Asked to compare himself to hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut, NBA legend Charles Barkley admits he loves hot dogs. How many can he eat in a minute? Well he isn’t gonna eat them fast. Toppings? Chuck prefers onions (“I love onions”) and chili, but he’ll make do with mustard and ketchup. (Or is it catsup? another question Barkley would no doubt have a big opinion about!)
Now Joey Chestnut can knock back 70-plus franks in ten minutes. But Barkley, a man who loves to eat, is far less voracious.
“I can eat eat four hot dogs and enjoy the hell out of myself,” Barkley says. “But wet bread is one of my biggest pet peeves in the world.” Broadcast mate Ernie Johnson agrees with Chuck on the wet bread problem, saying it’s “disgusting.”