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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

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

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

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