Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/31/13
Earlier this week, Connor Barwin took out a full-page ad in the Houston Post to thank everyone who helped him get his career started with the Houston Texans. When we say everyone, we mean everyone. Barwin didn’t just thank the fans, he also paid tribute to everyone from the delivery guy to the popcorn guy. And then there was Blaine Gabbert. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback was one of the many people on Barwin’s list, and the now-Philadelphia Eagle explained the reason why during a chat with Robert Klemko of USA Today Sports on Friday. “That was just me trying to have some fun,” Barwin said. “But obviously he’s my favorite quarterback in the NFL because I sacked him the most.” Fair enough. Barwin also explained a few of the other items on the list. “Cheesecake” actually refers to a person who Barwin says is a doorman at several venues in the Houston area. He has a stuffed animal named “Bernie the Bear.” The “popcorn guy” he was talking about walks around small shows in Houston with a bag of popcorn and is always offering to share with people. This is clearly a man who is in touch with his roots. Although, Gabbert probably isn’t flattered by the fact that he made the cut. H/T Around the League Related posts: Connor Barwin thanks everyone in Houston from the delivery guy to the fans Connor Barwin offers up his couch for Jeremy Lin (Picture) Why Did Jags Give Blaine Gabbert the Ball Over Maurice Jones-Drew on Final Play?

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