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Dead Pool XL

Discussion in 'Off-topic Forum' started by The_Vukster, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    New Players Welcome !!

    DEAD POOL RULES - GAME XL - Start Date: Tuesday 6/21/16 12:01 AM (the 1st Day of Summer)

    1.) The object of the game is to pick a famous "real" person who you think will pass away prior to any of the other people picked in the pool.

    2.) All picks must be alive at the official starting time stated for that particular round.

    3.) Players cannot pick a person that is currently brain dead, on life support, in hospice, is incarcerated on death row, held hostage under the threat of execution, Missing in Action (MIA) as a result of serving on active military duty, or a person that has gone/been declared missing in a remote or dangerous place under circumstances where it would be reasonable to assume that they may be dead before the game starts.

    4.) The person picked must be listed in Wikipedia.

    5.) Picks cannot be repeated by different players, only one pool entry per player, and picks are given on a first come-first served basis as determined by the post date and time.

    6.) All previous ILIMB Dead Pool players (veterans) have until the start of the round to verify they wish to keep their previous pick, or if they wish they may also discard and change to a new pick. Any discarded pick will immediately be eligible for selection by any other player.

    7.) Former picks from the previous round that are NOT confirmed or discarded, may be selected by anyone, at any time before the deadline, but if the former owner of that pick decides to keep that pick, they have the right to it and a the second person attempting to claim that entry must select a new pick. Furthermore, you cannot hold onto two picks (i.e. I want Mae Young if Barks doesn't claim her. But if he does claim her, then give me OJ Simpson). You may submit a secondary "fall back" pick, but technically until it becomes your actual pick, anyone may claim it as their pick. If you pick a veteran's former unconfirmed pick, do so at your own risk.

    8.) Any new players can join the Dead Pool game any time prior to the start of the next round. They may not select someone used in the previous round unless the former owner of that pick has made an alternate selection.

    9.) The winner is determined by the first pick that dies of any cause.

    10.) Wikipedia will be used to determine pick eligibility and confirm the winner.

    11.) All Dead Pool losers will have to display the Avatar of the winner's choice for a period of one month immediately following a win by a player. This one month period will be reduced to one week between the first game of the NLL Season and the NLL Championship Game. The period of display will be ended early if the next pool is started and there is a new winner. If you choose to play, and are not the winner, please honor this rule.

    12.) Once the game has started, picks cannot be changed.

    Picks in BOLD have been confirmed this round.

    1.) Johnny Manziel born December 6, 1992 - apparent world class f@*% up - Picked by Fandit

    2.) Billy Graham born November 7, 1918 - famous televangelist - Picked by The Vukster

    3.) Zsa Zsa Gabor born Feb 6, 1917 - actress - Picked by couts71

    4.) Joao Havelange born May 8, 1916 - 7th President of FIFA - Picked by Wings-4-life

    5.) George H.W. Bush - born June 12, 1924 - 41st US President - picked by 'Necks Superfan

    6.) Ginger Baker born August 19, 1939 - Former Drummer for Cream and others - picked by dougm

    7.) Henry Kissinger born May 27, 1923 - Former Secretary of State - picked by jyd261
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  2. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    [​IMG] Former Winners [​IMG]
    DP I - Plats (1) - Luciano Pavarotti died September 6, 2007
    DP II - The_Vukster (1) - Joey Bishop died October 17, 2007
    DP III - Corporal (1) - Porter Wagoner died October 28, 2007
    DP IV - thrillis (1) - Evel Knievel died November 30, 2007
    DP V - Atauserk (1) - Charlton Heston died April 5, 2008
    DP VI - The_Vukster (2) - Albert Hoffmann died April 29, 2008
    DP VII - Jazzy21 (1) - Bo Diddley died June 2, 2008
    DP VIII - Fabiogump (1) - Paul Newman died September 26, 2008
    DP IX - Couts71 (1) - Edna Parker died November 26, 2008
    DP X - GCtales (1) - Maria de Jesus dos Santos died January 2, 2009
    DP XI Part 1 - Mighty Mouth (1) - Beatrice Arthur died April 25, 2009
    DP XI Part 2- amispapa (1) - Millvina Dean AKA Elizabeth Gladys Dean died May 31, 2009
    Honorable Mention - ParrotBoyTaz - long time pick Ed McMahon died June 23, 2009, in between pools
    Honorable Mention - Puck22 - long time pick Karl Malden died July 1, 2009, in between pools
    DP XII - RyanP (1) - Ted Kennedy died August 25, 2009
    DP XIII - KOB#40 (1) - Patrick Swayze died September 14, 2009
    DP XIV - thebullet (1) - Kama Chinen died May 2nd, 2010
    Honorable Mention - Wings-4-Life - long time pick John Wooden died June 4th, 2010, in between pools
    DP XV - Atauserk (2) - George Steinbrenner died July 13, 2010
    DP XVI - Fandit (1) - Eugenie "Douchy" Blanchard died November 4, 2010
    DP XVII - Wings-4-Life (1) - Bob Feller died December 15, 2010
    Honorable Mention - Jimbo - long time pick Elizabeth Taylor died March 23, 2011 - 1.5 years after being dropped (had pick in pools VI-XII)
    DP XVIII - Fabiogump (2) - Harmon Killebrew died May 17, 2011
    DP XIX - The Vukster (3) - Betty Ford died July 8, 2011
    DP XX - KOB#40 (2) - Allen "Al" Davis died October 8, 2011
    Honorable Mention - Hawksfan - long time pick Harry Morgan died December 7, 2011 - 1.5 years after being dropped (had pick in pools V-XIV)
    DP XXI - The_Vukster (4) - Etta James died January 20, 2012
    DP XXII - delwingsfan (1) - Mike Wallace died April 7, 2012
    Somewhat honorable Mention - Jazzy21 - Picked up Levon Helm who was on his last leg and died on April 19, 2012 before DPXXIII started
    DP XXIII - Busterknoxville (1) - Robin Gibb died May 20, 2012
    Somewhat honorable mention - thrillis - Picked up Eduard Khil who was on his death bed and died June 4, 2012 before DPXXIV started
    Honorable mention - pwndabear - DPXXI & DPXXII pick of Ray Bradbury who died June 5, 2012 before DPXXIV started
    Honorable mention - ParrotBayTaz - DPXXIII pick of Frank Cady died June 8, 2012 one day before DPXXIV started
    Honorable mention - The Doctor - Long time pick of Phyllis Diller died August 20, 2012 two pools after being dropped (pick for DPXII to XXII)
    DP XXIV - AmericanRockFan (1) - Carmine Basilio died November 7, 2012
    DP XXIV(posthumous) - Busterknoxville (2) - Tony Martin died July 27, 2012, but not realized by the DP members until 11/20.
    DP XXV - KOB#40 (3) - Larry Hagman died November 23, 2012
    DP XXVI - Fandit (2) - Besse Cooper died December 4, 2012
    DP XXVII - thrillis (2) - Hugo Chavez] died March 5, 2013
    Second somewhat honorable mention - thrillis - Picked up Ieng Sary who was on his death bed and died March 14, 2013 before DPXXVIII started
    DP XXVIII - thrillis (3) - Chinua Achebe died March 21, 2013
    Honorable mention - Crash - Long time pick of Margaret Thatcher died April 8, 2013 (pick for DPVII-XIV, DPXIX, and DPXXII -XXVI)
    DP XXIX - Jetman (1) - Ace Parker died November 6, 2013
    DP XXX - Fandit (3) - Nelson Mandela died December 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
  3. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    DP XXXI - Wings-4-life (2) - Mikhail Kalashnikov died December 23, 2013
    Honorable mention - Barks Dawg - DP VI-XII pick of Mae Young died January 14, 2014
    DP XXXII - JohnnyT11827 (1) - Ralph Wilson Jr. died March 25, 2014
    DP XXXIII - Wings-4-Life (3) - Sam Simon died March 8, 2015
    Honorable mention - Wings-4-Life - DP XIX-XXIV pick of Chuck Bednarik died March 21, 2015
    DP XXXIV - jetman (2) - Misao Okawa died April 1, 2015
    Honorable mention - AmericanRockFan - DP XXX and XXXIV pick of Verne Gagne died April 27, 2015
    Dead Pool XXXV - GoBigDitzell025 (1) - Jeralean Talley died June 17, 2015
    Dead Pool XXXVI - Fandit (4) - Buddy Baker died August 10, 2015
    Honorable mention - Vin - DP XXXV and XXXVI pick of Oliver Sacks died August 30, 2015
    Dead Pool XXXVII - Vin (1) - Rene Angelil died January 14, 2016
    Somewhat Honorable Mention - Vin - Picked John Jay Hooker who was on his death bead and died 3 days later on January 24, 2016 before Dead Pool XXXVIII started
    Honorable Mentions - Mr. Boo (DP I-V), mightymouth (DP XV-XVII), pwndabear (DP XIX, XIV), Banditslaxnut (DP XXXIII), and jetman (DP XXXV-XXXVII) - Abe Vigoda died January 26, 2015 between pools
    Honorable Mentions - Eyes from Above (DP 1-19) and @podcasterryan (DP 28-34) - Nancy Reagan died March 6, 2016
    Dead Pool XXXVIII - Fandit (5) - Susannah Mushatt Jones died May 12, 2016
    Dead Pool XXXIX -The_Vukster (5) - Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. died June 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
  4. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    It's old news now, but MMA fighter Kimbo Slice died.

    Mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice died Monday, according to the MMA organization that represented him.

    He was 42 years old.
    "One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man," said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. "His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo's friends, fans, and teammates."

    Local media reports said that Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, had been hospitalized earlier Monday in South Florida. His official website also confirmed his death.
  5. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    Stickin' with my Brazilian.
  6. I'll stick with George Bush.
  7. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies

    "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe, whose career spanned six decades and included four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, died Friday, his son, Marty Howe, told CNN. He was 88.
    The Hockey Hall of Famer had had health struggles in recent years, suffering what his family called a "significant" stroke in 2014.
    As a six-time league MVP, Howe arguably was one of the sport's greatest players, scoring 801 goals in his 26 years in two stints in the National Hockey League.
  8. jyd261

    jyd261 Member

    I think I'll switch to Henry Kissinger this round. Thanks.
  9. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    All the damn links to the old pools were broken. What a hassle to find them all and relink them.

    And the new format here only allows (supposedly) 10,000 characters per post. It forced me to break up the original post into 3 pages.
  10. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    BanditsRed had him from Dead Pool II-XII. I picked him up for Dead Pool XXII and then dropped him in DP XXVIII when talked out of him by Vin. But I am going back to the well again....gimme a little religion. Gonna go with Billy Graham (not the superstar).
  11. couts71

    couts71 Member

    I will stick with Zsa Zsa Gabor again.
  12. fandit

    fandit Active Member

    I'll stick with Johnny "soon to be deflated football" Manziel.
  13. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    ginger baker's faustian deal comes to end one of these days.
  14. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    Anton Yelchin, best known for portraying Ensign Paval Chekov in the Star Trekreboot film series, as well as for roles in, Jim Jarmush’s Only Lovers Left Alive, the Stephen King adaptation Hearts In Atlantis, and the acclaimed horror film Green Room, is dead following a tragic car accident in his Studio City home last night. He was 27.
    The actor was standing behind his car that was parked in his driveway and the vehicle rolled backwards, pinning him against a brick mailbox and a security fence, a police spokesperson told E! News. He had been on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal and when he didn't show up, they went to his house and found his body.

    The actor, an only child, is survived by his parents.
  15. fandit

    fandit Active Member

    Two legendary coaches....Pat Summitt and Buddy Ryan both died yesterday.
  16. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    With only 7 of us in this round, it could take awhile.
  17. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    Pretty Woman Director Garry Marshall Dies of Complications From Pneumonia at 81.

    Marshall's first hit was in 1970 when he developed and executive produced an adaptation of Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple" for ABC. He would later serve as a consultant for the 2015 remake that starred Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon.

    Some of his other successful sitcoms include Happy Days (1971), Laverne and Shirley (1976) and Mork and Mindy (1978).
  18. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

  19. fandit

    fandit Active Member

    Congrats-4-Life! :)
  20. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    Congrats W4L!!

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