Paper Football Challenge: School Style

Sunday, August 11, 2013
By Louis Magnifico
Char and Louis playing paper football.

Char and Louis play paper football the old school way to see if Char might have been the only person who would have been able to beat Louis at the game.

The same day that Char and I filmed the arm wrestling match used in our hilarious game show parody entitled You Got Beat By A Girl, we held another competition.

You’ve seen our Paper Football Championship Bowl Games… they are all big productions that rival the Super Bowl itself in competitiveness and entertainment!  We’ve had fans comment to us to tell us they enjoyed our Bowl Game much more than the Big Game.  That’s quite a compliment!  But while we’re excited that you have all been highly entertained, there’s something of a personal score to settle in these games that hasn’t really been addressed… until now.

You see (as most of our fans already know) I played paper football a lot during my old school days growing up.  Certainly hundreds of games if not thousands over the years. When I introduced Char to the game not long after we were married, I casually informed her that I never lost the game… not one time.  Now, I didn’t say this as a boast nor did I say it with the intention of poking fun at the fact that Char had never played the game.  I only spoke it as an undeniable truth of life.  A fact.  That’s all.

But Char (being Char) took that as a challenge.  We played paper football a handful of times and I won each time (of course)… until one night when she shocked me with a 56-17 victory.  Her first win, my first defeat, and the start of something big with The Traveling Twosome. These matches were played on large tables (much larger than a school desk) and we used those experiences as a springboard to create our Paper Football Championship Bowl Games on even larger, professionally designed tables.  The productions were big… and the games were more competitive than either of us imagines.  To my surprise, Char has won every time we’ve played since handing me my first defeat.  Three Championship Bowl Games, two Traveling Twosome Olympics events, and she has remained the Paper Football Champion.

But… I began thinking. Our large scale matches look nothing like the game I played as a student.  Back then, we played for three or four minutes a game between classes on a small classroom desk or lunch table.  So what if Char had won our Bowl Games!  She still hasn’t beaten me playing the way we played back in school!  So we had this question hanging over us… had Char and I known each other growing up as school mates, would she have been the one and only person who could have knocked me off my pedestal? Or would I prove that playing old school, I was still the best?

Watch the video… and see for yourself!

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7 Responses to “Paper Football Challenge: School Style”

  1. M.B.

    Another great video but I kept expecting you to come out with the new costume, especially with the other clips of you in the Wonder Woman and Charminatrix costumes at the beginning. Nonetheless, a great match and I never doubted you’d pull out the win. Way to play, Char!

  2. Blair

    Advance the video up to 1 min 14 sec and play to 1 min 19 sec. You’ll be glad you did! 😉

  3. Bryson

    Hey Char, really really really great game! But where was the usual post game wrap-up?

  4. C.S.

    Char it took a long time for Louis to admit that he can never beat you at arm wrestling. After all these paper football games that you have won he still thinks he can beat you at it. You need to blow him away once and for all like that first game you beat him so he’ll know he has met his match. BTW, how’s the custom video coming?

  5. Tina

    An old high school friend sent this link to me. You’ve brought back a lot of memories from my school years. This was how we passed the hours away in school. I remember flicking the football once while playing during class and hitting the teacher with it. LOL

  6. Ben Armstrong

    Very good video but you should have played the game in one of your costumes.

  7. Who is the best at TailgateFootball?


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