It is that time of year again. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is here and people get to tune in to the world’s best competitive eaters as we admire their rare talents, well also having an uneasy feeling in our stomachs.
If American hero Joey Chestnut is able to bring home the title once again, it would be his seventh straight win, which would break the record set by the legendary Takeru Kobayashi.
This year’s winner will take home more than $40,000 in prize money and the mustard belt.
That’s a lot of dough for dipping some buns in water and chowing down on some hot dogs.
How can you catch the hot dog eating contest insanity and who is participating in the event? Here is all of the information you will need to catch something so disgusting that it is fascinating:
Date: Thursday, July 4
Start Time: Women’s Championship, 11:30 a.m. ET; Men’s Championship, 12:30 p.m. ET
Where: Coney Island
TV Info: ESPN 2 (Live at 12 p.m. ET), ESPN (tape delay at 1 p.m. ET)
Live Stream: ESPN3.com
The exact list of competitors is not yet known, but it is expected that Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas will be there to defend their titles.
Will you be tuning in to check out the hot dog eating competition? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.
Have a great Fourth of July out there, everyone, and as our friend Fantastico would say, “Be safe out there, damnit.”