Hot Dog! It's Independence Day! Hot dogs are great to eat at sports events. But commentator Frank Deford doesn't think eating hot dogs should be a sports event.
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Hot Dog! It's Independence Day!

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Hot Dog! It's Independence Day!

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Sports commentator Frank Deford thinks there's a few too many hot dogs.

FRANK DEFORD: And, my fellow Americans, it gets worse. Because Takeru Kobayashi, the erstwhile champ, has been banned by MLE - that's Major League Eating. He will be speed-ingesting frankfurters at a rooftop restaurant in Manhattan, next to a large TV screen showing the certified Coney Island contestants. This is glutton creep of the worst kind.

INSKEEP: But when you eat a hot dog at a ball park, it is somehow gloriously transmuted into a better tasting morsel. But just one, please. Oh, well, maybe two.

INSKEEP: Commentator Frankfurter Deford joins us each Wednesday from WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Oh, Steve.

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