By now you are aware of the all-you-can-eat ticket trend at Major League Baseball stadiums. But if that isn’t disturbing enough, there is now a movement within journalism to take part in a glutinous challenge to see how many hot dogs, nachos and ice cream one can cram into 9 innings.
Journalists, well known for pounding food with great vigor, seem to have an immediate love for such an idea.
Our research team has put together a leaderboard to track who is the “2008 Journalism King Of The All-You-Can-Eat Section.”
- Pat Craig (Oakland Tribune) Oakland: Four dogs, one order of nachos, a bag of peanuts, an ice cream sandwich and a bag of popcorn.
- Eric Louie (Contra Costa Times) Oakland: 12 hot dogs, two ice cream sandwiches and six lemon-lime sodas.
- Andrew Matheson (Hollister Free Lance) Oakland: Five hot dogs, four nachos, a bag of peanuts, six sodas and an ice cream sandwich.
- Tony Hicks (Contra Costa Times) Oakland: Seven dogs, but a lot of other stuff.
- Adam Brandolph (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Pittsburgh: two hot dogs, two orders of nachos, one popcorn, two bags of peanuts.