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The Kansas City Chiefs are an American football team that is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. They are a member of the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) west division and participate in the National Football League (NFL).

The Dallas Texans were created in 1960 by industrialist Lamar Hunt as a founder member of the American Football League (AFL). The club moved to Kansas City in the spring of 1963 and took on its present moniker. The Chiefs entered the NFL in 1970 as a consequence of a merger, and the franchise is now worth more than $2 billion. Clark Hunt, Hunt’s son, is the company’s chairman and CEO. While Hunt’s ownership shares transferred to his wife and children following his death in 2006, Clark remains the Chiefs’ operations president; he represents the team at all league meetings and has final say on personnel moves.

The Chiefs won three AFL titles in 1962, 1966, and 1969, and in Super Bowl IV, they became the second AFL club (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL team in an AFL”NFL World Championship Game. The win on January 11, 1970, was the final game before the leagues officially merged. The Chiefs were also the second club, after the Green Bay Packers, to play in multiple Super Bowls (and the first AFL team to do so), as well as the first to do it in two distinct decades. Despite early postseason success, winning five of their first six postseason games, the club failed to find success in the postseason for decades, losing ten of eleven playoff games from 1993 to 2017, including an eight-game losing streak. The Chiefs have won five of their past six postseason games since then, including Super Bowl LIV in 2020 against the San Francisco 49ers, giving them their first championship in fifty years. The squad made it to Super Bowl LV in February 2021, but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The franchise’s name, fans, and owner have all been accused of exploitation for appropriating Native American imagery, culture, and religious traditions throughout the years.

Lamar Hunt initiated talks with other businesspeople in 1959 about forming a professional football league to compete with the National Football League. After viewing the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts, Hunt became even more determined to own a football franchise. Hunt approached the NFL and wanted to launch an expansion team in Dallas after failing to acquire and transfer the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. After being rejected by the NFL, Hunt founded the American Football League and formed his own club, the Dallas Texans, which began play in 1960. After Bud Wilkinson and Tom Landry refused the job offer, Hunt selected Hank Stram, a little-known assistant coach from the University of Miami football team, to be the squad’s head coach.

Don Klosterman was appointed as chief scout after Stram was hired, and he is recognized by many for drawing a lot of talent away from the NFL, frequently hiding players and utilizing inventive tactics to obtain them.

Quarterback Len Dawson was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 after leading the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV.
Success in the early stages
For three seasons, the Texans shared the Cotton Bowl with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The Texans were supposed to have exclusive use to the stadium until the NFL decided to add the Dallas Cowboys as an expansion franchise. Despite drawing a league-best 24,500 fans in the Cotton Bowl, the Texans received less attention due to the AFL’s lower notoriety than the NFL. The squad only had an 8″6 and 6″8 record in the first two seasons of the franchise. The Texans cruised to an 11″3 record in their third season, earning a place in the team’s inaugural American Football League Championship Game against the Houston Oilers. The Texans won 20″17 in double overtime in a game that was aired nationally on ABC. The game was the longest championship game in professional football history, lasting 77 minutes and 54 seconds.

The game turned out to be the team’s final game as the Dallas Texans. Hunt determined that the Dallas”Fort Worth media market could not support two professional football clubs, even competing against a Cowboys team that had a 9″28″3 record in its first three seasons. For the 1963 season, he explored moving the Texans to either Atlanta or Miami. However, an offer from Kansas City Mayor Harold Roe Bartle eventually convinced him. To accommodate the team, Bartle vowed to treble the franchise’s season ticket sales and enlarge Municipal Stadium’s seating capacity.

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