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#1 Musk21

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

It's time to get ready for the 7th annual Celebrity Death Pool! Start compiling your lists for 2013. Rules are:

- Pick 25 celebrities that you think may pass away during 2013.
- Points are earned based on age. 100 minus their age. So if someone on your list dies and was 88 years old, you earn 12 points. If someone was 24, you earn 76 points.
- Celebrities are allowed per my approval. They need to be pretty well known. George Clooney's nephew does not count, but Michael Lohan would be allowed.
- No terrorists allowed. OBL or Saddam was one thing, but if you have Al Qaeda's top 25 most wanted for your list, that's not going to work.
- Winner will receive a prize TBD.

- Send completed lists to me here via PM. Lists will be accepted through Jan 2nd, 2013. Let me know if you have any questions.

- We've had over 20 participants the past 4 years. Let's make it even more this year! We've only had 2 champs in this game. Myself in 2007, 2008, and 2012 (if standings hold for the next 3 weeks) and batista4goldglove in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Who's going to beat us?!?!
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I am in. My only question is if we submit a list before Jan. 2nd and someone on it dies, will the pick count or will we be able to replace that pick?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

This is hilarious and only slightly in bad taste. My wheels are turning.

#4 mikecgrimes

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

I can't think of a single person who is a sure thing or even a 50% shot at this point. Could be a shutout for me this year if I don't get lucky.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

This is a great idea and pretty funny.
My first choice is Dickey V. Then on, I need to think...

#6 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

Twisted though this is, I sent you a list.

Will you be posting the entries after January 2nd so we can track progess?

#7 luke829

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

I died in 2011 and thus must send my regrets for participating this year.


Hilarious
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Strumdatjag picks: Courtney Love, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Gordon, Bryant McKinnie, Charlie Sheen, Barry Gibb, Li'l Wayne, Kate Moss, Michael J. Fox, Elton John, Nick Carter, Leif Garrett, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Dennis Rodman, Gary Busey, Gabriel Aubry, Bobby Brown, Flavor Flav, Russell Brand, Randy Travis, Mary Carey, John Daly, Mel Gibson, Andy Dick and Prince Harry

#9 Musk21

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I am in. My only question is if we submit a list before Jan. 2nd and someone on it dies, will the pick count or will we be able to replace that pick?


Yes, if someone dies before 2013, you will be able to replace that pick.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

Twisted though this is, I sent you a list.

Will you be posting the entries after January 2nd so we can track progess?


Yes, I can certainly post everyone's entries after Jan 2nd.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

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#12 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

Is Nishioka eligible?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Is Nishioka eligible?


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#14 Musk21

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

Is Nishioka eligible?


Double points. OK, that's awful.

Keep the lists coming!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Is Nishioka eligible?



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

List sent.
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#17 batista4goldglove

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

List sent.

#18 Musk21

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I'm going to extend the deadline for submitting lists until Monday, January 7th. Keep them coming!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

Country music singer Patti Page died today at the age of 85. Pius Jefferson had her on his list for 15 points. Obviously, any lists I receive between now and Jan 7th cannot have her on them.

Current Standings
1. Pius Jefferson (Patti Page) - 15 points
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Country music singer Patti Page died today at the age of 85. Pius Jefferson had her on his list for 15 points. Obviously, any lists I receive between now and Jan 7th cannot have her on them.

Current Standings
1. Pius Jefferson (Patti Page) - 15 points


Behind the eight ball already
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#21 Musk21

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Last chance to submit your picks today! C'mon, people...Turnout is a little low this year!
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#22 luke829

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Fred Turner, former McDonald's executive and founder of "Hamburger University", dead at 80.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder and internet activist, committed suicide. He was 26.

Horribly sad. A high-value pick for the purposes of this twisted game, but horribly sad.

#24 twinscowboysbulls

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Can I still get in? maybe i get one less pick or something? I forgot all about it til lunch today...weird I know.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

George Gund III dead at 75. The Gund brothers were better than Norm Green but not by much.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' fame dead at the age of 89

Edited by luke829, 16 January 2013 - 04:52 PM.

Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

'Dear Abby' advice columnist Pauline Phillips dead at 94.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Robert Chew, actor who played Proposition Joe on the HBO series 'The Wire', dead at 52.
Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.

#29 luke829

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82. I'll be willing to bet he was on a few lists.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Stan Musial also is probably on a few lists.