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Showing posts from December, 2009

Daniel Kirkwood, American hero

IU Mathematics professor from 1856 to 1886 was fundamental in proving theorums regarding celestial objects. Notably, Kirkwood's law says that "The square of the number of rotations made by a planet during one revolution around the sun, is proportional to the cube of the diameter of its sphere of attraction; or ." His advancement in astronomy led to the campus Observatory being named after him, as well as Kirkwood Hall and Kirkwood Ave.

Galaxy of Stars update

Here is a rundown of the previous week's news: First, former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis got the axe . Then the Colts win their 21st consecutive regular season game against the white-hot Titans . Then Greg Oden is done for the season and All-Star Danny Granger tears his plantar fascia . Then Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate announce their plans to enter the NFL draft . Then Tom Crean gets his 200th win, and first "big road win" by defeating Pittsburgh @ MSG in the Jimmy V Classic . Finally, Notre Dame hires 2009 Coach of the Year Brian Kelly as the new coach . Now I'm left contemplating this site's new banner.

Colts in 2010 ProBowl & SB

We all know that Manning, Clark, Wayne, Freeney, Mathis and Saturday are the best at their position. Antonie Bethea (2nd-best among AFC FS's in both tackles and interceptions) should get in behind Ed Reed and Brian Dawkins. Melvin Bullitt is available on Special Teams. Pat McAfee, Gary Brackett, Raheem Brock and Clint Session all deserve consideration too. Now if you're thinking "whoa, Clint Session? c'mon Pete, quit bein a homer" - Sessions has 76 tackles (2nd among all AFC players) and returned one last week to clinch the game. Fun Fact : Only 3 AFC players have at least 60 tackles and a score, rookie CB Jacob Lacey also holds that honor.