Three months after Char and I fought to a draw in our now famous Battle of the Sexes Arm Wrestling Competition, we stepped up to the table to face off again. The first match became more popular than we ever imagined with our readers. The original blog post and video on our website has received over 2,500 visitors in the first three months and the YouTube version of the video has attracted over 15,000 views in the same time period. We’ve had many of you comment on this site encouraging us in the rematch and giving us your feedback about the last match. The post was so popular that we even turned it into an online comic book.
We ran another reader poll asking you to vote on who you thought would win the rematch. As of today, Char clearly had you convinced. She won the poll with a final tally of 108-45, with 15 of you thinking we’d end up in another draw.
With most of the readers cheering for Char to win (a big thank you to Johnnie and Aliya for publicly rooting for me!), I decided to kick it up a notch. I guaranteed my victory in the rematch.
So…. after all this time, finally, the Battle of the Sexes Arm Wrestling Rematch between Char and I was on! Before we get into the videos of the event and the outcome, I’ve got a few more words of reflection (like last time) on why we think this post has become so popular.
1. As I stated last time, it is a mixed gender arm wrestling competition
Let’s face it – had I just simply won last time, you’d probably not care so much to see the rematch. Why is it that Char’s fans and cheerleaders are outnumbering my own by a ratio of about 100 to 1? Simple. It’s a mixed arm wrestling match – man vs. woman – and the level of competition is fairly equal on both sides of the table, making the match extraordinarily close and exciting.
2. Char and I are competitive… but we are also best friends and have a great marriage
When people have competitive natures, I must say they are simply fun to watch in action. But when the two competitors are best friends – or moreover, husband and wife – and they can intensely compete in an amicable manner, then they bring all the passion and respect of their relationship into the competition.
These are my thoughts at least. So…. without further delay… here’s what happened when Char and I faced off in the rematch….
Before we began, Char and I decided it would be fun to both take a moment to film ourselves saying what we really thought the outcome of the rematch would be. Not over-confident trash talk but what we really thought would happen… Here are our predictions:
Watch Char and Louis predict who will win the rematch (10.4 MB MP4 file)
SO – with that covered, what really did happen?
The Left Arm: Char won the left arm in our last match after a relatively short struggle and this time, it was pretty much the same story. After losing with the left arm, I realized that my guarantee of victory would come up short. It seemed like this was going to be a repeat of our first competition… another draw…
The Right Arm: By the way, both Char and I are right handed. I won the right arm last time and fully expected to do the same in this rematch. It was a long struggle on the right arm the last time and in the end, Char just couldn’t hold up. So you can imagine my surprise this time when Char gained an early advantage and after a short period, just finished me off and won the competition.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO OF THE ARM WRESTLING REMATCH. ( 23 MB MP4 file)
So the Battle of the Sexes Arm Wrestling Rematch ended with Char taking the victory. I was completely surprised but it was a fair match from what I can tell. I’ll be reviewing the videos to make sure. 😉 But Char’s not getting off the hook that easy. She’s giving me a rematch in July. So stay tuned to see how all this turns out. Next time, I WILL BE more prepared for her.
Until then, we’ve got a LOT of other competitions planned for The Traveling Twosome. You keep reading – and we’ll keep competing! We’ll be recording another episode of our radio show podcast this week and I’m sure we’ll talk about this match and what’s coming next as well! If you haven’t subscribed via iTunes, do so here!
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