What do Alan Pulido and the Hunt family have in common?
Excitement for the Kansas City Chiefs reaching Super Bowl LIV.
On Sunday, the Chiefs scored 28 consecutive points to erase an early 10-point deficit to defeat the Tennessee Titans, 35-24, in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. It is the team’s fourth AFC championship and first trip to the NFL’s big game since winning it in 50 years ago.
Dan Hunt is FC Dallas' owner and Clark Hunt is the club's chairman and CEO. Both are involved in the Hunt family’s long-standing interest in the Chiefs. Pulido, Sporting Kansas City's freshly-minted Designated Player, is the team’s newest fan. He braved the elements to watch the Chiefs beat the Houston Texans, 51-31, in the Divisional Round.
Fittingly, the team was awarded the Lamar Hunt trophy after the game's completion. Lamar Hunt was one of the original founding investors in Major League Soccer. He at one point owned Columbus Crew SC, Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas.
The Chiefs are in search of a second Super Bowl crown and will meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.