The Grossest Photos From The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs today to win his eighth straight Nathan's hot dog eating contest for the men, while Miki Sudo won the women's competition with 34. But we know what you're here for. You want high-quality photos of sweaty hot dog eaters in action, right? Hell yeah you do. You're welcome. » 7/04/14 3:30pm 7/04/14 3:30pm

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

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

"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

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

Kobayashi Somehow Sets A New, Totally Unofficial Hot Dog Eating Record

With the Empire State Building as a backdrop and a drag queen named Mimi Imfurst cracking jokes about stuffing wieners into Anderson Cooper's mouth, Takeru Kobayashi executed an improbably perfect "up yours" to the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, from which he's been barred over a long-running contractual dispute… » 7/04/11 8:50pm 7/04/11 8:50pm

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

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

Down Goes Chestnut! Down Goes Chestnut!

I speak for many when I say that my faith in the order of the universe was restored on July 4, 2007 » 8/17/08 3:29pm 8/17/08 3:29pm when Joey Chestnut, the heralded eater from San Jose State, traveled into the lion's den that is Coney Island and dethroned the Japanese powers that had created a gastro-intestinal stronghold there. By eating 66 hot…

Support Competitive Eating As An Olympic Sport!


We know, we know: None of you care about competitive eating as much as we do. That still doesn't make this plea to make competitive eating an Olympic sport any less inspired. » 4/28/08 3:30pm 4/28/08 3:30pm

Look Deep Into The Gullet Of Joey Chestnut


The gang over at Yardbarker have signed up a bunch of professional athletes to blog for them. (You're welcome for the news flash.) Some are entertaining, some not so much. But we wholeheartedly and full-throatedly endorse Joey Chestnut's new blog. » 4/24/08 10:40am 4/24/08 10:40am

Our Visit To The Hot Dog Eating Championships



As mentioned yesterday, we headed to Coney Island for the epic Kobayashi-Chestnut duel. We can't imagine a better way to spend our Fourth of July. A confession: For the first time since we started the site, we accepted a press pass for the event. It was a tough call, but, frankly, we feel rather comfortable that our… » 7/05/07 2:30pm 7/05/07 2:30pm

Today, A Victory For America


We just returned from Joey Chestnut's world record breaking performance at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship, and, to be entirely honest with you, we're not sure when we've had more fun at a sporting event. Full report tomorrow ... but as for now ... USA! USA! USA! Nobody eats like us! » 7/04/07 2:53pm 7/04/07 2:53pm

It's Kobayashi Vs. Chestnut, For All The Folic Acid

After months of speculation and anticipation, tomorrow, the day finally arrives: It's Kobayashi vs. Chestnut, for the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Championship. » 7/03/07 4:50pm 7/03/07 4:50pm

The Chestnut Vs. Kobayashi Rivalry Heats Up

LeBron James wasn't the only world-class athlete who made a significant breakthrough yesterday. Joey Chestnut sucked down 59 and 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes, breaking Takeru Kobayashi's previous record of 54 and 1/4. The feat was accomplished, as so many notable athletic feats are, at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe. » 6/03/07 3:45pm 6/03/07 3:45pm