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Joey Chestnut Eats 68 Hot Dogs to Win July 4th Contest: Should Competitive Eating be Banned?

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Some individuals would argue that competitive eating is wasteful and may have adverse health issues for participants. On the other side, the amount of food wasted is minimal compared to what one U.S. family throws out on a daily basis. Further, some would say that competitive eating is purely for entertainment and is a tradition that has been carried on for years. Do you think competitive eating is OK? Or should it be banned due to health issues and waste?

CBSNEWS.COM reports:
Eating lots of processed meats - such as hot dogs - has been tied to increased risk for heart problems, cancer Read more by Ryan Jaslow on CBS News' HealthPop.
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  • Bob 2012/07/21 15:33:19
    No
    Bob
    If I ate that many at one setting they wouldn't need to pump my stomach.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/07/10 04:41:32
    No
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    If people want to do stupid things -- like shoving 50 hot dogs down their gullet as fast as they can -- what gives anyone else the right to tell them they're not permitted to?
  • jere.chievres 2012/07/08 01:23:36
    Yes
    jere.chievres
    You can get very sick from gorging.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/07/08 00:13:42
    No
    Bibliophilic
    No, stupidity is legal.
  • pops 2012/07/07 22:37:18
    No
    pops
    I would hate to see Moochelle loose any of that junk in the trunk.
  • Bibliop... pops 2012/07/08 00:15:38
    Bibliophilic
    I don't know who that is. It's probably something disrespectful and nasty though- so I'll not try to figure it out.
  • Brosia 2012/07/07 03:18:33
    No
    Brosia
    If they want to stuff their face for cash, all the power to them. I couldn't do it. I feel sick after 6 tacos.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/07/06 23:29:13
    No
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
  • none 2012/07/06 23:11:40
    No
    none
    STFU you PC jerkoff.
  • historian 2012/07/06 21:54:03
    No
    historian
    +1
    I think busy-bodies should be banned.
  • Flamingolady 2012/07/06 21:43:41
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    Yes, because it is besides being wasteful and unhealthy, it is GROSS.
  • handeman 2012/07/06 21:20:13
    No
    handeman
    I also believe that fast food salads should be 1.99, and burgers are 2.99
  • merlinskiss 2012/07/06 21:05:58
    No
    merlinskiss
    Let stupidity reign supreme!
  • Denny 2012/07/06 21:01:05
    No
    Denny
    +1
    Would I do it??? Probably not but with minimal damage to anyone else in the world, leave them alone and take care of your own damn problems. THis is another of those nunya damn business.
  • Curmudgeon 2012/07/06 20:57:21
    No
    Curmudgeon
    +1
    Although it is crazy, and a great way to end up in a hospital who am I am to tell someone else how to live their life?
  • Daryl 2012/07/06 20:53:33
    No
    Daryl
    USA! USA!
  • Mike 2012/07/06 20:39:08
    No
    Mike
    I don't see why...??...I mean if someone wants to fill their stomach to the max with hotdogs...and then some......sure...go for it......but not me...I can eat maybe 2 or 3....but that's max for me......now I could put away some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...haha
  • wgossett99 2012/07/06 20:06:39
    No
    wgossett99
    While I think it is disgusting and vulgar, banning this practice won't stop it.
  • zbacku 2012/07/06 19:33:55
    No
    zbacku
    +1
    It's time we ban all 'bleeding heart' Liberals and the 'Food Nazis'.
  • MarinerFH 2012/07/06 19:21:08
  • addie 2012/07/06 18:51:29 (edited)
    No
    addie
    +1
    ...NOT in a democracy, but if this was a monarchy, I might petition the Monarch to ban all of these tacky Red-necky, "sports/activities." B)
  • JuliaLoren 2012/07/06 17:43:28
    No
    JuliaLoren
    +1
    its a sick waste of food, but if they want to gorge on some of the unhealthiest meat man can produce, go right ahead
  • Georgia50 2012/07/06 17:21:20
    No
    Georgia50
    +2
    Let's ban banning.
  • cents-less 2012/07/06 17:03:43
    No
    cents-less
    +1
    Do kids really grow up wanting to be able to shove 60 hotdogs down their throat in 2 minutes?
  • Zombie Saddam 2012/07/06 16:56:28
    No
    Zombie Saddam
    +1
    But it is remarkable stupid and offensive.
    remarkable stupid offensive
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/06 16:34:31
    No
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    We have to have "some fun" in life !! Let him go on a "diet" the rest of the year !! Let him run a couple of marathons, maybe ?? I like to eat "healthy", but we need to enjoy some "forebidden" goodies sometime !! Aren't we all "human" ??????????
  • Garrett... Margare... 2012/07/06 17:13:48
    Garrett A Fenderson
    +3
    I agree, it's a free country
  • PrettieReptar 2012/07/06 16:24:57
    No
    PrettieReptar
    +1
    No but with Obamacare, I'm sure the government will find a way to have it banned.
  • Rachel Searvogel 2012/07/06 16:18:48
  • notokand 2012/07/06 16:17:16
    No
    notokand
    +1
    You are responsible for you. Should ban sky diving too? That's risky... Oh and driving, walking, owning dogs, riding planes, trains, tanning, drinking, the government should feed up proper food servings and should probably raise my children too. I know t sounds dramatic, but it's a slippery slope.
  • Smokey 2012/07/06 16:05:00
    No
    Smokey
    I'm impressed with that 105lbs. woman eating so many hotdogs. If she can stuff an entire hotdog in her mouth, what else can she do well (wink, wink). :) lol

    woman eating hotdogs
  • Angryface01 2012/07/06 15:41:49
    No
    Angryface01
    Here's a thought... let's all stop being wasteful and let the sub-cultures do their own thing.

    just in case someone gets offended by the word "subculture," it merely means an off-shoot from the main culture. You have to admit, it's not common for all of to train for or participate in an eating contest on a regular basis. That's kind of like the whole "this isn't my day-job" kind of thing...
  • FunkyMunky 2012/07/06 15:33:20
    No
    FunkyMunky
    Some may disagree with me but the availability of plenty of different kinds food is one of the great things about America.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/07/06 15:21:39
    No
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    But the food should be poisoned in small dosages.
    The more you eat, the more poison in your system. Eat to much and you die.
    The one that can eat the most without dying from the poison wins.
    That would be a real test of courage.
  • Laura Lovegood 2012/07/06 14:55:30
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/07/06 14:52:05 (edited)
  • hollowpointxkilljoy 2012/07/06 14:50:00
    No
    hollowpointxkilljoy
    I can guarantee that eating a single meal from McDonald's is way worse than this. But you don't see that getting banned.
  • beach bum 2012/07/06 14:32:55
    No
    beach bum
    no
  • BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROC... 2012/07/06 14:13:04
    No
    BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROCK-N-R
    I am just wondering, did somebody get jealous just because they couldn't eat that many hot dogs? I mean, if someone is able to put away that many groceries then thank God, we live in the land of milk and honey.
  • Ken 2012/07/06 14:08:02
    Yes
    Ken
    +1
    It is dangerous.

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