The Hunt Family Will Finally See The Chiefs In The Super Bowl

Clark Hunt remembers very well the celebration of four years ago for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, the duel for the championship that was named after his father and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Hunt.

One moment distinguishes itself from others. It involves Hunt's mother, Norma, who has been in every game for the championship since the Chiefs faced the Green Bay Packers in the first, in 1967.

"Clark, it would be very nice if they could be in this game once while I'm here," Norma told her son on occasion.


Norma Hunt was a teacher who also worked with the Dallas Texans when she met Lamar. They both fell in love.

Finally your wish has been fulfilled.

On Sunday, the most visible face of the family that owned the Chiefs stood at the center of the stand. Then, Clark Hunt lifted the American Conference title trophy – The Lamar Hunt Trophy – after the 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Right next to Clark, celebrating the return of the franchise to the maximum game for the first time in half a century, was his mother. His brothers were not far.

American football is a family affair for the Hunt. Lamar not only founded the franchise, but was part of the five owners who created the AFL (American League) and then sneaked into the unified NFL. Clark was not even 2 years old when the Chiefs played their first Super Bowl in 1967 and has few memories of having been in the 1970 game, when the Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings to win their only championship.

"I was in that game and I have a picture," he said. “I don't like to say that I don't remember it. He was 4 or 5 years old. Actually, the first game I remember was at Christmas a few years later – the Chiefs lost to the Dolphins in the postseason in 1971 in the longest game in NFL history – which is not a good memory to be the first . I am grateful to be able to change it with what we are going to do in Miami in two weeks. ”

Norma Hunt was a teacher who also worked with the Dallas Texans when she met Lamar. They both fell in love.

The franchise would later move to Kansas City and become the Chiefs. In 2006, when the family patriarch passed away, the team passed into the hands of his children.

Like his father, who was an integral part in league affairs for almost four decades, Clark quickly became a voice of authority among the owners of the NFL, when issues such as the collective contract arose. His equanimous conduct, disposition and insightful sense of business made him a sounding board for commissioner Roger Goodell.

And in the face of all his achievements, all Clark could not do was take his team to the Super Bowl.

“Last year we were happy to be there, but we were also very disappointed that we were not playing. Now it will be a completely different experience, ”he said. "We already accomplished that, but at the end of the day we still have a great goal to accomplish."