Is there anything worse in life than finishing 2nd in a food eating contest?

Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs yesterday in the Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating contest and won as he does every year, but the person who finished 2nd ate 48 hot dogs and got nothing. In other sports, you live with the loss and are sad and move on. You lose an eating contest? You get all of that PLUS a stomach full of food eaten very fast….for nothing.