Joey Chestnut Wins 8th Straight July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest
The King of Coney Island is back! Joey Chestnut reigns supreme this year as he wins his 8th straight title, a new world record, at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Conest in Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Watch the stomach churning footage below:
But, if you can believe it, before inhaling a near 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes Joey Chestnut decided that there was no time like the present as moments before the contest was set to begin he dropped to a knee and proposed to long time girlfriend who somehow, miraculously willingly accepted the offer of becoming Mrs. Hot Dog Eating Champ. Sheeeit, talk about not giving the old gal much of a choice there…right, propose just before the BIGGEST event of the year… the one you’ve been training for all year round by boiling processed meat sticks in wet dog broth only to slip them down your greased up gullet like an old Victorian, mysterious lady of the night that if Mrs. Hot Dog-to-be were to have said ‘no’, the entire world of professional hot dog eating would have turn upside its head and mayhem would have ensued as betting lines scattered and word came out that a fix was in. All five of those assholes would have bickered the entire ride home in the back seat of a wood panelled station wagon, when one of these greasy middle aged men had their mom pick up the gang cause it was too dark to ride transit alone.