The OCVarsity Army has spent all week writing features previewing the Mater Dei vs. Long Beach Poly showdown in the CIF-SS Pac-5 championship game tonight at Angel Stadium.
We have eight people covering tonight's game, including ace columnist Jeff Miller. So all of you OCVarsity maniacs will have info coming out of your eyeballs tonight. We are taking this championship coverage to the next level.
We all know the legendary rivalry between Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly and how they met in three consecutive Division I championship games from 1997-99. The teams are 1-1-1 against each other so tonight is the ultimate rubbermatch.
The big questions I have on my mind heading into this game: Does Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson have the best mustache in the county? Does he have the best stache on the planet?
These are the important questions and I need answers.
I think if we had an Orange County Stache-off it would have to be between Rollo and Pacifica softball coach Mark Campbell. Both coaches are rugged and tough individuals. If their staches went toe-to-toe, I don't know what the outcome would be. Rollo would probably challenge his stache to crush Campbell's stache and vice versa. The epic battle would probably cause a permanent rift in the space-time continuim.
Where would Rollo and Campbell's staches rank among some of the legendary staches? Sam Elliott's Tombstone stache is classic. How about Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I. stache? That was a beauty. MMA champion Don Frye's stache did a lot of butt-kicking in his day.
There's no way I can get answers to all these questions. I guess I just created an anomaly wrapped in a matrix with this stache conundrum. I give up.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned for all the updates.