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

Sunday, February 27, 2005

We get a lot of letters here at NCD Headquarters, ranging from the profound to the mundane to the commercial (more Cialis ads?). We've taken some of the best and republished them here to gain a wider audience. They (mostly) deserve it:

A sidenote, to explain my love of corndogs, in college I once made one of the pledges in my fraternity research the history of the corndog. At his weekly meeting, he was unable to tell us the names of any of our Founders. He explained that he did not have time because he had spent so much time researching corn dogs. It was a proud day for me.

Thanks so much for creating this wonderful event that combines two of the greatest things on earth, corn dogs and the NCAA Tournament.

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Hi

I love corn dogs and would like the information to start my own festival of corndogs. Unfortunately I'm based in the UK where corn dogs are quite difficult to find, but I'm a mean cook and would like to educate the good people of Britain of the tasty delights of the corn dog.

Thanks

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I just recently moved to Bremerton Washington, it is directly west of Seattle Washington. I attended my first corn dog day in Washington DC last year and double doubled with the best of them. Due to my recent move I have decided that I would like to host my own corn dog day this coming year. It is time to spread this tradition far and wide. I have been telling people about the blessed event and I have about 50 people interested in attending.

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I am so much in love with corndogs when I found this web site I was tickled pink. next year I do plan on going to national corn dog in Portland Oregon. so plan on seeing me there yours truly big fat corndog dude

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We make home made corn dogs as a fund raiser for our church every year at festivals in our community. We love your idea of a national corn dog day and would like to have a celebration next year.

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Please feel free to add to these testimonials...

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
triple-double.
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
Triple-Double.