Of the countless people vying for the position, Gerald Christian was selected for the NFL. He was the final person who made the cut, joining an impressive league of the most elite football players on earth. However, he was picked as the last of the elite, which always makes for a good ribbing. In Newport Beach, we lovingly call it…
Since 1976, Newport Beach has hosted the Irrelevant Week, with the “winners” of this title bringing their friends and family to our Southern California beach town to enjoy a golf tournament, a regatta, the inevitable roast, and the presentation of the “Lowsman Trophy”– a trophy similar to the Heisman, but with one minor difference, pictured here:
The trophy winner is also invited to guest bartend at a sportsbar, which has yet to be announced.
While Irrelevant Week isn’t due to begin until July the 7th, we’d like to congratulate the winner, Gerald Christian, who, according to the Newport Beach Indy, was a “four-year starter for his high school football team while carrying a 3.8 GPA. He began his college journey at University of Florida and later transferred to the University of Louisville. During his two seasons with Louisville, Christian caught 60 passes for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns, was selected for third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014, and was considered one of the best tight ends in college football.”
Maybe he’s not so irrelevant after all!