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Reminder: The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest — and KSR LIVE BLOG — are on!

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Do you miss sports? Me too. Luckily, we’ve got a big ole, disgusting appetizer on deck this weekend. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will still take place Saturday, July 4, albeit without a crowd. The contest will be held in a private location on Coney Island and only feature five eaters at a time instead of the usual 15. Contestants will be seated at a 30-foot-long table to ensure six feet of separation. The staff will wear gloves and masks and eaters will have the hot dogs in front of them to reduce interaction.

Reigning champs Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo will both participate. Chestnut has won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest 12 times and holds the world record of 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Sudo has won the women’s contest six times and boasts an all-time best of 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, four shy of the women’s world record.

The contest will be shown at noon on ESPN. We’re so excited about it we’re bringing back the KSR NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST LIVE BLOG! Join me, Richmond Bramblet, Fake Barney, and other KSR personalities as we watch people stuff their faces for the Mustard Belt.

Don’t worry, Drew. You can bet on it too. Here are the current odds from DraftKings:

Men’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds

Joey Chestnut -1000
Any Other Participant +550

Women’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds

Miki Sudo -835
Any Other Participant +500

Total Hot Dogs Eaten 

Joey Chestnut over 72.5 -162
Joey Chestnut under 72.5 +125
Joey Chestnut over 74.5 +140
Joey Chestnut under 74.5 -182

Miki Sudo over 40.5 -150
Miki Sudo under 40.5 +115

This year’s contest will different but still feature the fantastic George Shea. Here’s his intro for Badlands Booker:

I can’t wait.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

1 Comment for Reminder: The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest — and KSR LIVE BLOG — are on!

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:42 am July 3, 2020 Permalink

    I’m always afraid Badlands is going to keel over from a heart attack during that thing. When Chestnutt (and Kobyashi back in the day) are still going strong, he’s struggling to not throw up, looking dizzy, and sweating profusely (granted, they’re all sweating) in that heat and humidity, he doesn’t look like he’s going to make it.