The 4th of July Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest reminded us this year why it's so glorious but there's one aspect of it that perhaps doesn't get enough attention.

George Shea as the PA host and the man in charge of the creative introductions should get some mad props. He and his bother Richard took over publicity for the event in the 90's and it's since then that it's really taken off.

Great jokes, one-liners and an amazing white-guy rap highlighted the intros this year from George Shea.

While many are saying the actual competition of Matt Stonie beating Joey Chestnut by 62 hot dogs to 60 hot dogs was dramatic and fun to watch, I'm upset that the 8 year reign of Chestnut has come to an end. And with that, the intros were the best part of this year's competition and it's not close.

What if other sports took on the same approach to player intros like the hot dog eating contest? Like the Knicks, for example. After a lackluster free agency period, let's all be real, the Knicks might have to have a two-verse hat-related rap for Melo every time he comes onto the court in order for people to still want to hit up MSG.

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