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  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: That's a wrap for Toone

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: That's a wrap for Toone
    ANAHEIM — Most NFL players ride to special events in limos or in exotic sports cars. When the player is the dead-last pick in the draft, he rolls in the back of a vehicle more ideal for a soccer mom. Welcome to the life of Tim Toone, Mr....
  • The family that stays together

    About 11 years ago, distress took over the Toone family after a hard hit in the game of football. Tim Toone, now known as Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, worried for his older brother, Chris, who was speared in the back. Chris's spleen burst and he experienced...
  • Toon(e)town for one day

     Toon(e)town for one day
    TUSTIN — Inside a 17-story hangar, Tim Toone stood next to the Goodyear blimp for the first time. He never saw one hover above football games at Weber State when he played at the school in Ogden, Utah. Toone said he now knows why after talking...
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: Newport rocks to Toone

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: Newport rocks to Toone
    NEWPORT BEACH — Dressed in a royal blue collared shirt, navy blue slacks and brown shoes, a 25-year-old with long hair walked into the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa looking like a mixture of Tarzan and Carrot Top. No, that's just Tim Toone,...
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: It's Toone time

    Even the last player picked in the NFL Draft has a busy itinerary. Tim Toone, aka Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, is in town for three days. The arrival party for Toone is at 5 p.m. today in the atrium of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Toone will...
  • Calling the Shots: A celebration for Baldwin

     Calling the Shots: A celebration for Baldwin
    Tom Baldwin is experiencing a wide range of emotions at this point of the school year. With less than a week left before the final day, he is feeling sad, but excited. A new page is turning in the 78-year-old's life. Who could blame him for getting a...
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: A relevant helping hand

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: A relevant helping hand
    Being from Texas, Homer Bludau knows a little bit about football. He probably wouldn't be hanging around a throwback player like Paul Salata if that weren't the case. As the former city manager of Newport Beach, Bludau jokes that it was his job to...
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: Toone has a short week

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: Toone has a short week
    Mr. Irrelevant is usually cut in training camp, not during the week Newport Beach worships him for being the last pick in the NFL Draft. Tim Toone is Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, but his week has been cut short. Instead of the usual six or seven days, Mr....
  • McDonald on the mark

    McDonald on the mark
    Newport Harbor High football coach Jeff Brinkley is stewing lately after two consecutive losses, but the mention of former Sailors' quarterback Andrew McDonald is sure to soften Brinkley's competitive scowl. McDonald, the Newport-Mesa Offensive Player...
  • Two-minute drill

    Two-minute drill
    Newport Harbor High quarterback Austin Rios was the latest offensive starter to check into Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach in a two-week span. Rios left the Sailors' football game Friday at Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach when Coach...
  • Alvis energizes Costa Mesa

    Nathan Alvis sees himself as a quarterback that might surprise some at Costa Mesa High. In the locker room before a recent football practice, teammates teased Alvis. They called Alvis, "Michael Vick," before he headed off to the field. Alvis throws...
  • Check It Out: Fall is all about football

    School's back in session and there's a crisp autumn feeling in the air. That can only mean one thing: a new National Football League season is here. Every year millions of Americans get caught up in the excitement of American football. Why not catch up on...