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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Nabs ESPN's Page 2 'Quote of the Year'

Friday, December 30, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council President Janet Riley took the top spot in ESPN’s Page 2 ‘Quote of the Year’ countdown for her humorous response to an incident earlier this year on the golf course.

In October, a spectator tossed a hot dog at golfer Tiger Woods during the Frys.com tournament. Appalled by the misuse of the American icon, Riley issued the following statement:

"The use of an iconic food in an act of violence against an iconic golfer like Tiger Woods is reprehensible -- and a violation of hot dog etiquette. Some might call the thrower a 'wiener,' but we'd say that's too high a compliment. Hot dogs are meant to be enjoyed -- not weaponized."

The statement was picked up by papers and bloggers nationwide, and discussed on ESPN’s Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning."

Said Riley, "I certainly think that our PR efforts brought attention to this problem, so I hope that it will be brought under control," Riley said. "Since [the Tiger Woods incident], I am not aware that they have been weaponized. So to that extent, we were successful."

To view the final installment of Quotes of the Year, with the Council leading the pack click here: http://es.pn/sw8TYD.

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