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08:00 AM ET 01.14 | Tony Gonzalez was convinced it was over -- but a game-winning drive guaranteed the future Hall of Famer another week of NFL action. As he took it all in, Gonzalez fell to the turf on the Falcons' sideline and let it all out -- 16 seasons' worth of yearning for a triumph this meaningful, and all the pent-up emotion that had him bawling like an Oprah guest. "I've never, ever cried like that," Gonzalez said later. ... "I was down on the ground, crying -- I was literally shivering. It's 16 years of frustration coming out, so much relief and so much happiness. That's the most emotional I've ever been." The most emotional that Gonzalez, a husband and father, has ever been on a football field? "The most emotional -- period," he said.

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January 14, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Good for him...

January 14, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Because his team won a playoff game?

Well, considering their history, I guess that's reason to be emotional.

January 14, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good for him...

Hard to believe he had never won a playoff game.....what a performance....kudos....

January 14, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hard to believe he had never won a playoff game.....what a performance....kudos....

Even more that he caught one of the key passes to help win the game. Good for him.

January 14, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Even more that he caught one of the key passes to help win the game. Good for him.

He caught a whole bunch of key passes... Seahawks had no answer for him.

The epitome of "Stepping Up"!

January 14, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Your not there Yet Tony, You got two more games before you start to cry, but hopfully for your sake you will cry alot!!!!!

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January 14, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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If all goes well, he should be crying next weekend when SF rolls into town and puts it on Atlanta.

Except he won't be crying "happy tears" then........

January 14, 2013  08:47 AM ET

I'd like to see him continue to play.

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January 14, 2013  09:09 AM ET

It was a great game and I am glad that Gonzales got at least one play off game, he's a great player and earned it. Seahawks are going to be a good team for the next several years.

January 14, 2013  09:21 AM ET

The Falcons are acting like the goal is already met. Doesn't bode well for the next game.

January 14, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Crybaby

January 14, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'd like to see him continue to play.

this is the game that they should have lost....think next week they will persevere....Hawks and Pats in SB....

January 14, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

this is the game that they should have lost....think next week they will persevere....Hawks and Pats in SB....

I think you mean the Falcons

January 14, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I think you mean the Falcons

correct.....Falcons....

January 14, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I think you mean the Falcons

Seahawks, Falcons, Ravens ... man, these playoffs are for the birds.

January 14, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Seahawks, Falcons, Ravens ... man, these playoffs are for the birds.

waa waa waaa. Don't forget to tip your waitress

January 14, 2013  09:46 AM ET

First ballot HOFer. What a class act.

 
January 14, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

First ballot HOFer. What a class act.

Definitely, redefined the position.

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