As Connor Barwin moves onto Philadelphia with his six-year, $36 million contract, the city of Houston should be in mourning.
It's not that we're just losing a linebacker (and a pretty good one at that). We're also saying goodbye to an enthusiastic adopted son and an ambassador of "hip" — literally a poster boy for the Convention and Visitors Bureau's most recent ad campaign.
In a unique farewell ad taken out in the Houston Press, Barwin thanked those who have crossed his path during his four seasons with the Houston Texans, from local musicians Bun B and The Tontons, to chefs like Underbelly's Chris Shepherd, Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions and the Eatsie Boys.
Thanks to you, too, Connor Barwin. You'll be missed.