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News Mon Jan 04 2010

Sit Down and Take A Bow

2010 ESPN Zone Chicago Ultimate Couch Potato WINNER - Jeff Miller 01.JPGAnd the winner is...

Jeff Miller, who pulled off the three-peat today and won the Chicago Ultimate Couch Potato championship at ESPN Zone. In winning his third straight UCP title, Miller outlasted three other local finalists (profiled here in Tailgate recently) and watched televised sports until 10 a.m. this morning to post a final time of exactly 72 hours and set a new UCP record and unofficially set a new Guiness World Record (the old record was 69 hours and 49 minutes set by Suresh Joachim in 2005). That's THREE FULL DAYS of watching televised sport, something that would test even the most die-hard of sports fans. We're talking obscure bowl games, inane interviews, blowhard "experts", minimal bathroom breaks. For three straight days. Jeff Miller, we salute you. Now get some sleep.

(Ed. Note: We apologize to readers for erroneously listing the incorrect starting time for the contest in our previous story. We trust that most of you were smart enough to log onto the official site from the link we provided and see the correct starting time. Again,we apologize for the error.)

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