Eat That Corned Beef!

What would St. Patrick's Day be without a corned beef eating contest? The hungry guys and gals at the NBC Tower bellied up to the table to see who could down the most meat in three minutes. Yum!

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What would St. Patrick's Day be without a corned beef eating contest?
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Now that's a sandwich.
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Boardman's Taste America hosted the contest Tuesday in the NBC Tower.
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Last year's champ was confident he could do it again.
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That's NBC Chicago's Marcus Riley and NBC5 Assistant News Director Chris Pena getting ready to chow down.
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Bloomberg via Getty Images
It doesn't matter how tall you are -- just how much you can stuff into your gut.
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Kevin & Annette Thornton
The rules were simple -- chow down as much of that huge corned beef sandwich as possible in just 3 minutes. Art looks pumped.
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Let the eating begin!
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NBC 7 San Diego
Anyway you can get in in there counts...
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... as long as you keep it down.
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Looks like Mr. Boardman has been doing some serious training.
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No pausing for thumbs up, Charlie!
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NBC5 Editor Mike O'Reilly was a favorite, thanks to his name ... but could he keep up with Art O'Norman?
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Lisa Scott
Chomp...
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Getty Images
Munch...
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Stuff...
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Joe Rosato Jr.
To chew or not to chew?
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Oh, the carnage
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Fairfield Police
Keep going, almost time!
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SkyForce10
When time was up, the aftermath looked really scary.
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AP
The judges concurred ... Marcus Riley is the winner!
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Marcus tells us he trained long and hard for this moment, practicing on his lunch for weeks!
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Congrats ... the corned beef crown is yours. Don't forget to add this to your bio, ok?
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