Pittsburgh Press, November 1, 1911:
JAMES THORPE, OF CARLISLE, GREAT ALL-ROUND ATHLETE
Football this season has brought into the public eye a young Indian student at the Carlisle school, who promises to become the greatest athlete the world has ever seen.
James Thorpe has broken all traditions by approaching world records in so many lines of activity that physical trainers are at a loss to account for his skillful feats of strength and endurance.
Puh-leeze. Greatest athlete the world has ever seen? Like anyone 100 years from now is going to know who James Thorpe was.
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