Feb 1, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez walks the red carpet prior to the NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chiefs Tight End Tony Gonzalez Replaces Rival Shannon Sharpe on CBS

Every Sunday morning for the last several NFL seasons, I faced a huge conundrum. I wanted to watch the network that would talk the most about the Kansas City Chiefs during the pre-game hour leading up to the games. That was generally CBS because that network is contractually obligated to carry AFC games. Therefore, they talk more about the AFC teams than the NFC. It’s just how it is. There was just one problem.

I can’t stand watching Shannon Sharpe.

Let me rephrase that.

I can’t stand listening to Shannon Sharpe.

I don’t mean that in an auditory sense of the word. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he talks like he has a wet sock in his mouth, but let’s be honest, he’s not as bad as LaDanian Tomlinson. I just can’t stand the “rah rah” about himself and his former team, the Denver Broncos. He manages to find a way to turn any conversation into the Broncos and it drives me crazy.

Well, on October 14, 2007 a young man named Tony Gonzalez replaced Shannon Sharpe in the record books by scoring the most touchdowns ever scored by a tight end.

On February 18, 2014 that same man — albeit not-quite-so-young — has replaced Sharpe again; this time as one of the hosts of the NFL on CBS.


Short of the Chiefs signing Bills free safety Jairus Byrd for the league minimum, this is the best thing that could happen this off season. Okay, maybe I’m getting a little carried away, but you get what I’m saying.

What do you think, Addicts? Are you happy for this move? Sound off below!

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  • berttheclock

    Major Drum Roll, please.

  • toperspective

    Yep, good riddance. How he got hired in the first place is a mystery.

  • berttheclock

    With Sharp at the mic, even if you did want to understand what he was trying to say, you needed “Closed Caption”.

    • DieHard_ChiefsFan

      OMG, I am rolling at the description of the Wet Sock in his mouth, to funny. Yes it was hard to understand what the heck he was saying. He needed subtitles for the audience to follow anything he was saying.. Bring on Tony !!

      • Jason Seibel

        You’re welcome!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Works for me.

  • tazer15

    I hated olé horse head for years how someone who cannot talk get a job like that is beyond me.Not to mention how much of an ass he was as a player.LT is a good guy I can handle him.The only thing I’m bummed about is this may help keep Tony from playn in KC one more yr.

    • antony555

      That’s why he and John Elway were so close, they looked like horses and with that could Peyton have landed anywhere else?

  • berttheclock

    One never knows what will happen when former name athletes attempt to cross over into TV. One preseason in Seattle, a local station carrying the Seahawks let both Steve Largent and Ahmad Rashad work games. They were so bad, they couldn’t even figure out where the ball was spotted on the field.

    Of course, Rashad went on to be the only commentator Michael Jordan would allow for an interview after he “retired”. Lots of hype before the interview. When, they began, Rashad had a very hard look on his face and said to Michael, “Michael, I must ask you whether you gambled on basketball” Jordan replied, “No, I did not.” Rashad, quickly, countered with “Well, how’s the family, Michael?” Hard hitting journalism at it’s “whatever”.

  • berttheclock

    Not mentioned above, but, Dan Marino is leaving after 13 seasons. No word on where he is heading for any network spot.

  • kcfirechief

    I always called him “Mush mouth”.

  • antony555

    Did they fire the both of them for Tony G., and someone else..

    • Matthew Marcella

      No there contracts expired

  • T.Hagen

    Very happy. I can’t stand the arrogant Sharpe . Tony would be a giant step in class.

  • KcNdaRock

    Ba ba ba ba I can’t stand his voice his stutter I can’t stand him cause he’s a fking donkey. I have seen him as that as long as I can remember him and elway. If they were jogging by me I would trip them and lstart laughing historically . prob childish of me but I would then brag about it constantly lol

  • TwistedLefty

    best news this week!
    i hate that blowhard and Tony G replacing him is just sweet

  • Michael Shaw

    So does that mean when we see someone doing their picks we won’t have to see those damn gloves he used???? THANK GOD!!! Never liked the jerk. He thinks he was the best TE in football and doesn’t understand that he just got replaced by the best EVER, TE in football history!!!! GO TONY!!

  • Drewfish

    sweet now i can watch tony g every week…….