Stocking the Fridge

Change your holiday plans because William "The Refrigerator" Perry has qualified for Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Updated: June 20, 2003, 12:59 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

Picture Pete Rose anteing into the World Series of Poker. Envision Anna Kournikova as "The Bachelorette." Imagine Larry Eustachy hosting MTV's Spring Break. Set your imagination on wild, but you still won't come close to this:

William Perry will compete in the annual Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.

That's right, the most famous overeater in sports history, the man so large he is nicknamed for a household appliance, the former lineman bigger ...

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