Register Groups Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Home - Go Back > General > Native Life > News Jim Thorpe : Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes Jim Thorpe : Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes

Reply LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
n8vNation
 
native nation's Avatar
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
native nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond reputenative nation has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Err' Where
Posts: 615
Credits: 230.01
Savings: 0.00
Thumbs up Jim Thorpe : Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes

I was reading the news and came across this Top 10 list, and was happy to see Jim Thorpe ranked at Number 1....

Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes | ThePostGame


No. 1 Jim Thorpe

"Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world," King Gustav V of Sweden said to Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Thorpe had just dazzled the crowd with golds in both the pentathlon and decathlon, setting a world record in the latter that would stand for another two decades. Thorpe also excelled in baseball and basketball, but stood out on the football field, where he was named a two-time All-American at Carlisle and made a lasting impression on future president Dwight Eisenhower, who faced Thorpe while captaining Army's team. "He never practiced in his life, and he could do anything better than any other football player I ever saw," Eisenhower would recount years later.
native nation is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 03-30-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
PauWau Coordinator
 
WhoMe's Avatar
 
Items Devil
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
WhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond repute
WhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond reputeWhoMe has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Land of 370 Broken Treaties
Posts: 7,150
Credits: 11,589.70
Savings: 0.00
In addition to professional football, professional baseball, professional basketball and olympic track and field, Jim Thorpe also excelled in tennis, golf and archery.

I was very happy to see an Indian as the Number 1 All Around Athlete~~~!!!

__________________
Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.
WhoMe is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 03-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
crossbow06 is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Credits: 30.00
Savings: 0.00
Jim Thorpe- One of a kind

JimThorpe has always been an inspiration to me no matter what sport I participated in. He is truely a great role model, not only in sports but in life. I often what he would he would be doing if he was alive and young today. I am sure he would have touch and changed many lives for the better.
crossbow06 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Historical Info about Jim Thorpe Discovered Smokin' Ace Native Issues 3 07-29-2005 11:32 AM
The sport of choice Ginger Jokes and Humor 1 01-31-2004 06:40 AM

    

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Join PowWows.com Today!

Your Guide to Native American Pow Wows Since 1996

Register For Free

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of PowWows.com!

Join our Native American online community focused on Pow Wow singing, dancing, crafts, Native American music, Native American videos, and more.

Add your Pow Wow to our Calendar

Share your photos and videos

Play games, enter contests, and much more!






New Threads

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:

Location:

Videos

Featured Articles

Dance Styles

Crafts

Gallery