In his article he doesn't do a very good job on the breakdown. When you look postion by position then you see where the talent is or isn't.
Also there is a key team to look at to look to see at what level all the teams are playing at:
Haskell Indian School (nations)
Football back then is very different than today, and one can look at common scores to get a good idea of where teams stood in that era.
Jim Thrope played on the 1907 and 08 Carlisle teams, then played Pro Baseball 2 years in the Caroline League before heading back to Carlisle to play the 1911-12 seasons.
Also Pop paid his players up until the 1909 season right at 10.50 a game. Then he used a credit line systems to give players money from the store on campus. Needless to say Jim had a large credit line at the time.
Jim was a ture pro in every season and in every way for those times. But do not think Pop is the only one doing this, other schools had other ways to get money to the players.
This post was edited on 12/11 at 4:46 pm