You might not be aware that the famed Mustard Belt might be brought back to American shores next week. (The Mustard Belt? That’s the prize if you win the Coney Island hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s on the 4th of July.) But it might be done by less then ideal circumstances. This is disturbing. First, Joey Chestnut recently won a qualifying event in Atlanta and shattered Kobayashi’s record of 53 (and 3/4)dogs, by eating 59 (and 1/2) dogs. Insane, right? But here’s the rub. Recently, Kobayashi has a jaw injury and is suffering from jaw arthritis. He’s planning to come anyway, but still. Don’t you want a fair fight? But maybe this will make Kobayashi rise to previously unheard of levels even while hurting, like Jordan playing with a fever! I am rooting for Joey mind you. But still, you have to feel for the guy.