While there are no scheduled events for Mr. Irrelevant today, the week got off to a bang with a 'shower of gifts' for the last pick in the 2009 NFL Draft Ryan Succop. While wearing a Kansas City Chiefs #256 jersey, the former South Carolina kicker said he couldn't name his favorite part of the scheduled events honoring him, which include Disneyland, an Angels game, a banquet and "Succop the Surf Party".
"It's hard to focus on one thing," Succop said. "There's so much to look forward to. It's hard to single it out."
Here's a good live blog by Matt Coker of the OC Weekly of Mr. Irrelevant's first day in Newport Beach, California. He arrived via gondola and was met by "Pocahontas" and a crowd of fans.
Tomorrow, the newly inked Chiefs draft pick will attend the signature event of the week according to those that are responsible for the week, the All-Star Lowsman Trophy banquet. Succop will receive a trophy with a man fumbling a ball. Here's what's on par for the banquet:
The signature event of Irrelevant Week, the annual Banquet will highlight the celebration of the NFL's last man with a roast and opportunity for famous names in the world of sports to give their "advice" to the newest member of the club. Irrelevant Week Founder Paul Salata teams up with Celebrities and NFL players to roast and toast the NFL's "last man".
Past sports celebrities to grace the event have included Pat Haden, Jim Tunney, Bill Walsh, John Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Jim Everett, Merlin Olsen and Jack Youngblood, to name a few.
To get into the banquet, it'll run you $100 per person or $2,500-10,000 a table depending on how close you want to get.