The fields for the 2020 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest have finally been announced. The big shock is that Geoff Esper is not competing with the men's field consisting of Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, George Chiger and Badlands Booker. This is the second consecutive surprise omission for Esper after he was left out of the Quarantine Challenge field. The women's field is as expected: Miki Sudo, Larell Marie Mele, Katie Prettyman, Julie Goldberg and Rene Rovtar.


  1. Anonymous said

    July 3, 2020 @ 5:58 pm

    Esper, what gives?

  2. Anonymous said

    July 3, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

    Will it be televised or will there be a live stream to watch?

  3. Anonymous said

    July 3, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

    Boy, what a bore! This is the biggest fiasco in the history of competitive eating. They have absolutely no shame to hold this meaningless event in the middle of a growing pandemic.

  4. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    July 4, 2020 @ 2:04 am

    It will be on ESPN at noon Eastern.

  5. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2020 @ 8:10 am

    Are we sure the payouts $20,000? I’ve heard it’s 12.5% of that.

  6. Simple Sad Truth said

    July 4, 2020 @ 9:39 am

    Money takes priority over health, until the latter is gone.

  7. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2020 @ 9:42 am

    If Chestnut and Sudo don’t break their previous records this is about to be the most boring Nathan’s ever

  8. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2020 @ 10:18 am

    Have you seen the subpar “stage”? You’ve really outdone yourself this year. What an embarrassment.

  9. Not seiken said

    July 4, 2020 @ 11:23 am

    10:19 will be watching

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