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Overtime Fan Showdown (Part 1): Which FCIAC school has the best fans?

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Westhill's Purple Pack was last year's Overtime Fan Showdown winner.

They battle from the bleachers, from the stands, and now, in the age of social media, on Twitter.

So, for the second year in a row, we ask the question: which FCIAC school has the best fans?

We call it the Overtime Fan Showdown.

We have nine schools, including defending champion Westhill and runner-up St. Joseph, taking part in this year’s showdown.

We are adding a different element this year: in addition to the fan videos each team must submit, we are also holding a vote.

Part 1 is a straight-out vote here on the blog running until noon on Thursday. There will be a little twist: I will announce on Twitter unlimited voting for two brief windows. You won’t know when. So it will be to your advantage to get your fans following me on Twitter: to do so click here.

The team that wins the vote will receive 5 points. Second place will be worth 3 points and third place will be worth 1 point.

The voting counts for half of the competition. The second half will be the video contest. For a complete list of all the rules click here.

The schools competing are: Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, St. Joseph, Stamford and Westhill.

So vote early and, when we go to the unlimited periods, vote often. And check back to see which school wins the voting portion of the 2nd annual Overtime Fan Showdown.

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8 Responses

  1. Referee says:

    Thanks for clarifying how the schools were chosen.

  2. Dave Ruden says:

    The contest was open to all FCIAC schools that wanted to enter and Staples was one that contacted me declined for this year.

  3. Referee says:

    No Staples?

    Did they leave the FCIAC? Have you never witnessed their “white out”?

    Have you noticed how they travel and fill the stands in ALL sports and all seasons?

    I don’t think this is a serious poll. What criteria was used to eliminate the other FCIAC schools?

  4. Peter says:

    Does Stamford even have a student sections…or sports teams?

  5. Dave Ruden says:

    This is based on the vote we did prior to last year’s contest. Part of this is supposed to be to have some fun. Most seem to be. Sorry you aren’t.

  6. SJW says:

    I know the rules, the fact that this is even remotely PART of the judging is ridiculous.

  7. Dave Ruden says:

    Try reading the entire rules to the contest, then get back to me.

  8. SJW says:

    Wow! Good idea Dave! A poll is really the best way to decide the best fans! Are you kidding me? this whole thing is stupid, it should be based off cheers and turnouts to game alone. you just did this to get more followers