Friday, July 2, 2010

Gearing Up for the Hot Dog Eating Contest

4th of July. That time where us Americans get together and crush beers, burgers and french fries as we light shit up and watch the sky sparkle. At the peak of independence day BBQ activities, don't be surprised to catch me inside on the couch watching the most thrilling and underrated event of the year...

The Annual Nathan's July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest

Last year Joey Chestnut represented the U.S. well, downing 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes to stand alone at the top of the record books while earning his third straight title over Takeru Kobayashi. The Japanese phenom may opt out of this year’s contest due to a recent "injury." New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared his opinions on the matter, saying "well, you know what they say: If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."

Despite the clear advantage going to Joey "Jaws" with Kobayashi out of the picture, look for Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas to step up and pose a threat. The 98-pound garbage disposal is the number five competitive eater in the United States, ranked sixth in the world with 29 world titles. As always, our friends at ESPN will be providing the coverage in Cony Island. Happy 4th from WMD.

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