Do you know who named the Kansas City Chiefs? It’s an interesting story that you may not know.
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The history of the Kansas City Chiefs
In 1959, Lamar Hunt and other investors formed the American Football League. Hunt decided that his new team would represent Kansas City. The team was originally named the Kansas City Chiefs after theMayor H. Roe Bartle’s nickname for the city’s residents: “Chiefs of the mighty tribe of Leonardo.”
Bartle was very supportive of Hunt’s new team and helped promote the Chiefs throughout the city. He even held a contest in which schoolchildren suggested possible names for the new franchise. The name “Chiefs” was suggested by a 7th grade girl named Gloria Truman.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been representing Kansas City since their inception in 1960. They have won two Super Bowl championships, in 1970 and 2019.
The team’s name
The team’s name was chosen by a fan contest in 1963. The winning name, “Chiefs,” was submitted by an 11-year-old boy named Lamar Hunt.
The team’s logo
The team’s logo was designed by a fan in 1963 and is a Native American chief with a white headdress. The name “Chiefs” was chosen in honor of then-Mayor H. Roe Bartle, who had been given the nickname “Chief” during his years as a Scout executive for the Boy Scouts of America.
The team’s colors
The team’s colors, red and gold, were chosen by co-founder Lamar Hunt. The Chiefs were originally going to be called the “Kansas City Stars.”
The team’s home stadium
In 1963, the team’s home stadium was Arrowhead Stadium, which is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The team’s owner at the time, Lamar Hunt, named the team the Kansas City Chiefs.
The team’s fans
It might come as a surprise to some that the team isn’t actually named after Native Americans. The franchise was actually established in 1959 as the Dallas Texans, and was so named by a fan contest. When the team relocated to Kansas City in 1963, another contest was held to name the team. Once again, it was the fans who came up with the name “Chiefs.”
The team’s rivals
Lamar Hunt, the team’s founder, originally wanted to name the team the Kansas City Texans. However, when he found out that there was already a team with that name in the American Football League (AFL), he decided to name the team the Chiefs instead. The name was inspired by then-Mayor Harold Roe Bartle, who was nicknamed “The Chief” because of his role in organizing the Boy Scouts of America.
The team’s championships
The team has won three AFL championships, in 1962, 1966, and 1969. They were also the first team to defeat an NFL team in a playoff game, when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in 1970. The Chiefs were also one of the most successful teams in the NFL during the 1990s, winning seven division championships and making five appearances in the AFC Championship Game.
The team’s Hall of Famers
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed their current name. The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is valued at over $2 billion.
The team’s current players
The current players on the Kansas City Chiefs team were not around when the team was first established in 1960. The team was originally named the Dallas Texans, but after moving to Kansas City in 1963, they became the Chiefs. It is unclear who came up with the new name, but it is likely that it was a combination of input from the team’s ownership, coaching staff, and front office personnel.