Wake Forest’s Weak Contest Idea: Sit ‘Til It Hurts

There’s nothing like a feat of endurance to truly test one’s character. It can be as much a mental challenge as physical. How far can you run before your body stops cooperating. How long can you go without sleep before your brain stops functioning. Or in the case of a handful of Wake Forest football fans, how long can you sit in an empty football stadium before you butt starts to fall asleep.

Empty stadium, single fan


The WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL has details on Wake Forest’s idea of a draining contest. Called “Last Fan Sitting,” it asks 30 fans to sit in their stadium seats and … actually, that’s about it. No physical strain, no mental stress, just sitting at the stadium. This has to be the least demanding contest since the “Last Person Lounging in Bed Watching TV and Drinking Ginger Ale” a few years ago.

And the grand prize for winning the contest? Four prime season tickets to Demon Deacon football games for the next 15 years. That’s a pretty good payout for doing nothing at all - literally. (Although I’m sure most fans would trade the tickets for basketball seats in a heartbeat.)

Just so you don’t think that Wake Forest is putting these fans through torture by making them sit, they do get breaks ever two hours. And oh yeah, they are allowed to bring up to 20 pounds of equipment. 20 POUNDS! But, nothing that you need to plug into an electrical outlet, so fans can’t bring their Hibachi.

The weather is projected to be wet with temps in the 30s, but we’re hardly talking Arctic freeze here, especially when you have 20 POUNDS OF GEAR to keep you warm. The contest runs through Thursday and - this shouldn’t be a shock - Wake Forest already has plans if multiple people are still sitting: a Demon Deacons trivia contest.

Hint: every football answer will be Riley Skinner.