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    Wink DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

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    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.
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    That is brilliant! It gives hope to every loser...

    As it is written "The last shall be first!"
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    LMAO! "I was the last-picked and all I got was a trip to this crummy Disney park!"

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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    "You've just been picked LAST in the NFL Draft! What are you going to do now?"

    "I'm going to DCA!"

    (Thanks to DlandDug at LaughingPlace for the joke
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    They've been doing this "Mr. Irrelevant" thing for 30 years now...it's been a big thing for Newport Beach, although I didn't know until now that DCA was involved. I'm sure a stop at the ESPN Zone is also planned.

    My point is...the last guy picked becomes "relevant" if he gets all this attention. In my mind, the real "Mr. Irrelevant" is the second to the last guy picked...he really has no better chance of making an NFL roster, and he doesn't even get a freakin' day at DCA out of the deal.

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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    On top of that he is going to the Raiders... I'm a Chargers fan, so naturally I think Oakland is one big Mr. Irrelevant.
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    Quote Originally Posted by TomorrowlandTourist
    On top of that he is going to the Raiders... I'm a Chargers fan, so naturally I think Oakland is one big Mr. Irrelevant.
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    that's sad, yet funny at the same time.
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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    RAIDAHS!


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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot
    RAIDAHS!

    Yes, the Pride, the Poise, the Mediocrity...since their last Super Bowl win (during Ronald Reagan's first term)...they've been essentially a .500 team...at best. Al Davis, the real Mr. Irrelevant since the early 80's...

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    Re: DCA in the news - Interesting match-up

    Whatever =D been there 5 times, won it 3 times... better than nothing... such as........

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