Lamar Hunt came up with the name “Super Bowl ” while watching his daughter play with a “super ball” in the backyard one fine summer evening.
The first member of the Chiefs ever to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was owner and founder Lamar Hunt who went in with the 1972 class. The first Chiefs player inducted was linebacker Bobby Bell in 1983.
Before his entry into pro football team ownership, Lamar Hunt and his brothers attempted to corner the silver market. (conroversy here)
For winning the AFC Championship game a team is awarded the Lamar Hunt Trophy, named for our hero of course!
Marty Schottenheimer recently said on Sirius NFL Radio that Lamar Hunt was the absolute finest human being he had ever known, including his father.
Marty, I never knew him, but I’ll take your word.