I think the hot dog eating contest itself is gross. But the guy who gets to be the announcer is hysterical, and perhaps my favorite 2 to 4 minutes of TV of the entire year. And if you do only one thing this 4th of July, nay, this entire summer – watch George Shea introduce the contestants. You can skip the gorging of the hot dogs, but watch the hype man.
Here’s a few examples of his work: