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Are You The Ultimate Couch Potato?

By Benjy Lipsman in Miscellaneous on Nov 26, 2008 3:35PM

2008_11_espnzone_couchpotato.jpgWhen it comes to watching sports, are you the ultimate couch potato? Really? If so, ESPNZone is giving you a chance to prove it. On January 1, four contestants will have the opportunity to prove that they can outsit anyone and win the title of Ultimate Couch Potato.

The competition requires all contestants to plop down at 10am on New Year's Day and remain in their DreamSeat recliner inside the ESPN Zone's Screening Room, watching sports non-stop. While food and drink are unlimited, bathroom breaks are allowed only once every eight hours. So no chugging the free Bud or you'll fold pretty quickly. Also, no sleeping is allowed so no halftime catnaps either. Suddenly, this contest sounds like work. But to the victor goes the spoils. As if holding the Ultimate Couch Potato title isn't enough to finally prove to your parents that you can accomplish something, there's also a prize package including a 42-inch HD LCD TV, airfare and ESPN Swag.

To enter the competition, you will need to e-mail why you have what it takes to win in 200 words or less, between now and December 10. The lucky three chosen will compete against the reigning champ, Jeff Miller, who lasted 40 hours 30 minutes last year. That's over a day and a half! Even on New Year's Day, with all of the bowl games and the Winter Classic, that's a damn impressive feat. Especially since, after about 14 hours, the only sports on TV are lumberjack competitions and reruns of the Alamo Bowl you've seen the highlights to 20 times already.