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      • One of the most important athletes in history.
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        • Didn’t actually get the medals until decades after his death because he’s Native American. Also had never even tried some of the sports he won medals in until the actually olympics. Was also a hell of a football player. Incredible life, suggest reading more about him
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          • This guy was kicked out of his football team because they didn't want any "pros" to be in the college level. And he was too good at playing ball that he wasn't able to be in any serious sports till years after he graduated. Like so others can see and learn
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            • The guy that stole them was the dude that was favored to win then found out about jim and tried to sabotage him but failed. Learned that from drunk history while I was high so I'm surprised I remembered.
              elRey 23 jan
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              • THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME. NOBODY HAS EVEN ATTEMPTED HIS AMAZING FEATS OF ATHLETICS.
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                • bohanbij 23 jan
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                  • His wife didn’t care about his Native American heritage and wouldn’t let his biological children give him a proper Indian burial on his native land and she instead sold his body to a town in Pennsylvania (renamed) Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. His kids are still in court trying to get back his remains.
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                    • There's a town named after him in Pennsylvania. He never even visited the town, they just bought his body when he died and built a statue of him so they could rename their shitty town. It's weird shit, I live in the next town over.
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                      • Jim Thorpe is from Yale, Oklahoma. And on top of what the post mentioned, he hitchhiked his way to the competition. He lived about 5 miles from my home
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                        • I legit live in the town where he lived. Make this top comment and I’ll prove it
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                          • goddamn power move
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                            • There is a town dedicated to this man in Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe, Pa) and it is a hidden gem I’ve been many times in all seasons absolutely captivating 10/10 go check this place out.
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                              • Yeah and now we have old ass lying native Americans who harass catholic kids.......
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                                • Jim Thorpe was a fucking G. The very first time he went bowling he bowled a 180, which for a first timer is insane
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                                  • Now a days he/she would gone into Twitter hashtag the fuk out everything whine about how terrible his/ her life is and demand the gold be given to it
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                                    • I'm not a fan of this kind of content. It's not that it's not interesting, it's just that I didn't come to iFunny to learn about unverified trivia, ya know? Props to the dude for running that, I just don't know if I trust ifunny for this kind of thing to be true.
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                                      • “To the man who stole my shoes. Thank you and may my ancestors haunt you and your children’s children”
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                                        • He’s got a whole town named after them in pa
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                                          • I live right next to Jim Thorpe, big rip
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                                            • Hey how are we gonna get ya know fuckin iron Jim to not compete? Yeah I know, let’s nick his fucking shoes.
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                                              • We Americans. Simply don’t give a fuck and win that’s our motto
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                                                • Fucking Legend
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                                                  • Huge fucking shoutout to Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians. Look them up, they’re debatably the most important team in football history
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                                                    • 1912 problems require 1912 solutions
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                                                      • That’s some big dick energy right there
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                                                        • He kind of looks like john cena
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                                                          • Imagine being part of a race that's faced so much pain and adversity just to be laughed at by some dumbass white Kentuckians
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                                                              • Jim Thorpe was a beast
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                                                                • Omg he's so sexy! 😍😍😍
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                                                                  • The legit GOAT. Pro football HOF, world record decathlon after training like 6 months. Pro baseball player, pro basketball player. The mother fuckn GOAT
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                                                                    • 1912 problems require 1912 solutions
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                                                                      • That's a real native American, not that drum banging loser
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                                                                          • Jim Thorpe is a legend, and his story should be made into a movie
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                                                                            • By that point in time the Indians were used to having all of their shit stolen
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                                                                              • Yooo i go up to Jim Thorpe (the town named after him) like every other weekend its beautiful
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                                                                                • Louie zamperini was stabbed in the calves by two other runners behind him that had sharpened their cleats specifically to hurt him because he was the best runner in America for his age
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                                                                                  • Look up Jim Thorpe. Played in the NFL, Olympics and professional baseball and basketball. Guy was just an unreal athlete for his time
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                                                                                    • Then they took his medals away because of that wack ass amateurism rule but then this mf reclaimed them in the grave. What a unit.
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                                                                                      • U.S.A.....U.S.A......U.S.A
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                                                                                        • and athletes today cry over nonsense
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                                                                                            • They did an episode of Drunk History about him with Jason Momoa
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                                                                                              • When you gotta go help bring in groceries
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                                                                                                • Dude has one of the strongest jaws I’ve ever seen
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                                                                                                  • They named a town in Pennsylvania after him
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                                                                                                    • Imagine training your entire life to compete at the Olympics and you finally get there, to see a dude wearing a pair of shoes from the trash get two gold medals
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                                                                                                      • I go to a native college and we have a gym named after him.
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                                                                                                        • That is why they named a town after this super hero.
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                                                                                                          • Did they steal his shoes to deter him in the race, or just on accident, also if they stole them on purpose was it because of his race?
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                                                                                                            • Back when men were men. He didn't bitch or whine. He found some shoes and kicked everyone's asses in the race. He's a hero
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                                                                                                              • Modern problems require modern solutions. Or not so modern in this case I guess.... You know what ignore me I'll be over here if you need me...
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                                                                                                                • He was a amazing athlete, but it didn't get him much money. He died in poverty.
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                                                                                                                  • Drunk history taught me this
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                                                                                                                    • I live near the town he’s buried that they named after him Jim Thorpe is a local legend in the Lehigh valley
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                                                                                                                        • Badass native right there. Used to go to the Haskell gym named after him in Lawrence
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                                                                                                                          • Also the 1st runningback ever inducted into the pro football hall of fame (tied with Red Grange) as well and played defensive end on defense. His statue is the 1st thing you see when you enter the pro football hall of fame in Canton.
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                                                                                                                            • This man is truly one of the greatest athletes to ever walk the earth.
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                                                                                                                              • Now this is a Native American hero unlike that dip shit who lied about those poor high school kids. #ChiefPantsOnFire
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                                                                                                                                • Not all hero's own shoes
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                                                                                                                                  • So..... basically he’s a fucking legend
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                                                                                                                                    • Hell yeah Native American represent 💪🏽
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                                                                                                                                      • Big dick energy
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                                                                                                                                        • “Come get these groceries”
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                                                                                                                                          • Historic problems require historical solutions
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                                                                                                                                              • Jim Thorpe was insane he’d basically start every day with a 25 mile run
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                                                                                                                                                • Also in the NFL hall of fame
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                                                                                                                                                  • The same feeling when you win a free-for-all in cod against all the other player who pay to win.
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                                                                                                                                                    • He went on to be Tarzan
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                                                                                                                                                      • Imagine being the person who threw away those shoes. ...”no ones ever gonna believe me..”
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                                                                                                                                                        • There is an entire town in northern Pennsylvania named after this man
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                                                                                                                                                          • This... This is why America is # fucking 1
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                                                                                                                                                            • People are assholes.
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                                                                                                                                                              • Ron Swanson is proud of him.
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                                                                                                                                                                • Next he's going to get groceries out the car :D
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                                                                                                                                                                  • There was a drunk history episode about him with Jason Momoa
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                                                                                                                                                                    • “Come help me get the groceries!”
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                                                                                                                                                                      • This is my mindset for 2019
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                                                                                                                                                                          • That is badass as fuck
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                                                                                                                                                                            • Old problems require old solutions
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                                                                                                                                                                              • He was one of, if not the first football star. Shame I just learned he was Native American
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                                                                                                                                                                                • Getting some publicity for my hometown of Jim Thorpe. Thanks iFunny!
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Why does it matter that he's Native American
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                                                                                                                                                                                    • I love how this was stolen right off reddit
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                                                                                                                                                                                      • Classic problems require classic solutions
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                                                                                                                                                                                          • That's why the badass has a town named after him. I wemt to jail there. We aren't equal.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            • White twinks out here trying to get a little bit of respect from their supremacist dad's be like "other race sucks"
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Google the 1912 Olympics. If I'm thinking of the right one, it's Cleveland and it was a messsss. Super funny to rad about.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • I bet whoever stole his shoes felt pretty dumb.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What a Mad lad
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Named the greatest athlete of all time by the king of sweden
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