This is the blog for attendees (and aficionados) of National Corndog Day -- NCD 2005 is on March 19th this year, so time to get ready.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

One of the great challenges of NCD is counting the bounty of the Triple-Double. Brady Sahnow offers this wise advice on adopting an official standard at NCD:

The Statistics of Corndog Day

Keeping an accurate tally on dogs, tots, and beer (especially late in
the day) can be a source of controversy and frustration. To simplify
the process this year we will be officially adopting the scoring system
used by a small contingent of veteran NCD members for the past few
years. This method will be required for the official recognition of a
1) Each participant will receive a paper plate on which the name or
chosen optimistic moniker (i.e. big daddy, the eating machine, Dr. Dog,
etc, etc)is written.
2) After each corndog is finished the stick is punched through the paper
plate so that it is securely attached.
3) Tator Tots (the most difficult to track) should be served and
consumed in groups of 10. After each group is eaten a rip along the
edge of the plate is made. 10 rips in the plate's edge constitutes 100
tator tots.
4) Beer tabs from the cans should be taken off after the beer is
finished and dropped around the corndog stick. One beer for each stick
should total 10 beer tabs around 10 corndog sticks.

A decorated plate will be given to the party host for evaluation and
formal recognition of the magnificent feat that is the NCD


Blogger abaumgarten said...

Much like when the NFL began officially tracking sacks in 1982, this new and unimpeachable method of tabulating Triple Doubles promises to advance the standard of competitution significantly.

All I can say is "Bravo" for continually setting the bar higher for this wondrous holiday.

Alex (Washington, DC party host)

2:20 PM, March 01, 2005

Blogger Corndawg Delight said...

Sadly, Boston has never achieved the vaunted treble double, but I have a good feeling that with the new computational system we will pull it off.

6:02 AM, March 18, 2005


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