It is an annual Fourth of July custom:
Followers sitting at dwelling earlier than igniting their grills, watching the world’s finest eaters compete to see who can take down probably the most sizzling canine. This yr, all eyes have been on Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to see if he would be capable to break his file of 75 final yr.
Nicely, so long as ESPN’s feed allowed, anyway.
All through the afternoon’s broadcast of the 10-minute males’s competitors, ESPN misplaced the feed 3 times, together with close to the top of the competitors as Chestnut was about to interrupt the world file (which he did, ending his 76th sizzling canine and bun).
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With the stakes excessive and the competitors going down in entrance of followers once more for the primary time since 2019, at-home viewers have been clearly distraught to lose the printed, particularly because the occasion solely lasts 10 minutes.
This is how individuals reacted to the feed chopping out on Twitter:
Tomorrow we discover out ESPN paid hackers $92 million of crypto in ransom to revive the new canine feed
– RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 4, 2021
– Matt Bufano (@MattBufano) July 4, 2021
ESPN’s feed giving out a number of occasions within the pivotal moments of the Nathan’s Well-known Hot Dog Eating Contest 😬😬😬 pic.twitter.com/WlxEujwrbG
– Mark Freund (@MarkFreundTV) July 4, 2021
ESPN shedding the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest “feed.” Guess they could not minimize the mustard. I take no relish of their failure.
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) July 4, 2021