Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin gave us another example of the benefits of Twitter this week when he held a contest to give away free concert tickets. The idea stemmed from a thought that Barwin had about how he hates when players switch teams, rendering their old jerseys useless. In an attempt to avoid that, Barwin told his followers he would give away two tickets to the Free Press Summer Festival in Houston to the person who came up with the most creative use of his Houston Texans jersey.
And the winner was:
— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) May 30, 2013
I must admit, that is pretty damn creative. It’s not surprising that Barwin held the contest, as gestures like this incredible thank you note prove he genuinely cares about his fans. However, the competition did lead to some entries from disgruntled fans, like this very NSFW idea that one fan had for his Barwin Texans jersey: