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. Irrelevant.
There was no need to valet park the van for Toone at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa on Friday. Toone jumped into the van with his parents, brother, two Mr. Irrelevant Week volunteers, and his agent.
Before the seven left the hotel for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game, a couple of guests in the lobby rolled their eyes at the choice of transportation and then grinned. They weren't laughing at Toone's agent, Brett Tessler, who resembles comedian Dave Attell.
Tessler and Toone make for an interesting team, one has little hair and the other has blond dreadlocks. The two dined at the Knothole Club at Angel Stadium, raising the eyebrows of some cooks and waiters. If anyone found hair on their plate, they knew whom to blame.