NFL Commissioner Proclaims Lamar Hunt's Vision Transformed Football

Roger Goodell lauds the story, "Lamar Hunt and the Founding of the American Football League" written by Hunt's close friend, Tom Richey. "Lamar Hunt" contest runs until November 2nd for free tickets to KC Chiefs game.

Houston, TX, September 21, 2009 --( “This is the story of one of the finest men and innovators in the history of sports. Lamar Hunt’s vision transformed pro football and helped turn a regional sport into a national passion. His legacy is unmatched in sports and the NFL — a pioneer, a founding father, and one of the most important architects in the history of our game.” Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Football League Hunt's close friend, Tom Richey, has penned the story of the beginning of the AFL in a book entitled, "Lamar Hunt and the Founding of the American Football League". It is the inside story about the man who created an upstart new league against insurmountable odds. At a time when the NFL owners had forged a monopoly and had rejected his offer to bring a team to Dallas, he shook the establishment by starting his own league. Professional football would never be the same!

The reader will learn astonishing facts about the early years through anecdotes and narratives ... the war between the leagues … how television sealed the deal … the agony and ecstasy of hiring or not hiring players and coaches … the inside skinny about the cast of characters that made it happen … why Tom Landry rejected an incredible offer to coach in the AFL …. how the Super Bowl was really named … plus an insight into the man who captained the enterprise, Lamar Hunt.

To celebrate Lamar’s contribution to the world of sports, fans are given the chance to tell their favorite Lamar Hunt story. Enter the “Lamar Hunt” contest for a chance to win two tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game November 22, 2009. The contest begins now and runs through November 2nd. Submissions are accepted via the website. The top three entries will then be posted on the site to be judged by the fans. Voting begins November 9th and goes through November 15th. The story receiving the most votes wins the tickets. The winner will be notified via email or phone call.

For more information about the contest, the book, or the author, go to the website, Take a peek inside the book and catch a glimpse of the amazing founder of the AFL.

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