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. This week's dispatches include cereal, sushi and insects:

-- Saints QB Drew Brees puts his John Hancock in a very unusual place
@DrewBrees: "This was a first... autographing a Jimmy John's sub! Keep'em coming t.co/qVcCofo4"

-- Olympic gold medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale feasts on insects in London
@GWeberGale: "Live ants I ate this morning for Taste of Noma. Taste like lemongrass. instagr.am/p/NloswEJ1Q7/"

-- Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has a weakness for pastries
@jschwartzlions: "Add the Hungarian Strudel Shop in Allen Park to the list of hyped places that lived up to its billing. I will be 10 lbs heavier soon."

-- Jets QB Mark Sanchez gives a shout out to pizza joint near training camp
@Mark_Sanchez:"Thanks to the crew at Pudgie's Pizza here in Cortland!! pic.twitter.com/D5eoM1lb"

-- Former NBA star Charles Oakley whips up a fancy meal to start the day
@CharlesOakley34: "Breakfast time at OAK34 HOUSE yfrog.com/nxlgfinj"

-- Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips eats well on the road
@DatDudeBP: "#BPFoodNetwork… Dinner @RAsushi in #Houston was #DELICIOUS like always! Table was covered up w/ nothing but SUSHI, SUSHI, & MORE SUSHI"

-- Giants rookie RB David Wilson is apparently still a kid at heart
@4stillRunning: "Caught eating my fav cereal haha instagr.am/p/Ne7yisjXz_/"

-- Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez has a tasty summer suggestion for lunch
@TonyGonzalez88: " Try getting your lunch today from a farmers' market, local farm or your own garden. It will help your body and your pocket."

-- Magic guard J.J. Redick has a taste for the finer things in life
@JJRedick: "Suckling pig. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/TsZmhXgw"

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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. This week's dispatches include oysters, chocolate and extra onions.

-- Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall won’t be following in Arian Foster's footsteps
@R_Mendenhall: "I heard @ArianFoster has become a vegan.. I just had a mean burrito. #goodluckbruh"

-- Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle heads into a food coma
@RuebenRandle: "Jus gave me the itis http://instagr.am/p/NUGBSwgBAe/"

-- Saints OT Jermon Bushrod is apparently a fan of Food Network
@J_bushrod7475: "This show restaurant IMPOSSIBLE kinda makes me not wanna eat out anymore"

-- Steelers LB James Harrison has a restaurant tip for sushi lovers
@jharrison9292: "Just finished eating at the best spot in south side.... Nakama"

-- Chargers LB Takeo Spikes is hopefully joking about this pre-dentist lunch
@TakeoSpikes51: "On the way to the dentist & just ate a big sandwich w/everything on it & extra onions. I'm sure he's gonna appreciate this. Lmao"

-- 49ers LB Patrick Willis has to reign in his sweet tooth
@PatrickWillis52: "If I could, I would eat like 500 of these but I can't. Only a couple ughhhhhh The body!!! http://instagr.am/p/NSQ2PywN5f/"

-- Saints QB Drew Brees gave out some sandwiches to fans after signing his new contract
@DrewBrees: "Who wants to join me for a celebratory #9 at Jimmy Johns at 4301Veterans Blvd? See you there"

-- Sounds like Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth needs to find a new restaurant
@DonteStallworth: "This calamari is TERRIBLE!!!!"

-- We're not sure what Raiders RB Darren McFadden means
@dmcfadden20: "It's hot as cheese out here(@tyvonbranch voice)"

-- Patriots WR Wes Welker takes a Twitter poll for dinner
@WesWelker: "Very productive day. Time to eat a good healthy dinner. Italian or Sushi?"

-- Saints OT Jermon Bushrod loves his oysters
@J_bushrod7475: "It just went down... #dragos #nola #whodat http://instagr.am/p/NPoVxRmzOk/"

-- Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin shows off his dinner
@DougMartin22: "Chinese, yeaa buddy!http://instagr.am/p/NKhXwdwvyG/"

-- Jets WR Santonio Holmes has some suggestions for a fast food giant
@Santonio10: "#McDonald's should make egg whites. #imjustsaying"
@Santonio10: "Sausage,egg white, n cheese mcmuffin."

-- Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle has a fast food menu suggestion of his own
@RuebenRandle: "Popeyes need to put this on the menuhttp://instagr.am/p/NNLJIDABCe/"

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Every child who was once punished for spitting out peas at the dinner table will be glad to know this "rude" behavior might actually win them a world championship.

In Pea Shooting, that is.

Last weekend the 42nd World Pea Shooting Championships were held in Cambridgeshire, England. More than 150 entrants took part, with Rob Bresler taking home the trophy after pulling out a nail-biting, sudden death pea-off with former champion Jim Collins.

"You have to be a true athlete," Bresler said of the sport. "It's like darts. You have to have a very good eye, determination and practice. You have to be here at least 10 minutes before to have a good go at the boards."

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The event was started some four decades ago by a local headmaster as a way of harnessing students' love of pea shooting while also raising funds for the town. This year the tournament raised £1,900 (roughly $3,000) for the town hall.

A vegetable-shooting contest that actually benefits a town sounds like a great idea. And it might even have more kids saying, "pass the peas, please."

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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. We lead off this week with dispatches from Mark Sanchez's 'Jets West' camp:

-- Santonio Holmes live tweeted his dinner at Katsuya in Laguna Beach with Mark Sanchez
@Santonio10: "Chilln wit the Kid @mark_sanchez http://instagr.am/p/M4k80jNdv7/"

@Santonio10: "Still haven't reached the 4th course of this menu and I'm getting stuffed"

@Santonio10: "Marinated cod http://instagr.am/p/M4qNirtdjx/"

-- Jeremy Shockey goes fishing for his dinner
@JeremyShockey: "Be eating this soon http://instagr.am/p/Mv9m0AQc4J/"

-- Giants DE Osi Umenyiora shows off his lunch
@OsiUmenyiora: "Great nigerian meal. Jollof rice, chicken and sweet plantains http://pic.twitter.com/hf8u4S2m"

-- Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle has a craving for some nachos
@RuebenRandle: "Had to grab one. #izzos http://instagr.am/p/MwO53QgBKK/"

-- Magic guard J.J. Redick is having a tough time with his new regimen
@JJRedick: "Day 5 of 10 day cleanse. Almost half way though. Starting to take its toll. I'm grouchy and want a buttered croissant and cup of coffee."

-- Former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand has teamed up with the famed fast food sandwich chain
@EricLeGrand52: "Proud to be a part of the subway team, Subway believes in me and I believe in Subway. Thank you for all of the support"

-- 49ers TE Vernon Davis likes clean burning fuel after the gym
@VernonDavis85: "Post workout meal included 20grams of fresh broccoli, brown rice and 2 big glasses of water! #healthyeating"

-- Steelers WR Antonio Brown had one thing on his mind on his birthday
@AntonioBrown84: "Cake cake cake !"

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There hasn't been a lot of great baseball played at Kauffman Stadium this year. The Royals are ten games under .500, but on Tuesday the folks of Kansas City will have something to cheer for when the league's biggest names come to town for the 83rd All-Star Game. The ballpark is rolling out the red carpet and a red hot menu for the fans.

ARAMARK, the exclusive food and beverage partner for the stadium, has been developing its own roster since January to showcase the best the city has to offer.

“Few regions of the United States are as defined by their local cuisine as much as Kansas City is defined by its amazing barbecue,” said Kauffman Stadium executive chef Erin Wishon. “We’ll have fans visiting from across the country and we want to show them what Kansas City is all about—delicious barbecue!”

Wishon and her team plan on smoking more than 5,000 pounds of meat for the big game. They'll cook over a ton of brisket, 1,800 pounds of pulled pork and over 600 racks of ribs, not to mention they're planning on going through 650 gallons of barbecue sauce. Signature items for the All-Star Game include:

KC Rib Eye Stack Sandwich: Seasoned rib eye steak with cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickle on a bun.

Cheesy Corn Brisket-acho: Crisp tortilla chips topped with smoked brisket, baked beans, cheesy corn, coleslaw and barbecue sauce.

All-Star BBQ Dog: A classic, all-beef hot dog topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, pickle slices and barbecue sauce.

Royal Bacon Blue Dog: An all-beef hot dog topped with blue cheese sauce, chopped bacon and red onion.

Both dogs will be available throughout the stadium, but true ballpark frank connoisseurs will want to check out the Dugout Doghouse stand which will feature seven unique hot dogs. Wishon and her team expect to serve up 40,000 during the course of the festivities.

That's a lot of happy fans in Kansas City. Now if the Royals could just somehow make the playoffs.

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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.

-- Lakers small forward Metta World Peace loves his cooking shows
@MettaWorldPeace: "Turn to the food network channel.. U will find ur exclusive on the blockbuster trade there.. The dumbest trade ever ...‬‬"
@MettaWorldPeace: "Some idiot traded turkey for pork .. I would never do that. That's absurd. It's ludacris.. Keep the damn turkey man.. At least pick the tofu"

-- Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle posts a pic of a favorite pizza joint
@RuebenRandle: "If u from north La, u kno what time it is http://instagr.am/p/MeAhQEgBFs/"

-- Packers TE Jermichael Finley tweets his plan for the day
@JermichaelF88: "Good morning!! Starting my day with a great protein filled breakfast then headed to Pilates. Might hit the Fox River later!"

-- ARAMARK Sports has a great idea
@ARAMARKsports: "With the @Pirates in action & #NationalHotDogMonth in full swing, treat yourself to a Reuben Dog w/ Swiss, kraut & Thou. Island at PNC Park"

-- 49ers LB Patrick Willis shows was a professional athlete should eat
@PatrickWillis52: "My lunch today. Trying to get my body prepared for what's coming ahead but not trying to peak to soon. http://instagr.am/p/MmLcOewN-X/"

-- Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon needs a better breakfast
@JustBlack81: "Debating whether I should drink another red bull or not would make it da 3rd one this morning lol"

-- Falcons QB Matt Ryan knows how to enjoy the offseason
@M_Ryan02: "Love the salty Maine oysters http://pic.twitter.com/qza2wgwb"

-- Packers WR Greg Jennings takes a poll about the annual July 4th hot dog eating contest
@GregJennings: "Who do you got in the @espn Nathan's Hot Dog contest tomorrow? @joeyjaws looks like the favorite to me"

-- But Jennings' teammate isn't a fan
@JermichaelF88: "Why do they have a HotDog Eating Contest on ESPN. Killing Me!"

-- Giants rookie WR Rueben Randle wants to crash the Fourth of July
@RuebenRandle: "Who's firing up the grill in BR & wants to invite me?"

-- So does Chargers LB Shaun Phillips
@Shaun Phillips95: "Who's having a cookout in the OC I can crash with my boys."

-- Texans RB Arian Foster finally makes the switch he's been talking about
@ArianFoster: "Officially a vegan now. We'll see how this goes. But week one down. So far, so good. Feels wonderful."
@ArianFoster: "I've never had a glass of milk in my life. I hate the taste."

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On an 82-degree day in Coney Island, Brooklyn, some 40,000 people gathered at the corner of Surf and Stillwell for the 2012 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Wednesday had potential for history, and Joey Chestnut delivered. He tied Takeru Kobayashi's record of six consecutive victories in this classic Fourth of July event.

"I'm hungry. I'm loose. I'm empty," said the 28-year-old Chestnut before taking the stage.

The field of contenders included among Gravy Brown, Tim "Eater X" Janus, Bob Shoudt, Matt "Megatoad" Stone and last year's runner-up Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti.

Major League Eating president George Shea and the crowd counted down and the 10-minute contest was on. Bertoletti jumped out to a single hot dog lead after the first minute. But Chestnut began to pull away from the pack around the halfway point up six.

The rush to the finish was filled with shaking, jumping and anything else these athletes could think of to help get their hot dogs down. But no one would come close to the defending champ who is appropriately nicknamed Jaws.

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Chestnut captured his sixth straight Mustard Belt, tying Kobayashi's dominant streak from 2001 to 2006, by eating a staggering 68 hot dogs. Janus came 16 hot dogs and buns short with Bertoletti finishing in third with 51. Although the winning number matches Chestnut's world record from 2009, after the contest he said he felt bad for the crowd.

"I wanted to give them a new record," he lamented. "Maybe next year."

Still, no one could be disappointed with the performances Chestnut has displayed over more than a half decade at Coney Island.

In his six victories he has consumed an astonishing 377 hot dogs and buns.

Before Chestnut's victory, the women's competition kicked off first with a lot on the line for Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas. She entered the day as the defending champion, having won the first ever women's only event last year. Despite her victory in 2011, she fell short of her personal best of 41 hot dogs and buns by a single frank. At the start on Wednesday, it appeared Thomas and Juliet Lee would be neck and neck, but with five minutes left the Black Widow pulled away leaving all thirteen of her adversaries in the dust.

"I had my own goal, 45," Thomas told sideline reporter Renee Herlocker after her victory. "I was going to try to shoot for that."

And that's right where she finished with a new women's record and her second pink Pepto Bismol Belt.

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