Georgetown's Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing Chris Grosse has once again come up with a fun promotion, this time tying in Hoyas soccer with one of the biggest questions of our time: whether the hot dog is indeed a sandwich. Check out the promo video below, which contains commentary from current Georgetown students, professors, and alumni. I'll note that though I was somehow not asked to appear in the video despite the hours and hours this site has devoted to lunch documentation, since you are all wondering where I stand on the issue the hot dog is definitely a sandwich.
Press release below:
Georgetown Men’s Soccer to Host the Celebration of the Hot Dog…Sandwich?
The celebration will take place at the UConn game on September 10
WASHINGTON – This past Memorial Day Weekend, Merriam-Webster Dictionary put to rest one of the greatest debates of our time when it proclaimed that the hot dog is in fact a sandwich. The No. 10 Georgetown men’s soccer team will celebrate this recent declaration at its home game against The University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, September 10 at Shaw Field at 1 p.m.
The Celebration of the Hot Dog…Sandwich? promotion will feature some exciting events for fans to enjoy. All fans who come to the game dressed in a hot dog sandwich costume will receive free admission. Also, any fans names Oscar, Meyer, Frank or Nathan will also be let into the game for free.
A debate area will be set up outside of the game for fans who believe that hot dogs are not sandwiches.
Upon entry to the game, fans can sign the "Hot Dog is Sandwich Pledge" where they will agree to proclaim that the hot dog is a sandwich for the rest of their lives. Every person who signs the pledge will receive a pledge certificate.
Fans will also be asked for their input on a survey of other tough questions such as
Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?
Are eyebrows facial hair?
Is Jello a dessert or a side dish?
Is a lamp a piece of furniture or an appliance?
Which armrest in a movie theatre is yours?
The game will feature an appearance by Georgetown’s live mascot, Jack the Bulldog, who will don a new hot dog sandwich costume. There will also be a hot dog sandwich making station by the concession stand.
At halftime, some lucky fans will participate in a hot dog sandwich catching competition, with the sandwiches being launched out of a t-shirt cannon.
As an added bonus, there will be an attempt to set the record for the most people in hot dog sandwich costumes.
GU had an impressive 2015 season with a mark of 16-2-3 overall and 9-0-0 in BIG EAST Conference play. After opening the year 0-2-1, Georgetown went on a program record 18-game unbeaten streak including a 14-game win streak. With the Blue & Gray failing to advance in the NCAA Tournament in penalty kicks, the unbeaten streak will continue into 2016.
The Hoyas will open the season at No. 2 Akron on Friday. The home opener is slated for Monday, September 5 against Virginia Tech.
Tickets for the game can be purchased at WeAreGeorgetown.com, or at the gate on the day of the game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 18 and under. Georgetown students are admitted free.