Competitive eater Joey Chestnut went one for the thumb Monday to cap off this year’s Fourth of July celebration. He ate 62 hot dogs and buns to capture his fifth straight title at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island. That kind of domination puts the distinguished Mr. Chestnut in rarified air in sports. So whether you think he’s a great athlete or the greatest athlete ever, I know one thing: He’s a gosh darn American hero.