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Another celebrity took part in Detroit’s most famous canine dog race this weekend.

Dave Portnoy, founder of sports blog and digital media company Barstool Sports, posted a video on Twitter on Sunday, recounting his discussion as he tasted chili dishes with a hot dog on Lafayette Connie and American Connie Island.

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“I didn’t know it was such a big deal in Detroit,” Portnoy said. “It’s like the Red Sox and the Yankees. I love that rivalry.”

Employees at each restaurant gave him details of why they had a better dog, but in the end, “the nod goes to an American,” he said.

Portnoy said America’s hot dog delicacy was easier to eat and not as unbearable as Lafayette’s, although he acknowledged that “neither would be the first thing I would ever eat.”

Portnoy’s charity, The Barstool Fund, is currently seeking donations for Americans on its website.

The fund raised more than $ 29 million for restaurants and other small businesses across the country that were hit hard by the pandemic. It has the support of Kid Rock.

The fund has raised $ 15,000 for the US island of Connie, according to the website. It is unclear whether Lafayette Connie Island will see love after that.

Reporter Christine MacDonald can be found at cmacdonald@freepress.com

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