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BroadwayBomber55
06-30-11, 03:05 AM
Another Fourth of July. Another Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on the corners of Surf and Stillwell in Brooklyn's Coney Island.
http://nathansfamous.com/PageFetch/getpage.php?pgid=38

The eater they all want to beat, is the eater who has kept the Nathan's famous Mustard belt in the United States since 2007: San Jose, CA native Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut.

Chestnut is going for his fifth straight title. Will Jaws keep his title in the 10-minute chowdown affair or will they'll be a new champion? Find out at 12 PM ET/9 PM PT on ESPN, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile.

There will also be a first as there will be a Women's world title holder with 'The Black Widow' Sonya Thomas is the favorite in that competition at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT on ESPN3.com.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/29/espn-to-televise-nathans-famous-fourth-of-july-international-hot-dog-eating-contest/96891/

BroadwayBomber55
06-30-11, 03:25 AM
Who has a chance to step up and dethrone Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut in this year's Nathan's hot dog eating contest?

It won't be six-time champion Takeru 'The Tsunami' Kobayashi.
Kobayashi still refuses to sign a contract with Major League Eating.
This is what happened after the 2010 contest...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwrD0et2aU

The Tsunami is back in New York on the Fourth of July 2011, but in a different hot dog eating contest...
http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/kobayashi-to-compete-in-coney-hot-dog-eating-contest-from-afar-1.2992010

But there are some Chinese qualifiers that are willing to compete against Chestnut
http://news.yahoo.com/international-hot-dog-eating-contest-recruits-chinese-contestants-090800408.html; http://gothamist.com/2011/06/20/the_chinese_are_no_competition_in_c.php

BroadwayBomber55
06-30-11, 03:28 AM
The odds for the 2011 Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
http://gothamist.com/2011/06/23/handicapping_the_nathans_hot_dog_ea.php

35Knucklecurve
06-30-11, 08:19 AM
Everytime I watch this, all I can think about is that I could never eat a hot dog bun after it was dipped in water. :lol:

dabomb2045
06-30-11, 02:32 PM
Joey Chestnut ftw

BroadwayBomber55
06-30-11, 03:18 PM
It isn't the same without Takeru 'The Tsunami' Kobayashi going against Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut.

Well, it's his own fault that he had a dispute with Major League Eating and didn't sign a contract with them.

It also won't be easy for the field to match Chestnut's 6.8 HDB/minute pace.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:29 AM
Watching the women's championship right now.

Airs live at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM ET and replays at ESPN3.com.

I pick Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas.

Contestant sheet
http://www.ifoce.com/contests.php?action=detail&eventID=439

WOMEN'S COMPETITORS:
Sonya "the Black Widow" Thomas, Alexandria, VA
Juliet Lee, Germantown, MD
Stephanie Torres, Las Cruces, NM
Michelle Lesco, Tucson, AZ
Larell Marie Mele, Long Pond, PA
Maria Sulkin, Clifton, NJ
Grace Lee, Atlanta, GA
Laura Leu, Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Gallagher, North Easton, MA

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:33 AM
Tight race between the two best female eaters in the competition at the 7:00 mark.

Juliet Lee 16, Sonya Thomas 15

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:36 AM
Sonya Thomas is pulling away from the pack.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:38 AM
Thomas has 36, Lee has 25 with 2 minutes to go.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:40 AM
Sonya Thomas wins the first women's championship!

MassNYYfan
07-04-11, 10:41 AM
sounds porny.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:51 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/eatingcontest

Women's results
Womens results: Sonya wins w/40 hdbs!! Juliet 2-29.5, Torres 3-28.5, lesco-40, Mele-16, sulkin-15, leu-8.5, g lee-4, gallager-3

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 10:57 AM
The men's competitor sheet
http://www.ifoce.com/contests.php?action=detail&eventID=439

MEN'S COMPETITORS:
Joey Chestnut, San Jose, CA
Tim "Eater X" Janus, New York, NY
Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, Chicago, IL
Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt, Royersford, PA
Matt "megatoad" Stonie, San Jose, CA
Sean "Flash" Gordon, Downingtown, PA
Erik "the Red" Denmark, Seattle, WA
Gravy Brown, Chicago, IL
Aaron "A-train" Osthoff, Dubuque, IA
Pat Philbin, Moonachie, NJ
Damon Wells, Orange, CA
Pete "Pretty Boy" Davekos, Boston, MA
Adrian Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
"Big" Brian Subich, Johnstown, PA
Lam Yat Ming, Representing China
Lu Ming Kui, Representing China
Mak Tai Loi, Representing China

JfromJersey
07-04-11, 11:05 AM
Why only dogs on July 4th? On Colombus day we should have a pizza contest, and on St.Patty's day a beer drinking contest.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:06 AM
Why only dogs on July 4th? On Colombus day we should have a pizza contest, and on St.Patty's day a beer drinking contest.

I go with that. :)

Anyways, it's a tradition dating back to 1916.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080803005044/http://shop.nathansfamous.com/famousfacts

Cool Papa B.
07-04-11, 11:16 AM
Why only dogs on July 4th? On Colombus day we should have a pizza contest, and on St.Patty's day a beer drinking contest.

Some places are having pie-eating contests.

Cool Papa B.
07-04-11, 11:18 AM
The men's competitor sheet
http://www.ifoce.com/contests.php?action=detail&eventID=439

No Kabayashi this year?

fredgmuggs
07-04-11, 11:20 AM
Some places are having pie-eating contests.

watermelon eating contests on 4th of July are pretty common, too.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:22 AM
No Kabayashi this year?

Nope, Takeru 'The Tsunami' Kobayashi still refuses to sign a contract with the NFL of competitive eating, Major League Eating.

He's doing his own contest off a Manhattan rooftop at the same time, the contest is going on.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/japanese_eating_champ_kobayashi_5KSJeiVhAVlMjygNkUbfHN?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:24 AM
Even the blimp captain is having a Nathan's hot dog.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:25 AM
Nick Cannon is cooking the hot dogs? Brilliant!

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:26 AM
ESPN Sports Science: Joey Chestnut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QW_ve1TlmI

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:29 AM
George Shea with the intros...

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:36 AM
We have a Chinese trio with some boos from the crowd. A Justin Bieber look-a-like. And some crazy nicknames.

Now, time for the heavy hitters/top contenders including Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti, Tim 'Eater X' Janus and 'B.O.B.' Bob Shoudt and of course the 4-time defending champion going for his 5th, Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:44 AM
Here we go...
Rules
10-minutes.
Entire HDB + fractions count
Automatic DQ for "Reversal of Fortune"

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:45 AM
1 minute in...
Chestnut is in the lead 11, Bertoletti has 10.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:47 AM
Chestnut has 23, but Bertoletti is keeping up with 22.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:49 AM
Chesnut has 32 in the 6-minute mark, but Beroletti has 31.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:50 AM
Halfway through and Chestnut has 38.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:52 AM
50 for Chestnut with 2:30 to go. Bertoletti is 4 back with 46.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:53 AM
1 minute. 1 minute to go...

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:54 AM
Joey Chestnut wins! 5 straight titles for the San Jose, CA native.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:56 AM
Unofficial count from Eatfeats twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23nathans4th
Unofficial #Nathans4th results Joey Chestnut 61 Pat Bertoletti 55 Tim Janus 43 Bob Shoudt 39

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 11:59 AM
Official count:
1. Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut 62
2. Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti 53
3. Tim 'Eater-X' Janus 45

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-11, 12:10 PM
As for the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating champion, but still banned from the event, Takeru 'The Tsunami' Kobayashi, he downed an unofficial world record of 69 in 10 minutes.
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/07/04/nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-at-coney-island-live-blog/?mod=WSJBlog

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-11, 12:55 AM
As for the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating champion, but still banned from the event, Takeru 'The Tsunami' Kobayashi, he downed an unofficial world record of 69 in 10 minutes.
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/07/04/nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-at-coney-island-live-blog/?mod=WSJBlog


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT4meBI1VVc

DanBC
07-10-11, 08:32 PM
I love watching this! Only in America! you crazy Yanks :P

altho we have the World Nettle eating Champs here........