By Steve Hummer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Need that impossible catch, the one that makes the SportsCenter crew speak in tongues?
If that’s all, just throw the ball up. And if Tony Gonzalez is anywhere around, he’ll more than likely grab it. Gonzalez, traded to the Falcons in April, is the NFL’s most accomplished tight end, already owning Hall of Fame numbers. He creates more mismatches than a Vegas wedding chapel.
According to the reviews traveling south with the Falcons new toy at tight end, the NFC South’s defensive coordinators should be developing a noticeable nervous tic about now.
“There’s nobody who can catch a ball or adjust to a ball in the air like (Gonzalez) can, probably not even wide receivers. You throw it to him when he’s covered. He always has the advantage in those situations,” said Dick Vermeil, his coach at Kansas City for five seasons.
Tony’s on Cosmopolitan Online
Cosmopolitan.com has a new, online-only feature that features Tony Gonzalez: “Dating Tips from Sexy NFL Stars”!
Featuring some of the hottest guys from the field—like Tony Gonzalez, Terrell Owens, and Matt Cassel — Cosmopolitan.com got each guy to give an exclusive piece of dating advice for women.
Tony and October Gonzalez Would ‘Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’
NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez makes another amazing play! But this time it’s not one of his record breaking receptions, it’s his all-star move for animals. The football sensation and his wife October are baring it all in a PETA ad to tell people to wear their own skin and let animals keep theirs. In the ad, Tony and October say “we’d rather go naked than wear fur.”
Every piece of fur clothing, lining, and trim is the result of extreme suffering: Animals used for their fur are beaten, hanged , electrocuted, and even skinned alive.
Fur factory farms crowd animals into wire cages so small that they don’t have room to walk. These cramped quarters cause great emotional distress to the animals, and they often turn to self-mutilation or cannibalism to cope with their anxiety.
With no federal humane laws regulating factory fur farms, farmers use barbaric methods for killing animals to avoid damaging their pelts—even if that means electrocuting, poisoning, or gassing them. It’s no wonder that Tony and October would rather go naked than wear fur!
Find out what other animal rights issues are important to Tony and October in their behind-the-scenes interview on The PETA Files.
This six-time Pro Bowl, all-pro tight end, and NFL Hall of Famer is raising awareness about the treatment of animals who are killed for their fur and wants his fans to join him in going the extra yard for animals too. Please join Tony and October by pledging never to buy or wear fur.
The All Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion
by Tony Gonzalez, Mitzi Dulan, Chris Gonzalez (Audio)
From the Publisher
Gain strength, stamina, and energy like a pro! For years, professional football player Tony Gonzalez fueled his game-day performances and workouts with a host of popular (and unhealthy) foods like burgers with bacon and cheese, deep-fried chicken wings, shrimp drenched in butter, and steak at least three times a week. When you’re constantly active dodging tackles, sprinting for touchdowns, or in the gym training nearly every day, it doesn’t matter what you eat if you are just going to burn it all off anyway, right? Wrong. What Tony Gonzalez has discovered over the course of his NFL career is that the food choices he makes have a tremendous impact on his performance, energy levels, and long-term health. Faced with a soaring risk for high blood pressure caused, in part, by a subpar diet, Gonzalez overhauled his eating plan and learned how to properly fuel his body with the right foods. The result was a diet that caused a dramatic improvement in his performance on the field and the way he felt off it. By shifting the balance of his diet more toward plant-based and unprocessed foods, Gonzalez has displayed turbocharged strength, stamina, and energy that have made fans, other athletes, and the media sit up and take notice. Now in The All-Pro Diet, with the help of renowned nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, Gonzalez shares the philosophy and strategies that will help you gain the same strength, stamina, and energy of a pro. Packed with delicious recipes, simple strategies for adhering to your new diet, and the muscle-building exercises the pros use to beat out the competition, The All-Pro Diet is the ultimate guide to fueling your body for optimal performance. Insert disc 4 into your PC to access PDF material of sample menus, recipes, Tony’s fitness program and more!
Available online at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (audio) (Hardcover)