I will pick a piece of art or memorabilia from my personal collection and place it on the line against the challenger, who will do the same, in a winner-takes-all OCVarsity Pickapalooza Deathmatch.
The game of the week at the center of the inaugural OCVarsity Pickapalooza Deathmatch is Huntington Beach vs. El Toro on Thursday night at Trabuco Hills High. The Oilers pulled out a 23-21 victory over the Chargers in last year’s season opener. Huntington Beach ended up going 9-3 and reaching the Pac-5 Division quarterfinals. El Toro went 12-2 and reached the Southwest Division finals. This is a great matchup to kick off the season.
There’s nothing like having a dog in the fight. How serious am I about the OCVarsity Pickapalooza Deathmatch? I went into my personal vault and have chosen my classic “Gangster Last Supper” painting. It’s a priceless work of art that has been in my collection for years and I’m banking on El Toro to take down Huntington Beach.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough, who attended Huntington Beach in the mid-1990s, has stepped up to represent his old school.
“Razor” Rob is training for a super fight for Bellator Fighting Championships in January and he also works as director of instructor training for LA Boxing, which has 74 franchises, including 14 in Orange County. “Razor” Rob called on his friends — Tito Ortiz, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, UFC president Dana White, Zab Judah and Mark Munoz — and started “Bully Fight,” an anti-bullying campaign that is reaching out to elementary and middle schools in the community.
“Razor” Rob is putting an autographed pair of MMA gloves up against my “Gangster Last Supper” painting. I look forward to adding a pair of gloves autographed by “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 11 and Season 14 coach to my collection.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!