Say Goodbye To Tony G.

Just another reminder that if you wanted a chance to say good bye to former Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez, you have the opportunity Wednesday evening and the  proceeds all goes to help a great cause

The Shadow Buddies Foundation is holding a Tony Gonzalez Fan Appreciation Night on Wednesday evening, May 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the foundation offices in Lenexa.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

All the proceeds go to the Foundation’s program to provide backpacks to youngsters attending summer camps around the area.

There will be a raffle for signed items from Gonzalez, along with hot dogs and refreshments. 

The location of the foundation offices is 14700 West 107th Street in Lenexa.

You can call 913-642-4646 for information or to buy tickets. You can also visit There are a limited number of tickets still available.

11 Responses to “Say Goodbye To Tony G.”

  • May 11, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    To the 2nd best Tight End in Chiefs history behind only the great Fred Arbanas, good luck in ATL Tony.


  • May 11, 2009  - Rip 'em a new one says:


    You can do as I did this past weekend and go over to the Falcons facility at Flowery Branch and wave at him from afar. It was bitter-sweet and almost devoid of emotion for me.

    He’s moved on, and, as I discovered, so have I. I believe many Chief’s fans will feel the same because the NFL and its players are, in the main, loyal to the $$$ first and foremost.

    Tony G made his bed earlier. Whether his is the exception or the rule is up to YOU to determine. I think Tony G is good guy, great pro and all that but I also think he, or any other player, wouldn’t care one iota if I was having serious issues or problems of any sort.

    In that perspective, once a guy is gone, who the hell really cares?

  • May 12, 2009  - alex k says:

    Years ago, when close to the teams coaching staff, I got to know him, who couldnt like him..

    But, I really soured on tony during the entire wanting to be traded scenario, the way he handled that…I believe Haley saying the trade made the team better NOW, says enough.

    I do hope people are nice and say goodbye, hes was a great player and family guy, but when you look at it, the NFL is a what are you doing for me now…league.

    Now hes catching passes from Matt Ryan, that doesnt do much for the average chief fan.

    Best of luck however to a guy who all but one of his years, was one of the most liked players in chiefs history.

  • May 16, 2009  - anonymous says:

    He can either catch a 1,000 passes and score 999 TD’s , or 0 and none, all the same by me. The important thing is that they (Atlanta), as a whole, have a loosing record.

    For obvious reasons.

  • May 16, 2009  - Harold C. says:

    Again? I love Tony but are we ever going to be done saying goodbye to him?

  • May 17, 2009  - Brian says:

    I can’t believe the way some have turned on Tony. All butt hurt because he left while showing little to no appreciation for all the great years and great memories he has given to us. No appreciation for the countless times he lined up and gave us 110% effort every single time he stepped on the field. Sure, they pay him lip service, but their words say otherwise. Tony is a class act and a good person and I wish him well and I appreciate the effort and heart he put into this organization. And I appreciate the memories that he left. He is the epitome of what it means to be a professional. I can’t believe so many talk the way they do about him. Absolutely disgusting….

  • May 17, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Yech! :-P I hate spinach & liver…

    …but BBQ? Not so much.


  • May 17, 2009  - Harold C. says:


    You’re “butt” hurts? I’m sorry. “They pay him lip service, but their words say otherwise”??? Is not lip service and their words the same thing? How can they be paying him lip service when their words say otherwise?

    Anyway….what are you talking about? I don’t see or hear anyone talking bad about Tony G. Must be a Kansas City local thing which would explain why I don’t know what you are talking about since I no longer live in the area.

  • May 18, 2009  - Brian says:

    Harold C.,

    You’re “butt” hurts? I’m sorry.

    Yes, that is so mature Harold. When you grow up from your apparent perpetual 13-year-old attitude, then you can come and talk to me. As for what I was saying with them paying him lip service: “I am as big a fan of Tony G. as anyone, and he was a great player but”… “I like Tony and he was one of my favorite players but”… These are just a few examples of many of people who pay him lip service but then go on to trash the guy, wish him to get injured, wish for him to fail, and a host of other negative comments. I have seen and read plenty of them. And that is exactly what I am talking about.

  • May 18, 2009  - Harold C. says:

    Awww….Brian…..It’s just a little kidding around. And I still don’t see what you are talking about. Are you talking about a bunch of bloggers shooting their mouths off (or is it typing their fingers off?)….or do you have any links to show what you are talking about….because I just don’t see it. This seems out of left field to me.

  • May 18, 2009  - Brian says:


    It is mainly forum conversation and such and a few bloggers too. It would take me hours to pilfer through the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of different posts.

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