– HELLO, TODAY WE’RE GONNA TALK
ABOUT JIM THORPE. JIM THORPE
WAS A NATIVE-AMERICAN. HE ENTERED
CARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1907. HE WAS THE BEST
AT FOOTBALL. THE BEST. HIS COACH, POP WARNER,
WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD BE
AN OLYMPIAN, AND SO HE STARTS REALIZING THAT,
AND HE’S LIKE, I THINK I AM GONNA
WORK HARDER THAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN
ANYONE WORK, AND I’M GONNA BE
YOUR MOTHER[bleep]. SO HE STARTS TRAINING
FOR THIS NEW EVENT, THE DECATHLON. UH… – SO HOW DID HE PREPARE? – HOW DID WHO PREPARE?
– JIM THORPE. – FOR THE OLYMPICS? HE WOULD WAKE UP
IN THE MORNING AND RUN 20 MILES, TAKE A NAP,
EAT A MILD LUNCH, AND THEN RUN
EVERY [bleep] EVENT IN THE DECATHLON. THAT IS CRAZY. [chuckles] THAT IS– [chuckles] [chuckling]
THAT IS CR-AZY. 1912, SWEDEN, YOU KNOW,
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. THIS IS THE OLYMPICS. THIS IS–THIS IS
THE BEST OF THE WORLD. THIS AVERY BRUNDAGE GUY, IS–
WAS THE FAVORITE. HE WAS A WHITE GUY,
AND HE’S LIKE, I’M GONNA BE THE MAN,
THE DUDE. AND JIM THORPE WALKED IN
OUT OF NOWHERE. PEOPLE WERE LIKE,
WHAT THE [bleep]? LIKE, HOW IS HE THERE? HE’S THERE,
AND AFTER THE FIRST DAY, JIM THORPE
HAS THE POINT LEAD, AND AVERY IS LIKE,
WHAT THE [bleep]? WHO IS THIS GUY FROM?
WHO IS HE? ALL OF A SUDDEN,
THIS INDIAN IS IN THE LEAD. AVERY BRUNDAGE
IS THE FAVORITE. I MEAN, IT’S BEEN
IN THE PAPERS. IT’S BEEN
IN–IN–IN EVERYTHING. WELL, THE NEXT DAY, WE WAKE UP,
AND JIM THORPE WALKED IN, AND HIS SHOES WERE GONE. AND HE’S LIKE,
WHERE ARE MY SHOES? SOMEBODY TOOK
MY SHOES, MAN. AND NOBODY ANSWERS.
NOBODY ANSWERS. NOBODY TAKES RESPONSIBILITY
FOR THE ACTIONS, BUT HIS SHOES
ARE GONE, MAN. EVERYONE POINTED THE FINGER
AT AVERY BRUNDAGE, BUT JIM SAYS,
WELL, GUESS WHAT, YOU KNOW? IF I CAN’T FIND
MY ORIGINAL CLOTHES, I’M GONNA BE RESOURCEFUL. I’M GONNA NOT GIVE UP,
‘CAUSE I’VE TRAINED SO HARD, AND I’M GONNA COMPETE,
AND GUESS WHAT. I’M GONNA WHUP ASS. SO HE FINDS TWO RANDOM SHOES
FROM THE TRASH AND COMPETES. DAY TWO IS 110 METERS HURDLES. SO WE’RE JUMPING. DISCUS THROW–FOOM. POLE VAULT. JAVELIN THROW–VOOM. AND THEN 1,500 METERS. DESPITE HAVING SHOES
THAT HE FOUND IN THE GARBAGE, JIM THORPE WON THE GOLD MEDAL
FOR THE DECATHLON AND PENTATHLON. WHAT HE DID
WAS UNBELIEVABLE. IT–HE WAS LIKE, I’VE DONE EVERYTHING
THAT I COULD DO. I’VE DONE EVER-Y-THING. I’M TALKIN’
ABOUT EVER-Y-THING. I’M TALKING ABOUT… [clapping] EVER-Y-THING. I’VE DONE EVERYTHING. THE KING OF SWEDEN,
HE CAME UP TO HIM AND HE SHOOK HIS HAND,
AND HE SAID, JIM, YOU ARE THE BEST ATHLETE
IN THE WORLD. AND JIM SAID… THANKS. THAT’S WHAT HIS RESPONSE WAS,
JUST “THANKS.” HE DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT ELSE TO SAY, ‘CAUSE HE’D TRAINED
SO HARD. HE WAS
A INTERNATIONAL HERO, AND IN NEW YORK, HE HAD A PARADE
ON BROADWAY STREET. YEARS LATER, HE PLAYED
PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL, PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL,
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. JIM THORPE,
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME, PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME, TRACK HALL OF FAME,
OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME. AND THEN IN 1999,
CONGRESS GETS INVOLVED, AND THEY SAY,
GUESS WHAT. GIDDY UP. WHO’S THE GREATEST ATHLETE
OF THE 20TH CENTURY? PERIOD. JIM THORPE COMPETED
IN 17 EVENTS IN THE OLYMPICS. THAT HAS NEVER BEEN MATCHED AND WILL NEVER,
EVER BE MATCHED AGAIN.

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Dennis Veasley

49 thoughts on “The Legendary Athletic Achievements of Jim Thorpe (feat. Jason Momoa) – Drunk History”

  1. Wow. Has anything ever so unfunny as this show been created in history? I don’t think! Maybe they need to move on to harder mind alerting drugs so they can fart out some laughs.

  2. Ok. This is some fucking nice detail at 3:52 you can see the italian flag in the background. But its the kingdom of italy flag because italt was still a kingdom in 1912. Good job

  3. Damn. Jim Thorpe. What a champion. Didn't realize he mastered all those sports after winning the Olympics. That is insane. What an unreasonably high bar to set. 😳

  4. How Beautiful Thank Goodness For my Native Central American Heritage I am Proud to be Native ! Yup Woop Woop Yay Yaya !

  5. As a fellow chickasaw I know a lot about jim Thorpe. I've actually driven through his hometown in yale oklahoma. We okies are a different breed

  6. that guy is annoying af. Just tell me the story, quit trying to be eccentric and "like, totally super rad". Talking like he's on some smack or something, fa-g-got

  7. I think in some of these, the presenter is actually drunk. In others, they are pretending to be drunk. This guy is pretending to be drunk… and doing a bad job of it.

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