Honestly, there are so many amazing sports moments in history that it’s easy to forget exactly how they went down. Sure, we remember the big names — Shaq, Allen Iverson, Michael Phelps — but do you remember every single detail of these amazing plays? Of course not.
That’s why you might not be surprised to recall that many of these moments involved that hot dog from Snapchat that everyone loves so much. You might be thinking “Was hot dog guy from Snapchat even around when most of these things happened?” And to that I say: “Shh… you’re overthinking it.”
Plus, we have photographic proof. So without further ado, here are six iconic sports moments feature Snapchat’s famous hot dog!
1. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Paul on a banana boat
This moment wasn’t iconic for a play of greatness, but instead for how hilarious it was to see three NBA greats on such a silly float. Of course in hindsight, the name “banana boat” doesn’t makes sense since they were riding on a hot dog:
2. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup
This photo is an incredibly famous one, starring Brandi Chastain tearing off her shirt in a fit of joy after kicking a game winning penalty kick. But many forget that the Snapchat hot dog was right there alongside her, celebrating the great win.
3. Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue
This one, which happened 16 years ago, is famous more for the incredible disrespect than any feat of athleticism. Just ask Hot Dog Guy — he was the real one who got stepped over.
4. Any Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
This one speaks for itself.
5. Shaq and Kobe hug after winning the 2000 NBA Finals
A beautiful moment for Lakers fans — and luckily, Snapchat hot dog was there to witness it. Now who’s going to give that hot dog a hug?
6. Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold medal
Michael Phelps has had a lifetime’s worth of athletic achievement, but coming back to win more medals in Rio was incredible to watch. And with those wins came Hot Dog Guy, who got a little wet while watching Phelps.
7. Things get heated between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook when KD returns to Oklahoma City
This was a tense moment for sports fans, and who can blame them? It’s always tough to see two teammates and one-time friends turn against each other, and so publicly too. But no one witnessed that divide closer than the Snapchat hot dog, who was SITTING ON RUSS’S SHOULDER WHEN IT WENT DOWN.
8. Every Wrestlemania
It’s a rassslin’ hot dog — what’s not to love?
Wow. It’s hard to believe that Hot Dog Guy was around for all these amazing sports moments. He’s a true superfan, and if you ever get the chance to meat him (ha) you should ask him about these times?
But whatever you do… don’t eat the guy!