Dead Pool XXIX

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  1. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    DEAD POOL RULES - GAME XXIX

    1.) All previous NLLMB Dead Pool players (veterans) have until 11:59 p.m., Sunday March 31st (the deadline) 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.

    2.) Former picks from DP XXVIII that are NOT confirmed, 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.

    3.) New players wishing to join the NLLMB Dead Pool game have until 11:59 p.m., Sunday 3/31 to submit their picks.

    4.) Picks cannot be repeated, and no more than one pool entry per player, and are taken on a first come, first serve basis as determined by the post date and time.

    5.) All picks must be alive at the deadline, which is also the start of the Dead Pool XXIX game.

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

    7.) Players cannot pick a person that is currently brain dead, on life support, 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.

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

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

    10.) 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.

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

    DEAD POOL XXIX
    Picks in BOLD have been confirmed for DP XXIX

    1.) Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger born April 16, 1927 - Pope Benedict XVI - picked by ParrotBayTaz

    2.)Nelson Mandela born July 18, 1918 - Former South African President - Picked by Fandit

    3.) Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. born January 17, 1942 - Muhammad Ali - Picked by The Vukster

    4.) Eli Wallach born December 7, 1915 - Actor - Picked by The Doctor

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

    6.) Mikhail Kalashnikov born November 10, 1919 - AK47 Inventor - Picked by Wings-4-life

    7.) Kirk Douglas born December 9, 1916 - Actor - picked by mighty mouth

    8.) Ralph Wilson Jr. born October 17, 1918 - founder, owner and president of NFL's Buffalo Bills. - picked by JohnnyT11827

    9.) Yelberton Abraham Tittle born October 24, 1926 - NFL Hall of Famer QB - picked by winger86

    10.) Valerie Harper born August 22, 1939 - Actress who portrayed Rhoda - picked by Vin

    11.) Fidel Castro born August 13, 1926 - Former Cuban Leader - picked by pwndabear

    12.) Ace Parker born May 17, 1912 - Quarterback for the Dodgers and Yankees :confused2: - Picked by jetman

    13.) Ronnie Biggs born 8 August 1929 - The Great Train Robber - picked by thrillis

    14.) Nancy Reagan born July 6, 1921 - Just Say No - picked by @podcasterryan

    15) Elizabeth Alexandra Mary born April 21, 1926 - Queen Elizabeth II - picked by jazzy62

    16.) Jorge Mario Bergoglio born December 17, 1936 - Pope Francis I - picked by MCO Titans

    17.) Jake LaMotta born July 10, 1921 - The Raging Bull - picked by KOB#40

    18.) Nik Wallenda born January 24, 1979 - Tightrope Walker - picked by Mussolini

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






    :cheer2:Former Winners:cheer2:

    DP I - Plats - Luciano Pavarotti died September 6, 2007
    DP II - The_Vukster - Joey Bishop died October 17, 2007
    DP III - Corporal - Porter Wagoner died October 28, 2007
    DP IV - thrillis - Evel Knievel died November 30, 2007
    DP V - Atauserk - Charlton Heston died April 5, 2008
    DP VI - The_Vukster - Albert Hoffmann died April 29, 2008
    DP VII - Jazzy21 - Bo Diddley died June 2, 2008
    DP VIII - Fabiogump - Paul Newman died September 26, 2008
    DP IX - Couts71 - Edna Parker died November 26, 2008
    DP X - GCtales - Maria de Jesus dos Santos died January 2, 2009
    DP XI Part 1 - Mighty Mouth - Beatrice Arthur died April 25, 2009
    DP XI Part 2- amispapa - 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 - Ted Kennedy died August 25, 2009
    DP XIII - KOB#40 - Patrick Swayze died September 14, 2009
    DP XIV - thebullet - 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 - George Steinbrenner died July 13, 2010
    DP XVI - Fandit - Eugenie "Douchy" Blanchard died November 4, 2010
    DP XVII - Wings-4-Life - 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 - Harmon Killebrew died May 17, 2011
    DP XIX - The Vukster - Betty Ford died July 8, 2011
    DP XX - KOB#40 - 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 - Etta James died January 20, 2012
    DP XXII - delwingsfan - 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 - 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 - Carmine Basilio died November 7, 2012
    DP XXIV(posthumous) - Busterknoxville - Tony Martin died July 27, 2012, but not realized by the DP members until 11/20.
    DP XXV - KOB#40 - Larry Hagman died November 23, 2012
    DP XXVI - Fandit - Besse Cooper died December 4, 2012
    DP XXVII - thrillis - Hugo Chávez 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 - 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)
     
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  2. couts71

    couts71 Member

    I will stick with Zsa Zsa Gabor.
     
  3. pwndabear

    pwndabear New Member

    stayin with mister castro
     
  4. thrillis

    thrillis New Member

    hey pwnda, use the correct avatar. :p I am trying to bring back the actual punishment here :p hahaha too many winners have gone soft lately
     
  5. The_Vukster

    The_Vukster Active Member

    yeah...i agree. I saw a "anti" one too that I briefly thought about using...but then realized the "punishment" :rolleyes: should be taken like a man.
     
  6. KOB#40

    KOB#40 New Member

    I am going to stick with my pick, boxer Jake Lamotta
     
  7. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    I actually think the assigned avatar is kinda nifty. :D
     
  8. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

  9. Mussolini

    Mussolini New Member

    Some great picks here. I think pwndabear might be the odds on favorite with Fidel.

    Mark me down for Nik Wallenda. Odds are Dead Pool XXIX will have been claimed before June, but I'd like to secure my pick before his Grand Canyon stunt.
     
  10. mightymouth

    mightymouth New Member

    Since I am using the crappy avatar count me in again!
    Same/same
     
  11. JohnnyT11827

    JohnnyT11827 New Member

    Sticking with Ralph, will switch my avatar once I get on the pc later tonight or tomorrow morning.
     
  12. mightymouth

    mightymouth New Member

    That bitch hates you! She is staying alive just to keep you from winning! :D

    Seriously how many times has she gone on and off life support in this contest only to come back to life?
     
  13. pwndabear

    pwndabear New Member

    sorry, i thought it was a general leafs avatar. didnt really read what it was supposed to be. fixing now
     
  14. MCO Titans

    MCO Titans Banned

    I am in. I will stick with the one lunged new pope for the next round.
     
  15. jetman

    jetman Active Member

    I'm sticking with my pick. He's my "Ace" in the hole.
     
  16. the doctor

    the doctor New Member

    Keeping my current pick.
     
  17. couts71

    couts71 Member

    I know she is just a tease.
     
  18. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    Sh*t!!! I was just thinking that this guy yesterday that he should be a Dead Pool candidate, but I'd never pick him because I wanted him to stay alive. Anyway, actor Malachai Throne died two weeks ago but it was just reported.

    He had a very distinctive voice and diction. He was Commodore José Mendez in the two-part Star Trek episode "The Menagerie" and, in Star Trek: The Next Generation, he played the Romulan Senator Pardek. He was also the original (un-aired) voice of The Keeper in the original Star Trek pilot "The Cage" which formed the inner story for The Menagerie. He was also the original choice for Dr. McCoy.

    For those of us of a certain generation, he was "Noah", Robert Wagner's "Alexander Mundy"'s boss on "It Takes a Thief".

    He always played older than he was...
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/arts/television/malachi-throne-actor-in-it-takes-a-thief-dies-at-84.html?hpw
     
  19. Sticking with Nancy. Will change avatar momentarily.
     
  20. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    With a slight tweak, I'd be a great logo for High Times magazine!
     

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