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Big news - IFOCE & Nathan's!

IFOCE to Prohibit Dunking at Nathan's

In a surprise move, the International Federation of Competitive Eating announced today that effective immediately the wildly popular international hot dog eating contest, that takes place every July 4th on Coney Island and is broadcast live to a worldwide audience, will no longer allow competitors to "dunk or separate" the hot dogs and buns.

OK, so it's not a real headline. It won't ever happen.

But what if it did? Perhaps the contest would be even more of a bore to watch than it already is. But perhaps not. The numbers would be lower for sure, but it might be more competitive overall. Perhaps. Certainly the problems with detritus would all but disappear. The contest is billed now as the Joey/Koby show. With no dunking I'd think Koby is still favored maybe, but not Joey. Bertoletti. I think he'd crush at a picnic-style hot dog contest. Probably Tim Brown, too, and Sonya. I don't know if it'd be a good idea or not for Nathan's to have a non-dunk contest. Maybe on January 4ths. I think the max would be around 30…?


Blogger Bear Silber said...

It would definitely make for a good show. I would love to see that. I wonder how it'd all shake down.

Anonymous Mega Munch said...

It would be interesting, but slower and less exciting. I can see some guys who are used to the slip-slide benefits of dunking perhaps choking on their non-dunked hot dogs and buns when they try to gulp them down quickly.


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