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Old 07-03-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

10-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Chestnut seems to be getting better with age. His 72-dog performance last year is only rivaled by Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in terms of single greatest performances in sports history.

As for greatest athletes, I've got:

1. Babe Ruth
2. Muhammad Ali
3. LeBron James
4. Joey Chestnut
5. Michael Jordan

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You left out Clowney and Secretariat.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

Michael Phelps - 23 Olympic Gold Medals should be on any Top10 List.

Carl Lewis - 9 Olympic Gold Medals in 4 different summer sports (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump.) Set numerous world records and still has the indoor longjump world record. Also belongs on any Top10 GOAT athlete list.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
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No Question Chestnut should be number1... Only Wilt Chamberlain 10k women even comes close as a feat!!!!
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

Not sure how much of an "athlete" one is or has to be to down a shit pot of hotdogs. I found myself asking who the hell is Joey Chestnut before reading this thread and now I know why I didn't know.
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

Is he one of those guys who eats the wiener first, dunks the hotdog into water and then eats it after? If so, that's lame....a hot dog is a hot dog.....
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:57 PM   #7
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

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10-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Chestnut seems to be getting better with age. His 72-dog performance last year is only rivaled by Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in terms of single greatest performances in sports history.

As for greatest athletes, I've got:

1. Babe Ruth
2. Muhammad Ali
3. LeBron James
4. Joey Chestnut
5. Michael Jordan

Discuss...

no where...being able to stuff a bunch of food in your mouth doesn't equal being an athlete.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:38 PM   #8
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

He lettered in varsity hotdogs. Get this man his jacket.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:13 PM   #9
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As for greatest athletes, I've got:

1. Babe Ruth
2. Muhammad Ali
3. LeBron James
4. Joey Chestnut
5. Michael Jordan

Discuss...
Interesting list. I never do well with this type of thing as I tend to let my personal bias get in the way. Also, you have the issue of comparing different eras against each other. With that said;

1) Ken Griffey, Jr/Bo Jackson - Injuries kept each from achieving their full status of greatness.
3) Hank Aaron - Still All-Time HR King and a personal favorite.
4) Micheal Jordan
5) Jim Thorpe/Jesse Owens
7) Satchel Paige/Jim Brown/Pete Maravich/Wayne Gretzky

As for Joey Chestnut - NA (Not Applicable).

Lebron probably should be included in the discussion but I din't think "Active Players" should ever be on a GOAT list as people tend to lean towards people they watched play,
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Default Re: Where Does Joey Chestnut Rank in terms of All-Time Greatest Athletes?

I do not think I would want to be remembered as a man who could down a dog quickly.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:46 PM   #11
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Just slightly below American legend Billy Buck Roscoe

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:23 AM   #12
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Just above Madeline Allbright.
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Interesting list. I never do well with this type of thing as I tend to let my personal bias get in the way. Also, you have the issue of comparing different eras against each other. With that said;

1) Ken Griffey, Jr/Bo Jackson - Injuries kept each from achieving their full status of greatness.
3) Hank Aaron - Still All-Time HR King and a personal favorite.
4) Micheal Jordan
5) Jim Thorpe/Jesse Owens
7) Satchel Paige/Jim Brown/Pete Maravich/Wayne Gretzky

As for Joey Chestnut - NA (Not Applicable).

Lebron probably should be included in the discussion but I din't think "Active Players" should ever be on a GOAT list as people tend to lean towards people they watched play,

Agree. Eating fast doesn't equal great athlete. It has nothing to do with athletics.
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Technically he's probably the greatest athlete of all time.

Hot dog eating is technically a sport and will anyone else ever eat 72 dogs in 10 minutes? Probably not.
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I have to assume this thread is a total joke.

And Bo Jackson/Ken Griffey Jr tied for #1 greatest athlete of all time???? That's almost as funny as suggesting the hot dog boy is an athlete.
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Interesting list. I never do well with this type of thing as I tend to let my personal bias get in the way. Also, you have the issue of comparing different eras against each other. With that said;

1) Ken Griffey, Jr/Bo Jackson - Injuries kept each from achieving their full status of greatness.
3) Hank Aaron - Still All-Time HR King and a personal favorite.
4) Micheal Jordan
5) Jim Thorpe/Jesse Owens
7) Satchel Paige/Jim Brown/Pete Maravich/Wayne Gretzky

As for Joey Chestnut - NA (Non Athlete).

Lebron probably should be included in the discussion but I din't think "Active Players" should ever be on a GOAT list as people tend to lean towards people they watched play,
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The argument for Joey Chestnut.


Webster's definition of an athlete:

a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.


So by this definition Joey Chestnut qualifies as an athlete right?

He is the greatest of all time in his respective sport. But I could argue he excels more at his sport than anyone has ever excelled at any other sport. No one has ever come close to the numbers he's put up. And no one else will in our lifetime IMO. Can you say that about any other major sport in their respective modern eras? Not baseball, basketball, soccer, football...No one has been that much better than their competition.

He is the greatest athlete of all time.
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Dead last!! And I sure as hell wouldn't invite him over to a cook out!! LOL
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Right below Betty White and just above that black chick from the movie “Precious”.
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The argument for Joey Chestnut.


Webster's definition of an athlete:

a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.


So by this definition Joey Chestnut qualifies as an athlete right?

He is the greatest of all time in his respective sport. But I could argue he excels more at his sport than anyone has ever excelled at any other sport. No one has ever come close to the numbers he's put up. And no one else will in our lifetime IMO. Can you say that about any other major sport in their respective modern eras? Not baseball, basketball, soccer, football...No one has been that much better than their competition.

He is the greatest athlete of all time.
No, because eating a hotdog isn't a sport. Competitively eating hotdogs isn't a sport. Eating hotdogs over a period of time doesn't require stamina. Training, yes but not stamina. They train their bodies and stomachs to adjust for the quantities of food intake.
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