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Hot Dog Eating Contest – YAY!

04 Jul

What better way to celebrate a holiday then to have an awesome eating competition.  I saw the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest last year on television and have been pigstruck every since.  I live for this competition!  Every year, this competition is held on Coney Island in Brookyln, New York on July 4th.  And, what better month to celebrate but in July when it is National Hot Dog month.  I would just *love* to be there to watch in person… and maybe compete.

Twenty competitors stand behind a 30 foot long table and chow down against each other.  They have a short ten minutes (which I’m sure seems like forever to them!) to eat as many hot dogs and buns as they possibly can.  A designated score keeper stands behind each competitor and keeps up with how many hot dogs/buns each person is eating by holding up a sign for each person showing the number of dogs consumed.

Over the past several years, Joey Chestnut has won for the United States.  Last year, he ate a total of 69 hot dogs/buns.  The year before in 2012, he ate a total of 68 hot dogs/buns.

And, did you know that women are also in this competition?  Over the past several years, Sonya Thomas – AKA Black Widow – has also won for the United States.  Last year, she ate a total of 36 3/4 quarters of  hot dogs/buns.  The year before in 2012, she ate a total of 45 hot dogs/buns.

Here’s a picture of both of them –

Now I understand that competitor eaters are trained. But I have to tell you, I’m a natural born competitor eater.  Look at this body – I am *made* for this competition… of course with beef hot dogs.  I bet you I could do a big hurt on some of those dogs and at least tie Joey Chestnut.

I may have to venture outside into nature in the backyard when mom/dad grill our hot dogs this afternoon.  You know, just to see if any of them just ‘happen’ to fall off the grill.  Perhaps I can start my very own neighborhood eating competition for my four legged friends.  Who’s in with me?

XOXO – Bacon

Note:  picture taken from Internet

 
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34 responses to “Hot Dog Eating Contest – YAY!

  1. easyweimaraner

    07/04/2014 at 12:41 pm

    Me! challenge accepted! and my dad! (butt he isn’t good in eating contests, he failed at a sauerkraut-competition and that stuff came back even through his nose, ugh!) mom is more a candidate for a non-eating competition, but who will join such a big yawn event?

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 2:01 pm

      Snorts. Literally. Through his nose?! Wow! I haven’t done that yet. But I’m all set for some dogs. I know me and you brother could so some damage!
      I’ll eat one or a half a dozen for you. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. andy1076

    07/04/2014 at 1:13 pm

    Gime my hot dogs!! lol

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 2:02 pm

      Oh yeah! That’s what I want to hear! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • andy1076

        07/04/2014 at 2:26 pm

        XD *happy piggy dance*

         
  3. purrfectkitties

    07/04/2014 at 1:26 pm

    Count us in!!! MOL 😆 Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! 🙂 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 2:02 pm

      You too my dear friends! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Reilly & Denny

    07/04/2014 at 2:49 pm

    That would be way to many hot dogs….Mom can’t even finish one 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 3:47 pm

      Snorts. We just finished watching. Joey Chestnut ate 61 in 10 minutes. WOW! 8 years in a row now. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Frankie and Ernie

    07/04/2014 at 3:19 pm

    WE love…. TUBE STEAKS…. in the summer mom cuts them up and puts them in Cool Water and we go DIVING fur TUBE STEAKS….. it is SOOOOO fun and REFRESHING too.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA !!!

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 3:48 pm

      Oh my!! That sounds like so much fun! Invite me next year? XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katsrus

    07/04/2014 at 3:51 pm

    I cannot imagine eating 45 hot dogs with buns. One is enough for me. LOL.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2014 at 5:22 pm

      I know right!? But I sure would like to give it a shot. Snorts. Daddy did give me two though today. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. ohiocook

    07/04/2014 at 6:08 pm

    Reblogged this on My Meals are on Wheels.

     
  8. sue ellen

    07/04/2014 at 7:50 pm

    sniff sniff…we’ll be right over…dogs for the ‘dogs’ please!!!

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2014 at 9:38 am

      You got it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. fozziemum

    07/04/2014 at 9:51 pm

    Oh lordie Bacon….I think I would need the Ambo’s on standby with a defibrillator hahaaha Fozziemum down! hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2014 at 9:38 am

      But it would be so much fun right? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        07/05/2014 at 9:59 am

        Bwahaahahh yep…I will have mine with mustard and onions 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxxxx

         
      • PigLove

        07/05/2014 at 10:13 am

        Just like my mommy!! See. I told you. Two bodies and one mind 🙂 sweet dreams my friend. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        07/05/2014 at 10:18 am

        Heheehh:) peas in a pod…thankyou my sweet friend loves Fozziemum xxx 🙂

         
  10. speedyrabbit

    07/05/2014 at 2:43 am

    hahaha sounds like a great Idea Bacon,I reckon you would win hoves down,Hope you had a happy 4th of July my friend,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2014 at 9:40 am

      Snorts. Thanks my friend. I ended up with a couple of dogs from the grill. They were fantastic! XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. onespoiledcat

    07/05/2014 at 5:50 am

    Bacon you could eat them all out of business buddy! Hope you can make it one year to the contest…….!!!!!

    Hugs, Sam

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2014 at 9:42 am

      I do too! It would be fantastic. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. guineapigsqueak

    07/05/2014 at 9:02 am

    Whee don’t know about a hot dog eating contest but whee would certainly be taking place in a carrot eating contest (if there were one!)
    The Pigs xx

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2014 at 9:43 am

      Me too!! That would be a snort of a great time. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • guineapigsqueak

        07/05/2014 at 9:44 am

        Whee think carrots would suit you better too Bacon. Whee’re not going to say it out loud but hot dogs and pigs like you and me don’t really go together…
        The Pigs xx

         
      • PigLove

        07/05/2014 at 9:45 am

        That is true. I like beef dogs. But carrots I can be bought. I love carrots. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • guineapigsqueak

        07/05/2014 at 9:46 am

        Carrots are the best! Beef dogs wouldn’t even suit is either as whee don’t like meat at all, lol!
        The Pigs xx

         
      • PigLove

        07/05/2014 at 10:12 am

        Aaww. Extra carrots for you my friends!! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • guineapigsqueak

        07/05/2014 at 10:13 am

        Yay! Carrots are the best! Thanks Bacon.
        The Pigs xx

         
  13. The Mad Hooligan Chronicles

    07/07/2014 at 1:31 pm

    We couldn’t believe this was on TV! LOL! Ellie

     
    • PigLove

      07/07/2014 at 2:43 pm

      Yes it was – we LOVE it. We watch it every year. It’s so much fun to watch. AND it was raining there this year. That put a damper on things. Chestnut said he wasn’t able to eat like he normally does. It was great! XOXO – Bacon

       

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