Oakland Raiders

Being Mr. Irrelevant

If you can’t be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd… 200th player taken in the draft, you might as well be the last one taken. Will history remember Dave Tollefson or Vickiel Vaughn, taken #253 and #254? No chance. But Kevin McMahan is your 31st Mr. Irrelevant in draft history.

For being lucky(?) enough to be chosen last in the draft, McMahan will be the guest of honor for Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach, CA. For five full days, he’ll be a mini-celeb including a banquet, a trip to Disneyland, and the awarding of the Lowsman trophy. Not a bad deal.

McMahan has got the right attitude about this.

I was aware of the nickname. But I didn’t realize all the stuff that goes with it. It’s a lot bigger deal than I thought. look at the Mr. Irrelevant designation as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m going to have fun with it.

[Democrat and Chronicle]: As Mr. Irrelevant, McMahan sure is getting lots of attention
[Wikipedia]: List of past Mr. Irrelevants
[Irrelevant Week]: Official site of Mr. Irrelevant

By Vin

Vin is a Philly boy who shouldn't be invited into your house because he'll judge you on your book and music collection. He owns Dawkins, Utley, Iverson, and Lindros jerseys, which is all you really need to know about him. He can be reached at [email protected].

One reply on “Being Mr. Irrelevant”

The Lowsman trophy… — is one of the funniest things I heard in awhile. It actually has the guy dropping the ball. I’m glad Mcmahan is taking all the celebrity with good humor.

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