Warning: If you don’t eat meat, there is footage below that might frighten you!
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — When he’s done rebounding and dishing out the hardest fouls in the NBA, Pacers center Jeff Foster has anther career waiting on him.
Kobayashi will be old news after people see this footage of Foster destroying two, yes TWO, 22-ounce burgers (“The Big Ugly Challenge” at Bub’s Burgers outside of Indianapolis):
Sure, it’s gruesome seeing a guy consume 44-plus ounces of burger. But Foster’s teammates certainly seemed to enjoy it.
And what better way to lighten the mood in training camp than going bonkers at a place recently featured on the The Travel Channel’s Man V. Food.
If the Pacers play as well as Foster eats, their fans won’t have any complaints this season. Pacers.com’s Conrad Brunner explains how this all came to be:
In an effort to build some team chemistry, not to mention have a little fun, the players organized an outing last week. First came laser tag. Then came the trip to Bub’s. The order is important here. Think about the floor of the laser tag center had they eaten first.
Of those on hand, Roy Hibbert had been on the strictest diet, shedding 20 pounds, doing MMA training, going through boot camp with Bill Walton in a summer program that bordered on the obsessive. And yet, in the interest of team unity, he faced the Big Ugly.
“I didn’t want to be that guy that didn’t have a burger,” he said, “so I decided just to go ahead.”
According to witnesses on the scene, Hibbert ate like a man who’s been a strict diet all summer. Which is to say the Big Ugly disappeared quickly.
“I finished that whole thing,” Hibbert said. “I could’ve gone for two but with one I knew I was going to feel it the next day. It was quick. It was nothing. I could’ve eaten the second one and gotten a bigger picture on the wall but it was fun. … I ate so well this past summer, having an indulgence day was fun.”
While knocking down one Big Ugly wasn’t a major hurdle for the players, only two made it through the second round: 6-10 center Jeff Foster and 6-11 power forward Lance Allred.
“They’re 340 pounds, of course they ate two,” said Danny Granger. “Roy ate one in like a second. Seriously, in five minutes Roy was done with his. The rest of his took 30 or 40 minutes.
“I almost puked after three-quarters of a burger. Have you seen it? It’s a full pound of meat. You’re just so sick of eating meat … they had to grab me a bucket. I had to lay on my couch four hours after I got home.
Hope we didn’t ruin your lunch!