Don’t Miss the Hype Tomorrow!

No one ever asks me what job I would want to have if I wasn’t a pastor. I’ll tell you anyway. If I could no longer do my job, I would want to be the hype man at the Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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: