calorie burger: Burger wins
What a unique and creative way to localize a national story. I love the positive way the local Special Olympics athlete took President Obama’s gaffe.
President Obama made headlines Friday for comparing his bowling skills to the Special Olympics.
On Thursday’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Obama said his bowling score of 129 was like “the Special Olympics or something.”
Before the show aired, the President called the organization’s chairman Tim Shriver to apologize and to invite the Special Olympians to the White House.
At least one athlete in Carmichael would love to take him up on that offer.
“Mr. President, bring it on,” said Patrick Underly, who has been bowling for two decades.
Underly, who is developmentally disabled, bowls an average of 175, far above the President’s 129. Underly’s father and coach Steve said he isn’t offended by Obama’s comment.
“The Special Olympics athletes teach us to honor people all the time and respect people,” said Steve Underly.
Steve said the Games have also given Patrick the confidence to work the lanes — even better than the Commander in Chief.
“I think I could challenge him to a game and teach him about bowling,” said Patrick Underly. “Teach him how to stay behind the ball and let the ball work.”
“Probably what (Obama) meant to say was that, if I could speak for the President, it’s a challenge to bowl a game as an adult, even to get a 129. It’s such a challenge like Special Olympics athletes, it’s challenge at sports and a challenge in life,” said Steve Underly.
Read more and watch this great story: Special Olympics Bowler to Obama: “Bring It On!”