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Joey Chestnut ruined July 4th, but he is saving Labor Day
June 12th, 2024 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]


I don’t know about you, but I was completely devastated yesterday when it was reported that Joey Chestnut would not be competing in this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest because he has been promoting another company that makes plant-based weiners.

To me, this is my Super Bowl. So it would be like Tony Romo or Patrick Mahomes being forced to drop out days before the big game.

Well, today, I am excited! That is because on Labor Day, or September 2nd, Nathan’s two biggest winners, Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi, are going to go hot dog to hot dog on Netflix.

The two competitive eaters will go mouth to mouth to see who is the GOAT of swallowing the most hot dogs and buns in a short amount of time.

The last time they stood on the same stage was at Coney Island 15 years ago, and Chestnut won the matchup.

In total, Chestnut has won the title 16 times, and Kobayashi brought home the belt only six times. He was forced to drop out after that matchup due to a contract dispute.

The streaming service doesn’t care about all of that, so they are letting the two rivals find out who the King of the Swallowing Hot Dogs Whole is!

“Retiring for me will only happen after I take him down one last time,” said Kobayashi. “This rivalry has been brewing for a long time. Competing against Joey live on Netflix means fans all over the world can watch me knock him out.”

“Through all of my years in competitive eating, Kobayashi stands out as my fiercest rival,” said Chestnut. “Competing against him pushed me to be so much better. I know that fans have waited a long time for another chapter of our rivalry and I can’t wait for our massive showdown live on Netflix! It’s time to give the people what they want!”

And I want this. I really, really want this. So Netflix, I have two words for you and they are thank and you!


Joey Chestnut is out of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
June 11th, 2024 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

July 4th is not going to be the same this year. That is because Joey Chestnut will not be participating in this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. He has competed 16 times and won all but one.

The competitive eater is out because he is promoting a competing company who make plant-based hot dogs.

Will this be the last time we see him? Major League Eating (MLE), who cosponsors the event with Nathan’s, told The NY Post in a statement, “Joey Chestnut is an American hero. We would love nothing more than to have him at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. We hope he returns when he is not representing a rival brand.”

Although I am sad that he will not be part of the contest, I am looking forward to a new winner.

UPDATE: Joey Chestnut responded to being banned from Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on social media.

“I was gutted to learn from the media that after 19 years Im banned from the Nathan’s July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest. I love competing in that event, I love celebrating America with my fans all over this great country on the 4th and I have been training to defend my title.

“To set the record straight, I do not have a contract with MLE or Nathans and they are looking to change the rules from past years as it relates to other partners I can work with. This is apparently the basis on which I’m being banned, and it doesn’t impact the July 4th event.

“Sadly, this is the decision Nathan’s and Major League Eating are making, and it will deprive the great fans of the holiday’s usual joy and entertainment. To my fans, I love you and appreciate you. Rest assured that you’ll see me eat again soon!! STAY HUNGRY!”

I understand why Nathan’s banned him. It is a business, and he did business with a competing company. What did he expect?


What causes Nathan’s Hot Dog Champ Joey Chestnut to slow down?
June 27th, 2023 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

Joey Chestnut is a competitive eater who is known most for winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest 15 times. He is a speed eater and holds the record for eating 76 wieners and buns in 10 minutes.

Like Superman, he is faster than a speeding bullet. And like Clark Kent, he has a kryptonite. What is his? Pepsi!

If you give him a glass of water, then Jaws doesn’t use his teeth to devour his prey. But if he takes a sip of Pepsi, he slows down to the point that even I can down more Franks than he can.

On that note, why don’t more fluffers compete in the contest?

And if you are like me, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is also your Super Bowl. And the game will once again be played from Coney Island on July 4th.


The one food challenge that took down Joey Chestnut
September 23rd, 2022 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

Joey Chestnut is the most famous competitive eater in the world, thanks to winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 14 times. He can eat anything. Well, almost anything.

There is one food challenge that took him down, and that is the Paqui One Chip Challenge. He was able to eat the ghost pepper chip, but after that, it beat him.

However, not as much as when he had to go to the bathroom. As they say, “Burns going, burns going out.” Luckily, he had Dude Wipes to cool his butt hole that was on fire!

And I am grateful someone finally showed that part of that challenge because that is the part that is the most painful. Since I am a sadist, I want to see that. Is that wrong?


Happy Fourth of July!!!
July 4th, 2022 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, SOW Greetings. [ Comments: none ]

The fourth of July is slightly different this year because of the supreme court. But there is one thing that stays the same on this day, and that is Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. And just like last year, and the year before that, and so on, Joey Chestnut won the mustard belt by downing 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes. And with that, fluffers all over the world are jealous!

So on that note, enjoy the fireworks and BBQ!


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