Daily Archives: July 5, 2011

Food for Thought 7-5-2011

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com.

By Josh Kramer

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As is the case ever year, the sporting world does not stop for the holidays.  Sports have become embedded in the American holiday culture.

Here are the main items that have been on my mind.

Is eating really a sport?

We all know that people love to eat.  And in America, we really love to eat.  Sadly, according to today’s SportsNation poll (compliments of ESPN), over 81% of people agreed that competitive eating was not a sport.  That did not stop over 40,000 people from heading to Coney Island to watch the American hero, Joey Chestnut, the eating machine from California bring home the mustard belt for a 5th consecutive year.

According to Wikipedia, a sport is defined as follows:

“An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team
competes against another or others.” Continue reading