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Jim Thorpe

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The Resume

    (May 28, 1888-February 28, 1953)
    Died at sixty-three
    Won Gold Medals in 1912 Olympics for Pentathlon and Decathlon
    Played Baseball for New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves (1913-1919)
    Founder of the American Professional Football Association
    Played Football (1920-1926, 1928)
    Named Male Athlete of the Half-Century by Associated Press (1950)
    Charter Member of College and Pro Football Halls of Fame

Why he might be annoying:

    He has been falsely credited with playing football and baseball at the same time, when he didn't.
    He was once stripped of his Olympic medals because he played minor league baseball (they were later returned after his death).
    He was an alcoholic.
    After retiring, he became a bouncer.
    He appeared in many movies in the '30s and '40s as an Indian stereotype in westerns.
    He died penniless.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He influenced athletes like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders to play multiple sports.
    He was on a US postage stamp.
    He was ranked #7 on ESPN's Sportscentury's Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century.

Credit: Eric Hartman

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 24 Votes: 4.17% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 153 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 29 Votes: 13.79% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 46 Votes: 45.65% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 302 Votes: 58.61% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 91 Votes: 47.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 454 Votes: 44.93% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 176 Votes: 46.02% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 284 Votes: 32.04% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 708 Votes: 43.93% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 235 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 370 Votes: 41.08% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 525 Votes: 41.33% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1021 Votes: 42.21% Annoying