Found July 04, 2012 on Backyard Sports Blog:
 Joey Chestnut did it again.  He pounded a record tying 68 dogs in 10 minutes to win his 6th consecutive hot dog eating title and took home a 10 grand first place prize..  Second place went to Tim Janus of New York with 52 hot dogs, who received $5,000. Third place went to Patrick Bertoletti of Chicago with 51, who won $2,500.  Clearly we all know his biggest competition wasn't in the contest because Takeru Kobayashi was banned two years ago when he wouldn't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating.  He tried to record an eating contest last year and put it online but nobody really paid much attention to it.  Chestnut is the clear champion and reps AMERICA like a boss. Congrats Joey for the title and next year he can break Kobayashi's record for consecutive wins with his 7th.

Joey Chestnut Eating In Slow Motion (NSFW?)

This video isn’t really “not safe for work” but do you really want your co-workers strolling by and seeing you watching a slow motion video of a guy shoveling a hot dog in to his mouth in such a manner that it could be mistaken for fetish porn? Why does anybody else even show up to face this guy anymore? Kobiyashi tried to keep up and it drove him insane. When a person is...

Joey Chestnut Makes Country Proud In Capturing Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

You can practically hear the chants of "USA! USA!" On Wednesday's July 4th holiday, Joey Chestnut captured his sixth consecutive Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. The 28-year-old Vallejo, California native inhaled 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, capturing $10,000 in the process. Chestnut has solidified his status as the Tiger...

Joey Chestnut Captures Sixth Straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Title by Downing 68 Dogs and Buns (Video)

The Joey Chestnut dynasty continues. Chestnut captured his sixth straight title at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Wednesday, throwing back 68 dogs and buns to run away with the victory. The 68 dogs were enough to match the record -- which he owns -- and make him $10,000 richer, but Chestnut was far from satisfied following the competition. "It feels...

To Celebrate America’s Independence, Here’s 10 Minutes Of Guys Eating Hot Dogs

You know you’re in dangerous territory when the mascot starts facepalming. Another Independence Day has come and gone, and with it must come and go our contractually obligated coverage of the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut took home his sixth consecutive championship and $10,000 for an effort that saw him eat nearly seven hot dogs per minute for ten minutes. It’s...

Kobayashi downs 68 1/2 hot dogs at competition; tops Joey Chestnut

Takeru Kobayashi won another Fourth of July hot dog eating competition but the only thing was he was three subway transfer stops from the Nathan's Hot Dog Contest being held on the Coney Island boardwalk. Kobayashi won the inaugural Crif Dog Classic by originally downing 68 hot dogs in ten minutes under  sweltering temperatures.  He ate 68 off the plate, but was awarded the...

Hot dog eating contest kicks off

Coney Island is preparing for some major-league eating. Two reigning champion chowers and their challengers are gathering for New York's annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in Brooklyn. Joey Chestnut is vying for his sixth straight victory. He holds the record of 68 hot dogs and buns in the 10-minute showdown. Chestnut hails from San Jose, Calif. He says he couldn'...

Chesnut eats 68 hot dogs to win

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest.

Eaters weigh in for hot dog contest

Ready, set, eat! Some world-champion speed eaters attended a weigh-in Tuesday in the run-up to New York's annual July Fourth hot dog contest. Defending champions Joey Chestnut and Sonya ''The Black Widow'' Thomas weigh 210 and 100 pounds, respectively. A display table held two platters of neatly stacked hot dogs and buns, along with two ornate champion belts...

Hot Dog Puns Take Their Toll as Mayor Bloomberg Asks, "Who Wrote this Sh*t?"

NYC Mayor Bloomberg delivered a pun filled speech at the weigh in for yesterday's Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island...leading Mike to ask, "Who wrote this ****?" Joey Chestnut won his... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Forget Coney Island, The U.S. Military Hosted Its Own Eating Contest

Like millions of Americans, there was a time when I thought that competitive eating was awesome. I’ve also loved poker, Hooters swimsuit pageants, World’s Strongest Man competitions, American Gladiators, MySpace, and The Office. The problem is that when something gains a great deal of popularity in a relatively short time, the people behind a pop cultural phenomenon never know...
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