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Jim Thorpe, the legendary Native American
athlete, had his shoes stolen just before he was
about to compete in the Olympics. He found a
mismatched pair of shoes in the trash can, and
went on to win a gold medal wearing them. He
was also the first Native American to win a gold
medal for the United States.
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    • He actually had the medal taken away because he did an advertisement during the olympics which wasn’t allowed at the time. I live by the town that’s named after him and where he was from.
      Diz_1 26 jul
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    • What a chad
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    • Stole his shoes but he still beasted on them
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    • He also played professional football, baseball, and basketball. Dude was an absolute beast.
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    • Why was there shoes in the trash can at the Olympics
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    • Oklahoma wins again
      WarbossJ 26 jul
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    • Mismatched socks too
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    • I forgot those spikes were like actual fucking nails
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    • Theres a town in pa named after him
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    • Named a town after him. Jim Thorpe, PA. It’s a quaint little town, definitely worth the visit.
      milksteak 26 jul
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    • The fuck did he compete in?
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    • The left shoe doesn't even looks like it fits.
      Zodiako 26 jul
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    • Jim Thorpe was an absolute badass. He is considered by many to be the greatest overall athlete of all time.
      Danger5 28 jul
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    • I’m Native American
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    • Whats more fucked believe was people in his own team .... that's America for you will risk a win for the country to show your racism
      X_tek 26 jul
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    • Why are native Americans either named Jim, John or Diving Eagle?
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    • There is a special place in hell for anyone who would steal a track runner’s shoes right before they go to do the Olympics. Fuck whoever did that. Same goes for people who steal a mans tools he uses to make a living.
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    • Dude was a beast. That's why if you go play college football and you're better at playing defensive back than anybody else, you get an award with Jim Thorpe's name on it.
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    • Yeah this dude is awesome, there’s a place in Pennsylvania literally called “Jim Thorpe”.
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    • i thought that said african american and i thought “this may be a black and white photo but i know damn well that guys white”
      longevity 26 jul
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    • But why 2 different color socks?
      donm9556 27 jul
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    • PA gang
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    • Haters gonna hate motivators gonna motivate
      KayneTest 26 jul
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    • Sandman out here wildin
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    • He was an American*
      TurboTime 26 jul
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    • mcnack 26 jul
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    • How do you have a record worse than someone wearing mismatched shoes they don't even own?
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    • Literally everything about this focuses on his race, fucking get over it & actually focus on the man
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    • This man was deemed the most athletic person to ever live
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    • That’s my town
      Hehehe32 27 jul
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    • Well his socks are mismatched too.
      acbuntin 27 jul
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    • The town of Mauch Chunke Pennsylvania was renamed after him
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    • Imagine stealing someone’s shoes bc you’re a terrible person
      Shinderu 26 jul
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    • arguably greatest athlete ever
      Thrake 26 jul
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    • I just love it when people say native instead of Indian.
      _AD_ 27 jul
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    • Weren't the Indians named for him?
      Numbuh_2 27 jul
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    • What sport
      tweb 26 jul
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    • Sick dude
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    • Absolute Chad
      rodztah 26 jul
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    • I want to see this anime.
      YourGuyCy 26 jul
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    • Were there Native Americans who won gold medals for other countries before this?
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    • But I dont understand the thought process. If a guy is representing the overall country in the olympics, why are you sabotaging him? If he does bad it just makes your entire country and everyone who lost against him look bad because of a blunder
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    • This guy is the GOAT athlete. Only trained for the Decathlon for about 6 months before he got the gold and set the world record. He was a pro baseball, basketball and football player. Was inducted in the first Pro Football Hall of Fame. The GOAT
      Lopaka36 28 jul
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    • Didn't he also play in the NFL or was that someone else
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    • What a legend, he’s worth looking up
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    • Did his sock get stolen too?
      _captain 26 jul
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    • There’s a drunk history about him. It’s pretty cool
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    • Did someone steal his socks too?
      Kazket 26 jul
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    • I’ve been to Jim Thorpe, it’s pretty kool, but could be more exciting to be honest. It’s in PA for those who don’t know, Info Checker where you at.
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    • That’s a real alpha male gets his goals even when life shits on him
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    • Then they took away his medals because he got paid for playing baseball and pro athletes weren’t allowed in the olympics back then
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    • The improv chad vs the planned virgin
      dkbassin 26 jul
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    • They steal his socks too. The fuck
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    • Them lamanites can run
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    • There was an Indian general named Crazy Horse
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    • Ultimate chad
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    • I actually do know this dudes great great grand daughter, shes a bitch
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    • Now that’s the definition of adapting as the situation needs.
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    • Omay but can we talk about this mans socks?
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    • Oh, there's a place where I live named after him
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    • Thorpe was a fucking bad ass
      ajbug 26 jul
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    • Loafix 26 jul
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    • Beast
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    • Imagine being the guy who sold his shoes
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    • Then his medals were stripped from him, and (I think) they were posthumously reinstated
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    • Ah is see I’m early enough for porn huh 😔
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    • How did I never know he was native american
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    • He cheated didn't he? Has his medals taken?
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    • If Jim Thorpe is Native American then I am Chinese!
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    • And we have to mention race why? Leave race out of stuff and our problems concerning race will eventually end
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    • I love normalized racism towards indigenous people
      MaddRapp 27 jul
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    • Anyone born in the USA is a native American.
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    • I live like an hour from jim Thorpe
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    • What a fucking Chad
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    • Dude I did a report on jim thorpe this man had a roller coaster of a life
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    • Choctaw...my wife's got her papers 2
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    • A real Fucking American Hero.
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    • I'm pretty sure college football has a trophy named for him, I think it's for defensive backs
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    • I heard about that on Drunk History just the other day
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    • The town Jim Thorpe PA is worth a visit, it’s pretty cool for a day trip.
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    • Gee, it's almost like not everyone was a cold-hearted racist. It's almost like, gasp, there are good people.
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    • Still waiting for that native president
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    • I live in Scranton, PA and man I go to Thorpe a lot and if I’m not visiting his hometown I’m eating their amazing pizza
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    • The Jim Thorpe award goes to the best college defensive back each season. It's one of the biggest awards in college football. I believe he was also the head of the MLB for a while
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    • Damn athletes have really changed
      gsickles 29 jul
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    • They steal his socks too?
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    • They steal his sock too?
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    • Shoes are Shoes!!
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    • This guy is the definition of no excuses
      tdcash 29 jul
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    • Dude had 8 kids.
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    • His face is the biggest chad face i have ever seen
      SonOfBrey 29 jul
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    • Fuck whoever stole his shoes.
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    • They tried to nerf him and he was still very OP
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    • All the comments with false facts or like “I live 30 mins from the town he was named after” make me laugh when I’m laying in my bed typing this from my hometown of Jim Thorpe, PA
      bsw92 29 jul
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    • Imagine living in his shoes though born 1887. Native americans wernt considered people during his time. Living with constant pressure of hate of who he was and where he came from. The Indian wars where still happening. A true legend of pure greatness.
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    • The only person who can beat black ppl in a race...
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    • Oklahoma ingenuity for you.
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