Super Bowl IV Post Game Interviews

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I was looking around YouTube for some new AFL videos, and stumbled across this fantastic bit of coverage from the Chiefs locker room immediatley after they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.  I had never seen this clip before, and was excited to watch the interviews with Hank Stram, Lamar Hunt and especially Jerry Mays.  Mays was a dominant defensive end, and member of the AFL’s All-Time Team, but despite that recognition is largely unknown by younger generations of football fans.  Jerry Mays died of cancer in 1994, but this glimpse into the past brings him right back with us.


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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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7 Responses to Super Bowl IV Post Game Interviews

  1. And that NFL shill Frank Geffurd couldn’t even say MAYS’s name correctly.

  2. Rick Smith says:

    Great photo at first Super Bowl: Pete Rozelle, Vince Lombardi, Brent Musberger (then a writer) and…and…and Dion Rich!

  3. Raiderboz says:

    I was six years old when this video was made

  4. Tom says:

    1961 was the year of the lineman in the AFl just look at how different the AFL would have been, if the 1961 NFL draft picks Ben Davidson, Ernie Ladd, EJ Holub, Jim Tyrer, Jerry Mays drafted by Min, Earl Faison, Houston Antwine, Ernie Wright, Billy Shaw, Keith Lincoln, Glenn Bass, Ron McDole, Fred Arbanas, Mike Mercer, Reg Carolan, and the last player picked Jaques McKinnon would have signed and played in the NFL. The reporter with the A’s baseball cap is also a historic reminder of the start of Charley O’s A’s and Dick Williams’s glimpse of greatness.

  5. Kevin Carroll says:

    It was a treat hearing Jerry Mays’ interview with Sumerall. Genuinely humble, Mays spoke with heartfelt pride about his team’s accomplishment without any of the chest-thumping or trash-talking that is so prevalent in pro-football. The AFL’s Chiefs and Hank Stram were really a class outfit.

  6. Ken Severson says:

    It’s really cool to see Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd in the picture. But what I want to know is what was The Big Cat’s role with the Chiefs at this point? I know he last played in 1968, but was he a coach? advisor? injured? He was a great guy. I met him once and we chatted mostly about the AFL and some of his great matches in the old WWWF.

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