So much happens online that unless you spend your whole day surfing the web, most of it falls through the cracks. That's especially true for Twitter, where you'd need to follow every athlete and stare at your feed constantly not to miss anything. That's where Social Media Menu comes in with all the best tweets that bridge food and sports. Think of this as one epic RT.

--Mike Tyson delivers easily the best food/sports tweet of the week and maybe greatest of all time.
@MikeTyson: ".@holyfield's ear would've been much better with his new BBQ sauce. check it out http://realdealbbqsauce.com ‪#TGIF‬‬"

--Dwyane Wade's personal chef, Richard Ingraham, posted a pic from the heart of the Heat parade.
@Chefrli: "My view http://instagr.am/p/MTRpmyEo0Y/ "

--Steelers LB James Harrison evidently had a pretty decadent weekend.
@JHarrison9292: "Time to start working off all that good food from this weekend."

--Andrew Zimmern gives some calming advice to Olympic gold medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale.
@AndrewZimmern: "@GWeberGale @foodiemumma @MarksKiosk Good luck this weekend my friend. Remember, the raindrop is at home when it hits the river."

--Falcons WR Roddy White barters for a deep-fried dessert.
@RoddyWhiteTV: "I will go only if i can get fried Oreos and ice cream RT @kayliiex3 you never took me up on my offer to go a Braves game last year...the offer still holds! #mytreat"

--Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale shows off his lunch.
@GWeberGale: "Lunch to refuel after the 200 free. #swimtrials http://instagr.am/p/MWKdi6p1QT/"

--No. 2 ranked competitive eater Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti has an epiphany.
@deepdisheats: "My white castle has a what to do in case of choking sign. If ur in a white castle @ 3 am, choking is the least of ur worries"

--49ers TE Vernon Davis is raising one healthy family.
@VernonDavis85: "Told my 4yr old, that reading books will make him faster and stronger than me! He said "daddy I'm all ready stronger from eating veggies."

--Former DE Stephen White needs a little fast food pizza advice.
@sgw94: "Anybody had one of those p'zolos from Pizza Hut yet? Im thinking bout checking em out this weekend."

--Steelers WR Antonio Brown shows off lunch.
@AntonioBrown84: "Tuna Egg Sand witch ; Hydration http://instagr.am/p/Mdz8M-sifg/"

--Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas needs room service.
@DemaryiusT: "At the W in buck head no car r nothing and hungry in need of some snacks.."

--Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle shares the dinner menu his mom is whipping up.
@RuebenRandle: "Mama tryin to get me fat http://instagr.am/p/MZKePogBFV/"

--Bills LB Shawne Merriman has no shame about his fast food love.
@ShawneMerriman: "I'm at McDonalds and I'm proud of it #Whatdiet"

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How are two of the top-ranked competitive eaters preparing for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dot Eating Contest on July 4th?

By taking on four of the most grueling challenges Chicago has to offer, of course. Pat Bertoletti and Tim Brown are either the smartest men alive or simply gluttons for punishment. If there's anything that could possibly stretch their stomachs for an extra frank or two next week, it's the four-night gustatory gauntlet they begin on Friday night.

"After a month of eating nothing but hot dogs practicing for the big day I personally welcome the chance to gorge myself with something besides encased meats!" says Brown, the 10th best eater according to Major League Eating rankings.

The Windy City chaos begins at the Fifty/50 Bar where the duo will attempt to take down 50 items off the menu including a 40 oz of Old Style in just 50 minutes. The rest of the challenges are equally daunting. There's the five-pound bacon bomb at Paddy Long's, an eight-pound cheeseburger at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, and nearly five pounds of sandwiches at Lucky's Wrigleyville.

The good news, if there is any, is that if Brown and Bertoletti are successful, their eat feats will benefit a local charity. Each restaurant has agreed to donate a portion of their evening's sales or a cash prize to the Chicago Food Bank should any of the standing records be broken.

The pair certainly has a good chance. Bertoletti, who goes by the nom de gorge Deep Dish, is the No. 2 ranked eater in MLE. He has his share of records and has been close to taking down the reigning Nathan's champ Joey Chestnut. Plus, he and "Gravy Brown" know each other well having already teamed up on another front. They launched their own food truck recently called Glutton Force Five (http://gluttonforcefive.com/) which they describe as, "somewhere between bad Arnold commando movies from the 80’s and a battered deep-fried cheeseburger at a carnival."

They use the Mobile Eating Recon Vehicle as transportation to take on challenges, and to serve their unique food across the city. It's easy to spot. It looks like the love-child of a short bus and the A-Team van. Chicagoans should keep an eye out for M.E.R.V. over the next handful of nights as Brown and Bertoletti go on their rampage.

"This is either the best or worst idea ever to prep for July 4th. Either way we are jumping in feet first," Brown says. "We will have to tell you once it's over."

-- Adam Watson is the food czar at ThePostGame. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamKWatson.

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So much happens online that unless you spend your whole day surfing the web, most of it falls through the cracks. That's especially true for Twitter, where you'd need to follow every athlete and stare at your feed constantly not to miss anything. That's where Social Media Menu comes in with all the best tweets that bridge food and sports. Think of this as one epic RT.

--7-time Pro Bowler Warren Sapp posts a picture of an epic meal.
@WarrenSapp: "Lunch was great!! http://lockerz.com/s/218452718"

--Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker might be taking his contract situation a little too hard if this tweet is true.
@WesWelker: "I am eating PBJ's and drinking wine at 10:30am. Where is my @Bonk_Breaker for this?!"

--Former defensive end Marcellus Wiley gives a foreign currency lesson via snacks.
@MarcellusWiley: "This is how much a Corona and Doritos cost outside the U.S. http://instagr.am/p/L8VL1iJ-1t/"

--Giants rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle does some burger comparisons.
@RuebenRandle: "Cheeseburger Cheeseburger don't have nutn on Five Guys"

--John Daly watches his alma mater play in the College World Series.
@PGA_JohnDaly: "wifi tweeting w/a diet coke--celebrating by eating some chicken and have the Business Class callin the HOGS! this is hilarious! #WPS #CWS"

--Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin discusses who should pay for dinner.
@JLin7: "I picked him up but its an asian restaurant lol. Decisions... RT @Dlee042: At dinner in SF with @JLin7 ... Who should pay the bill?"

--Giants rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle posts some home cooking.
@RuebenRandle: "This what I been missing http://instagr.am/p/MJxiWygBHj/"

--Graeme McDowell shakes off falling short at the U.S. Open with some wine.
@Graeme_McDowell: "Spending the afternoon in Napa Valley hitting some vineyards. Just did @farnientewinery. What an amazing place. #tasting #dangerous #fb"

--Graeme McDowell makes our list again with his two cents about a burger rivalry.
@Graeme_McDowell: "Just settled the In and Out/Five Guys burger debate for my taste today. In and Out hands down winner for me. Quality cheeseburger. Thoughts?"

--Vikings punter Chris Kluwe gives a different kind of recipe.
@ChrisWarcraft: "Recipe for instant nap: Cold tub for 15 minutes, dinner of BBQ chicken baked beans and apple pie, then walk out into 90 degree heat. #yaaawn"

--Heat team chef Michael B. Jacobs tweets the pregame meal before their Game 4 win.
@MichaelBJacobs: "tonights pregame menu: Baked Chix Fingers, Garlic Thai Chili Shrimp, Sweet Pot Wedges, Bow-tie Pasta and Ron's Chicken Salad!"

--Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown gives some essential cooking knowledge.
@AntonioBrown84: "Water boils at #212 degrees anythings else is useless !"

Sorry for the late delivery for last week, but it just means you get seconds this week.

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To those engineers who desperately want to shatter the "nerd" stereotype, your time has come.

Thank the kids from the Kohler High School Engineering Club in Kohler, Wis.

Project Grill, an organization in Sheboygan County, partners high school students with community manufacturers to make a grill from scratch. The Kohler Villager reports the Kohler students put some serious creativity into their project as they built a replica of Miller Park.

Complete with Miller Park's convertible style, glass-panel retractable roof (also used as the lid), the barbecue's perimeter resembles the nearby Milwaukee Brewers' home stadium.

With the grill on the inside, the inner details of the stadium were left out. These kids deserve a ride down the slide anyway. They are going to be quite a site at Miller Park tailgates this summer.

The Kohler students, led by instructor Dave DeBruin, were paired with partners from the Vollrath Company.

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LOS ANGELES -- This is hard to watch.

After inhaling a layer of seafood that included shrimp, salmon, tuna, roe, sea urchin and more in under a minute, Johnnie Excel has been struggling with a volleyball-sized mound of rice for far too long. The 29-year-old's hopes at beating the record time on the Bikkuri Don challenge at Wakasaya in downtown Los Angeles are gone, and now his hands are shaking as he just tries to finish and avoid a $50 tab.

For Excel, part of getting into competitive eating was a numbers game. As an accountant, he saw a lot of promise in not only getting to eat a lot of food, but also potentially making some money as well.

His first challenge was just a couple years ago in Mission Viejo. Excel took down 18 dogs, made it to the finals and walked away with $500. He impressed the professional eaters on hand and was told he could have a future if he worked at it.

That's exactly what he's been doing, not only practicing, but building a persona including the nom de guerre Johnnie Excel. He prefers the stage name because of "too many weirdoes on the internet." It also helps keep apart his two lives -- the mild-mannered mathematician and the over-the-top gurgitator.

"At work I have to be very quiet, talk money, finance, and be real serious," Excel says. "This is my way of letting it all out."

This hobby turned second job has led to some interesting experiences. In April he went on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno to recreate a mayonnaise eating stunt that had gained a lot of attention through YouTube. Excel has also served as a technical adviser on television shows, including an episode of "Bones" where it was his task to make the competitive eating storyline look as real as possible.

He's currently training to take on the king of competitive eating Takeru Kobayashi at the Crif Dog Classic on July 4th in New York City. He's already faced the world's most popular eater in several contests and has a healthy respect for the legend.

"Right now, I don't consider him competition because I'm nowhere near the same league as him," Excel admits.

That doesn't mean he's not bringing his "A" game to NYC on Independence Day. Excel has been practicing hot dogs on top of competing in other challenges. Later this month, he and five other eaters will attempt to devour a 50-pound pizza. But there's work to be done if he has any chance of besting Kobayashi and walking away with the any share of the $25,000 purse.

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So much happens online that unless you spend your whole day surfing the web, most of it falls through the cracks. That's especially true for Twitter, where you'd need to follow every athlete and stare at your feed constantly not to miss anything. That's where Social Media Menu comes in with all the best tweets that bridge food and sports. Think of this as one epic RT.

--Chef Gordon Ramsay meets up with former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.
@GordonRamsay01: "With the champ @holyfield! He chewed my ear off for cursing !! http://yfrog.com/oc91nshj"

--Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips dines at a Cincinnati staple.
@DatDudeBP: "‪#BPFoodNetwork‬... Dinner at the FAMOUS @TheRealJeffRuby Steakhouse downtown w/ ‪#MamaLue‬ & ‪#POPS‬... Yep, we here again LOL! ‪#BEST"

--SB Nation posts a great GIF of a ref that appears to be practicing his cooking skills.
@SBNation: "Stirring pudding? Grinding pepper? Mixing cookie batter? What is this ref doing? http://sbn.to/LbyI39"

--Bizzare Foods host Andrew Zimmern weighs in on Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
@AndrewZimmern: "Is it me or is this basketball game superb or what? I say Heat take it. Rondo may be most under rated superstar in NBA"

--Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman digs into a crawfish boil.
@ShawneMerriman: "Crawfish with the Fellas http://instagr.am/p/L1FD6QlJ6W/"

--Olympic gold medal swimmer Cullen Jones displays his culinary talent.
@Cullen_Jones: "Had to stop from cooking to take this pic. The boys are grilling out! Having a burger contest. Of course im gonna win! http://lockerz.com/s/216156423"

--Lakers small forward Metta World Peace is on the hunt for a Canadian classic.
@MettaWorldPeace: "Can I find vegan poutine in Vancouver....?"

--Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick goes out for haute cuisine.
@JJRedick: "Rotisserie duck with chive pancakes @momofuku ssam http://instagr.am/p/LwWEvhxOyV/"

--ARAMARK shows off some good looking nachos in Kansas City.
@ARAMARKsports: "Beautiful night for a @Royals game. Check out these Cheesey Corn BBQ Brisket-achos pic.twitter.com/v1cGMS8t"

--Masters champion Bubba Watson goes on a fast food tear before the U.S. Open.
@BubbaWatson: "My 3rd night in a row!! ‪#chipotle‬ http://lockerz.com/s/216414981"

--Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey splurges on a 1983 Chateau Montelena.
@JeremyShockey: "Fine wine http://instagr.am/p/Lwd5t8Qc8Y/"

--Team Chef for the Miami Heat Michael B. Jacobs takes in the Red Sox vs. Marlins game on Monday night.
@MichaelBJacobs: "Great shot from the budweiser bar in Centerfield http://pic.twitter.com/XsHZK8oW"

--Giants rookie running back David Wilson grabs some soul food in Harlem.
@4stillRunning: "This is what I'm talking about @amyruth's in Harlem http://instagr.am/p/L3sZOtjX8g/"

--Sports Illustrated's Peter King has to pay up over a Stanley Cup wager.
@SI_PeterKing: "Lost a Cup bet to Al Michaels. I owe him the biggest steak in Los Angeles. Congrats to Kings, and all Kings fans. You earned it."

--Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown reveals his order.
@AntonioBrown84: "Salmon n lobster Mac RT @PGHSportsUpdate: '@AntonioBrown84: Capital Grill!' What's on your menu tonight Antonio?!"

--Falcons wide receiver Roddy White shows off his beer aficionado side.
@RoddyWhiteTV: "This beer won the low country beer festival I'm gone try it http://moby.to/s33866"

--Texans running back Arian Foster goes further with his vegan talk from last week.
@ArianFoster: "As soon as I'm done playing. Peace out to meat."

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So much happens online that unless you spend your whole day surfing the web, most of it falls through the cracks. That's especially true for Twitter, where you'd need to follow every athlete and stare at your feed constantly not to miss anything. So we're trying out something new here on Chompions. Social Media Menu will give you all of the best tweets that bridge food and sports, and that aren't right or long enough for stories of their own.

-- Giants safety Tyler Sash gets an Air Jordan-shaped birthday cake.
@TSash: "Jordan 11 Shoe Cake in Giants Colors for my birthday. Ordered by my girl. Made by the Cake Boss! http://instagr.am/p/LgEztCzXgs/"

-- Texans running back Arian Foster considers a change to his diet.
@ArianFoster: "I think I was a vegan in one of my past lives. It's calling for me in this one."

-- Mickey Mantle's restaurant closes in NYC and longtime sportswriter Terence Moore sums it up.
@TMooreSports: "Just saw Mickey Mantle's restaurant closed yesterday in Manhattan after 25 years. How did it last that long? Food was lousy."

-- The MLB Fan Cave brought in a ringer to cook up some amazing food.
@MLBonFox: ".@AramarkSports Chef Erin Wishon flew in from KC to whip up some authentic KC BBQ in the Fan Cave! #ASG #MLB http://pic.twitter.com/V1qaGo8J"

 
-- NFL.com personalities Adam Rank and Dave Damashek got into a battle over edible semantics.
@Dameshek: "Grow up, @AdamRank – tacos are most certainly NOT sandwiches. Right, everybody? Vote here: http://DaveDameshek.NFL.com #nfl"

-- Giants rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle had a craving for an impressive looking ice cream sundae.
@RuebenRandle: "Need one of these right about now http://instagr.am/p/Li8kVyABLw/"

-- Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman confessed to a snack habit that harkens back to childhood.
@ShawneMerriman: "Cereal everyday after practice #Canthelpit"

-- Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife took in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles.
@ChefLudo: "2 hours to go!!!!!!! http://say.ly/GTG3ue0"

-- Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale cooks up a feast.
@G_WeberGale: "Got some pots on the stove tonight baby!! http://instagr.am/p/LlzJV0p1Q3/"

-- Browns wide receiver Greg Little wanted to fall off the wagon after a run in with the TSA.
@Str8UpGlittle: "Need a cupcake to soothe my angry smh"

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While many golfers head to the range after a missed cut, Stewart Cink heads to his grill.

Barbecuing has become his happy place over the past few years, and an up and down 2012 has seen him practice the hobby probably a little more than he'd like. Cink has three Top-25s this year, but has also missed three cuts. It's the result of some tinkering with an eye on the future.

"It's a work in progress for me right now," the 2009 British Open champion says of his swing. "I've made a lot of changes to lead me to the latter part of my career. It's taking a while to get comfortable."

Cink has had several rounds at 80 or above this year, and needs to find some consistency as he heads into the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club next week if he wants to win another major. Thankfully he's got a place to clear his mind and not over think the game: Barbecuing.

"It's a passion of mine," says Cink, who is currently hosting a series of interactive golf clinics for Chase Sapphire card members. "It's something I like to do on the side for, you could call it, relaxation or therapy."

It all started about four years ago when a friend suggested buying a smoker and cooking a big cut of meat for July 4th. To say it went badly is putting it nicely. But Cink has perfected a few recipes and posted some amazing looking ribs and other final products on his Twitter account, @StewartCink.

He's worth a follow for the pictures alone, but he seemingly replies to just about everyone who writes to him. The added bonus is that Cink can be pretty funny too. Last month he tweeted that his wife, "suggests we go to a vegetarian diet on regular recurring days. I vote for February 29."

As proficient as Cink has gotten in the barbecue game, he's happy to keep it as an avocation. Unlike so many athletes who try their hand in the restaurant business, Cink says that's not in his future.

"The thing that scares me about that would be that it would become something I have to do instead of something I want to do," he says. "Golf, at times, feels that way to me and I don't want anything else in my life to become that way."

Cink derives a lot of his joy from the labor intensive process by feeding his friends and family. If you want to try some of his famous 'cue, you'll have to get into the inner circle.

They're the only ones who know if he's ever served barbecue sauce out of the Claret Jug.

-- Adam Watson is the food czar at ThePostGame. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamKWatson.

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Shane Doan has a secret side not many people know about.

Despite a work ethic and diet that has kept him playing professional hockey for nearly two decades, the Phoenix Coyotes captain has a penchant for one particular candy. The people at Skittles found out about Doan's love for their rainbow of flavors and decided to send him some gifts. On top of a year's supply, the pièce de résistance was a Skittles-covered hockey stick.

The company said they wanted to reward the Coyotes forward for an outstanding season. He scored 22 goals and had 28 assists leading the team to the playoffs. Unfortunately they were cut down in the Conference Finals in five games to the buzz saw that is the L.A. Kings. Still, the performance was the deepest run in franchise history.

Doan is now part of a select group of athletes honored by Skittles both for their play and love of the brand. Derrick Rose and Lamar Odom both received vending machines full of the candy in years past. Dwight Howard was given a Skittles pinball machine.

Now that the public knows just how big a fan Doan is of the stuff, it will be interesting to see what they do. When Seahawks fans learned of Marshawn Lynch's Skittles love they began bombarding him with them after touchdown runs.

Let's hope Coyotes fans don't adopt the same celebration when Doan scores. It's one thing to taste the rainbow, but cleaning it off the ice would be a huge mess.

-- Adam Watson is the food czar at ThePostGame. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamKWatson.

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Browns fans know Greg Little had a case of butter fingers last season, with his 12 drops tying him for second most in the league.

What they don't know is that every Thursday after practice he had a case of butter, flour, sugar and frosting fingers. Apparently, linebacker Chris Gocong's wife, Mandy, would bring cupcakes for the team, and Little always made sure to get his share.

"I'd eat about seven to ten and the guys would get on me about that," he told the Akron Beacon Journal.

Upon hearing the news, Mandy Gocong tweeted on Thursday:

"@Str8UpGlittle So that's where all the cupcakes went hmmm…lol! Glad you enjoyed my cupcakes haha!"

To which Little responded, "the best in the world!!!"

But they aren't part of his new plan. Little is taking his fitness and nutrition to another level getting ready for his sophomore season. He gave up the cupcakes and has lost 11 pounds with the new diet and workout regimen.

Yankees fans will remember CC Sabathia showing up at training camp last season 25 pounds lighter after giving up his daily vice -- a box of Cap'N Crunch cereal. But Little wasn't out of shape to begin with.

He led the team with 61 receptions for 709 yards, finishing with the second most catches in the league among rookies in 2011. Ditching cupcakes is part of an overall process that included getting out of the gym. The Browns second-round pick was too focused on lifting and is now putting that time in on the field.

Coming into OTA's at a sleek 219 was, in part, motivated by a conversation with head coach Pat Shurmur after last season ended.

"I basically told him that he needed to do everything he can in this offseason to make a huge jump for his second year," Shurmur said. "I think he’s got a good start on that."

Little should be fine, unless Brandon Weeden's wife has one heck of a brownie recipe.

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