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Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

Posted on: July 4, 2011 1:03 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 10:57 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Another slew of contenders showed up at Coney Island on the Fourth of July Monday, looking to win the 96 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. But none were a match for Joey Chestnut, who ate 62 hot dogs en route to winning his fifth straight contest.

"Winning tastes pretty good. I feel great," a sweaty Chesnut said following his title defense. "It was hot out here but that didn't really affect me."

Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti finished second with 55 hot dogs eaten in the 10-minute span. (Although with his decision to dip his hot dogs in some sort of red drink, he definitely won whatever award might be given for "grosses looking eater.")

Chestnut's 62 hot dogs was far and away the most out of the competitors -- only Bertoletti was even within 10 of Chestnut's winning number.

And things weren't really even that close -- Chestnut pulled away at about the 20-hot dog mark and never really looked back.

Monday also marked the first-ever women's contest: Sonya Thomas -- aka the "Black Widow" -- ate 40 dogs to crush Juliet Lee, the runner-up who ate 29.5 hot dogs.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

I could run faster than Husein Bolt, but if I don't do it at the Olympics, I don't win a gold medal.  Same ideas apply.
The Olympics don't require you to sign an exclusive contract with them. Different situation.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

@nototrious98, yes I agree w/ you, that is crazy.  You would think if they gave them to a food bank, they maybe would have gotten some kind of a break fro making a donation.  Too bad the employees couldn't have taken them home if they were deemed unfit for future sale.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:55 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

@StatBoy....it's not like prime cuts go into a hot dog, it is pretty much stuff that would be thrown away otherwise.  They can advertise them as beef or pork since they came from a cow or a pig but it is snouts and such that go into their making.  For those who have a problem with this competition, then don't pay attention to it.  I'm not going to go out and binge on hot dogs because Joey Chestnut does it.  Two or three are more than sufficient and my stomach is happy!  Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrpp



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:56 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

Why has Kobe not entered in the Nathan's contest for 2 years.  He is a bad man fo sho, but what gives?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:33 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

He tried that and got arrested last year. The ones that have to grow up are Major League Eating. Kobayashi had 69, Chestnut had 62. It's that simple. 2011 is a win for Kobayashi.
I could run faster than Husein Bolt, but if I don't do it at the Olympics, I don't win a gold medal.  Same ideas apply.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 12:45 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

If Kobayashi was a real competitor he would have done it in the same environment as Chestnut (who has beaten him the past three head to head competitions)   There is a major difference between doing it in a competitive environment in the heat with all of the buildup and focus versus hanging out in a bar with no one else and no external pressures.  Takeru is at a place where he either has to win or he becomes irrelevant.  Growing up may help as well.
He tried that and got arrested last year. The ones that have to grow up are Major League Eating. Kobayashi had 69, Chestnut had 62. It's that simple. 2011 is a win for Kobayashi.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

I am a big fat carnivore with a vegetarian daughter.  As much as I have no use for these competitions, I think WayneLee hit the nail on the head.  Many cultures eat meat and pay respect to the animal and try to use the entire animal for the well-being of society.  I had never thought of these competitions in terms of waste and abuse--which is exactly what they are.  Thanks for the enlightenment.
If you want to talk about waste and abuse, try working at the deli/fresh foods area of your local grocery store.  When I used to manage, one night we threw away 17 fully cooked rotisserie chickens because nobody bought them.  Weren't allowed to take them home unless we paid for them, weren't allowed to give them to the needy.  Just in the trash they went.  This was a regular, everyday thing.  So the next time you think something as small as a hot dog eating contest is a waste, go take a look at what your local grocery store is throwing away everyday.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

Disregard for living creatures.  um.  lighten up angry hippy francis.  the majority of cultures in the world do eat meat.   "american" disregard for living creatures???   ha.  strict vegetarianism is not natural.  there are cultures that dont eat much meat, but generally they have health problems.  primates, that's us, have incisor teeth.  just look at your mouth.  human beings have raised animals for eventualy slaughter and consumption for thousands of years.  it is only in our current neurotic hypersensitive times that this is questioned as a possible bad thing.  waste?  gluttony?  it's a holiday.  it's a 96 year tradition.  if you dont have a few extra hot dogs around you are in trouble anyway.  but go ahead; keep being self righteous, sensitive, and angry



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 9:51 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

I am a big fat carnivore with a vegetarian daughter.  As much as I have no use for these competitions, I think WayneLee hit the nail on the head.  Many cultures eat meat and pay respect to the animal and try to use the entire animal for the well-being of society.  I had never thought of these competitions in terms of waste and abuse--which is exactly what they are.  Thanks for the enlightenment.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 9:51 am
 

Joey Chestnut rolls to fifth hot dog eating title

I bought a package of Nathan's this morning.  I ate 2 of them.  60 more and I'll equal Joey (LOL).


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