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Knute Rockne
KNUTE ROCKNE
Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Nominated by Olav Rokne

Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His biography at the College Football Hall of Fame calls him "American football's most-renowned coach." He was a native Norwegian and was trained as a chemist at the University of Notre Dame, where he later coached. He is credited with popularizing the use of the forward pass. Famous quotes include: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." and "Win one for the Gipper." Ronald Regan starred in the movie version of his life.

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Apollo 13
APOLLO 13
Rank: Jimmy Trane
Nominated by Trane

Apollo 13 was the third Apollo mission intended to land on the Moon. The craft was successfully launched toward the Moon, but the landing had to be aborted after an oxygen tank ruptured, severely damaging the spacecraft's electrical system. The flight was commanded by James A. Lovell with John L. "Jack" Swigert as Command Module pilot and Fred W. Haise as Lunar Module pilot. Swigert was a late replacement for the original CM pilot Ken Mattingly, who was grounded by the flight surgeon after exposure to German measles. The mission was launched on April 11, 1970 at 13:13 CST. Two days later an explosion crippled the service module upon which the Command Module depended. To conserve its batteries and the oxygen needed for the last hours of flight, the crew instead used the Lunar Module's resources as a "lifeboat" during the return trip to Earth. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17. NASA called the mission a "successful failure". (Wikipedia)

 This was a true story of survival that left the entire country in heated suspense to see whether or not the three astronauts would make it back safely or not. The fact that they were resourceful enough to survive in space in such conditions and land successfully makes this one of the most awesome stories in history.

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The Dude commented ( about Apollo 13 ) on 7/11/2011
Apollo 13 is not the story of the Astronauts. Apollo 13's Awesome is found in the story of the teamwork that had to take place on Earth to return those brave men home. The very real possibility existed that those men may have died in space, and that their bodies would have ended up in orbit forever. A gruesome reminder of the dangers of space travel. But NO! Engineers on Earth came together without sleeping for days, developing techniques that previously did not exist to bring men back from the brink of death from as far away as humans have ever dared to go. Apollo 13 is AWESOME!!! reply high five2

Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Olav Rokne commented ( about Knute Rockne ) on 7/11/2011
A baseball card signed by Abner Doubleday, Knute Rockne, James Naismith and Lord Stanley? That's pretty awesome. reply high five Link: http://upperdeckblog.com/2009/07/legendary-pioneer...

Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Olav Rokne commented ( about Apollo 13 ) on 7/10/2011
Walking on the moon = awesome. Apollo 13 did not equal walking on the moon. Ergo, I vote for Anchorman. reply high five2

Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Olav Rokne commented ( about Knute Rockne ) on 7/10/2011
Knute Rockne has the highest win percentage (.881) in college football history. reply high five

Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Olav Rokne replied to Olav Rokne on 7/10/2011
During his 13 years the Irish won six national championships, and had five undefeated seasons. reply high five

Rank: Jimmy Trane
Trane replied to Olav Rokne on 7/10/2011
I feel like the only way you know about him is that you misspelled "Rokne" when you Google searched yourself reply high five2

Rank: Jimmy Olav Rokne
Olav Rokne replied to Trane on 7/10/2011
Nope. Because he's my dad's uncle. The spelling difference comes from when he emigrated to the U.S.A. reply high five

Rank: Gomer Quixotic
Quixotic replied to Olav Rokne on 7/11/2011
So you admit that nobody can reasonably be expected to know about him UNLESS they're related? Not awesome. reply high five

Rank: Blade SnackPack
SnackPack replied to Quixotic on 7/11/2011
I would argue that there's not a whole that everyone can "reasonably be expected to know" and the vast majority of awesome in the universe is largely unknown. Also, Knute immigrated to the US. He emigrated from Norway. Sorry to be a negative Nancy today. It's just so damn hot outside. reply high five

Rank: Gomer Quixotic
Quixotic replied to SnackPack on 7/13/2011
It's a fair cop. reply high five


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