Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is in its 94th year. Although I’m sure people have been doing this for years, it is the first time I’ve seen it…people are placing bets on the contest! Seriously??? Don’t get me wrong – I watch it every year, but betting on it? Check out the action at noon on ESPN. FYI – to balance the excess of the contest, Nathan’s plans to give 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank for New York City.
I’ve officially seen it all
by theferretonline | Jul 3, 2009 | food, guilty pleasures, pop culture, time wasters | 1 comment
I find these types of contests offensive on so many levels. They should be banned just based on the "yuck" factor. Only folks in rich countries find this amusing. While millions starve… we watch these contestants with morbid fascination. And they dare call this disgusting behavior a "sport." Give me a break.