I am going away for a few days for a short beach vacation but wanted to remind you to watch Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th. The contest will be televised live on ESPN at 12:00 PM EST.

There is a bit of hullabaloo surrounding the contest this year. Apparently, the contest will be 10 minutes instead of 12. Check out the International Federation of Competitive Eating or Major League Eating sites for more information about the contest. I had no idea competitive eating was such a big deal…competitive eater rankings…who knew?

Despite the controversy, I am still looking forward to watching this year.

Added bonus – Nathan’s has a coupon for those of you who want to play along at home.