Wing-Eating Contest Ends With A Pantsing And A Punch In The Face

To clarify: The winning dude-bro gets pantsed. The shirtless loser who does the pantsing gets punched in the face—and seems so surprised to get punched in the face. We've got no details on this other than what you see here, but if that Jacksonville sign in the background is any indication, this happened in Florida!™… » 8/26/13 1:33pm 8/26/13 1:33pm

Joey Chestnut Loses Pot-Sticker-Eating Contest, Tarnishes Legacy

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut still holds the nauseating record for hot dog consumption, but he was unable to defend another eating title this past weekend in Los Angeles. » 8/19/13 1:00pm 8/19/13 1:00pm

Kobayashi Chugs A Gallon Of Milk In 20 Seconds

Takeru Kobayashi is still exiled from the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, but that just means he has more time to do things like scarf some pizzas with some bros, or, in this case, chug an entire gallon of milk for the sake of entertaining the kind folks at Uncle Bob's Self Storage. » 7/18/13 11:30am 7/18/13 11:30am

Joey Chestnut Eats 69 Hot Dogs, Breaks Record, Wins 7th Straight Belt

Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt and broke his own record with an astounding 69 hot dogs today at Coney Island, earning the praise of competitive eating mavens worldwide as he cruised to his seventh straight victory at Nathan's. » 7/04/13 1:05pm 7/04/13 1:05pm

Beer Of The Week: Coney Island Human Blockhead

First time I ever stepped onto Coney Island was to cover the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is a lot of capital letters to ascribe to an event in which men and women choke down mountains of tube steaks on national television, yes, but indeed an event you should attend to if you consider yourself a… » 12/01/12 10:20pm 12/01/12 10:20pm

"The Last 35 Hot Dogs Are The Tough Ones."

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: "The first 30 hot dogs are fun." Gross. » 7/09/12 5:50pm 7/09/12 5:50pm

How Do You Get The Contest Out Of Your System? Trying To Answer The…

The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest is a lot of things—patriotic, promotional, repellant—but above all, the contest is a study in misdirection. Like so many of Coney Island's storied card sharks and freak shows, the contest succeeds by distracting its audience, plying them with… » 7/05/12 11:50am 7/05/12 11:50am

Appreciating The Genius Of Joey Chestnut Requires Watching Him Eat In…

Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt at Coney Island today with a command performance, consuming 68 hot dogs (and buns) in ten minutes and falling just shy of setting a new "official" record. » 7/04/12 2:40pm 7/04/12 2:40pm

Joey Chestnut Downs 68 Hot Dogs To Win Sixth Straight Nathan's Hot Dog…

Well that was gross. Joey Chestnut just wrapped up his sixth straight championship at the world's most popular eating contest by mashing 68 hot dogs down his gullet in ten minutes. Chestnut had the contest in hand from start to finish, and gets to go on being called the world's best competitive eater for another year. » 7/04/12 1:26pm 7/04/12 1:26pm

How To Eat 1 Gallon, 9 Ounces Of Ice Cream In 12 Minutes Without…

Tell Me When It's Over is an interview series in which we ask former athletes about the moment they knew their playing days were over. Today: Ed "Cookie" Jarvis, a 46-year-old real estate agent, married father of two, cancer survivor, and retired competitive eater. » 7/04/12 11:30am 7/04/12 11:30am

University of Maryland Starts First Competitive Eating Team

"Feed the turtle" is the motto of Maryland's competitive eating club, which gained university recognition last week. We're just shocked it wasn't a Big Ten school. » 11/29/10 12:30pm 11/29/10 12:30pm

Minor League Promotion Will Put You Off Eating For A While

It wasn't your typical eating contest last night at Eastlake Stadium, home of the Indians' single-A club. No, it spanned nine innings, with nine different courses (that's Spam in the photo), and ended in vomit, vomit everywhere. » 8/05/10 11:25am 8/05/10 11:25am

Deadspin Classic: Our Visit To The Hot Dog Eating Championships

Three years ago, the former proprietor hereabouts immersed himself in the world of moist sausage and watched as a proud America reclaimed what is rightfully hers: the world championship for cramming hot dogs in one's distended mouth. » 7/04/10 12:05pm 7/04/10 12:05pm

Conspiracy Theorist Claims Competitive Eater Did Not Swallow Hot Dogs…

This is one of the strangest, most insanely detailed tips on a story we've ever received. It's from a fanwho says that competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti, one of the more popular food-inhalers on the circuit, cheated. » 7/01/10 5:15pm 7/01/10 5:15pm

Photos From The World Poutine-Eating Championship Will Disgust You

Last Saturday, Toronto hosted the first-ever Major League Eating-sanctioned poutine-eating contest, and by the looks of it, it was a gravy-and-curd-soaked madhouse. Torontoist has an account of the festivities and more photos like this one of Pete "Pretty Boy" Davekos. [Torontoist] » 5/25/10 5:10pm 5/25/10 5:10pm

Much More At Stake Than Super Bowl For Rex Ryan

Just got an email from Major League Eating president Rich Shea. If the Jets win Sunday, Eatapus Rex will get a seat in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. This is all the motivation Ryan needs. (Official invite below.) » 1/21/10 11:00pm 1/21/10 11:00pm

The Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Is America

Is there anything more distinctly American than celebrating our independence by holding a contest to see who could consume the most processed meat? Photographer Erin Siegal and I ventured out to Coney Island to take it all in. » 7/05/09 7:18pm 7/05/09 7:18pm

The Thing I Do Can Be Related to Current Events So Look At Me!

Below, you will see what it takes for a man to excrete success. Frosted Flakes Gold is not involved, despite what our television just told us.
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