The NFL Draft may be over now, but sports fans continue to discuss the nuances and details of the big event. Should Mario Williams have been the first pick? Is Reggie Bush going to be one of the greats? Whatever, whatever. Let's not forget about the last pick in the draft - the so-called Mr. Irrelevant.
Mr. Irrelevant this year is a wide receiver named Kevin McMahan. McMahan - who is originally from Rochester - played for Division I-AA Maine, and was picked by the Oakland Raiders with the last pick in the seventh round.
He'll have to work hard to make the Oakland roster. But, more importantly, he'll soon be heading down to Southern California for a legendary event - in June, he will become the sole honoree at the 31st annual "Mr. Irrelevant Week" celebration in Newport Beach, Calif.
It's a five-day event that will honor McMahan for, well, being the last pick in the draft. It all started in 1976, when an ex-football player named Paul Salata put together the first Irrelevant Week as a kind of joke to "do something nice for someone for no reason." Since then, it has morphed into a fairly popular local booster and charity event.
The five-day extravaganza will start with a Chamber of Commerce sponsored arrival party. On Day 2, McMahan will visit Disney's California Adventure theme park in Anaheim. The next day, however, is the highlight of the week, as the "Lowsman Trophy" will be awarded (Lowsman, as in the opposite of the Heisman Trophy). There is apparently some kind of sailing regatta on Day 4, and then the week is closed out with a parade on the final day.