The Most American Things In Sports
The 4th of July always serves as a constant reminder of sporting traditions that were born in the U.S.A. One of the more popular ones is the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest that takes place on Coney Island in New York every July 4. Yesterday, American Joey Chestnut went legend once again and gulfed down 68 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Chestnut’s sixth straight title not only keeps him atop the competitive eating hiearchy, but also keeps the coveted Nathan’s crown in the States (for a long time the great Kobayashi of Japan dominated the Nathan’s event). Americans love the Red, White, and Blue when it comes to competition, and there are some traditions that all Americans can identify with. Below are some cartoons that comically depict some of our famous sporting hobbies and traditions. Cartoon courtesy of ESPN.