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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 837 times:

I know ESPN broadcasts a wide variety of sporting events, but on ESPN2 right now they are televising a eating contest! Why would they put that on TV? It's not even a sport!


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User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 829 times:

That's because the contest is santioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating....

The Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship, a sanctioned
competition conducted by the International Federation of Competitive
Eating, will feature top-ranked competitive eaters from around the world,
including the top three eaters in the world: Takeru Kobayashi, Sonya "The
Black Widow" Thomas and rookie sensation, Joey Chestnut. The professional
eaters will compete for more than $23,000 in prizes. In addition to the
world championship, a competition will feature Wisconsin's best brat-eaters
as they put away brats for pride, glory and the $2,000 top prize.

The International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE), the
governing body of all stomach-centric sports, conducts more than 70 events
annually, including the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot
Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. The competitive eating community,
which numbers more than 3,000 veteran and rookie athletes, travels the
nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 819 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
It's not even a sport!

By definition a sport is something you practice in, compete in, and have tournaments for with winners and losers (non-winners). So technically it is. I don't buy into it, but you cannot argue with Sports Psychology



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 801 times:

It just seems like a dumb thing to put on TV.


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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 787 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 3):
It just seems like a dumb thing to put on TV

If they can put soccer on tv and call it a sport, why not eating?  duck 



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 781 times:

My favorite programming block was the World Series of Darts followed by the World Series of Poker. What's next, checkers?


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