And then there were three. With two schools having to drop out, our FCIAC Fan Showdown is now down to three schools: Westhill’s Purple Pack, Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair and St. Joseph’s Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad.
And here we present the second entry: the Tigers Lair.
Here is how the contest will work:
Each fan base has shot a video of their fans at a basketball game (St. Joseph chose its recent home game with Ridgefield, Westhill its girls Senior Night game with Norwalk and Ridgefield a home game against Fairfield Warde. We asked that each video provide a good reflection of the size of the crowd and the cleverness of cheers. We are running each video on the blog. We will have a fan vote for fun, and then three of our sponsors — Matt Cole from BlueStreak Sports Training, Leo Karl from Karl Chevrolet and Ron Rosenfeld from New Balance in New Canaan — will select the winner next week (we hope to have the St. Joseph video on Monday).
The winning fans will get $500 for their athletic department from our sponsors: Garden Catering, BlueStreak Sports Training, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health & Rehabilitation, Varsityletterframes.com and New Balance of New Canaan. The second place team will get $200.
In addition, each school was asked to submit a photo of its best fan. The winner will get a framed school varsity letter from Varsityletterframes.com.
Ridgefield has its two fans at the end of the video, Ian Word and Mike Tarantino.
So take a look below at a typical raucous Lair section and let us know what you think.
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