The Ruden Report’s 6th annual Fan Showdown, presented by Jea Jea Sport, kicks off Sunday night at 7:30 with the voting portion of the competition.
The overall winner of the two-part contest will receive $500 for the school’s athletic department.
The nine schools entered — Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Staples, Trumbull, Trinity Catholic and Wilton — will see which can get the most votes. The voting will end on Wednesday at noon. The team that wins the vote will receive 5 points. Second place is worth 4 points, third place is worth 3 points, fourth place is worth 2 points and fifth place gets 1 point.
The second component of the Showdown: each team will submit a video no longer than three minutes showing its fans in action at a home game or games, at any sport or sports of its choosing. The deadline for the videos is noon on Feb. 8.
As we receive the videos, we will post them for viewing. A panel of our sponsors will then judge the videos. They will give a 3 to the best one, 2 for the second-best one and 1 for the third-best. The school that earns the most overall points, as with the voting, will get 5 points. Second place is worth 4 points, third place is worth 3 points, fourth place is worth 2 points and fifth place gets 1 point.
We will add up the points from the vote and the videos to determine the winner. If two schools tie, we will give them the option to agree on holding another vote to break it or to split the $500.
So all schools should get their student bodies and friends ready to vote starting Sunday night at 7:30 as we begin the road to crown the winner of the fourth annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown.