Eric Kohn
April 14, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

To the Dogs
Fagone follows a year of eating competitions and ”athletes” with WWE-like nicknames (”Coondog” O’Karma, ”Cookie” Jarvis), culminating in the 2005 Nathan’s Famous contest.

Winging It
In 2005’s Wing Bowl, Thomas finished a close second to Bill ”El Wingador” Simmons.

Final Serving
With colorful prose to capture the unique drama, Fagone offers a probing look at a curious pastime.

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