The Final Competition of 2010: Paper Football Championship

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Char scores a touchdown during the Paper Football Championship
Char scores a touchdown during the Paper Football Championship

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.

Char celebrates her victory in the Paper Football Championship... but then she learns that the Game 3 win had to be withdrawn.
Char celebrates her victory in the Paper Football Championship... but then she learns that the Game 3 win had to be withdrawn.

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.

Char gloats about her victory moments before she learns that the event actually ended in a draw.
Char gloats about her victory moments before she learns that the event actually ended in a draw.

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!

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19 thoughts on “The Final Competition of 2010: Paper Football Championship

  • January 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm
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    ROFLOL!!!!!!!! This was better than I expected! You really lived up to all your hype!

    So it’s no secret I was pulling for Char to win. But I’m happy with the outcome. At least Char’s still the champion.

    I can’t believe how intense you guys play! Louis moving so fast at the end of games 2 and 3 to try to pull off the wins, Char yelling for Louis to hurry up, Char being so giddy when she realized she had the game wrapped up! WHEW! I loved it!

    Can’t wait for the next rematch! Char, you are sooo cool!!!!!

  • January 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm
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    I can’t believe I watched the whole video but I did, over 20 minutes!!! You two were obviously made for each other but I’m sure you know that already. 🙂

    I don’t get why you had to scratch the last game. The way I see it, Char APPEARED to win but under review it’s clear Louis won. Just like when referee calls are overturned in real football. I think Louis should have been declared the winner.

  • January 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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    Char I would not have accepted this being a draw. Just because the last game was longer than the other two games doesn’t mean you didn’t still win. When the timer went off signaling the end of the game, you were ahead. You won, plain and simple.

    I used to love playing this game when I was younger. Thanks for reminding me of how much fun it was.

  • January 5, 2011 at 11:45 am
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    This is the most creative video I’ve seen on your website yet and I had to leave a comment to encourage you. I found myself on the edge of my seat at the end of the last game! I so wanted Char to win this! Char, when you have the rematch play the whole time with the focus you had at the end! You could tell Louis was nervous! LOLOLOLOL Great website, guys. You always make me laugh!

  • January 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm
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    Char, why did you agree to calling it a tie? You won, sweetie! When are you going to play your next game? I hope your next one isn’t even close and you won’t have to have your celebration taken from you! NOW GO WIN!

  • January 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm
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    Jessica, thanks for the nice comment about the video and the website! We’re so glad all of you enjoy our posts! We had a so much fun making this video and watching ourselves play the game like it was the Super Bowl or something. We did get intense, didn’t we? LOL

  • January 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm
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    I think I might need to turn in my man card. I’ve been following your website ever since I heard about your A Day in the Life of a Wrestler TV show. I watched that show and was going for Louis. I couldn’t believe he lost that match! Ever since then I’ve been keeping up with your website especially during your olympics games a couple months ago. I kept pulling for Louis through it all up until this game. Char, you won me over to your corner with this win. The way you played these games, you deserved to win! I’m pulling for Char for now on even if it means I have to give up my man card.

  • January 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm
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    Peter!! YAAAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! You are now MY cheerleader!! YEAH!!!!!! *insert Char Jiggy-dance*

    To think….you’re giving up your MAN CARD for me!! I feel so special!! *grin*

    I get so competitive! I can’t help myself! I LOVE having FUN and being silly! *giggle* Simple games such as paper football can certainly brighten one’s evening, that’s for sure! SO glad you came around to cheer GIRL POWER!

    Stay tuned for more fun, adventures, competitions, and laughs this New Year! We have MUCH planned and we look forward to every bit of it!

    Char~

  • January 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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    Char, just remember I turned in my man card first for you! Here’s hoping you blow Louis away at your next match! When will we get to see it happen?

  • January 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm
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    Louis is the luckiest man in the world. I want a Char. 🙂

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:01 am
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    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Eric did indeed turn in his man card too!!! I HAVE YET ANOTHER CHEER LEADER!!!! *insert Char jiggy-dance* YAHOOOO!!!!!

    I am feeling the LOVE!!! *grin*

    Don’t worry boys……… I plan on whoopin’ his tail again and again and again! I am a woman who shall NEVER back down in a competition with Louis! After all, it’s soooooo much fun!!!!

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:05 am
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    *insert HUGE smile from Char*

    Well, this Char is taken for life (I love being married to my best friend!) but I bet if you play your cards right you too can find a chick who likes to play hard and have fun!! Good luck!! =) Always remember to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH!

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:07 am
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    Oh, and Eric……. Soon, my friend. Soon! *grin*

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:58 am
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    Char – am I reading that correctly? Did you really write back to Eric and Daniel with “Don’t worry boys……… I plan on whoopin’ his tail again and again and again! I am a woman who shall NEVER back down in a competition with Louis! After all, it’s soooooo much fun!!!!? Surely you didn’t really write such trash-talk about our competitions, did you? OK, I see how you are… just wait till the next one! 😉

    Eric – The game is scheduled for Thursday, January 13th, 2011. That’s 5 days from now… we’ll likely post the video the same night or the next day at the latest! Hope you’ll still be a fan of the site after I win, though.. LOL

  • January 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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    Char get ready to celebrate, you’re going to kick his butt next game!!!

  • January 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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    Lionel, not a chance. I hate to disappoint so many of our fans who have flocked to Char’s side in droves, but I gotta do what I gotta do. Char, prepare to go down this Thursday night! Think you’re going to be ready? 😉

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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    Baby! Playing with you is easy! I’m GAME if YOU are!!!! You are soooooooo going doooooooown!!!! Bring it on, my darling! Bring it on!! I ain’t’a’scared’a’you! *girn*

  • January 13, 2011 at 3:58 am
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    A friend sent me the link to your site about a week ago and I just spent that past two hours checking it out. I don’t really know how to categorize your website it’s got a little of everything. I definitely like the competition videos as my favorite. Please keep those coming. When I have time later on I’ll watch the a day in the life of a wrestler tv show. Just had time for the shorter videos tonight. Just checking in to say it’s a cool site, keep up the competitions (I love seeing Char win, sorry Louis). Peace!

  • January 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm
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    Justin, welcome to the site! Glad you like our competitions – we sure enjoy doing them! You’ve got to make time to watch “A Day in the Life of a Professional Wrestler” soon – it’s a riot! If you like seeing Char win things, watch the whole series of Traveling Twosome Olympics from October 2010. She pulled off a few amazing victories during that stretch. Hopefully, however, there won’t be many more videos like that. Starting with tonight’s paper football rematch… I plan on taking charge of things! Again, welcome to the site – and be sure to tell all your friends about it!

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