| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Irrelevant Week is in its 39th year in Newport Beach. But this one definitely has a different feel of all the previous ones.
The fun week, celebrating the final player selected in the NFL Draft, is now a part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Lonnie Ballentine had plenty of motivation when he went for a one-hour spin workout at GRIT Cycle on Thursday morning.
It wasn't all about Mr. Irrelevant's thoughts of making the Houston Texans team. It was more about Orange County women turning into...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Saturday kicks off the Super Bowl of the NFL draft process in Indianapolis — the scouting combine. This event draws every single NFL coach, executive, scout and director of player personnel who desire a personal view and opportunity to scrutinize...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:29 PM
The Super Bowl of NFL Draft scouting — the NFL Draft combine that takes place this week — can dramatically alter the draft status of aspiring players.
Several hundred college seniors and juniors who have declared for the draft are invited...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:48 PM
I spent last week in Washington D.C. and the area is ablaze with Redskin mania. Every cab driver, shopkeeper and person I encountered is in a state of excitement about the prospects of the team.
Robert Griffin III could be elected mayor in a landslide....
| Apr 30, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Cheta Ozougwu said he spent a lot of time praying during the 2011 NFL Draft. A devout Christian, the 22-year-old said he believed God's will would be done. Ozougwu, a 6-foot-2, 247-pound defensive end out of Rice University, believed he would be picked....
| Feb 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Harry Pemberton didn't need to pay for two tickets to Super Bowl XLV. It's fair to say he talked his way into the big game.
Pemberton, a longtime Orange County resident who has lived in Newport Beach the past 11 years, won the tickets by becoming the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Remember back to the dispiriting offseason of locked out players and no transactions in the NFL.
Relive the anxiety and angst surrounding whether there would be a season at all (although I wrote repeatedly it would all work out).
Recall the two...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Whether I am talking to the toll-taker on the 73 toll road, eating at the Cheesecake Factory, working out at 24 Hour Fitness or standing in the lobby of the Regal Theatres, each person approaches me with anxiety and a frown and says "Oh, it's you, will...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:07 PM
ANAHEIM — Cheta Ozougwu is as much a fan of the characters at Disneyland as he is of an animated one on the NFL Network. He wanted to meet Mickey Mouse before Warren Sapp on Tuesday.
A trip to Disneyland was in store before Ozougwu rode to Culver...