Couch Potato contest puts your laziness to the test

SHARE Couch Potato contest puts your laziness to the test

Thirty-nine hours, two minutes and 25 seconds.

That’s how long Chicago real-estate broker Jeff Miller spent watching televised sports on January 1 and 2, 2009, as part of ESPN Zone‘s annual Ultimate Couch Potato competition. Think you can beat that record? Enter this year’s contest by December 9 and you could be in line to win the grand prize: a recliner, free cable for a year and $1000 toward a home sports theater.

Send your 200-word explanation of why you have what it takes to, um, sit on a couch and stare at a screen until your eyes bleed to couchpotato@espnzone.com. More details are available at www.espnzone.com/ultimatecouchpotato .

The Latest
Bears quarterback Justin Fields needs to have a good passing performance Sunday after being both the least-used and least-effective starting quarterback in the NFL the first three weeks of the season. Head coach Matt Eberflus needs it, too.
Property owners would be asked to pay about $1.50 more a month in taxes toward the preserves, which became a haven during the pandemic.
Creative agency dedicated to bridging and amplifying the Latinx identity and experience in Chicago hosts its first art gallery.
Fall arrives in the city, flight attendants protest at O’Hare and Midway, Bears fans enjoy another W and more in our best unseen photos of the week.
Dosunmu has added some weight and worked on his quickness, hoping to continue making an impact for his hometown team. Will that be enough to land him a starting job while Lonzo Ball heals up? Let the preseason games begin.