I’m doing a stupid thing on Saturday, and I encourage you all to join me in this endeavour if you so please. If you want to follow along live while I do so, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @TSN_Jorts. I’ll probably be starting around 1 PM EST, but if that changes, I’ll be sure to update the times.
For those of you perhaps not well-acquainted with either Twitter or the writings of Bill Hanstock, a sportswriter formerly of SB Nation’s Progressive Boink and now at many other online locations, this insane event was invented back in 2013 by Hanstock and Pete Gaines, who decided to share it with the world – you can read the original mission statement here.
Saturday, October 7th marks #DoLoThroDo17, and for the first time ever, I won’t have a scheduling conflict and can participate at last. If you’d like to participate alongside me, here’s what you need to know (adapted from this post from 2016):
“When: Saturday, October 7th, from 12:01 a.m. PT – 11:59 p.m. PT
Where: The Internet, and Taco Bell locations everywhere
The Rules: AT ANY TIME within the time parameters listed above, when you first begin eating tacos (FROM THE TIME OF YOUR FIRST BITE), you have ONE HOUR to see how many Doritos Locos Tacos you can consume. When time’s up, you’re done. Partial tacos must be counted as partial tacos. YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF, whether it be an Instagram of your discarded taco sleeves, step-by-step Twitpics of your journey, Vines, live streaming video, whatever. We encourage as much documentation as possible.
PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO ORDER “SUPREME” DORITOS LOCOS TACOS. WE ARE NOT MANIACS.
Both social media and this post are the official places for you to post said documentation. If posting proof on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, or Snapchat, you must send said proof to @sundownmotel and use the hashtag #DoLoThroDo17.”
All in all, there are a number of different divisions available for competing in – personally, I’ll be competing in the Heavyweight Division (the Nacho Cheese ones are my favourite type of Dorito), but lots are available. The record holders are unfortunately from 2015 and not from 2016 – I couldn’t find the official writeup about last year’s competition – but after doing a quick search on Twitter I was seeing some absolutely preposterous numbers that were absolutely decimating the 2015 record-holders.
If you’re thinking about competing, here are all your divisional options.
SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (FIERY/FLAMAS TACOS):
2015 winner: Paul (@paulbensonsucks), with 16
All-time record holder: Ricardo Marquez (@iBlogBetter), with 22
HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (NACHO CHEESE TACOS):
2015 winner: @teeg_dougland, with 16.5
All-time record holder: Mike Troxell (@Prune_Tracy), with 20
MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (A MIXTURE OF TYPES OF TACO):
All-time record holder: Sal (@GEAUX_SAL), with 25 (The all-time overall record)
CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION (COOL RANCH TACOS):
2015 winner: Drew Davidson (@_drew_davidson), with 14
All-time record holder: @roommateshits, with 17
VEGAN DIVISION (FREESTYLE) (POTATO SOFT TACOS, NO SAUCE):
Previous record holder: Michael Bendlin (@lamegigcontest), with 15
VEGETARIAN DIVISION (FREESTYLE PART II THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL) (POTATO SOFT TACOS):
2015 winner and all-time record holder: @ihateprospects, with 5
BREAKFAST DIVISION (INTERNATIONAL WATERS):
2015 winner: Michael Clair (@clairbearattack), with a combination of 8 biscuit tacos and grilled a.m. tacos
All-time record holder: Jackson West (@jackawest), with 7 waffle tacos
So yeah, this shit’s pretty crazy. I don’t think I’m going to get 20 in me, but I’d be happy to get 10 finished off for sure. I’m not a huge guy, and I’ve got a Thanksgiving dinner coming up the day afterwards… so I feel like I should go out there and have some fun, but not absolutely destroy myself. Not yet. If this goes well, maybe I’ll train more seriously for #DoLoThroDo18.
I’ll be writing up my experience doing this challenge as well – hoping to have it up on here probably around Monday afternoon so you can delight in my misery for a second time. Keep your eyes peeled!