Clark Hunt has the wonderfully good fortune of being the son of one of the most influential men in the history of U.S. sports in Lamar Hunt, which does come with its own set of headaches and responsibilities.
No. 1 - Clark will always be Lamar Hunt’s son, which is actually no easy task. Children of prominent parents tend to sit in that shadow for decades, just ask Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones. Or his sister, Charlotte. Or their brother, Jerry Jr.
On the flip side, Clark Hunt did inherit the mantle of a sports empire that includes the Kansas City Chiefs, FC Dallas of MLS, and other sports entities. So he’s got that going for him ... which is nice.
On Tuesday in downtown Dallas, Clark was on hand to assist in announcing the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup sites, which includes the semifinals at AT&T Stadium on July 22.
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He was nice enough to give me five minutes, which I turned into 20 for a new edition of The Big Mac Podcast, where we covered the following:
The state of his FC Dallas team, which last season was the best in the regular season; the future of the U.S. hosting a World Cup; a number of subjects on the Chiefs, which includes the status of free agent safety Eric Berry, head coach Andy Reid and the team’s commitment to quarterback Alex Smith; and what it’s like to grow up as the son of Lamar Hunt.