5. Hot 97 Slap Contests
Even if you don’t live in the NY area, you’ve probably heard of Hot 97’s infamous Smackfest fights, where the station orchestrated open-handed stand-offs to give away concert tickets and other freebies. That was, until the state’s attorney general made WQHT-FM pay a quarter-million dollars and ended the contests for good. However, seeing how popular the event was back in its heyday and knowing much clout the Olympic committee has, we’re sure these rosy-cheek duels could make a comeback.