Hot Dog Man Finds Acceptance at Away Game

University of Michigan's Hot Dog Man, who has been threatened with a ban and fine, found acceptance at Northwestern University.

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The University of Michigan's Hot Dog Man, who has been threatened with a ban and fine from Michigan Stadium, has found greater acceptance at Northwestern University, the Michigan Daily reports. His football game routine—which includes throwing wieners he buys from the concession stand to other spectators while yelling, "Who wants a hot dog?"—dates back to last season, when such halftime antics forced stadium officials to escort the student out. Meanwhile, fans protested, chanting, "Let him stay"—simultaneously elevating the senior to minor campus celebrity status.

However, when Michigan fans crowded into to Evanston's Ryan Field for this weekend's away game, tolerant stadium officials allowed the senior to remain. While market forces stifled the latest stunt ($3 for a hot dog will do that) and the threat of expulsion will likely restrict his activities for the time being, peer pressure and the attention-grubbing thrill of riling up a crowd may eventually override this senior's sense of decorum. "It's just this crazy feeling that you've got all these people looking at you," he said. "It's unreal."