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Old 12-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Death Pool Candidates

I'm in a death pool for the first time and have to pick 30. You get 100-their age for pts. I'm looking for suggestions. Here's my initial list that I just came up with off the top of my head;

1. Mark Mangino
2. Jimmy Carter
3. OJ Simpson
4. Fidel Castro
5. Amy Winehouse
6. Michael J. Fox
7. Nicole Richie
8. Muhammad Ali
9. Gary Busey
10. Larry Craig
11. Mike Tyson
12. George Steinbrenner
13. Bob Dylan
14. Billy Joel
15. Charlton Heston
16. Horatio Sanz
17. Mahmoud Abbas
18. Chris Moneymaker
19. Doyle Brunson
20. Daniel Baldwin
21. Liza Minnelli

I'm trying to stay away from really obvious people like Ariel Sharon, Lohan, any of the Bushes, etc. Any suggestions or tips?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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i don't get it
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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Stack it with old people, a 70 yr old is much more than twice as likley to die than a 40 yr old.

Hmm, what are the rules about being ill? Could you not just pick lots of terminally ill children?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #4
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they have to be famous. no real rules to determine if they are famous, but it's up to the commissioner to make the final say.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Bob Barker
Regis Philbin
Clint Eastwood
Ruben Studdard
Jack Nicklaus
Arnold Palmer
John Daly
Brittney Spears
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dick clark & jerry lewis dead yet?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
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Throw in about ten wrestlers.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:43 PM   #8
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Dick Cheney, Osama bin Laden, Keith Richards (arguably dead already).
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:50 PM   #9
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dick clark & jerry lewis dead yet?
Dick Clark will never die. Don't ever put him in your dead pool because HE WILL NEVER ****ING DIE!!!

OP, I don't get why you're "staying away" from Lohan. That's a great pick. So is Britney Spears. I think they're both more likely than Richie from what little I see (mostly reading the Superficial and tabloid headlines at grocery stores). Winehouse is a solid choice though. If the drugs don't get her ink poisoining from all her tattoos will.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:52 PM   #10
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Also, isn't Fidel Castro like 105? So if the scoring goes 100 - age then you're actually docked five points if he kicks it, right?
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:53 PM   #11
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Dick Clark will never die. Don't ever put him in your dead pool because HE WILL NEVER ****ING DIE!!!

OP, I don't get why you're "staying away" from Lohan. That's a great pick. So is Britney Spears. I think they're both more likely than Richie from what little I see (mostly reading the Superficial and tabloid headlines at grocery stores). Winehouse is a solid choice though. If the drugs don't get her ink poisoining from all her tattoos will.

maybe I will have to reconsider. For some reason I just don't see either of those 2 dying. Is Richie the one that just married the guy from Good Charlotte or is that someone else? I'm not very up to dat on celebrity gossip.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:54 PM   #12
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Also, isn't Fidel Castro like 105? So if the scoring goes 100 - age then you're actually docked five points if he kicks it, right?

He's 81.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:01 PM   #13
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Artie Lange, according to playboy, is supposed to be the next in line for the Belushi curse. Good candidate, IMO.

If I thought Barack Obama had a chance of becoming president, I might think about taking him. Crazy white people FTW.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:06 PM   #14
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Link to site?
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:07 PM   #15
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I'm sure there's plenty of online resources for picking good Dead Pool candidates, so you shouldn't have any trouble there. I've heard of some big money ones too. As for your picks, I'm curious about the reason(s) for picking the following:

Sanz (is he a huge degen?)
Moneymaker
Billy Joel
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