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Postby iamjs » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:03 pm

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Rules:

* Ten selections. You are permitted to add one new person if your pick is correct.
* Scoring is 100 - (age) = points.
* Birthday bonus of 1.5x if the celebrity passes on his/her birthday.
* Selection should some have some form of notoriety that can be verified online.
* All selections must be human. How fair would it be to award 83 points for Harambe or 87 points for Cecil The Lion?
*...and please, no murder. This game is for entertainment purposes only.

Points:
Willie Kool: 251 (Mary Tyler Moore, Joost van der Westhuizen, Glen Campbell, Anthony Booth, Hugh Hefner, Gord Downie, Malcolm Young, Charles Manson, David Cassidy)
Blackjack68: 77 (Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Charles Manson, David Cassidy)
iamjs: 54 (Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan)
MR25: 47 (Gord Downie)
obhave: 32 (Hugh Hefner, Roger Ailes)
dodint: 29 (Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Hefner)
Gaucho: 22 (Helmut Kohl, Jerry Lewis)
CBear3: 20 (Mary Tyler Moore)
Silenttom: 10 (Chuck Berry)
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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:15 pm

I was *this* close to picking Chapecoense in 2016. If only.

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Postby iamjs » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:25 pm

Random question: do yinz want to do a keeper, where you are allowed one person from last year's roster? Once that person is gone, you don't get to name another.

It gives incentive to those who stay in the game from year to year.

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:41 pm

this is the worst karma ever

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:49 pm

Random question: do yinz want to do a keeper, where you are allowed one person from last year's roster? Once that person is gone, you don't get to name another.
Yes

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:54 pm

this is the worst karma ever
Pens won the Cup while last year's Death Pool was going on. Ali and Gordie Howe died during the Final.

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Postby columbia » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:03 pm

I think we should ditch the idea of re-draft after a successful (?) death. You pick 10 and that's your roster.

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:07 pm

No, then there is no engagement in the game at all after you start.

Make It Take It.

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:11 pm

I agree that it keeps people more engaged, and it's not like it's been an issue at all. Has anyone even scored with a replacement pick?

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Postby iamjs » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:05 pm

Nobody has, hence why I'm also encouraging the keeper pick. Don't want this to be like Ron Popeil*, where you set it and forget it. If somebody dies, you get some type of interaction.

* - Speaking of, Ron Popeil is 18 points waiting to happen.

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Postby iamjs » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:12 am

Corey Feldman
Shecky Greene
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán
Diego Maradona
Sinead O'Connor
William "The Refrigerator" Perry
Bill Russell
Craig Sager (passed 12/15/2016, age 65)
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (passed 1/15/2017, age 73)
Leon White, aka Vader
Tommi Iommi
Bret Michaels

Keeper: Bobby Heenan (passed 9/17/17, age 73)
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Postby CBear3 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:44 am

I can't believe that I want in on this next year.

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Postby iamjs » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:39 pm

I can't believe that I want in on this next year.
in the words of dodint...
It's not a wishlist. :lol:

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:16 pm

When's the, uh, deadline?

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Postby MR25 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:24 pm

I'd say January 1st or 2nd would be acceptable, no?

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:28 pm

Does there have to be one? The picks are not secret, right? Theoretically you can come in in July.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Does there have to be one? The picks are not secret, right? Theoretically you can come in in July.
Provided that we make an honor rule to not wait until someone on the youngish side is in critical condition before making picks, I don't see why there needs to be a deadline.

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:35 pm

The historical rule is the pick doesn't become valid for 48 hours.

We can call it the Carrie Fisher rule locally if you want.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:23 pm

iamjs is all alone so far?

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Postby MR25 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:21 pm

I am in the process of developing my list.

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Postby MR25 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:30 pm

Rob Kardashian
Keith Richards
Lamar Odom*
Johnny Manziel
Boy George
Hillary Clinton
Queen Elizabeth
Suge Knight
Dick Van Dyke
Gord Downie
Keeper: Tim Curry


*I just saw Lamar Odom was in rehab. Is that kosher or do I need to change it?
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Postby dodint » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:54 pm

You're good as far as I'm concerned.

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Postby Willie Kool » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:54 pm

Stephen Hawking
Tommy Chong
Valerie Harper
Glen Campbell
Antony Booth
Hugh Hefner
Michael Schumacher
Gord Downie
Mary Tyler Moore
Joost van der Westhuizen

Keeper: Bob Dole

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Postby MR25 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:05 pm

I thought we were doing no people who we know have cancer or some other debilitating disease? I can't remember the specific.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:23 pm

I thought we were doing no people who we know have cancer or some other debilitating disease? I can't remember the specific.
If that's the case, pretty much everyone over the age of 80 should be off limits too.

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