2010 was quite a year for The Traveling Twosome. We launched a radio show, a TV show, became regulars on other people’s radio shows, began doing commercials, began publishing comic books, starting filming custom videos for our fans, and much more! We met members of Elvis’ band and entourage, we started holding contests, we traveled to some amazing places, and we made some amazing friends along the way. But the one thing that has generated the biggest response from our fans has been our competitions against each other.
2010 was quiet the year of competitions for us as well. The year saw us engage each other in a series of arm wrestling matches, go toe to toe in a wrestling ring, and even throw a month long marathon of competitions known as The Traveling Twosome Olympics. The year started with a paper football match in January, we held a few rematches over the next eleven months, and so we decided that we’d throw a paper football championship as the final competition of the year. Paper Football held some significance with us and we knew it would be a great finale to a year of great competitions. Here’s why…
I (Louis) grew up playing paper football all the time and had never lost a game in my life. It was one of those things I held on to. Char had never played the game in her life. When we started playing this year, she became the first person to ever tie me in a game. In a rematch held just before our Traveling Twosome Olympics Paper Football Competition, she became the first person to ever beat me at the game. She went on to win 2 out of 3 in the Olympics Paper Football Competition and took the Paper Football Championship from me. After the Olympics, my record against Char was 6 wins, 3 losses, and 3 draws. Even though I no longer held the championship, I felt I was indeed the better player… and this would be a great opportunity for me to end the year with a victory. After all, I had lost the wrestling match and the Olympics… I needed something to end the year with dignity!
We agreed to a Best of 3 competition, each game timed for 5 minutes. The Paper Football Championship was on the line…
Included here is a complete video recap of the entire event. We made the video entertaining so we hope you enjoy it! Leave is feedback on what you think! So… we know… you want to know what happened. Did Char pull off the upset of the year and retain her title… did Louis end 2010 with a big victory? Well, it’s sort of impossible to tell. Let me explain…
Game 1, as you’ll see, looked like it was going to be a blowout. I was beating Char 51 – 12 with a minute left. She pulled off a pretty impressive attempt at a comeback and ended up losing with a more respectable score of 51-37. Her 25 unanswered points in under a minute left me with the victory but her with the momentum.. It wouldn’t matter, however, if I could pull myself together and win just one of the next two games.
Game 2 was much closer. The game was pretty much neck and neck most of the time. In the final minute of the game, Char pulled ahead and I couldn’t keep pace with her. She won the game, handing me only my fourth defeat in my life (all four by her). The final score was 43-55.
Then came Game 3 – the tie breaker match. With only 14 seconds left in the game, I had a comfortable lead, 34-25. At this time, however, we got confused on the score and I had to pause the timer to figure it out. I didn’t realize that the game was so close to the buzzer and somehow I accidentally added time to the game before restarting the timer and resuming play. The mistake went unnoticed until we were editing the footage for this video and noticed that the third game in its entirety was considerably longer than 5 minutes. When the game should have ended at 5 minutes, the score stood at 34-31 with me having won! As the game continued in unintentional overtime, however, Char eventually fought back and came out on top 41-47.
So who won the event? Well, Char and I both acknowledge the mistake and we therefore had to debate which final score to accept. Did I win 34-31 or did she win 41-47? We couldn’t agree on the matter (of course) so we had to disqualify Game 3. That left the competition at a draw with one victory each.
Since Char walked into the competition as the champion, she retains her title… for now. This situation obviously warrants a rematch, and soon! Be on the lookout for a new post where we settle this matter and put the paper football championship back on the line. It’s coming soon from The Traveling Twosome!
Oh, and we love your comments and feedback on our site! Leave us a comment letting us know what you thought of this video and what competitions you want to see us do in the future!
We look forward to continuing to entertain you in the New Year!