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By Joe Posnanski | December 20, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lamar Hunt, a sports giant, cared about small details. And he'd talk about rules, numbers, children - just about anything but himself. Lamar Hunt, the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, the man who named the Super Bowl and a guy who once tried to buy Alcatraz, called the cell phone a couple of years ago when my wife and I were in the doctor's office with our oldest daughter. "Is she all right?" he asked with grave concern in his voice. "Oh. Yes, she's fine. It's just a regular checkup."
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By CANDUS THOMSON'S | January 16, 2009
Big-game sportsmen talk about a trophy hunt. Big-time AFC teams talk about the Hunt trophy. Lamar Hunt. Sounds like the product of a marriage between movie star Hedy Lamarr and Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt. But in reality, new Ravens fan, the Lamar Hunt Trophy is what your team is playing for Sunday. Hunt was a sports giant who founded the American Football League, the upstart organization that forced a merger with the NFL in 1970. The 10 AFL teams (along with the NFL Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns)
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By CANDUS THOMSON'S | January 16, 2009
Big-game sportsmen talk about a trophy hunt. Big-time AFC teams talk about the Hunt trophy. Lamar Hunt. Sounds like the product of a marriage between movie star Hedy Lamarr and Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt. But in reality, new Ravens fan, the Lamar Hunt Trophy is what your team is playing for Sunday. Hunt was a sports giant who founded the American Football League, the upstart organization that forced a merger with the NFL in 1970. The 10 AFL teams (along with the NFL Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns)
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | February 3, 2007
In Baltimore, people have spat the name like a curse for 23 years. Irsay. When it was slapped on the door of the men's room at John Unitas' old restaurant, the Golden Arm, nobody had to ask why. For Baltimoreans, it meant filth and waste. Yet Robert Irsay, the man who moved their beloved Colts, passed his name and his team on to his son, Jim. And as Jim Irsay's Indianapolis Colts prepare to play in the Super Bowl tomorrow, the man with the accursed name is credited as a driving force behind the franchise's success and stability.
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By MILTON KENT | December 12, 1995
An entire generation of football fans has heard John Madden as one of the voices of NFC football, but in his heart, Madden will always be an AFL man.That's AFL, as in American Football League, not the AFC, which HTC it became in the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL.Madden was coach of the Oakland Raiders for 10 years and acquired a passion for the players, coaches and philosophy of the league that drove him to pitch the concept of an AFL documentary first...
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The start of this year's owners meetings was a mixture of smiles, tears and goodbyes for Art Modell. In his final league-wide event, the Ravens' outgoing owner was saluted at two meetings - the opening session before all league executives and another in front of only owners - and received standing ovations both times. "I wouldn't be human if I didn't say I was touched emotionally," said Modell, 78, who will sell the remaining 51 percent of the team to Steve Bisciotti on April 8. "It's the end of an era. The curtain has come down.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | February 3, 2007
In Baltimore, people have spat the name like a curse for 23 years. Irsay. When it was slapped on the door of the men's room at John Unitas' old restaurant, the Golden Arm, nobody had to ask why. For Baltimoreans, it meant filth and waste. Yet Robert Irsay, the man who moved their beloved Colts, passed his name and his team on to his son, Jim. And as Jim Irsay's Indianapolis Colts prepare to play in the Super Bowl tomorrow, the man with the accursed name is credited as a driving force behind the franchise's success and stability.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Now through Sunday, everyone who comes into Petit Louis wearing his - or her - version of Joe Flacco Fu Manchu will get free frites for his - or her - table. The offer is good at least through Sunday's AFC conference final title game against the Patriots. Why, because it's funny. Located in is in Roland Park, Petit Louis is a classic, much like the old Lamar Hunt Trophy but certainly not the new totally vulgar Lamar Hunt Trophy.  
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Now through Sunday, everyone who orders the special Ravens-inspired blueberry shake at BGR will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win the BGR nine-pound burger before Sunday's AFC conference final title game against the Patriots. Why, because it's purple. The shake, not the BGR nine-pound burger, which looks to be the approximate size of the old Lamar Hunt Trophy. There are three BGR locations in Md.  
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August 6, 1991
NCNB Corp. has agreed to extend the NFL a $980 million line of credit, boosting the credibility of Charlotte, N.C., as a potential NFL city, an architect of the deal told the Charlotte Observer."
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By Joe Posnanski | December 20, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lamar Hunt, a sports giant, cared about small details. And he'd talk about rules, numbers, children - just about anything but himself. Lamar Hunt, the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, the man who named the Super Bowl and a guy who once tried to buy Alcatraz, called the cell phone a couple of years ago when my wife and I were in the doctor's office with our oldest daughter. "Is she all right?" he asked with grave concern in his voice. "Oh. Yes, she's fine. It's just a regular checkup."
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The start of this year's owners meetings was a mixture of smiles, tears and goodbyes for Art Modell. In his final league-wide event, the Ravens' outgoing owner was saluted at two meetings - the opening session before all league executives and another in front of only owners - and received standing ovations both times. "I wouldn't be human if I didn't say I was touched emotionally," said Modell, 78, who will sell the remaining 51 percent of the team to Steve Bisciotti on April 8. "It's the end of an era. The curtain has come down.
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By MILTON KENT | December 12, 1995
An entire generation of football fans has heard John Madden as one of the voices of NFC football, but in his heart, Madden will always be an AFL man.That's AFL, as in American Football League, not the AFC, which HTC it became in the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL.Madden was coach of the Oakland Raiders for 10 years and acquired a passion for the players, coaches and philosophy of the league that drove him to pitch the concept of an AFL documentary first...
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 15, 2009
Of all the cliches a new Ravens fan might be forced to fall back on, perhaps the most reliable is, "The weather could be a factor in the outcome." Unless you're Washington crossing the Delaware or the game is in a domed stadium - and this one isn't - it's a pretty safe bet that no one will challenge you. It's so bankable that you can be sure one of the TV gas bags will use it before Sunday's kickoff. So what about the weather? A football in frigid temperatures acquires the aerodynamic properties of a Belgium block.
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By VITO STELLINO | November 23, 1995
Vikings (6-5) at Lions (5-6)Time: 12:30 p.m., Ch. 45Line: Lions by 3Outlook: Warren Moon, who turned 39 less than a week ago, has guided the Vikings to three consecutive victories. But the Lions players have taken on Wayne Fontes' coaching survival at Detroit as a cause celebre. The Vikings' rush defense, second in the NFC, will make it hard on Barry Sanders, who they held to 35 yards the second week of the season. But the Lions aren't the same team the Vikings rolled over 20-10 on Sept. 10. Detroit didn't have much of a passing attack back then.
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