Joey Chestnut has just carved himself into the Mount Rushmore of All-Time Injured Athletes Who Won A Title. By winning with a ruptured tendon, hindered by crutches, and eating his way to a 15th title, Chestnut has cemented his legacy among the greatest athletes of all-time.
Most everyone agrees that Chestnut's already reached the upper echelons of every major category in competitive eating. However, today's championship victory was different. Eventhough Joey was hobbled on one leg, facing one of the biggest obstacles of his career, he still managed to out-eat every other challenger and leave them choking in his dust. And by doing so, ate his way onto a very short and distinguished list.
Competitive Eating Is A Real Sport
Before we continue, let's address the elephant in the room... competitive eating is a real sport. It takes months of preparation and training to reach the top of the eating championships, and it's just as challenging as any other athletic sport.
Chestnut deserves to be recognized on the same level as Lebron James, Mike Trout, or even Wayne Gretzky. Can any of those superstars eat 70 hotdogs in 10 minutes? I truly doubt it. So, let's put that question to rest and move on forward.
True Champions Endure The Pain
By capturing his 15th Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest, on crutches nonetheless, Joey Chestnut has chiseled his way onto an exclusive list, one which includes sports legends such as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Whether it was a broken leg or the flu, both Woods and Jordan won titles while playing hurt.
So, while Chestnut's feats are unparalled in the world of competitve eating, he has done something that very few in any sport has done. He endured the pain and pushed himself to a 7th consecutive victory, even when the odds were heavily stacked against him. That's the mark of a real champion.
So, without further ado, here is the Mount Rushmore of the Greatest Athletes (from every sport) Who Won A Title While Injured.
All-Time Mount Rushmore Of Injured Athletes Winning A Title
|The Flu Game
|Every Part Of Body
|Super Bowl XX
|The Hotdog Crutch
|Boston Red Sox
|Bloody Sock Game
|Thigh Muscle Tear
|New York Knicks
|Reed At The Garden
|Leg Stress Fracture
|U.S. Open Win
|Played With One Arm
|Two Bad Legs
|Los Angeles Dodgers
|Gibson Fist Pump
|Team USA (Olympics)
|The Perfect Vault
If Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's Hotdog Competition tomorrow, he could join the Mount Rushmore of Championship Athletes competing injured. Who will forget Michael Jordan and his infamous flu game? Or Curt Schilling pitching for Boston in a bloody sock? Or even Tiger Woods winning the U.S. Open on a broken leg?
All eyes will be on Joey Chestnut tomorrow, as many question whether this is the biggest challenge of his career. For the first time ever, Chestnut will be competitive eating with a severe injury, after an unfortunate accident ruptured his tendon, that will force him to eat on crutches.
Do You Believe In Miracles?
However, nothing may be more miraculous than a severely injured man eating over 70 hotdogs on hobbled legs. Few realize the endurance and skill it takes to be successful in competitive eating, which can take months of both mental and physical training. If Chestnut can pull off another Hotdog Eating Championship win, he could easily be mentioned in the same breath as Schilling, Woods, and yes... even Michael Jordan.
If we dive in even deeper, it could even be argued that Chestnut's Mustard Belts are more impressive than Jordan's six basketball titles with the Chicago Bulls. With another win, Joey's 15 Hotdog Eating Championships would far surpass Jordan's 6 Basketball Championships. Some could even argue that Jordan won his Championships in a team sport, while Chestnut had to win his Mustard Belts alone.
The Legacy Grows
However, that's a conversation saved for another day, as we wait for tomorrow's 2022 Nathan's Hotdog Eating Competition. If Chestnut can win while injured, he will definitely be added to the "Mount Rushmore of Injured Athletes Winning a Title".
Chestnut will going for his 7th straight win, and 15th win overall, which will add to his illustrious collection of Mustard Belts. Regardless the outcome, he is already the undisputed leader in Competitive Eating Hot Dog competitions, and nobody else comes even close.
There's always a feeling of romance in the air at the Lucky Zou Zou (來去走走). With exquisite, delicious dishes prepared with the finest attention to detail, the food here will delight the taste buds and warm the belly. It's the perfect place for date night or just hanging out with friends.
Under The Neon Lights
At night, you can see the neon lights beckoning from a distance, creating a shining aura against the mountain landscape. Although it's hidden away in the lush trees, Lucky Zou Zou is only a block away from the Danjin Denggong LRT Train Station (淡金鄧公站).
In the evening hours, as you look through the train's windows, you can see the glowing lights ricochet off the shop rooftops like a radiant rainbow. It's really an amazing sight.
In addition to the great food, they also have a small bird aviary, with a number of different birds, and from time to time, a variety of other animals as well. More recently, they added fish to the pond, which is frequented by a shy turtle who often hides in his shell. As would be expected, the aviary lured in many wild, yet domesticated cats to the area. At Lucky Zou Zou, people will really feel at one with nature.
With delicious food, a variety of alcoholic beverages, and a naturistic atmosphere, it contains all the right elements for an intimate night with that special someone. Romance is always in the air at Lucky Zou Zou.
Korean artists EXN (을씨년) and lIlBOI (릴보이) recently released the best hamburger song of 2022, a funky number that encapluates the true essence of the Gen Z era, a true love-hate relationship between a girl and her hamburger.
Who Are They?
EXN (을씨년), born Joo Hee-won (주희원) is a South Korean rapper who debuted under Unusual Sound in 2021.11
Whiel Lil Boi (릴보이; stylized as lIlBOI), born Oh Seung-taek (오승택) is a South Korean rapper who debuted under GRDL as a member of Geeks in 2011. He later debuted as a solo artist in 2018.12
On the outside, the song itself sounds like an inner battle between a woman and her love of hamburgers. However, when you dive deeper into the lyrics, it becomes clear that it could represent any type of social connection, one where love and hate co-exist side by side. That's why the track is so relatable. Who hasn't experienced those kind of feelings and emotions at some point in life?
This song could easily be an anthem for all love-hate relationships, one that is shared by people of every identity, whether it's flesh and blood or just a burger. Yet, in all honesty, and partially due to our never-ending devotion for sandwiches both big and small, we truly hope her and the hamburger ride bilissfuly into the sunset together.
Sandwich is life. Sandwich is forever.
Regardless of its meaning, one thing is certain, it's easily the best Hamburger song of the year!
Hamburger Song by EXN (을씨년) (Feat. 릴보이 (lIlBOI))
Let's be honest, it's hard to place Sloppy Joe's in any specific category. They define themselves as upcomers in the New Wave Of Classic Rock, yet they cover songs by Paul Anka, Billy Ocean, and Tom Jones. This is not your typical Hard Rock Band.
However, while Sloppy Joe's pays homage to the classics, many of their best songs are original, fast-paced, day-tripping, high adrenaline rockers. Tracks such as Devil's Music, The Journey, and Mirror are so intense, they will set your speakers on fire.
In order to understand the range and depth of Sloppy Joe's music, Last Sandwich decided to rank the Top 25 Songs By Sloppy Joe's, and then display it in the chart below. We've also included a column which shows the original singer of each cover song.
Top 25 Songs By Sloppy Joe's (Band)
|Means So Much
|Eat Sloppy Joe's
|Paul Anka 1957
|It's My Party
|Lesley Gore 1963
|Don't You Want Me
|The Human League 1981
|Love Really Hurts Without You
|Billy Ocean 1976
|Don Gibson 1961
|Tom Jones 1968
|We Wish You a Merry Christmas
|Arthur Warrell 1935
|Sheena Is A Punkrocker
|Some Broken Hearts Never Mend
|Don Williams 1977
|Make Some Noise
|Save Your Soul
|Donna Summer 1979
|Don't Pay The Ferryman
|Chris de Burgh 1982
|Right Decisionn (Acoustic Version)
|These Bootsn Are Made For Walking
|Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood 1966
|Ups 'N Downs
|Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
|George Benson 1985
|Wall Of Sound
Basketball legend Allen Iverson once told his fans they could always say "my man is solidified" after he was enshrined into the NBA Hall Of Fame. When it comes to the Rap Game, MC Hotdog is "solidified" as they come.
In some ways, the two global icons have a lot in common. Iverson was the underdog, the overachiever, the misunderstood; and had the most loyal fans in the NBA. Much like Iverson, MC Hotdog is fighting his own battles, as his newest music videos are slowly scraping and clawing up the Youtube Trending charts.
With new MVs such as Sugar Mommy (阿姨), Lab Rats (白老鼠), and They Ain’t Rappers At All (他們根本不是Rapper), MC Hotdog is showing that he's still at the top of his game.
So, in order to erase any future doubts, Last Sandwich wants to present this esteemed rapper a special award. We would like to officially recognize MC HotDog (熱狗) as "Sandwich Rock Solidified". From this day forward, let there be no question who is the G.O.A.T. of Taiwanese Rap.
MC Hotdog fans around the world can now say, "my man is sandwich rock solidified."
Latest Music Videos
Let's take a look at one of his most recent songs, Sugar Mommy (阿姨). It's a very funny and entertaining music video.
Sugar Mommy (阿姨) by MC HotDog (熱狗)
Next up is the most recent release from the MC, called "Lab Rats (白老鼠)".
Lab Rats (白老鼠) by MC HotDog (熱狗)
And finally, the third Music Video released in the past two months, a song with an incredible groove called, "They Ain't Rappers At All (他們根本不是Rapper)".
They Ain’t Rappers At All (他們根本不是Rapper ) by MC HotDog (熱狗)
Allen Iverson Solidified
And for those of you who want to know what it means to be "solidfied", check out Allen Iverson's 2016 Basketball Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech.
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