I am Connor Barwin, a Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, a music lover, a philanthropist, a renaissance man. AMA.
Hello Reddit! I'm Connor, a linebacker for the Philadelphia r/eagles: https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiaeagles/photos/a.623753850995725.1073741887.120163518021430/623754264329017/?type=3&theater
I've written things: http://mmqb.si.com/2014/02/28/connor-barwin-nfl-locker-room-culture/
And I've had things written about me: http://grantland.com/features/connor-barwin-philadelphia-eagles-linebacker-nfl-hipster/
I like basketball (played forward for Cincinnati): https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/448507526909157376/photo/1
And I love music: http://instagram.com/p/n16hlql_w3/
But most importantly, I want to Make The World Better: https://twitter.com/ConnorBarwin98/status/452180485398331392
You can read more about my foundation at www.MTWBProject.org. I established MTWB with my family last year, and we're dedicated to working with community and business partners to enrich the lives of our youth through athletics and arts, sharing the lesson my parents taught my brothers and me as we were growing up in Detroit with the world.
I wanted to take part in the Eagles first official AMA because I’m excited to host MTWB's inaugural benefit concert on June 20 at Philadelphia's Union Transfer. Some buddies of mine are going to take the stage (Kurt Vile and the Violators, The Tontons, The Districts) and even more buddies (LeSean McCoy, DeMeco Ryans, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Najee Goode, Bradley Fletcher, Mychal Kendricks, Trent Cole, Cary Williams, Brent Celek, Bennie Logan and more) will join me at the event.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated and matched by MTWB for a revitalization project at Ralph Brooks Park in South Philadelphia. The renovation will include a new state-of-the-art basketball court, safe and well-lit play areas, an urban farm and a mural by renowned local artist Steve Powers.
All right, enough about me. Ask me anything about football, MTWB, music and more. I'll start answering questions around 2 pm.
EDIT: Thanks for the awesome questions and for chatting with me. See you guys at Union Transfer on June 20. Let's Make The World Better: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/584159?__utma=1.1065645772.1400513976.1400513976.1400524297.2&__utmb=188.8.131.520524297&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1400524297.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=153555512