2015 Skyline Crosstown Showdown

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    I am so disappointed that Highlands is now involved with the Shootout.
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    How are teams compensated for this? Does each team , say Cooper and HHS, get the same money as a guarantee and then the promoters keep all of the revenue?

    I seem to remember Boone passing on the opportunity to open with Conner at Nippert because they didn't want to give up the home game proceeds.

    So, I guess I'm asking if the visiting team gets anything beyond what they would normally get when they play a road game?

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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.

    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?
    Well at the end of the day, this is called the "CrossTOWN Showdown" so that's what this SHOULD be all about. The kids, coaches and parents ARE excited.
    Now if you want to argue why other games like Cooper/ Highlands this year (or Cov Cath/ Dixie last two years) should be considered part of the event, then you won't get any disagreement from me.

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    Why are we placing blame/angst at the feet of the promoters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedad View Post
    Well at the end of the day, this is called the "CrossTOWN Showdown" so that's what this SHOULD be all about. The kids, coaches and parents ARE excited.
    Now if you want to argue why other games like Cooper/ Highlands this year (or Cov Cath/ Dixie last two years) should be considered part of the event, then you won't get any disagreement from me.
    Cross town doesn't have to mean cross state lines.

    Crosstown shoot out is UC and Xavier which are 2 schools in the same city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Why are we placing blame/angst at the feet of the promoters?
    What is the purpose of promoting a game like Highlands at Cooper any different than promoting a game between Highlands at Campbell County? Why should I have to pay $ 10 to see a high school game that would cost me $ 6 if held the next week? What do I and better yet the kids get out of this higher ticket price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    What is the purpose of promoting a game like Highlands at Cooper any different than promoting a game between Highlands at Campbell County? Why should I have to pay $ 10 to see a high school game that would cost me $ 6 if held the next week? What do I and better yet the kids get out of this higher ticket price?
    I get that.

    However, someone has to agree to do that? The promoters do not get to force a school to sign a contract.

    So who are we really upset with?

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but I think CovCath vs. St. Xavier will be the first game in the renovated Nippert. That, I would think, is a fairly big deal. I'm guessing that was one of the reasons those two schools that travel well were chosen (like Highlands and many others, not putting those two above others, just in the mix of a few schools that pretty much guarantee you a big crowd). Should be a big crowd and a nice environment to see the new (sort of) building.

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    CCH vs St. X at Nippert is what the Showdown should be. HHS @ Cooper isn't. How much money do the off-site teams pocket? Would the schools participate if the deal wasn't good for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I get that.

    However, someone has to agree to do that? The promoters do not get to force a school to sign a contract.

    So who are we really upset with?
    Here are my thoughts:

    I've got a couple beefs with the event...one being kind of semantics I suppose. The "semantics" problem is that this is tagged as a "Crosstown Showdown", and when you're talking crosstown, including teams like Cathedral (112 miles from Cincinnati), Carmel (121 miles from Cincinnati), and Warren Central (105 miles from Cincinnati), then the event is obviously not crosstown. When they have over 100 football programs to choose from in Greater Cincinnati, is it really that tough to keep the teams from across "town"? Semantics? Yes. Does it still bug me? Yes.

    My other beef is the fact that there are games that are included in the event that are allegedly billed as being something special, that just aren't - take the last couple years of Cov Cath versus Dixie Heights. Game was held at the competing teams' home fields, just as they would have been otherwise, but the admission price is upped and a cut of the admission price is given to the event organizers. I call bull on that being anything special, and yes, it ticks me off that the event organizers were getting a cut of a game that would most definitely have taken place anyway. Are the competing schools to be included in the blame there as well as the event organizers? Absolutely.

    I have no problem with the Skyline Crosstown Showdown having a handful of teams compete at Nippert or at Paul Brown or whatever and calling it a "bowl" or whatever they want to bill it as. If the event organizers want to try to put together matchups like Cov Cath vs. Cincy St. X, or Beechwood vs. Mt. Healthy - teams that don't necessarily go looking for each other when they're assembling their year to year schedules - then I say that's great. Definitely would hold my interest. However, when I look at the schedule for the Showdown and see them trying to make it out that the Ryle vs. Boone County game being played at Ryle is some kind of special thing that they helped put together and should be able to add 40% onto the ticket price, then I call bull. I don't like that at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenR View Post
    What's special about Highlands playing Cooper?
    Two final four teams in their respective classes might make a very good game.

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    Also Boone County vs Ryle is another Skyline game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    When they have over 100 football programs to choose from in Greater Cincinnati, is it really that tough to keep the teams from across "town"?
    116 football teams in Greater Cincinnati...

    Aiken Dayton Lakota West Purcell Marian
    Alter Deer Park Lawrenceburg Reading
    Amelia Dixie Heights Lebanon Riverview East
    Anderson East Central Little Miami Roger Bacon
    Badin East Clinton Lloyd Memorial Ross
    Batavia Edgewood Lockland Ryle
    Batesville Elder Loveland Scott
    Beechwood Fairfield Ludlow Schroder
    Bellevue Fayetteville Perry Madeira Simon Kenton
    Bethel-Tate Fenwick Mariemont South Dearborn
    Bishop Brossart Finneytown Mason St. Bernard
    Blanchester Franklin County (IN) McNicholas St. Xavier
    Boone County Gallatin County Miami Valley Christian Summit Country Day
    Campbell County Gamble Montessori Middletown Sycamore
    Carroll Glen Este Middletown Madison Taft
    Carroll County Goshen Milford Talawanda
    Chaminade Julienne Grant County Moeller Taylor
    Cincinnati Christian Hamilton Monroe Turpin
    Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Harrison Mount Healthy Walnut Hills
    Cincinnati College Prep Harrison County New Miami Walton-Verona
    Cincinnati Country Day Highlands New Richmond Waynesville
    Clark Montessori Hillcrest Newport Western Brown
    Clermont Northeastern Holmes Newport Catholic Western Hills
    Clinton Massie Holy Cross North College Hill Williamsburg (OH)
    Colerain Hughes Northwest Wilmington
    Conner Indian Hill Norwood Winton Hills
    Connersville Kings Oak Hills Withrow
    Cooper LaSalle Owen County Woodward
    Covington Catholic Lakota East Princeton Wyoming

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    2015 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Schedule

    (Team records from 2014 season included. Marquis games in red.)

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

    (at Cooper High School)
    Cooper (9-5 in 2014) vs. Highlands (13-2),7 p.m.

    (at Scott High School)
    Newport Central Catholic (8-6) vs. Scott(6-4-1), 7 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
    (at Sheakley Athletics Center)
    Purcell Marian (3-7) vs. Summit Country Day(6-4), 7 p.m.

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

    (at Sheakley Athletics Center)
    Newport (8-5) vs. Reading (4-6), 5:30 p.m.
    Finneytown (2-8) vs. Roger Bacon (4-6), 8p.m.

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28


    (at Nippert Stadium)
    Covington Catholic (8-5) vs. St. Xavier(10-3), 5:30 p.m.
    Indianapolis Cathedral (9-5) vs. Moeller(10-4), 8 p.m.


    (at Anderson High School)

    Anderson (4-6) vs. Bishop Fenwick (6-4), 7p.m.

    (at Elder High School)

    Elder (6-5) vs. Oak Hills (2-8), 7 p.m.

    (at Lakota West High School)

    Canton GlenOak (7-3) vs. Lakota West (7-6),7 p.m.

    (at Loveland High School)

    Lakota East (9-3) vs. Loveland (6-4), 7 p.m.

    (at Princeton High School)

    Princeton (2-8) vs. Winton Woods (5-4), 7p.m.

    (at Sycamore Stadium)

    Mount Healthy (12-1) vs. Sycamore (6-4), 7p.m.


    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29


    (at Nippert Stadium)
    Carmel, Ind. (15-1) vs. La Salle (14-1), 6p.m.
    Colerain (8-4) vs. Warren Central, Ind.(9-3), 8:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4


    (at Batavia High School)
    Batavia (7-3) vs. Mariemont (7-4), 7 p.m.

    (at Ryle High School)

    Boone County (1-10) vs. Ryle (5-7), 7 p.m.

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    Other than the games in Red, why are ALL the other games even involved. I know, because the promoter is making a mountain of money off these schools and kids. I find it hard to believe all the other schools are making that much more from garentees if anything extra. Shame on the schools. for agreeing. Again, so disappointed in Highlands for agreeing.

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