Say It A’int So! Farewell Tony Gonzalez


Published: April 23, 2009


... Tiger, our 'old reliable'—is leaving to play for the Atlanta Falcons.

I'm going to miss him.

It feels like somebody died in my family. I never met Tony G, but he's been as much a presence in our lives the past 13 years as almost anyone I know.

He is the consummate professional athlete. He conducts his business—every aspect of his business—with an eye to how it reflects on the team and the city it represents.

After 13 years in the league, you won't find a harsh word or a bad review of Gonzalez anywhere.

Even his recent expressions of desiring a trade were done as respectfully as possible. No demands, no angry exhortations in the media, just a huge desire to win and the frustration of not being a part of a championship here in Kansas City.

Gonzalez's departure is not about him wanting to leave. It's about him wanting a chance in an all-too-short NFL career to play for a championship.

Whether we like it or not...

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