NEWPORT BEACH — At 4:15 a.m. Monday in Columbia, S.C., Bill Tindall woke up his son, Matthew, by telling him, “Wake up. Go get in the shower. We’re going on a trip.”
Matthew, an 11-year-old, didn’t know where he was going. He had been told by his friend, Ryan Succop, that Irrelevant Week was postponed to next month so Matthew thought the trip had nothing to do with that.
But later in the day, Matthew caught on to the surprise. He realized he was going to Newport Beach to be among 11 of Succop’s family members and friends to watch the Kansas City Chiefs kicker be celebrated as Mr. Irrelevant. He laughed and cheered along with others as Succop received several gifts at the Arrival Party, the first day of Irrelevant Week, which honors the final pick of the NFL Draft.