Wednesday, July 04, 2007

An American Hero?

Joey Chestnut just won the 2007 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship with a 3 hot dog win over the reigning champ. Good job, Joey.

But WTF ESPN announcers? He isn't a national hero. Just because it is the 4th of July, people who do great things (if eating hot dogs counts) automatically become heros.

The real heros are people who are making sacrifices, doing something for their country. It is that Private First Class in a foxhole in Iraq, making sure his buddies are safe inside the wire. Its the firemen, who aren't going to be able to BBQ with their families, because they are out stopping a fire started by some dumbass who blew off his fingers.

Patriotism and National Pride are great things and today is the day to celebrate them.

But hot dogs. WTF?

1 comment:

Scout's Honor said...

Amen!!!!

Hero, uh no? Sport, uh no? Crazily entertaining especially after it was followed by the National Spelling Bee, hilarious! How is spelling and hot dog gulping a sport?

That said, there is some national pride that we have the title back from Japan. We Americans don't have "reversals" and toss our cookies...errr...hot doggies in the last 5 seconds. Yep, we Americans can hold our dogs. Pride in gorging ourselves. Yeah, bab-eee!