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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Frankly disgusting

Some people work very hard to become the world champion in baseball or kayaking or chess or Scrabble or anything that holds a competition to name the best. But hot dog eating? Well, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan has done it again. He's won the annual Independence Day hot dog eating contest on Coney Island for the sixth straight time.

I suppose it's good to win, but what he has to do is, well, sickening. He ate 53 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Eating 53 of anything is, well, sickening. And to consume an average of at least five frankfurters a minute is, well, sickening.

There must be a reason to do this. It's not the money. A quick Google check of stories yielded nothing about the prize, other than something about a Mustard Yellow International Belt. A belt? C'mon!


Anonymous Nick Fera said...

You don't relish a hot-dog eating contest? It doesn't cut the mustard? Oh well, as sports go, it's a step up on the evolution scale from, say, boxing, where two men viciously beat each other (to death, if they want) while spectators urge them on.

Some would also say it beats soccer since you don't have to have a handsome profile and a Sassoon hair style, to make the team.

12:03 PM, July 07, 2006  

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