Bobby Brown usually specializes in softball, but this weekend he'll coach you on competitive eating.
"Pace yourself and just come hungry and try to fill up," he said.
Yes, there's a link between softball and gluttony.
Brown is a player/coach for Smokin' Aces, a men's softball team from the Columbus/Phenix City area. The team mainly plays in charity tournaments, games where proceeds go to a good cause.
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Participating in those tournaments requires money. Smokin' Aces on Saturday will have a fundraiser at Columbus hot spot Spicoli's. The event is open to guests 18 and older and will include a cornhole tournament, a raffle and, of course, a hot dog eating contest.
The cornhole tournament costs $25 per person to enter, or $50 per two-person team. The grand prize is 20 percent of the total pot of entry money. There's also a prize for second place. The remaining money will go toward the softball team.
The raffle drawing will include prizes like a jersey signed by the Columbus Cottonmouths, a football signed by players from the national championship Auburn team and more.
Can't stop thinking about competitive eating?
The hot dog eating contest costs $35 to enter. The winner will get $300. You can sign up at the event. To enter in advance, call 706-580-5194.
Last year's winner ate 11 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This year's contest will also have a 10-minute limit.
Among Saturday's competitive eaters: Brad Prefontaine, assistant Columbus Cottonmouths coach. A player from the Columbus Lions indoor football team will also participate. Let the grudge match begin.