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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Obligatory Post in Which Gut Check Expresses Its Disdain for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Posted By on Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:22 PM

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Tomorrow, besides being America's Canada Day, is the Super Bowl of competitive eating, Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Will Joey Chestnut defend his title? Will Takeru Kobayashi recover from last year's jaw injury to reclaim the title? Was he grandfathered into this year's competition? Will this be the year when someone actually keels over and dies?

While the nation waits with baited breath, I'll be on my back deck, drinking a beer and savoring a garlic and green onion lamb bratwurst from Prairie Grass Farms.

Have a great holiday weekend. See you next week.

- Ian Froeb

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