Clark Hunt brought a couple of visual aids with him to a recent speaking engagement at a Dallas Assembly event—a Vince Lombardi trophy from Super Bowl LIV, won by his Kansas City Chiefs, and a ring from the same victory, inlaid with 255 diamonds and 36 rubies. The first, he transported in a cushioned tote on wheels; the second, he wore on the fourth finger of his right hand.
The 56-year-old chairman of Hunt Sports Group and son of Lamar Hunt is a founding investor and owner in Major League Soccer and runs FC Dallas. He’s also chairman and CEO of the Chiefs, a team that, as many know, began life as the Dallas Texans. In a free-wheeling on-stage conversation with Mavericks and FC Dallas play-by-play man Mark Followill, Hunt shared stories about the early days of the NFL, how the Super Bowl got its name, what he thinks about new NCAA rules that allow college players to monetize their names, and more. Here are some highlights.