2015 Skyline Crosstown Showdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdyballgame View Post
    Agree. But those games at the College venues are the only ones that will feel special to any of these teams. I would guess. Maybe my meaning of special is different from others. Apparently so.
    I'm with you. This event would be so much better if
    1. There weren't as many games involved as there are.
    2. The games actually meant something such as district games or rival games etc.
    3. Ticket Prices weren't so outrageous.

    The event has gotten so watered down that the only thing it seems to be is a money maker for the promoters etc.

    Make it what it is and that is simply a showcase to kick off the high school football season. No need to make the ticket prices what they are, just hang a banner and be done with it.
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    I'd pay $10 to see Cooper and Highlands play at UCs venue...at Cooper, not so much...If HB wore a Maroon & Gold jumpsuit to the game I might reconsider!

    The value to me is in the match up and playing at UC whether NKY vs NKY or NKY vs a Cincy school. Paying an additional $4 and parking comes with the setting. If you don't value the match up make other arrangements!

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    I guess the promoters just think a Highlands vs Cooper matchup is more interesting than a Highlands vs SK game





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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    we really need a pot stirrer emojie
    That would, overnight, be the most over-used icon on BGP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Content1 View Post
    I'd pay $10 to see Cooper and Highlands play at UCs venue...at Cooper, not so much...If HB wore a Maroon & Gold jumpsuit to the game I might reconsider!

    The value to me is in the match up and playing at UC whether NKY vs NKY or NKY vs a Cincy school. Paying an additional $4 and parking comes with the setting. If you don't value the match up make other arrangements!
    You might get to see Cooper water the field down to try and slow down Highlands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    As is why I said "Playing that game in the venue is the only thing that would be semi interesting for the players" Outside the players the game really has nothing special going for it. That was the point I was making. If it was ST X playing CCH at CCH's field, would it be that interesting of a game outside the players getting to say they played against St X?
    I don't get how you think that playing X doesn't have a "special" feel to it. They have played X in Park Hills as well as at X as well as Nippert. Trust me. It's always a different feel to this game than most NKY games.

    The opponent matters. Cooper is going to be extra-hyped playing the Bluebirds than they will playing most other teams on their schedule. Add in playing at Nippert? Extra-extra-jacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenR View Post
    Guess I'm referring to the crosstown showdown. Thought those were, or used to be, a KY v OH thing.
    CCH v St X fits that bill.

    So now it's basically selecting a few games around town and purchasing naming rights for the night?
    I think the "crosstown" portion of this series has been lost in translation in the 16 or so years the Crosstown Showdown has been around. It used to be a handful of games...like 4 or 5...where they matched up teams from Cincinnati and NKY that wouldn't otherwise see one another in district play. Then it morphed a little into Cincinnati teams playing Cincinnati teams and NKY teams playing other NKY teams that wouldn't otherwise see one another in district play. Then it morphed into a ridiculous parade of poorly matched teams from far and wide and I believe even the occasional district matchup where the event organizers could just tag their name onto the event, charge extra at the gate, and come home with a pocket full of cash. The last 4 or 5 years of the showdown have been absolutely meaningless wastes of money.

    Looking at the schedule this year, it the organizers might - and I only mean miiiiiiiight - be trying to use their marquis games to move things back a bit towards what the original intention of the event was lined out to be, but regardless of the quality of teams, I don't understand how Carmel High School, Cathedral, or Warren Central (IN) can possibly be considered "crosstown".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I don't get how you think that playing X doesn't have a "special" feel to it. They have played X in Park Hills as well as at X as well as Nippert. Trust me. It's always a different feel to this game than most NKY games.

    The opponent matters. Cooper is going to be extra-hyped playing the Bluebirds than they will playing most other teams on their schedule. Add in playing at Nippert? Extra-extra-jacked.
    Clyde, Isn't the cooper game at Cooper?
    If it is at Nippert, then it would have a different feel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I don't get how you think that playing X doesn't have a "special" feel to it. They have played X in Park Hills as well as at X as well as Nippert. Trust me. It's always a different feel to this game than most NKY games.

    The opponent matters. Cooper is going to be extra-hyped playing the Bluebirds than they will playing most other teams on their schedule. Add in playing at Nippert? Extra-extra-jacked.
    Again, outside of the players playing in it, I don't get the special feel you talk about. The game doesn't even afford bragging rights per say. I as an outsider and not a player on the team would get more interest in the Beechwood vs CCH game than St X vs CCH. that's just me though. I guess it's the same as most teams onthis side of the river taking on the Bombers, it probably won't be that close of a game.

    Again, the players, as I stated earlier will be excited, but outside the fan base of the school I can't see many others excited to go see the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenR View Post
    Clyde, Isn't the cooper game at Cooper?
    If it is at Nippert, then it would have a different feel...
    Yes. My point is that the location in and of itself is only one factor. My point about Cooper is that their players are going to be HYPE (as the kids say) about playing the Birds even if they play them on the Cooper practice field.

    CCH gets a little extra spring in their step against an opponent like X regardless of where they play. Playing at Nippert raises it a bit.

    It's not JUST the location as my friend HB seems to be saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    Again, outside of the players playing in it, I don't get the special feel you talk about. The game doesn't even afford bragging rights per say. I as an outsider and not a player on the team would get more interest in the Beechwood vs CCH game than St X vs CCH. that's just me though.
    I'm not talking about anyone other than the players. Players like to step up and play the "big boys" and X is "big boy" football.

    Cooper and every other school look at the Birds as the measuring stick. They'll be more excited playing them than almost every other team on their schedule whether they want to admit it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Yes. My point is that the location in and of itself is only one factor. My point about Cooper is that their players are going to be HYPE (as the kids say) about playing the Birds even if they play them on the Cooper practice field.

    CCH gets a little extra spring in their step against an opponent like X regardless of where they play. Playing at Nippert raises it a bit.

    It's not JUST the location as my friend HB seems to be saying.
    delete...i saw your other reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I'm not talking about anyone other than the players. Players like to step up and play the "big boys" and X is "big boy" football.

    Cooper and every other school look at the Birds as the measuring stick. They'll be more excited playing them than almost every other team on their schedule whether they want to admit it or not.
    We are bascially saying the same thing, outside the players there is no special meaning with the game.

    If you go back to my first post and what post I replied to it was replying to AllenR who asked
    "What's special about Highlands playing Cooper?"

    The point is, outside the players, nothing really. Same as you just said.

    The only difference really is with a HHS vs any other NKY team there are bragging rights involved. Not so much with St X being in Ohio. You think they will get excited about beating a NKY team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    We are bascially saying the same thing, outside the players there is no special meaning with the game.

    If you go back to my first post and what post I replied to it was replying to AllenR who asked
    "What's special about Highlands playing Cooper?"

    The point is, outside the players, nothing really. Same as you just said.
    We agree but that's true of 90% of the regular season games.

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