…and something I look forward to every 4th of July and something my wife calls disgusting is the annual hot dog eating contest that used to be televised on ESPN but apparently has now been regulated to streaming services who want money for you to watch. Well, after a little web surfing I was able to watch it for free. Just like clockwork Joey Chestnut retained the title and won his 15th Mustard Belt by jamming 63 hot dogs and buns into his stomach in just ten minutes, well shy of his own record of 76. Now, was that the the result of a protester who tried to disrupt things? Joey was in mid chomp when a protester showed up out of nowhere like they are like to do and jumped in front of Joey looking for attention and Joey gave it to him. He put the protester in a headlock before security took him away. The distraction only lasted a few seconds but that few seconds is all it takes for Joey to slam several hot dogs and buns into his mouth that he couldn’t thanks to the nut bucket. The guy who was looking for attention was holding a sign up about a Death Star which might have gotten a few folks from the betting public a bit upset and ready to show him their Death Star. Before the event I was reading that the over under betting line going into the chow down was 74. Would Joey eat more than 74 or under 74 hot dogs. He was just just 11 hot dogs off the pace so we wont know now will we thanks to Death Star guy. I guess there’s no “ball hit the line” do over rule in hot dog eating either.