I might be a bad sport…but so is competitive eating.

July 12th, 2006

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s DayWatch ESPN is planning to air the Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship.

This last weekend, tadalafil health ESPN featured the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship and a billiards competition.

Since when did all this stuff become TV-worthy “sporting” events?

Competitive eating, viagra usa view billiards, poker…what’s next?

Synchronized dishwashing?

Speed tanning?

Full-contact napping?

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  July 12th, 2006 at 11:17 am

    I doubt we’d see full contact napping… they already show a version of that “sport” on the Playboy Channel.

  • 2. Administrator  |  July 12th, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Technically, I’m not sure what they do on the Playboy Channel could be considered “napping.”

    At least, that’s not how I remember it from Kindergarten. ;)

  • 3. Fuzz Martin  |  July 12th, 2006 at 11:45 am

    At least, that’s now how I remember it from Kindergarten. ;)

    Lord knows I do. :D j/k.

  • 4. Nick  |  July 12th, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Well of course its not napping… yet people say they “slept” with someone when really there is no sleeping involved.

  • 5. Clint  |  July 13th, 2006 at 8:02 am

    Full contact napping is my kind of sport.

  • 6. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  July 13th, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Believe it or not, FSN had a championship “Rock, Scissors, Paper” event a couple months back. There were rules and everything. It was strangely mesmerizing, like a lava lamp. I wanted to look away, but coulnd’t. Oh yeah, they also have the arm wrestling championships. That’s is actually cool.

    When you do have eight ESPNs though, it’s tough to find programming for all. You have to fill it with fluff here and there.

  • 7. Administrator  |  July 13th, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Welcome back, Disgruntled. Sorry I didn’t see you at Drinking Right.

  • 8. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  July 14th, 2006 at 10:53 am

    You did, oh, you did. I was lingering in the shadows in order to conceal my identity.

  • 9. Tom Tuttle  |  August 16th, 2006 at 11:00 am

    What? The World Health Organization just released the fact the 400 children die every day due to illness and disease caused by unsafe drinking water. In the U.S. so many people water their lawns or leave the sink running while brushing their teeth. What a waste of clean, treated water. YOU are wasting water that could be put to better use. You overlook this somehow to declare that 15 people wasted some hotdogs on the 4th of July?

  • 10. Administrator  |  August 16th, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    What an odd comment.

    I never said the hotdogs were wasted. Just wouldn’t consider it a sporting event.

    And when did I become responsible for other people’s water supply?

    (Personally, I had the foresight to locate my home next to the largest source of fresh water on the planet. Does that mean I think I’m free to “waste” as much water as I want? Nope. On the other hand, I don’t feel responsible to feed, cloth, and hydrate every person on the planet either. If you want to take that one on, feel free. But I won’t be booking a flight on your particular guilt trip.)

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