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Jim Thorpe feature on Comedy Central Tuesday

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Published January 19. 2020 05:15PM

 

The Olympian Jim Thorpe will be featured again on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

“Drunk History” is a Comedy Central TV show where an inebriated narrator recounts a historical event while actors act out the narration and lip sync to the sloshed speaker.

The show from Season 2 is narrated by a tipsy Preston Flagg and tells the story of Jim Thorpe from his athletic start at Carlisle High School through his victory at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912.

In this episode, Jim Thorpe is named the greatest athlete of the 20th century, Babe Didrikson breaks down gender barriers in sports, and Jim Abbott achieves prominence as a pitcher despite having only one hand. Featuring Jason Momoa, Zach Gilford and Emily Deschanel.

 

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All about Sports. OK but.....since 1600 and before the Lenape Indian Tribe of North East PA Woodlands were care takers of this land until it was taken away from them.
I guess they missed the muddy field your football players are stuck with.
I know you are trying to make this an issue about what the federal govt did (and is still doing to an extent) to Native Americans, but if you decided you wanna go after one school for their football field, you gotta go after them all...Or else you look like someone who waits for articles like this so you can make something our of nothing in. You sais "I guess they missed the muddy field your football players are stuck with", but JT isn't the only school with a field in this country, but yeah, it's a mess. What is the point though of bringing that up?

The episode the article is talking about, if you had read the article you decided not to read, but instead run here to post, says "tells the story of Jim Thorpe from his athletic start at Carlisle High School through his victory at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912"

Good try, but you still had a swing and a miss. The "muddy football field" wasn't a thing for almost another 100 years from the time frame this episode focuses on, and even then, it doesn't talk about the town at all.

Try reading... It doesn't hurt.
Wow! I was simply be silly and poking fun about the school name Jim Thorpe because the town was originally named Mauch Chunk after the original Indian occupants. 2nd to arrive was Jim Thorpe who also contained Indian blood. Are you a transplant. I understand the school does have a muddy football field (does it not?) and the town wants to spend a lotttta money to change that... am I wrong on that. And....I have family that attended there and there was school rivalry with my family. You should also know through my social contacts I have personally suggested to people that they should visit your Town for the beauty, shops and Train Ride.
P.S. I'd say the school had quality teachers because my cousin graduated from there, and even though he was in the Army, (not Navy) he was part of the top secret communications during the Pueblo Crisis.
Am I forgiven.

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