The Kansas City Chiefs are in a familiar position during Super Bowl media sessions this week as they try to secure back-to-back titles. The unfamiliar part is still tough to accept as they will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl knowing that the matriarch of the franchise, Norma Hunt, will not be present for the first time in the game’s history.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has spent his entire career in Kansas City, understanding first-hand the impact of the Hunt family. Norma’s legendary role in the Super Bowl’s importance on football and American culture is felt today. Kelce spoke with reporters during Tuesday’s media session with extra incentive for another Super Bowl victory on Sunday.
“It broke everybody’s heart and Chiefs Kingdom when Norma passed, and we were fortunate enough to go and get the Lamar Hunt trophy,” said Kelce. “For this being the first Super Bowl she hasn’t been to, to bring this home for the Hunt Family would mean the world. Such a powerful woman in sports and definitely one to remember for sure.”
Norma, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, passed away last June at 85 years old. More than the just wife of Lamar Hunt, she was an ambassador for change in professional sports and the current formation of the NFL.