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RIP, Lamar Hunt

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KP, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    RIP to one of the men who made the NFL what it is today.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This is how great Lamar Hunt was: I busted deadline to get his obit on the cover.
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    No doubt, the KC legends seem to be falling one by one. And the NFL's pioneers seem to be doing the same.

    RIP Lamar.
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Hear, hear to that. RIP Mr. Hunt.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    what a loss. what a class act. like wellington mara, he set an example for the other owners that the league comes first. until his kast hospital stay, he was an owner you could call at his home!! imagine that.

    RIP, mr. hunt.
  6. Great man, my ass.
    A corrupt old reactionary from a family full of them -- and a Dallas reactionary, on top of it.
    And I liked the AFL.
  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    And I heard he had a part in killing JFK as well... ::)
  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Once, during the AFL days, some paper wrote that Lamar was losing $1 million a year on his team (that was a lot on those days). When someone asked Lamar's dad, H.L. (a real corrupt old reactionary, from what I understand) how long Lamar could afford to keep losing that kind of money, H.L. smiled and said, ``About 150 years.''

    I had several dealings with Lamar Hunt and always found him to be gracious, informative, candid and very accessible. Sorry to see him go.
  9. http://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh25/html/WC_Vol25_0112b.htm

    A little something that's not in the obit.
  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    It's got to be hard hating so many things at the same time. How do you keep track?

    A spreadsheet, right?
  11. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Two things....

    1) That has nothing to do with anything. The names Jack Ruby and Lamar Hunt are in the same document. It doesn't say they knew each other, simply that the woman hoped Ruby knew Hunt and that Ruby drove her to his office. The woman had secured the intereview with Hunt beforehand without Ruby's knowledge...but whatever, I don't proclaim to know whether or not there was any connection betwen the two outside of this document.

    2) More importantly, why the venom? You act as if he pissed in your cornflakes every morning for the past 30 years.
  12. It's not a question of hate or venom.
    The guy was great for the NFL, even better for professional soccer, and he appears to have been polite and civil to all the people who dealt with him in those capacities. That is good for him.
    He also was ankle-deep in some of the foulest politics of the 20th century. This, to me, is worthy of note, and makes him considerably less of a great man, in my opinion.
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