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Lamar Hunt (1932-2006) Public Eulogy at SMU

Mr Hunt, son of legendary oil man H L Hunt who was once reguarded the worlds richest man, passed away on Wed 12-13-2006 from cancer after battling the illness for several years. Mr Hunt was known as the person who coined the term "SUPER BOWL" which pitted the AFL, which he had founded, against the older more established NFL. Lamar and his brother Bunker had some fun with the worlds silver market and it is roumored that their final losses approached $1 Billion. Lamar Hunt has been inducted or nominated into eight sports Hall's of Fame for his work in Football, Soccer, Tennis , Basketball and other sportsand raising the bar and profile in all these sports.

Back in 1979 he purchased "Iceburgs" by Frederic Edwin Church painted in 1861 at what was then a record price for an american artists painting. The painting had been discovered in the hallway of an old boarding school in England. After conservation it was put on permanant loan to the Dallas Museum of Fine Art Frederic Edwin Church http://dallasmuseumofart.org/Dallas_Museum_of_Art/View/Collections/American/ID_010813
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Mr Hunt also was a major benefactor to many schools and other organizations in Dallas.
There were over 1200 in attendance for the Eulogy that had family and friends talking about Lamar and how he was respectful to the common man and was not above standing in the concession line at a game to get a hot dog. Many a time people would chat with him at a Kansas City Chiefs game while he was waiting for his turn and they would invariabley say that "Hey you look just like Lamar Hunt" not realizing that they were talking to Lamar Hunt himself.

A story was told by his ex business partner about Lamar's son coming to a game and not having a place to park his car so Lamar gave him his VIP pass to hang on his rearview mirror so he could park in the VIP lot and then Lamar parked his own car in the lot with no pass planning to step into the office to grab one and take it out to the car. Well he was side lined and then the game started and he had forgotten about the whole deal until he went to the VIP parking to find that his car had been towed for illegally parking in the VIP lot. Well when the staff found out that they had towed the bosses car they were besides themselves and apologized profusely to Lamar and his reply was I parked without a pass so my car was towed which is what you were supposed to do.

The ceremony had many Sports Greats in attendance including: Roger Goodell the current NFL commissioner and Paul Tagliabue the previous NFL commissioner who were joined in the crowd by players association boss Gene Upshaw and at least 10 team owners, including Hunt's fellow AFL originals Bud Adams of the Oilers-Titans and Ralph Wilson of the Bills. Raiders owner Al Davis sent former players Jim Otto and Willie Brown on his behalf. Other owners of teams who attended included: Dan Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers), Dan Snyder (Washington Redskins), Jerry Richardson (Carolina Panthers), Denise DeBartolo York (San Francisco 49ers), Ralph Wilson (Buffalo Bills) and Tom Benson (New Orleans Saints). Kansas City Chiefs President and general manager Carl Peterson, Chicago Bears chairman Mike McCaskey, longtime NFL analyst Pat Summerall and NFL Players Association chairman Gene Upshaw also attended.

Dallas owner Jerry Jones attended before flying to Atlanta for the Cowboys-Falcons game which the Coboys Won a few hours later. There were many Chiefs greats, too, from E.J. Holub of the old days to recent star Priest Holmes.

It also was brought up that Lamar was a lover of the arts and antiquing and that he would take his family on full day or longer antique hunts across Europe where he may enter as many as 60 shops in a days time just looking for that piece that caught his eye.

Despite all the big-name guests, the speakers during the 90-minute service were longtime friend and business colleague Jack Steadman, three of Hunt's four children and his minister. Hunt's fourth child, Lamar Hunt Jr., paid tribute by playing the flute for the song, "The Dance of the Blessed Spirits." Lamar's Grandchildren were in the first two rows of the downstairs seating area along with Lamar's widow.
The Hunt Family was gracious enough to allow press photographers to shoot up until Lamar Jr played and then they sent food and drinks out to the Press after they had left the ceremony area.
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This Lady had worked for Mr Hunt in Kansas City
This Lady had worked for Mr Hunt in Kansas City
Part of the Dallas Police Motorcycle Escort
Part of the Dallas Police Motorcycle Escort
Dallas Police Motorcylce Escort for the Hunt Family
Dallas Police Motorcylce Escort for the Hunt Family
One of many Signs on the SMU campus for the service on campus
One of many Signs on the SMU campus for the service on campus
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Kent Best with SMU
Kent Best with SMU
Previous NFL Commissioner  Paul Tagliabue
Previous NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
Previous NFL Commissioner  Paul Tagliabue on SMU Campus
Previous NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on SMU Campus
Previous NFL Commissioner  Paul Tagliabue at SMU for Lamar Hunts Eulogy Services
Previous NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue at SMU for Lamar Hunts Eulogy Services
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