The Morning Fix: Championship Edition

Morning Addicts. Today is the AFC and NFC Championship games and we’ll have your usual dose of coverage throughout the day. We also invite you to join us for a live game chat for today’s games. The Bears and Packers will kick off at 3:30 EST and the Jets and Steelers will clash at 6:30.

Until then, here is your Morning Fix!

“That was always our goal in Kansas City, to one day present Mr. Hunt that trophy,” Richardson said in a telephone interview. “Just to know that I knew this man, I had a chance to work for Mr. Hunt and how great the Hunt family was to me and to my family. … For me personally, this game carries the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl, but, also to be able to hoist that trophy that you’ve worked for all these years.”

Before she made Super Bowl history, before the game even existed, Norma Hunt had to prove her worthiness. She had to try out.

Back then, she was Norma Lynn Knobel, Richardson High School history teacher. Wooing her was Lamar Hunt , American Football League founder and son of one of the world’s richest men.

“That’s going to allow us to do a lot more,” Okoye said. Specifically, he said the foundation, which tries to reach at-risk and underprivileged kids through free sports clinics, will be able to bring back a Christmas event that brings local kids together with police officers, firefighters and members of the armed forces.

“We haven’t done that in a few years, but we’ll be able to bring it back,” Okoye said.

“You have to be strong and tough and hard-nosed, which I think comes from our kind of area,” said Red Land’s Mike Cox, a three-year fullback with the Kansas City Chiefs. “That’s the kind of people we are.

“You have to be mentally tough. You have to be able to do the dirty work no one else wants to do without getting the glory.”

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