Joe Arpaio Challenges "Any Reporter" to Hot Dog Eating Contest. We Accept. Loser Quits His Job?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's got a hankerin' for rocker Alice Coopers' two-foot wiener.

Apparently so impressed with the two-foot hot dogs served at Coopers' Cooperstown restaurant in Phoenix, the sheriff has challenged "any reporter" to an eating contest.

"After signing autographs at Cooperstown yesterday, I'm now ready to challenge any reporter to an eating contest with the 2ft hotdog," Arpaio tweeted yesterday.

We accept, and propose a wager on the outcome: the loser has to quit his job.

We're sure the sheriff can put down a dog or two, but we've got some experience in overindulging on heart-attack-inducing meats.

In May, New Times staffers participated in an eating contest at Big Earl's BBQ in Scottsdale. We earned an impressive second-place finish after gorging 15.4 pounds of brisket, potato salad, fried pickles, and other (ahem) delicacies.

Granted, nearly every member of team New Times puked following the contest, but it was worth every chunk.

Read about New Times battle with Big Earl's BBQ here.

The wiener's in your court, sheriff. We await your reply.
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