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(Nathan's Famous)   Yes the 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is still going on, but without the crowd. Will Joey Chestnut win again? How many hot dogs will the winner eat? How many can you eat? Coverage begins at Noon ET on ESPN   (nathansfamous.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 8:43:15 AM  
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2020-07-04 11:51:12 AM  
Do they stream it so people waiting in line at food banks can join in the fun?
 
2020-07-04 12:03:18 PM  
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Hope they do the awesome intros this year.
 
2020-07-04 12:06:00 PM  
Now I want a hotdog.
But not 70 of them.
 
2020-07-04 12:19:03 PM  
Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.
 
2020-07-04 12:22:43 PM  

Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.


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2020-07-04 12:33:07 PM  

NeoCortex42: Do they stream it so people waiting in line at food banks can join in the fun?


Nathan's donates a great deal of money to food banks and other similar causes.

Certainly more than the cost of a few hundred hot dogs a year.
 
2020-07-04 12:34:38 PM  
I know after the contest they have a minute to make sure the winner does not throw up or be disqualified.

I sure the heavy competitors have some vomiting routine after the cameras are off.
 
2020-07-04 12:45:16 PM  

151: NeoCortex42: Do they stream it so people waiting in line at food banks can join in the fun?

Nathan's donates a great deal of money to food banks and other similar causes.

Certainly more than the cost of a few hundred hot dogs a year.


Which is good, but the whole eating contest idea has always struck me as poor form. This year doubly so.
 
2020-07-04 12:45:45 PM  
Nathan's hot dogs are pretty darn good, but I like these a bit better:

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2020-07-04 12:50:27 PM  
Is this Mel C playing in the background?
 
2020-07-04 12:52:17 PM  

soopey: Is this Mel C playing in the background?


Alice Deejay - better off alone.
 
2020-07-04 12:53:09 PM  
My hot dog will go onnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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/ got nothing
 
2020-07-04 12:53:13 PM  
He's eatten over 1,000 hotdogs and buns in his Nathan's career. That's gross
 
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2020-07-04 12:57:52 PM  

soopey: He's eatten over 1,000 hotdogs and buns in his Nathan's career. That's gross


There's also a practice round before the official event. So it's probably closer to 2000. That's double gross.

/Sees what you did there
 
2020-07-04 1:04:34 PM  

The_Hound: Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.

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Well, not really.  I suppose you. might know this, but porkbelly is where bacon comes from.  I've never been in any kind of eating contest and I'm pretty much the most physically fit 69 year old dude around.

I am cooking a couple of baby back rib racks today.
 
2020-07-04 1:05:26 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Nathan's hot dogs are pretty darn good, but I like these a bit better:

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I'm quite partial to the HN knockwursts myself.
 
2020-07-04 1:20:23 PM  

Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.


It's certainly not good for you

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2020-07-04 1:49:28 PM  
i only eat gluten-free buns
 
2020-07-04 3:15:09 PM  

abhorrent1: Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.

It's certainly not good for you

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Approximately zero of that gets digested
 
2020-07-04 4:02:36 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Nathan's hot dogs are pretty darn good, but I like these a bit better:

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I remember reading the ingredient label on those once, and asking myself, "How the fark did they get that declared kosher?" Not that kosher matters a whole lot. What Jewish relatives I have are far less than strictly observant. Nathan's is a little more on the up-and-up with their contents as far as I can tell.
 
2020-07-04 4:17:27 PM  

Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.


Well, there's this: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov​/177151​17/
 
2020-07-04 4:28:05 PM  
Lady on the far right must be there for the free hotdogs. Low energy, sad
 
2020-07-04 7:45:52 PM  

Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.


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Well, it's not like Joey Chestnut (or any other competitive eater for that matter) trains by eating dozens of hotdogs every single day.  Competitive eaters primarily train by eating the lowest caloric food they enjoy and eating a LOT of it.  Water.  Celery.  Those sorts of things.  They just want to expand the stomach as much as possible without gaining too much fat, which hinders stomach expansion.

Granted, it's like multiple week's worth of calories and salt from the hotdogs (For Joey, it's north of 20k calories in a span of 10 minutes) but I can't imagine doing that once or twice a year has any sort of super major impact.  It's probably such a large jolt to the system that the body doesn't even digest most of it before expelling it (either through barfing or an insanely wicked BM)
 
2020-07-04 8:11:11 PM  

jake3988: Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.

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Well, it's not like Joey Chestnut (or any other competitive eater for that matter) trains by eating dozens of hotdogs every single day.  Competitive eaters primarily train by eating the lowest caloric food they enjoy and eating a LOT of it.  Water.  Celery.  Those sorts of things.  They just want to expand the stomach as much as possible without gaining too much fat, which hinders stomach expansion.

Granted, it's like multiple week's worth of calories and salt from the hotdogs (For Joey, it's north of 20k calories in a span of 10 minutes) but I can't imagine doing that once or twice a year has any sort of super major impact.  It's probably such a large jolt to the system that the body doesn't even digest most of it before expelling it (either through barfing or an insanely wicked BM)

If you read the article I linked, those guys end up turning their stomachs into "an enormous flaccid sac capable of accommodating huge amounts of food". They also destroy their ability to perceive satiety. That right there is a major lifelong negative health impact.
 
2020-07-04 9:18:35 PM  

jake3988: Porkbelly: Every year I think about two things on this:  first, does anyone ever die from this stupidity; second, has anyone done any studies about the long term issues that these types of contestants have later in life with kidney failure and/or other intestinal issues.

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Well, it's not like Joey Chestnut (or any other competitive eater for that matter) trains by eating dozens of hotdogs every single day.  Competitive eaters primarily train by eating the lowest caloric food they enjoy and eating a LOT of it.  Water.  Celery.  Those sorts of things.  They just want to expand the stomach as much as possible without gaining too much fat, which hinders stomach expansion.

Granted, it's like multiple week's worth of calories and salt from the hotdogs (For Joey, it's north of 20k calories in a span of 10 minutes) but I can't imagine doing that once or twice a year has any sort of super major impact.  It's probably such a large jolt to the system that the body doesn't even digest most of it before expelling it (either through barfing or an insanely wicked BM)


He has a YouTube channel where he randomly eats a lot of things.  He did pop tarts last week.  100 I think?  It was disgusting but I couldn't look away lol.  Most of these guys seem to be super fit with a massive binge meal every week or two.  Mat Stoney, Randy Santel and beardmeetsfood are some other YouTube eating personalities who seemed to develop the skill on cheat days.  Entertaining vids
 
2020-07-04 10:31:51 PM  
This is one of those things that is only popular and televised and in our face because New Yorkers were enthralled by it at one time. You know, like Trump.
 
2020-07-04 10:34:46 PM  
These things are always a hilarious middle finger to the third world.
"We have so much food over here, that we hold competitions to see who can eat the most of it the fastest!"
 
2020-07-04 11:49:32 PM  

Biledriver: These things are always a hilarious middle finger to the third world.
"We have so much food over here, that we hold competitions to see who can eat the most of it the fastest!"


This.  This is one of those events that the rest of the civilized world views and thinks, "What the fark is WRONG with these people?"
 
2020-07-05 9:21:24 AM  
Quite possibly the countries greatest athlete.
 
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