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pennsylvaniadoug
01-31-2011, 03:02 PM
In their prime, which back would you choose to run the ball for your team?

Garcia Bronco
01-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Who's actually seen Thorpe play?

Natedog24
01-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Terrell Davis :)

vancejohnson82
01-31-2011, 03:09 PM
Hillis

RhymesayersDU
01-31-2011, 03:13 PM
I'm only concerned with Jim Beam.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-31-2011, 03:15 PM
Brian Xanders or Brian Bosworth?

JCMElway
01-31-2011, 03:16 PM
Thorpe

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-31-2011, 03:16 PM
Rick James or Rick Ocasik?

Ben McDaniels or Uncle Ben?

Robert Redford or Robert Ayers?

Abqbronco
01-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Hi Doug. This a thought provoking question, however there is an unwritten rule that you must have 100 posts to start a thread. Just a friendly welcome to the Orangemane. Good luck in the future.

FantomForce
01-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Gayle Sanders, that is all

oubronco
01-31-2011, 03:33 PM
http://www.krakov.net/si/images/1977/1003_large.jpg

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/68/688097.jpg

DomCasual
01-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Hi Doug. This a thought provoking question, however there is an unwritten rule that you must have 100 posts to start a thread. Just a friendly welcome to the Orangemane. Good luck in the future.

We actually changed the rule a few months ago to where you have to have 100 posts to post in threads, too.

Smiling Assassin27
01-31-2011, 03:50 PM
The stories I've heard about Red Grange surpass the stories I've heard about Jim Thorpe. I take Grange based on the fact that he outran a leopard on the Serengetti, took on a water buffalo beside the Nile, and submitted Odin the Sky God while inventing the triple option, wishbone, and the triple lindy.

Arkie
01-31-2011, 03:58 PM
Brown is the 2nd best player of all time. Thorpe is 37th.

http://top100.nfl.com/

OBF1
01-31-2011, 04:17 PM
Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care :)

Cmac821
01-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Brown is the 2nd best player of all time. Thorpe is 37th.

http://top100.nfl.com/

That works for me

elsid13
01-31-2011, 04:49 PM
It's Thorpe, an athlete that doesn't get the credit he deserves in the modern era.

schaaf
01-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Brown is the 2nd best player of all time. Thorpe is 37th.

http://top100.nfl.com/

The same poll that has Elway ranked 23rd.

Pony Boy
01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Humm....what do you think my answer is?

Broncosfreak_56
01-31-2011, 05:49 PM
Jimmer Fredette. He is the next Hillis.

RhymesayersDU
01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Jimmer Fredette. He is the next Hillis.

You just blew my mind.

~Crash~
01-31-2011, 07:52 PM
That works for me

that list is not ****.

footstepsfrom#27
01-31-2011, 07:53 PM
The story of Thorpe and the Oorang Indians is really something worth reading.

http://www.profootballhof.com/history/decades/1920s/oorang.aspx

~Crash~
01-31-2011, 07:53 PM
The same poll that has Elway ranked 23rd.

it's first OL is #53 it ****ing sucks

Requiem
01-31-2011, 07:55 PM
Trent Dilfa.

~Crash~
01-31-2011, 07:56 PM
The story of Thorpe and the Oorang Indians is really something worth reading.

http://www.profootballhof.com/history/decades/1920s/oorang.aspx

I would take Thorpe on The Denver Broncos . Anyone that says different is quite silly. The guy did everthing.

Broncosfreak_56
01-31-2011, 07:57 PM
You just blew my mind.

^5

broncosteven
01-31-2011, 08:59 PM
The stories I've heard about Red Grange surpass the stories I've heard about Jim Thorpe. I take Grange based on the fact that he outran a leopard on the Serengetti, took on a water buffalo beside the Nile, and submitted Odin the Sky God while inventing the triple option, wishbone, and the triple lindy.

You stole my thunder, I was going to post Grange also. I have an hour long Doc that was on PBS a couple years ago called Red Grange remembers. It was footage from late '70s or very early 80's.

Great stuff and they had some footage of him running.

My grandfather told me about Thorpe, he saw him play and said he could run thought a brick wall one play but then would have to sit a play or 2 to recover.

I guess I would take Grange for the homerun ball, Thorpe if I wanted 3 yards and a cloud of dust.

Brown is a totally differnet era but I would be happy with any of those 3 RB's.

broncosteven
01-31-2011, 09:02 PM
I would take Thorpe on The Denver Broncos . Anyone that says different is quite silly. The guy did everthing.

Just about everyone played 2 ways and ST's back then. I would rather have Thorpe as a DE than a RB but he would be an upgrade at both positions on this team.

Plus he is the Indian Hillis so he has that going for him!

MagicHef
01-31-2011, 10:49 PM
I'd take Brown as an RB. Thorpe can be a saftey, kicker, punter, and returner. Maybe 3rd down back as well.

~Crash~
01-31-2011, 11:39 PM
the movie about Thorpe is a must watch if you have not...

footstepsfrom#27
02-01-2011, 12:12 AM
You stole my thunder, I was going to post Grange also. I have an hour long Doc that was on PBS a couple years ago called Red Grange remembers. It was footage from late '70s or very early 80's.
Great stuff and they had some footage of him running.

My grandfather told me about Thorpe, he saw him play and said he could run thought a brick wall one play but then would have to sit a play or 2 to recover.

I guess I would take Grange for the homerun ball, Thorpe if I wanted 3 yards and a cloud of dust.

Brown is a totally differnet era but I would be happy with any of those 3 RB's.
Check it out: http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/24-03-943.pdf

Thorpe's team actually had to practice agaisnt a high school team for a while because they had only one field in LaRue, Ohio. Really interesting stuff.

Pony Boy
02-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Most people don't know that Jim Thorp wasn't a citizen of the U.S. when he won his medals in the 1912 summer Olympics. I think it was a nice gesture that the United States finally decided that Jim Thorp could become a U.S. citizen in 1924.

gunns
02-01-2011, 11:00 AM
As an all around athlete, I'd take Thorpe (how Jordan beat him out for athlete of the century...oh yeah, ESPN). Having never seen Thorpe run but having seen Brown run, I'd take Brown as the RB, but Thorpe for everything else.

Rohirrim
02-01-2011, 11:17 AM
Red Grange or Redd Foxx?

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epicSocialism4tw
02-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Thorpe.


As an aside, that NFL.com list is a joke. They have John Elway ranked at #23 behind Joe Green, Don Hutson, and Anthony Munoz just to name a few.