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 Lamar Hunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With Lamar Hunt as an active advocate for the sport and the league, his team the Dallas Tornado won the NASL championship in 1971 and were runners-up '73.
Lamar Hunt was also one of the original founding investors of Major League Soccer, which debuted in 1996.
Lamar Hunt died December 13, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas of complications related to prostate cancer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lamar_Hunt   (1689 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hunt, Lamar Hunt is a 1956 graduate of The Hill School and Southern Methodist University with a B.S. degree in geology.
Lamar Hunt is an avid soccer fan having attended eight of the past nine World Cups.
Hunt was one of the founding investors of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
lamar-hunt.iqnaut.net   (595 words)

  
 SoccerBlog.com: The men behind MLS: Lamar Hunt and Philip Anschutz
However, closer to home, the efforts to keep the domestic league, the MLS afloat since the league began 1996, is entirely the story of two soccer mad billionaires, Lamar Hunt, the oilman and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Anschutz, the chairman of the Anschutz group, an oil and technology entrepreneur.
Lamar Hunt's service to developing the sport of soccer in the US was acknowledged in 1999 when, the US Open Club competition, the oldest and most prestigious soccer competition in US soccer was renamed the Lamar Hunt US Open Club competition.
The Lamar Hunt US Open competition is much like the British FA Cup, in that it is open to all clubs registered with the USSF, from amateur adult club teams to the professional MLS teams.
www.soccerblog.com /2006/07/the_men_behind_mls_lamar_hunt.htm   (946 words)

  
 AP Wire | 12/14/2006 | Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt dead at 74   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
"Lamar Hunt was one of the most influential owners in professional football over the past 40-plus years," Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, said Thursday as plans were being made for burial of the 74-year-old sports pioneer.
In 1972, Hunt became the first AFL figure to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and each year the Lamar Hunt Trophy goes to the winner of the NFL's American conference.
Hunt is survived by his wife; children Lamar Jr., Sharron Munson, Clark and Daniel; and 14 grandchildren.
www.sunherald.com /mld/sunherald/sports/16234995.htm   (921 words)

  
 Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt dead at 74   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DALLAS - Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs' owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, has died.
Hunt battled cancer for several years and was hospitalized the day before Thanksgiving with a partially collapsed lung.
Hunt is survived by wife, children Lamar Jr., Sharron Munson, Clark and Daniel; and 13 grandchildren.
www.abcactionnews.com /stories/2006/12/061214hunt.shtml   (1220 words)

  
 Kansas City Chiefs - Lamar Hunt: 1932-2006
Hunt had also lobbied for many years that an additional Thanksgiving game be added to the NFL schedule and in 2006, those efforts were rewarded when the Chiefs hosted the first-ever Thanksgiving contest at Arrowhead Stadium.
Hunt’s name is rightfully mentioned alongside other legendary family surnames in pro football history such as Halas, Mara and Rooney for his commitment to putting the betterment of the league ahead of any potential individual gain.
Hunt also envisioned and developed Worlds of Fun, a 165-acre family entertainment complex which opened in ‘73, as well as the 60-acre family water recreation park, Oceans of Fun which was completed in ‘82.
www.kcchiefs.com /323_bio.html   (1831 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt, Founder, Kansas City Chiefs
Hunt was the first AFL figure to be enshrined into the Pro Football Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of ‘72, a remarkable feat considering he became involved in pro football just 13 years earlier.
Possibly the greatest tribute to his contributions to the sport was the naming by the league of the Lamar Hunt Trophy, which is presented annually to the champion of the American Football Conference.
Hunt was born on August 2, 1932 in El Dorado, Arkansas and graduated from SMU with a B.S. in Geology in ‘56.
www.kcchiefs.com /front_office/lamar_hunt   (1306 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt Dies - News and Communications - SMU
Hunt had been a member of the SMU Board of Trustees since 1997, the same year he received the Mustang Award for longtime service and philanthropy to the University.
Hunt was a member of the Board of Directors of the SMU Athletic Forum and co-chair of the Athletics Committee.
Hunt had been a member of the SMU President’s Leadership Council and the boards of the Alumni Association and the Mustang Club.
www.smu.edu /newsinfo/stories/lamar-hunt-13dec2006.asp   (738 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt's death brings reaction - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lamar Hunt, shown announcing the hiring of Dick Vermeil as Chiefs head coach in 2001, was the first person from the AFL enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Lamar created a model franchise in the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was always equally devoted to the best interests of the league and the game." NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Lamar Hunt was truly a pioneer and had a lasting impact on a number of professional sports." New York Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/nfl/chiefs/2006-12-14-hunt-reax_x.htm   (790 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt - Class of 1982
For his efforts in building the sport of soccer in the United States in the modern era, Hunt was inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982.
Later he was a principal negotiator in the AFL's merger with the National Football League and upon completion of the merger his team appeared in two of the first four Super Bowls.
In 1999 Lamar was awarded the National Soccer Hall of Fame's Medal of Honor.
www.soccerhall.org /builders/lamar_hunt.htm   (352 words)

  
 Lamar Hunt, 1932-2006 • JamieTrecker's Blog - FOX Sports Blogs
Lamar Hunt's death is a great loss to all who love sport as a means of expressing the best in humanity.
Lamar Hunt's (and the Hunt family's) commitment to soccer in the U.S. greatly enhanced the awareness of and growth of the sport.
Hunt, as owner of both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Tornado, clashed with the traditional NFL power structure in the late '60's after the NASL was established.
community.foxsports.com /blogs/JamieTrecker/2006/12/12/Lamar_Hunt   (731 words)

  
 FOX Sports - NFL - Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt dead at 74   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DALLAS (AP) - Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs' owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, has died.
Hunt didn't need to make money - his father was an oil wildcatter who was often referred to as the richest man in the world.
Hunt remained interested in the day-to-day operations of the Chiefs but was never known as a meddlesome owner.
msn.foxsports.com /nfl/story/6271074   (1285 words)

  
 Star-Telegram.com | 12/14/2006 | Funeral services set for Lamar Hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
“Lamar Hunt was one of the greatest leaders and innovators in the history of sports,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Hunt was the founder of the American Football League in 1959, and he and former Dallas Cowboys president/general manager Tex Schramm negotiated the merger of the AFL with the NFL in 1966.
Hunt, a Highland Park resident, owned the Dallas Tornado of the NASL and was a founding partner in Major League Soccer.
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/16237689.htm   (435 words)

  
 SI.com - NFL - Chiefs owner memorialized in public event - Saturday December 16, 2006 7:00PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hunt's humility, as well as his passion for sports, were the dominant themes at a memorial service Saturday.
Hunt was the founder of the AFL and a driving force in the merger with the NFL.
Hunt was the AFC president for many years after the merger and his one-time assistant Roger Goodell is now the NFL commissioner.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/football/nfl/12/16/hunt.memorial.ap/index.html   (817 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt dead at 74
Hunt didn't need to make money – his father was an oil wildcatter who was often referred to as the richest man in the world.
Hunt was part of H.L. Hunt's “first family” – the wildcatter had 15 children by three women.
Hunt is survived by wife Norma, children Lamar Jr., Sharron Munson, Clark and Daniel; and 13 grandchildren.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/nfl/20061213-2209-fbn-obit-hunt.html   (960 words)

  
 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
The young man was Lamar Hunt, a 26-year-old sports-minded, civic-minded individual who called Dallas home, and his idea, simply, was to form a new professional football league to rival the NFL.
Lamar quickly approached other people who might be interested in owning franchises in a new league and, within seven months, the American Football League was born.
Once merger talks were under way, Lamar eventually played a significant role in bringing about the agreement that gave the AFL totally equality in the pro football world.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=103   (380 words)

  
 USOpenCup.com -- Powered by Demosphere
Lamar Hunt, one of the great visionaries of American sports, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 74.
Hunt will be known by the mainstream public as a pioneer in the NFL and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matchnight.com - "Lamar Hunt: A Businessman and a Gentleman"
www.usopencup.com   (1380 words)

  
 FOX Sports - USA - MLS patron Lamar Hunt dead at 74   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hunt was one of the few people in the world who attended a game in every World Cup stadium during World Cup USA 1994, World Cup France 1998 and World Cup Korea/Japan in 2002.
Hunt was the original investor-operator of the Columbus Crew and the Kansas City Wizards.
Hunt, who saw the U.S. Open Cup renamed in his honor, was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982 as a builder.
msn.foxsports.com /soccer/story/6272182   (749 words)

  
 KRT Wire | 12/15/2006 | Lamar Hunt had wealth of admirers
Lamar Hunt, who died too young Wednesday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, never flaunted it.
Hunt, the son of a wealthy Texas oilman and a graduate of the Hill School in Pottstown, was a regular guy who just happened to have a lot of money and own a football team.
Hunt, who came up with the name for the Super Bowl while watching his kids play with a SuperBall, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.
www.mercurynews.com /mld/mercurynews/sports/16247278.htm   (1555 words)

  
 KRT Wire | 12/14/2006 | Commissioner says league will honor Lamar Hunt
The Chiefs will recognize Hunt with his initials LH on their helmets during the last three games of the season.
In 1984, the league renamed the AFC Championship Trophy the Lamar Hunt Trophy in honor of Hunt, the founder of the American Football League.
Hunt and the AFL were able to sustain themselves during the early years because the league, when founded in 1959, decided to share its television revenues, something the NFL adopted in 1960.
www.mercurynews.com /mld/mercurynews/sports/16241779.htm   (748 words)

  
 Ted's Polish-Mexican Page: Lamar Hunt
In the news about the death of Lamar Hunt, you'll see an awful lot about his contributions to the game of football.
Hunt has, at one time or another, owned three MLS teams: Kansas City Wizards, FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew.
The US Open Cup, a competition based on the English FA Cup and one of the oldest competitions of its kind in the world, was recently renamed the Lamar Hunt Cup in his honor.
polishmexican.blogspot.com /2006/12/lamar-hunt.html   (387 words)

  
 Chiefs Owner Lamar Hunt Dies - NFL
Hunt went into the hospital for a final time on November 22 with a partially collapsed lung and had cancer that was spreading.
An advocate of the two-point conversion, a rule used in the AFL, Hunt was a force in having it adopted to the NFL in 1994.
Hunt was also one of the founding investors in the six-time World Champion Chicago Bulls in the NBA.
www.channel3000.com /nfl/10530295/detail.html   (727 words)

  
 Football: Multiple team owner Lamar Hunt dies at 74 - Sports - International Herald Tribune
DALLAS: Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs' owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, died Wednesday night.
Hunt died at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas due to complications from prostate cancer, Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said.
The son of oilman H.L. Hunt, Lamar Hunt grew up in Dallas and attended a private prep school in Pennsylvania, serving as captain of the football team.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/12/14/sports/HUNT.php   (689 words)

  
 ESPN.com - NFL - Lamar Hunt, 74, pioneer owner of NFL's Chiefs, dies
Hunt, who founded the American Football League in 1960 after the NFL refused to sell him a team, died Wednesday night in a Dallas hospital after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Hunt entered the hospital for the last time Nov. 22, only 24 hours before his beloved Chiefs hosted Denver in a Thanksgiving night game, something he sought for 37 years.
Lamar created a model franchise in the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was always equally devoted to the best interests of the league and the game."
sports.espn.go.com /nfl/news/story?id=2697040   (1250 words)

  
 Chiefs Owner Lamar Hunt Still Hospitalized - News
Hunt was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998 and was treated with radiation as recently as last month.
Some thought it was significant that Hunt couldn't attend the Chiefs' Thanksgiving game at Arrowhead Stadium, because he had campaigned with the NFL for years to bring a holiday game to Kansas City.
Hunt was the founder of the American Football League, which is now part of the NFL.
www.thekansascitychannel.com /news/10486389/detail.html   (273 words)

  
 Hunt had big influence on Levy: South Florida Sun-Sentinel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nothing was more stunning in the NFL this past week than the enormous outpouring of sadness for the passing of Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, and among those who felt a personal loss was Buffalo Bills General Manager Marv Levy, who owes Hunt a great deal.
And, though Hunt approved Levy's firing in 1982, he also had a hand in helping him get the head coaching job four years later with the Buffalo Bills, with whom Levy reached the Super Bowl four years running.
Wilson and Hunt had been present at the birth of the old AFL and conspired to force the merger with the NFL.
www.sun-sentinel.com /sports/sfl-spbricker17dec17,0,1875303.column?coll=sfla-sports-headlines   (602 words)

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