Around the Nation Let’s Be Frank: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Is Must See by Nicholas Durst July 4, 2018 It is a tradition like no other, the Super Bowl of competitive eating, it is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's #July4 hot dog eating contest on Coney Island for the 10th time https://t.co/hipAB03iiN pic.twitter.com/Qcg055scyi — Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) July 4, 2017 On the 4th of July at noon in Coney Island and on ESPN 2, millions will be watching as some of the most impressive athletes in the world stuff their stomachs with massive amounts of hot dogs and buns at the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. One of the greatest American champions of all time, Joey “Jaws’ Chestnut will look to defend his crown and take home mustard yellow international belt number ten. His only competition figures to be Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie who upset Chestnut in 2015 and Carmen Cincotti who finished second in 2017. Chestnut set a new record of 72 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes at the annual contest in 2017, breaking his own record of 70 set in 2016. Chestnut will be looking to break his own record again in 2018. If you are a gambling man or woman, the following odds are courtesy of BetOnline: Joey Chestnut (-500) Carmen Cincotti (+450) Matt Stonie (+700) The Field (+700) In the women’s competition, Miki Sudo is the favorite coming off a four-peat in 2017 where she ate 41 hot dogs. Sudo’s main competition is Sonya Thomas who is also a three-time champ. In 2018, 35,000 fans attended the eating contest and another 1.11 million watched ESPN’s broadcast. In addition to the live event on ESPN2, an ESPN3 camera will be focused on Joey Chestnut as he attempts to break his world record. Coney Island visit @CitiField! Today on #Mets Plaza we had a hot dog eating contest with Nathan's Famous. pic.twitter.com/IIGlGXm8eF — New York Mets (@Mets) June 14, 2015 Post Views: 5,454 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Nicholas Durst Nicholas Durst is a sports media professional who has worked as an on-air personality and producer with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Bleacher Report, MSG Networks, WFAN Radio and MTV. He has experience in TV, radio, social/digital media, short-form and live video across sports and entertainment. Nicholas hosts The MetsCast and You Know I'm Right, right here on DoubleGSports.com. Follow him on twitter @Nick_Durst Latest posts by Nicholas Durst (see all) You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) - July 1, 2020 You Know I’m Right, Episode 20: MLB And Craig Carton Are Back (Audio) - June 25, 2020 You Know I’m Right, Episode 19: CBS, NHL and MLB Network’s Keith Irizarry (Audio) - June 12, 2020 You Know I’m Right, Episode 18: NBA and NHL Betting Odds (Audio) - June 10, 2020 Related TopicsCarmen CincottiJoey ChestnutMatt StonieMiki SudoNathans Hot Dog Eating ContestSonya Thomas Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Baseline Jumper Baseline Jumper, Episode 129: Who’s Coming to Orlando and Who Isn’t (Audio) College DEVELOPING: The REAL reason why Rasir Bolton left Penn State Baseball MLB COVID Tracker Baseball MLB Announces Results of Early Testing, Names Released FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale College Ranking the Big Ten QBs Ahead of the 2020 Season FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Around the Nation FC Dallas Sees Spikes in COVID Cases upon Orlando Arrival. This week was supposed to be a time of positivity and progression for Major... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past... You Know I’m Right, Episode 20: MLB And Craig Carton Are Back (Audio) On the 20th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: Major... World Cup 2018; Bet of the week World Boxing Super Series and DAZN agree to a major deal to promote events in the U.S.