2017 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown

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    2017 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown

    FRIDAY AUGUST 18th
    East Central @ Lawrenceburg 7:00pm
    Highlands @ Cooper 7:30pm

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23rd
    Hughes @ Deer Park 7:00pm

    THURSDAY AUGUST 24th
    Taft @ Mt. Healthy 7:00pm
    Aiken @ Western Hills 7:00pm

    FRIDAY AUGUST 25th
    Elder vs. Lakota West at Nippert Stadium 6:00pm
    Colerain vs. LaSalle at Nippert Stadium 8:30pm
    Centerville @ Fairfield 7:00pm
    Badin vs. Ross at Hamilton High School 7:00pm
    Sycamore @ Loveland 7:00pm
    Mason @ Springboro 7:00pm
    Princeton @ West Clermont 7:05pm

    SATURDAY AUGUST 26th
    Lakota East vs. Walnut Hills at Nippert Stadium 11:00am
    Milford vs. Oak Hills at Nippert Stadium 2:00pm
    St. Xavier vs. Hinsdale Central (IL) at Nippert Stadium 5:00pm
    Hamilton vs. Moeller at Nippert Stadium 8:00pm

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1st
    Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy @ Indian Hill 7:00pm
    Turpin @ Northwest 7:00pm

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8th
    Corbin @ Beechwood 7:30pm
    Anderson @ Harrison 7:00pm
    Covington Catholic @ Kings 7:00pm
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    Not sure why KY Schools continue to be a part of this anymore.

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    Cov Cath vs. Kings is the only NKY versus Cincinnati matchup this year...and the game is being played at Kings, two weeks after the games at Nippert take place.

    Insert my annual head shake and grumbling about "What in the hell is the point of this?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Not sure why KY Schools continue to be a part of this anymore.
    Cov Cath has taken part in it almost every year...put me down as hoping they'll dump the "showdown".

    Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Cov Cath has taken part in it almost every year...put me down as hoping they'll dump the "showdown".

    Stupid.
    Can you find out if they actually make any money on being a part of this. I know SK didn't when they were in it a few years. Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Can you find out if they actually make any money on being a part of this. I know SK didn't when they were in it a few years. Just curious.
    Yes, it's completely about money. Once upon a time I was told each competing team got $2000 from the event in addition to a cut of the gate, but I have zero clue how reliable that source was.

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    I agree everyone, I think this is a tragedy.

    All it is, is local schools price gouging their fans with high ticket prices to cover the large cash payments the promoters of the event are paying the schools.

    I will go further, I think it is unethical on the part of the schools and I don't think it should be allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Yes, it's completely about money. Once upon a time I was told each competing team got $2000 from the event in addition to a cut of the gate, but I have zero clue how reliable that source was.
    So the 2K is equal to 250 tickets at $8 a piece. The gates are split three ways (instead of the home team keeping all, or a gate split with the visiting team like some contracts for games).

    So for some small schools it might be worth it, but bigger schools its not really (all depends on matchup of opponent I guess.)

    Just to play another KY school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I agree everyone, I think this is a tragedy.

    All it is, is local schools price gouging their fans with high ticket prices to cover the large cash payments the promoters of the event are paying the schools.

    I will go further, I think it is unethical on the part of the schools and I don't think it should be allowed.
    I dont mind the promoter being paid, they are not forcing teams to participate. I just wish they actual had some "Crosstown" showdown games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I dont mind the promoter being paid, they are not forcing teams to participate. I just wish they actual had some "Crosstown" showdown games.
    Like I have said in the past, Tom Gamble (I assume he is still in charge) is a smart guy because he gets all these schools to participate by dangling plenty of cash in front of them.

    Or put another way, great job Tom Gamble and shame on all you schools for fleecing your fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Like I have said in the past, Tom Gamble (I assume he is still in charge) is a smart guy because he gets all these schools to participate by dangling plenty of cash in front of them.

    Or put another way, great job Tom Gamble and shame on all you schools for fleecing your fans.
    Im with you, blame the participating schools, not the guy running the event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Im with you, blame the participating schools, not the guy running the event.
    Absolutely, this is 100% on a bunch of greedy, unethical school administrators.

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    I have absolutely no problem with the double-headers at Nippert Stadium and wish there were more of those. The price is decent for 2 games even some fans really only want to see their school's game. Playing in a Division 1 facility is sweet and memorable for the players.

    The mid-week games at high school facilities are terrible but at least you primarily have the night exclusively. The Friday games at high schools serve no purpose.

    And the days of Ohio vs KY (cross-town) are gone with the Harbin points on the line. Ohio teams with a chance to make the expanded playoff (vs years ago) can't just accept any game on the schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I agree everyone, I think this is a tragedy.





    I will go further, I think it is unethical on the part of the schools and I don't think it should be allowed.
    Surely you can come up with a more apt description than "tragedy."

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