I hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday weekend by getting blitzed and partaking in some good grilled grub.
My 4th weekend kicked off by watching the Nathan's Coney Island hot dog contest on ESPN and the "dog off" ending almost sent me to the porcelain goddess like a knocked up female in the AM.
To me, this mustard belt contest appears to have run its course in our pop culture more so than ESPN's over televised poker/degenerate gambling tournaments.
Remind me how is this entertaining?
Last year, I was all pumped Joey Chestnut took the title back to America but this Independence Day, the whole novelty aspect of these eating contests has completely worn off and I am just sicken by the whole spectacle in gluttony. And I LOVE dogs too and usually can not attend a baseball game without downing a bratwurst layered in all the usual ballpark fixings.
I see no rationale argument how a contest of slamming 60plus hot dogs down your throat in 10 minutes should be televised on the premier all sports channel in the year 2008. I highly doubt there is a constituency demanding for it either and ESPN's infatuation with these disgusting "competitive eaters" just seems to be one big subtle grotesque joke on overweight obese America.
Maybe I am the only one that sees the hyped up coverage of this food competition as more of an embarrassment than something to be proud of on our nation's hallowed birthday.
Overall, my weekend was simple, got drunk, watched fireworks, yelled "America F yeah" at every opportunity, drank more, ate mad Maryland steamed crabs at a buddy's 2nd annual crab bake off, got drunk even more until passing out fully clothed on the couch, twice.
I literally spent my whole Sunday glued to the epic Nadal/Federer tennis match(this historic battle needs its own post) and guzzling Gatorade in the futile quest for hydration.
Basically, our founding fathers would be proud of this American.
I never thought I would ever hear the words "Dog Off" in my lifetime.
Blog coverage of Nathan's Hot Dog Contest and props for picture