Tony Gonzalez Pays Tribute to Ron Burgundy, Makes Best Intro Ever

By Connor Muldowney
Tony Gonzalez
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Tony Gonzalez is the ageless wonder. The talented tight end was set to hang up the cleats following the 2012 season, but his love for the game and endless amounts of gas left in the tank brought him back for another season — at least. Gonzalez is one of the best tight ends and it’s hard to think he’s been in the NFL for 17 years and he’s approaching the age of 40.

He’s always been one of the top tight ends in football and it’s cool to see the 17-year vet produce like he’s still in his 20s. After a solid game against the New England Patriots in which he caught 12 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, people are starting to talk about just how good he is and how he should be contemplating yet another return to football in 2014.

He might be really good at football, but maybe an acting appearance is in his future. Why do I say that? Check out the tribute he pays to Ron Burgundy in the Sunday Night Football intros that each starting player gives:

The scene in the movie ‘Anchorman’ happens when Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, is looking at the teleprompter and says exactly what is on it at all times — no matter how ridiculous. A co-worker made a mistake by putting a question mark at the end at the end of his name to end the broadcast, leading Burgundy to say, “I’m Ron Burgundy?”.

This is the fourth straight season on Sunday Night Football in which the Atlanta Falcons‘ tight end has used that line in his intro.

Just awesome.

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