Watch the live stream on Facebook and YouTube on Feb. 8 at 12:30 P.M.
(Featured photos: Clark Hunt, Mark Elfenbein.)*
How did the Super Bowl get its name? When was the American Football League (AFL) formed? Both answers have ties to Dallas Love Field and AFL principal founder and Dallas sports icon, Lamar Hunt. Leading up to Super Bowl LVI, sports fans and history buffs can learn this Super Bowl history when Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas, and Mark Elfenbein, The Ticket’s sports personality, appear on the “Love Field Stories” podcast, live streamed on Tuesday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. (Central) on Love Field’s Facebook and YouTube.
Chris Perry, Dallas Love Field’s external communications and marketing manager, said, “We had some great guests in Season 1 and are looking forward to kicking off Season 2 with Clark Hunt and Mark Elfenbein talking about how the Super Bowl is related to the airport’s history. ”Hunt and Elfenbein will reveal the back story about Clark’s dad, Lamar Hunt, and his tenacious efforts that led to the formation of the AFL and, seven years later, to the merger of the NFL and AFL and the creation of a championship game – the Super Bowl.
Clark Hunt said, “At heart, my father was a sports fan. He founded the American Football League to bring the game to fans in Dallas and other cities across the country. When he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972, he accepted the award on behalf of the ‘football fans of America.’ In those early days, my dad traveled all over the country as football grew in popularity. He often flew in and out of Love Field. I am excited to discuss his legacy on the Love Field Stories podcast.”
Mark Elfenbein added, “If you’re a history buff, a sports fan, or interested in Dallas’ history, join us to hear the real story about the players and deals that lead to the creation of the Super Bowl and the role played by Dallas families and Love Field Airport.”
About Clark Hunt: Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, has been the guiding force behind the resurgence of the Chiefs, leading the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, and a victory in Super Bowl LIV. He is a leading voice among NFL owners, serving on several committees and chairing the NFL Finance Committee. The Dallas-native is also Chairman and CEO of FC Dallas and was a founding investor in Major League Soccer. Hunt graduated first in his class at Southern Methodist University in 1987, where he was also a four-year letterman and a captain of the Mustangs nationally ranked soccer team. He has served as a member of the SMU Board of Trustees since 2008, and he was the recipient of SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2020. Hunt graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1983 and served as president of the St. Mark’s Board of Trustees from 2018-2020. He and his wife Tavia reside in Dallas with their three children – Gracie, Knobel and Ava.
About Mark Elfenbein: Mark “Elf” Elfenbein is a longtime Day 1 Ticket personality who can be heard on Sunday mornings talking sports from 7 to 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 96.7 FM and 1310 The Ticket. Originally from Houston, he graduated from Hillcrest High School, and then the University of Texas in Austin and finally made his way back to DFW to talk sports and to entertain on the radio. He’s been a longtime ring announcer at The Real Estate Council’s FightNight, HBO at AT&T Stadium and other DFW venues. Elfenbein is following his grandfather, who was the ring announcer at Madison Square Garden for more than 30 years. He sells residential real estate for Pulte/Centex Homes during the week, but his passion is talking about sports. Ever loyal to the Houston Astros, he also roots for local Dallas teams: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. He has two sons, Tanner and Landon, who is married to Alex, and one daughter Sydney. Elfenbein is a very proud papa to his granddaughter, Sydney, 3.
About “Love Field Stories” Podcast:
“Love Field Stories,” the official podcast of Dallas Love Field Airport, launched in 2021 and completed 13 episodes with guests including Dallas Mavericks’ CEO Cynt Marshall, Dallas Film Society Artistic Director James Faust, and Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. Season 2 launches February 8. The podcast features stories, memories, and experiences related to the airport. Each episode is live streamed on Love Field’s Facebook and YouTube and can be heard on Apple Podcast,Spotify, iHeartRadio and Pandora.
About Dallas Love Field (DAL): An award-winning airport, Dallas Love Field is a 2021 Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited facility – the gold standard for stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. The airport has also won many of the most prestigious awards including multiple years with Travel+Leisure’s “Top 10 Domestic Airports,” Airports Council International World and North America. For more information visit dallas-lovefield.com or call the Airport Operations Center (214) 670-LOVE (5683). Follow Dallas Love Field on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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