Kansas City Chiefs
The Hunt Family
Head Coach: Andy Reid
Team Icon: Len Dawson
Fight Songs: The Chiefs Are On the Warpath
NFL Championships: 1962, 1966, 1969
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium (1972–present)
Kansas City, MO
Cotton Bowl (1960–1962), Municipal Stadium (1963–1971)
The Kansas City Chiefs began their existence in Texas as the Dallas Texans playing in the AFL. When the NFL created the Dallas Cowboys to put the
AFL Texans franchise out of business, team owner Lamar Hunt moved his team to Kansas City where there was no NFL team to compete with. He originally called
them the Kansas City Texans, but soon decided he could drum up much needed interest in his club by holding a "name-the-team" contest fans could participate in.
Some of the names submitted in the contest were Royals, Stars, and Mules, but Hunt ultimately decided on calling them the Kansas City Chiefs
we all are familiar with. His reasoning was that it was locally important due to the Native Americans who once lived in the region, although he may
also have been influenced by the mayor of Kansas City at the time, H. Roe Bartle, whose nickname was The Chief.
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