Records for many of the so-called Poverty Row western serials Thorpe appeared in are lost.
There were no official collegiate records in 1912, only newspaper accounts and they are missing for two games Thorpe played in.
Pre-doping, pre-systematic training, pre-everything—Thorpe is still right up there in the Olympic Pantheon.
Thorpe was immediately defended around the world as a scapegoat to the elitist—and already hollow—code of amateurism.
Thorpe, who died in 1999 at the age of 62, wrote several crime novels.
What's the answer, except that Thorpe washed it and put it away?
Thorpe took a chair, and the two men exchanged a silent, intent look.
Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.
"Oh, it'll mount up to considerable, as it stands," said Thorpe.
“They killed each other,” Thorpe broke in, nodding his head in the positive manner he affected.
Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.