2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

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2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 20 Dec 2016, 04:11

Who's going to "kick the bucket" in 2017?

Pick TEN celebrities you think will die. Whoever has the most correct picks at the end of 2017 WINS!

Be sure to spread the word about this Dead Pool before January 1st, 2017!

Rules of the Dead Pool

1. The game ends at 11:59pm, December 31, 2017.

2. All picks must have some element of celebrity, fame or political relevance so that an announcement will be mentioned in some credible news source.

3. No pick may be currently under a state-mandated death sentence, nor may their celebrity or fame be based solely on their moribund state or terminal illness. This includes current members of terrorist organizations and/or hostages.

4. You may choose less than ten celebrities, but may NOT choose more than ten. Multiple individuals under one name will not be allowed (i.e. The Rolling Stones).

5. No pick may be older than 99 years of age as of December 31, 2016. All picks must be real and human.

6. In the unlikely event of a tie, the ages of the dead celebrities picked will be averaged. The player with the YOUNGEST average wins. However, this matters little if your celebrities don't die! So pick wisely.


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Notes

- I keep a close watch for dead celebrities, and I will make the official announcements of death.

- You are allowed to change your picks at any time before January 1st, 2017. Everyone can see when a post has been edited, so any list of celebrities submitted after 11:59pm, December 31st, 2016, will be disqualified. Because players live in different time zones, I will go by each player's zone (this likely won't be an issue).

- If confusion exists about an actual date of death, I will go by the date most agreed upon by the press.

- Players are encouraged, but not required, to exclude celebrities whose date of birth is disputed or unknown, as well as celebrities who while technically famous are highly obscure and/or famous merely on a local or regional level (i.e. Tom Libous).

- If you have questions about the validity of a celebrity, send a private message to Minneapolitan (me).

- Previous Dead Pools: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.


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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 20 Dec 2016, 04:12

:arrow: A consolidated list of the 2017 picks can be found HERE.

CURRENT LEADER BOARD:

gsmx (Jimmy Snuka, Mary Tyler Moore, Glen Campbell, Jerry Lewis, Gord Downie)

marsman57 (June Foray, Bobby Heenan, Monty Hall, Jim Nabors)
Minneapolitan (Mary Tyler Moore, Glen Campbell, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Doerr)

attitudes (Jimmy Snuka, Don Rickles, Glen Campbell)
Jegpeg (Joost van der Westhuizen, Peter Sallis, Bruce Forsyth)
Kithchener (Bruce Forsyth, Gord Downie, Michael I of Romania)
Mcarps424 (Jimmy Snuka, Mary Tyler Moore, Joost van der Westhuizen)

condude1 (Roger Moore, Monty Hall)
joe92 (Infanta Alicia, Michael I of Romania)
nanooktheeskimo (Mike Ilitch, Jerry Lewis)

connect4 (Jimmy Snuka)
Happymeal (Hugh Hefner)
Octavious (Bruce Forsyth)
Peanut (Manuel Noriega)
WarSmith (Roger Moore)
Woolgie (Bruce Forsyth)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Minneapolitan » 20 Dec 2016, 04:14

Here are my picks, with their ages:

Glen Campbell (80)
Jacques Chirac (84)
Bobby Doerr (98)
Billy Graham (98)
Clive James (77)
Jerry Lewis (90)
Vera Lynn (99)
Mary Tyler Moore (80)
Sidney Poitier (89)
Pope Benedict XVI (89)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby asudevil » 20 Dec 2016, 04:24

Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh (95)
Bob Dole (93)
Henry Kissinger (95)
Billy Graham (98)
Bart Starr (80)
Jimmy Carter (92)
Vera Lynn (99)
Queen Elizabeth II (90)...she's been sick for 11 days and isn't going to church tonight...so lets play the odds

And my last 2...on opposite sides of what I wish

George RR Martin (fucker better not die before the books are done) (68)
Donald Trump (c'mon die before January 21st) (70)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby nanooktheeskimo » 20 Dec 2016, 06:03

Jerry Lewis (90)
Dick Van Dyke (91)
John Cleese (77)
Billy Graham (98)
Henry Kissinger (93)
Bob Dole (93)
Woody Allen (81)
Lou Piniella (73)
Keith Richards (73)
Mike Ilitch (87)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby joe92 » 20 Dec 2016, 17:26

Queen Elizabeth (90)
Prince Philip (95)
George H.W. Bush (92)
Raul Castro (85)
Ozzy Osbourne (68)
Neil Kinnock (74)
King Michael I of Romania (95)
Infanta Alicia - Infante of Spain (99)
Jimmy Carter (92)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby marsman57 » 20 Dec 2016, 17:58

Mel Brooks (90)
Angela Lansbury (91)
Carl Reiner (94)
Jim Nabors (86)
Monty Hall (95)
Bob Barker (93)
Billy Graham (98)
June Foray (99)
Stan Lee (93)
Bobby Heenan (72)

I consider the last pick a bit of a long shot, but I wanted a wrestler on the list.

Not part of the pool, but I am going to side bet that Kirk Douglas (100) survives 2017.
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby Carebear » 20 Dec 2016, 18:33

marsman57 wrote:Bobby Heenan (72)

I consider the last pick a bit of a long shot, but I wanted a wrestler on the list.

If you wanted a real wrestling legend, even limiting to an old one named Bobby, ya shoulda gone with Douglas.
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby gsmx » 20 Dec 2016, 23:41

George H Bush (92)
Jerry Lewis (90)
Regis Philbin (85)
Debbie Reynolds (84)
Burt Reynolds (80)
Mary Tyler Moore (79)
Jimmy Snuka (73)
Liza Minelli (70)
Meat Loaf (69)
Downie Gord (52) *but really hope not

RIP Debbie. Guess i need a replacement, so I'll go with ..

Glen Campbell (80)
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Re: 2017 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL!!!

Postby attitudes » 21 Dec 2016, 11:05

Ten days from back-to-back championships, here's my 2017 entry for the three-peat:

Billy Graham - evangelist - 98
George HW Bush - president - 92
Don Rickles - comedian - 90
Sidney Potier - actor - 89
Glen Campbell - singer - 80
Burt Reynolds - actor - 80
Valerie Harper - actress - 77
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka - wrestler - 73
Piers Sellers - Astronaut - 61 - guess I'm going with nine entries this year
Leah Bracknell - actress - 52
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