- Mar 15, 2006
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It isn't kind to speak ill of the dead, but a commentary on SI.com suggests that the recently deceased Lamar Hunt was one of the better rich people because he dressed like a "slob."
While it's true that a fastidious or conspicuously wealthy appearance can bother some people, the picture makes Mr. Hunt look awful. Is that how 'normal' men judge each other?
I used to bump into Lamar in odd places. I ran into Lamar and his wife once in the passenger area in an airport, waiting to board in the rear area of coach class, same as me. Khaki pants, faded sports coat, well worn loafers, shlepping a couple of carry-ons, that was Lamar. First class? He could have bought the airline, or at least his own fleet of private planes. But that was the way he'd travel. It was simply his personality.
I remember once when the late game was in Kansas City, a bunch of us were crowded around the TV in the press lounge, watching the early contest. There was Lamar, jammed in there with the rest of us slobs, a coke in one hand, a bag of popcorn in the other....