Lamar Hunt statue unvield at Crew Stadium before match with FC Dallas
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Crew founder coined the term Super Bowl

Columbus Crew founding father and architect of the AFL and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Hunt, came across his daughter's Super Ball and was given the inspiration for the name of the championship game between the upstart American Football League and the National Football League.

"Why not," he wondered, "call our championship game the Super Bowl?"

The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 against Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won the match up by the score of 35-10.

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