Connor Barwin sticks to environmentally friendly modes of transportation
Thanks for the ride to work @septa_social #bus17 pic.twitter.com/K00TUJc8KE — Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) October 15, 2013By the way, the guy signed a $36 million contract in the offseason, so clearly this isn't a matter of cutting costs. You won't see Barwin sitting in his kitchen, clipping coupons for a discount on Cocoa Pebbles. He must be a true believer in the danger of fossil fuel emissions (that's a thing, right?). The Philadelphia transit authority couldn't be happier with the free publicity.
@ConnorBarwin98 Thanks for riding Connor! Oh, and thanks for the timely sack Sunday! :-) ^JS — SEPTA_SOCIAL (@SEPTA_SOCIAL) October 15, 2013Barwin's teammates have seen him in action and get a tremendous kick out of it. Fletcher Cox, in particular:
Not everybody can valet they bike on the curb like @ConnorBarwin98 #bikelife pic.twitter.com/GHHTLvSQCU — fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) October 11, 2013Barwin has also immersed himself in politics:
Good luck to the most progressive mayor in the country @mayormcginn! pic.twitter.com/Ppzdi2Y6Mf — Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) September 22, 2013I was almost ready to declare my total admiration for Connor and his environmentally conscious ways, until I stumbled across one troubling fact. When Barwin played for the Texans, when not taking the bus, he regularly drove a Toyota Prius to and from practice. I'm sorry, but I'm deducting several admiration points for that. For obvious reasons. And if you're unable to figure out those reasons, you're part of the problem. But still, kudos to Connor! (H/T to Yahoo! for the story) Questions? Comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!