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B-Love
12-12-2006, 09:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2695313

Lamar Hunt is very sick and I feel it is appropriate to celebrate great people "in life".

God bless Lamar and all of the great things he brought the AFL, NFL and the Denver Broncos franchise.

His family is praying for a miracle and so am I.

Unlike Al Davis, who was a pioneer, but a multi decade hated figure, Lamar exemplified class and leadership throughout his career.

I hope somehow, someway Lamar can pull out of this.

Clockwork Orange
12-12-2006, 09:10 PM
All the best to the entire Hunt family.

Spider
12-12-2006, 09:13 PM
sorry to hear this .......... a lot of stories about Lamar , my favorite is when Lamar was in Denver , he said , this would make a great football town , and Lamar helped Denver get a team ............. Lamar was the heart and soul of the AFL , and in alot of respect the AFC............We will lose a great football legend , they didnt name the AFC championship trophy after him for nothing ...
Best wishes to the Hunt family .............



PS dont go thinking that I have respect for the chiefs though ............

ludo21
12-12-2006, 09:13 PM
Get well soon Hunt!

loborugger
12-12-2006, 09:14 PM
Get well Lamar & God Bless.

Billy Clyde Puckett
12-12-2006, 10:22 PM
Best wishes Mr. Hunt. You helped build the best sorting empire in the world.

Bob's your Information Minister
12-12-2006, 10:42 PM
This really sucks. I had hoped Lamar would one day get his own trophy.

ZachKC
12-12-2006, 11:14 PM
This is pretty tough....

I think overall his vision of putting the league first was great. The anti Dan Snyder.

I don't think he has much longer. This is a person who has changed the lives of many people for the better and brought a lot to the city I love.

theAPAOps5
12-12-2006, 11:17 PM
Lamar Hunt is the reason we are talking on Omane today and routing for all our teams. He was instrumental in the AFL and like others have said eventually in the AFC. My prayers are with him and his family.

ZachKC
12-12-2006, 11:21 PM
Lamar Hunt is the reason we are talking on Omane today and routing for all our teams. He was instrumental in the AFL and like others have said eventually in the AFC. My prayers are with him and his family.
When I was back home for the T-Giving they had a pretty cool thing on him on NFL Network. They were talking to some of the old AFL owners...

I believe it was the Jets owner who was saying that each time they had a meeting of the owners they thought it would be the last one...this is it...the league can't do this anymore. But sure enough Hunt would have a whole plan of action to present to keep everything going...

TexanBob
12-13-2006, 12:09 AM
If beating the Broncos for Thanksgiving was like a farewell gift to Lamar Hunt, I can accept that. He's been a class act and, without him, cities like Kansas City and Denver might not even have NFL football today.

I wish the best for him and his family although the prognosis doesn't look good.

Atlas
12-13-2006, 01:59 AM
Lamar and Scarey Alice were two of the great men of the early AFL days.

Pick Six
12-13-2006, 02:08 AM
Best wishes go out to Lamar and the Hunt family for a Christmas miracle...

SlipperyPete
12-13-2006, 02:48 AM
During the press for the Thanksgiving game, I saw Bob Howsam quoted as saying there wouldn't be a Denver Broncos franchise if not for Lamar Hunt. Fans all over Denver and the entire league in general owe him a debt of gratitude.

broncocalijohn
12-13-2006, 04:18 AM
This really sucks. I had hoped Lamar would one day get his own trophy.

It is best he just has the name. We owe alot of gratitude to Lamar Hunt.
Now I wonder if Mock has any disturbing words for the Hunt family or how he thinks he is "really" dying.

Popps
12-13-2006, 05:25 AM
Best wishes to Lamar and his family.

http://espn-att.starwave.com/media/photo/1999/january/17/at_thumbs.jpg

John holding the Lamar Hunt trophy.

BroncoBuff
12-13-2006, 07:25 AM
During the press for the Thanksgiving game, I saw Bob Howsam quoted as saying there wouldn't be a Denver Broncos franchise if not for Lamar Hunt. Fans all over Denver and the entire league in general owe him a debt of gratitude.

Beat me to it.

Comfort and Joy to a great man ... thanks for your vision.

/

crazyhorse
12-13-2006, 07:51 AM
Lamar has been fighting for quite some time.

I wish him quality of life. If he can't have that, I pray for a peaceful comfortable passing. He can take comfort in knowing that he left the world a better place. Few men accomplish what he has and remain humble. I admire him.

gunns
12-13-2006, 08:51 AM
Thank you Mr. Hunt for helping provide me with some of the best memories of my life. My prayers are for him to be in comfort and peace and God willing, to get well.

watermock
12-13-2006, 09:58 AM
Anyone who has the AFC conference trophy named after him speaks for itself.

I hate that incideous disease that literally sapps the life out bit by bit.It's like fighting a pitbull.

As noted, we are in all likelyhood not here talking without Lamar. May he pass in relative comfort. A true legend and hero in the renegade league that held on early by the skin of it's teeth.

bendog
12-13-2006, 12:58 PM
KC got Hunt and Dullass got the pencil necked POS .... justice.

BMF Bronco
12-13-2006, 02:10 PM
Thank you Mr. Hunt, without you none of this would have been possible! Prayers and respect!

boltssbbound
12-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Lamar Hunt is one of the biggest reasons that the AFC even exists today. Sad to hear of his condition.

broncosteven
12-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Best Wishes to a Man who has made the AFC & NFL what it is today.

I echo Crazyhorses post & wish him peace.

DomCasual
12-13-2006, 06:26 PM
Prayers for and best wishes to him. I hope he's clear-minded enough to be able to reflect on all he's accomplished in his life.

Bob's your Information Minister
12-14-2006, 01:55 AM
He's gone.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/

ZachKC
12-14-2006, 01:56 AM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2006/12/13/lamar_hunt_19322006/

The National Football League and the American sports community lost a true treasure at approximately 10:00 PM on December 13, 2006 when Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt peacefully passed away at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas at the age of 74.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/images/D918AF16773F4056AFE0FA381B6072CE.JPG?0.41292851076 26549

epicSocialism4tw
12-14-2006, 01:59 AM
Thanks for all you did for American sports, Hunt. I hope that you are in God's presence.

SureShot
12-14-2006, 01:59 AM
RIP. A true visionary.

ZachKC
12-14-2006, 02:00 AM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/images/22EEDAEEED394A3DB6D2C4FC67A9A77B.JPG?0.77994620889 76589

fatcard
12-14-2006, 02:10 AM
rip

Dagmar
12-14-2006, 02:11 AM
Rip

Bob's your Information Minister
12-14-2006, 02:19 AM
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/121406dnmethuntobit.90f04cf.html


Lamar Hunt will be remembered for his sports prowess, something that wasn't lost on one of his young grandchildren.

As Mr. Hunt fought for his life last week the grandchild asked during a family hospital visit whether "they have a football team in heaven."

When an adult in the room answered that she didn't know, the grandchild replied:

"Well, I know if there isn't, Pappy will start one."

minibronco
12-14-2006, 02:23 AM
Quite fittingly, I didn't know where else to spend my 2,000.

I guess I found it now.

True legend.

RIP
LAMAR HUNT

theAPAOps5
12-14-2006, 02:23 AM
Rest In Peace Mr. Hunt
A true visionary and great human being!

Conklin
12-14-2006, 02:24 AM
Rip

Sassy
12-14-2006, 02:28 AM
Peace be with you and your family Mr. Hunt.

atomicbloke
12-14-2006, 02:38 AM
Thank you for all that you have done for american sports.
America is proud of you.

broncofan
12-14-2006, 02:41 AM
R.I.P

Thanks for everything.

Taco John
12-14-2006, 02:45 AM
Thank you Mr. Hunt. God Bless you in the same way you blessed us all.

-Slap-
12-14-2006, 02:56 AM
Rest easy, Mr Hunt. Few men have reached so far and grasped so much. All football fans are in your debt.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/2862/lamarhuntpc1.jpg

SoCalBronco
12-14-2006, 03:01 AM
RIP Mr. Hunt, your life and your contributions will never be forgotten.

listopencil
12-14-2006, 03:38 AM
I saw it on Chiefs Planet. He had been fighting cancer for a while and finally passed away. RIP.

listopencil
12-14-2006, 03:43 AM
Man, I was so stunned that I didn't even look for the appropriate thread at all. Just posted one. We all owe a debt to the man. As football fans and as AFC fans. I knew he was sick but it still hit me pretty roughly.

DomCasual
12-14-2006, 04:40 AM
My family is the only thing that brings me more joy than football, and football (especialy Broncos football) is what it is in large part because of the foundation Lamar Hunt helped lay.

I hope he died in peace. Death - at least a peaceful death - is preferable to excruciating pain. Rest in peace.

boltaneer
12-14-2006, 05:01 AM
R.I.P. Mr. Hunt.

We all owe you our gratitude for helping to make the AFC and NFL what it is today.

RandyMoss84
12-14-2006, 05:39 AM
Just curious, do they have a statue of Lamar in front of Arrowhead? If not, they should make a statue of him in honor of Lamar

watermock
12-14-2006, 07:07 AM
RIP Chief

Pick Six
12-14-2006, 07:56 AM
Thank you, Mr. Hunt, for your ground-breaking contributions to the greatest game in the world...:thumbsup:

rbackfactory80
12-14-2006, 09:33 AM
Rip Lamar, you will always be remembered.

ol number 7
12-14-2006, 09:47 AM
If beating the Broncos for Thanksgiving was like a farewell gift to Lamar Hunt, I can accept that. He's been a class act and, without him, cities like Kansas City and Denver might not even have NFL football today.

I wish the best for him and his family although the prognosis doesn't look good.

Said he didn't get to see the game as he was in the hospital and no NFL pkg. there. Goes to show you how the world operates now days. Someone should have brought in a slingbox for him. Classy guy. I believe his son is taking over for him.

Garcia Bronco
12-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Thanks Lamar...God Bless

bronco militia
12-14-2006, 11:41 AM
R.I.P. Lamar Hunt!

Clockwork Orange
12-14-2006, 01:48 PM
It's a sad day in the football world.

Condolences to the Hunt family.

Rohirrim
12-14-2006, 02:35 PM
And so passes an NFL legend. RIP

Billy Clyde Puckett
12-14-2006, 02:37 PM
RIP Lamar - Thanks for what you did for the game

holygreen
12-14-2006, 03:45 PM
rip lamar hunt

Iowanian
12-14-2006, 04:19 PM
Hail to the Chief.


pretty classy of bronco fans.

Gonzo88
12-14-2006, 04:20 PM
Thanks to all Bronco fans in our day of morning.

watermock
12-14-2006, 04:48 PM
Why couldn't it of been Edgar Kaiser Jr. Oh why!? Gold Digger

Bronco Bob
12-14-2006, 05:00 PM
RIP, Mr. Hunt. The world lost one of the great ones.

WoodMan
12-14-2006, 06:53 PM
RIP Mr. Hunt. Thank you for bringing professional football to the west. Thanks for your vision of the AFL. Why oh Why, didn't you keep the Chefs in Dallas?

Broncoman13
12-14-2006, 09:50 PM
One of the best ever in all of Football. RIP and hopefully the good lord is saving you a great recliner and a bigscreen TV so that you can continue your love for the Chefs. I hope, due to my love for the game and what is truly a great rivalry, his son picks up where he left off.

Hogan11
12-14-2006, 09:52 PM
Sad Indeed...Farewell, Mr. Hunt and thank you.

SDChiefsfan
12-15-2006, 02:13 AM
RIP, Lamar. Godspeed to your family.

Classy Bronco fans.....thank you, for your gracious gestures.

The world has lost a truly great one.

Meck77
12-15-2006, 05:13 AM
RIP Mr. Hunt. I have all the respect in the world for a guy who brought so much to this game we all love.

Pick Six
12-15-2006, 02:54 PM
I heard on the radio this morning that the Chiefs are looking into naming something after Lamar Hunt. Next year, Arrowhead Stadium COULD BE Hunt Stadium...

Bronx33
12-15-2006, 06:35 PM
Later lamar! peace out!

watermock
12-15-2006, 08:25 PM
When they finish the 425 million dollar renovation they should name the stadium after him.

Also, Arrowhead was the first of the modern stadiums, way ahead of it's time. It's 35 years old and it won't be razed, but obviiously they will do alot to it. Just another examble how he had foresight.

Bronx33
12-15-2006, 08:34 PM
When they finish the 425 million dollar renovation they should name the stadium after him.

Also, Arrowhead was the first of the modern stadiums, way ahead of it's time. It's 35 years old and it won't be razed, but obviiously they will do alot to it. Just another examble how he had foresight.



Are they still pondering that roof?

ZachKC
12-16-2006, 01:00 AM
Are they still pondering that roof?
It got voted down last time around...there was talk on it being on another ballot but it is pretty much dead at this point.

I had mixed feelings about the thing but I didn't like how misinformed most of the public seemed to be about to whole deal. I really liked how they had plans to make the roof movable between Kauffman Stadium (Royals) and Arrowhead...even doing some things with all that space in between those two stadiums to make it so you can have concerts and all kinds of events...another way to make revenue.

Oh well, I look forward to the renovations.

ZachKC
12-16-2006, 01:01 AM
There is a possibility of Hunt stadium....although most are of the opinion that having the stadium named after him wouldn't have been something he would have wanted...at all.

rad
12-16-2006, 01:49 AM
RIP Lamar.

Classy showing here at the Mane.......That's awesome.

Adam
12-16-2006, 02:17 AM
Listening to all of the "Average Joe" callers to sports radio in KC the past couple of days, I've come to the conclusion that Lamar Hunt isn't just a sports legend, but one of the greatest human beings to ever walk the earth.

One guy called in who used to work for the Chiefs, telling a story about a time he was responsible for having Hunt's car towed. When it was all sorted out, he said Hunt apologized to him for the mix up and thanked him for getting it back so quickly.

I heard another guy call in and say that he was in his high school band playing at a Chiefs banquet, and an older man sat down and chatted with him at his table for awhile, just shooting the breeze. When he asked the guy what he did, he just said, "oh, I own a few things around this area." Once it was time to sit down, the man said "it was nice meeting you", and walked over to his seat, which, of course, had a sign saying "Lamar Hunt" hanging over it.

Coaches and players have told stories of Hunt asking to speak with them, and humbly asking if they had time. He would send handwritten letters to players and coaches letting them know how much he appreciated them. He would show up in the locker room after a loss - not to yell, but to try to cheer players up, saying "we'll get 'em next time." While this may sound corny to hardened, angry fans like myself, I find myself wishing I had half the wisdom and perspective that Lamar Hunt showed on a daily basis.

Little snippets like these have been told almost end-to-end over the past couple of days. Without this man the NFL wouldn't be what it is, but more personal to me is Kansas City wouldn't be what it is. Most comforting to me is that he was a deeply spiritual man, so I believe somewhere he is at peace.

Thank you, Lamar. You made a difference.

Pick Six
12-16-2006, 02:57 AM
There is a possibility of Hunt stadium....although most are of the opinion that having the stadium named after him wouldn't have been something he would have wanted...at all.

He stated that he didn't want these honors while he was still alive because he didn't want the attention drawn to himself. In my mind, the Chiefs have to do something to honor this great man. I've heard everything from naming the stadium after him to naming the Ring of Fame after him and virtually everything in between...

TDmvp
12-16-2006, 11:06 AM
thank you Mr. Hunt ... The vision of the league you had made the game the new national pasttime and you was nothing but a class act in all indevers
I hope you and the man are walking that natural grass field in the sky talking X's and o's while the smell of K.C. BBQ fills the air , and the staduims allways sold out to the brim..

Adam
12-16-2006, 01:07 PM
He stated that he didn't want these honors while he was still alive because he didn't want the attention drawn to himself. In my mind, the Chiefs have to do something to honor this great man. I've heard everything from naming the stadium after him to naming the Ring of Fame after him and virtually everything in between...

I'm sure they will do something to honor him. I hope it's more than just a statue. But Lamar really loved the name of Arrowhead Stadium. I'd be kind of surprised to see them change that.

watermock
12-16-2006, 01:39 PM
The Swami had an amusing story about Lamar. Berman was calling the Chiefs the Chefs. Lamar spoke to him and asked him why. The Chiefs had a losing record. Berman said "If you finish 8-8 or better, I will never call them the Chefs again". Lamar said "Done", smiled and shook his hand.

The Chefs finished 9-7 and the Swami has kept his word...of course we are still allowed...dummy Berman.

Chris Berman is a legend in his own right at the revolving door called ESPN.

Meck77
12-16-2006, 02:41 PM
Heard a story about Hunt walking the parking lot checking out the tailgate parties. Now don't get me wrong I think Pat's a decent owner and all but I've never heard of him mingling with fans in a parking lot. Please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen of Pat on gamedays it's about a 10 second glimpse of his Mercedes cruising under the stadium. That's fine and it's his style but I'd love to see Pat take a page out of Mr. Hunt's book and walk the lot to get the pulse of Broncos fans. I think there is a disconnection between the higher ups of the Broncos admin and Broncos fans compared to the connection Hunt had with Chief fans.

Bronx33
12-16-2006, 02:48 PM
Heard a story about Hunt walking the parking lot checking out the tailgate parties. Now don't get me wrong I think Pat's a decent owner and all but I've never heard of him mingling with fans in a parking lot. Please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen of Pat on gamedays it's about a 10 second glimpse of his Mercedes cruising under the stadium. That's fine and it's his style but I'd love to see Pat take a page out of Mr. Hunt's book and walk the lot to get the pulse of Broncos fans. I think there is a disconnection between the higher ups of the Broncos admin and Broncos fans compared to the connection Hunt had with Chief fans.


Pat don't like to hang out with the riff raff but he does enjoy their money, plus his wife hates it when he comes home smelling like tailgaters.

watermock
12-16-2006, 03:27 PM
from what I've seen of Pat on gamedays it's about a 10 second glimpse of his Mercedes cruising under the stadium.

Das Furhur has his own bunker?

One thing I keep hearing about Lamar is how he connected with the fans.

Another thing many people DON'T know is how he fell into his vast wealth. His father (maybe Grandfather but think it was his father) was quite the character in his own right, albeit a rather sordid one. He played bully against the small timers at the big strike in Texas and made billions. He and his brother then tried to corner the Silver market.

This isn't to piss on his grave, but it's pretty amusing reading how the Hunt's made, and lost, fortunes.

The frontal lobotomy on one brother is kinda sad.

http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_04/laborde012704.html

Mediator12
12-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Lamar Hunt was a great man, a visionary, and a very charitable person. I got to spend time with him and his family when I was in Columbus and he owned the Crew. I never saw the field that first year and he invited those that did not dress to sit with his family in Ohio Stadium. He was always total class and put others at ease around him despite his status as owner.

His contributions to sport will be missed, may the Lord bless you and keep you Lamar.

ABA6776
12-18-2006, 04:50 PM
I've never liked KC BUT that man had class. RIP Lamar

Pick Six
12-18-2006, 05:46 PM
I've never liked KC BUT that man had class. RIP Lamar

The thing about Lamar is that he wasn't just an owner. He revolutionized the whole face of the NFL. That's what we are celebrating...

TDmvp
08-01-2011, 07:11 PM
--post was inappropriate--



Champagne Powder again ...

Dagmar
08-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Champagne Powder again ...

How many log ins does that guy have??