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Couch potato champ crowned

By: NATASHA SMITH

features@algarveresident.com

A LIBRARIAN from New York was crowned the ESPN Zone Ultimate Couch Potato champion after his three opponents gave in to sleep deprivation or the need to use the lavatory.

Stan Friedman won after more than 29 hours of continuous viewing of predominantly college football games and endless highlights loops.

The four contestants sat in recliner chairs in front of a dozen large plasma televisions and two 14-foot projection televisions, and were allowed unlimited food and drinks. The challenge was that they weren’t allowed to go to sleep or leave their recliners except for restroom breaks once every eight hours.

Friedman was declared the victor when runner-up Nate Lopez ran to the bathroom before the allotted break time. He won 5,000 US dollars, a large television, a recliner and a trophy with a potato on it!