2014 Dead Pool

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Link to 2011 Dead Pool

There are two "dead pool" lists.  One is just a random list of people who I think will pass in the upcoming year. The other is a competitive list where you pick ten (and only ten) people-to-die, and you score your points by subtracting their age-at-death from 100.  For example, Amy Winehouse was in my 2011 Dead Pool list, and she indeed did die that year.  Since she was 27, I received 73 points (100 minus 27).

So, let's see how I did with my 2013 Dead Pool(s).

First, the generic list of people I thought might die:

  • Zsa-Zsa Gabor – still alive
  • Olivia de Havilland - still alive
  • Billy Graham – still alive
  • Eli Wallach – still alive
  • Stan Musial – died 1/19/2013
  • Norman Lear – still alive
  • Jean Stapleton – died 5/31/2013
  • Yogi Berra - still alive
  • Lauren Becall - still alive
  • Mickey Rooney - still alive
  • Fidel Castro - still alive
  • Pete Seeger - still alive
  • Nanette Fabray - still alive
  • Sid Caesar - still alive
  • Rose Marie - still alive

Not very impressive.  And even worse for my 2013 Competitive Dead Pool list:

  1. Eli Wallach (born 12/07/1915)
  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor (born 2/06/1917)
  3. Billy Graham (born 11/7/1918)
  4. George Bush (born 6/12/1924)
  5. Margaret Thatcher (born 10/13/1925)
  6. Fidel Castro (born 8/13/1926)
  7. John McLaughlin (born 3/29/1927)
  8. James Garner (born 4/7/1928)
  9. Dick Cheney (born 1/30/1941)
  10. Stephen Hawking (born 1/8/1942)

The only one on that list who actually died was Margaret Thatcher.  She died on 4/08/2013, maker her 87.  Which means this year I scored a total of 13 points.  That's terrible.

2012 points:  38
2011 points:  113

Let's see if I can do better.  For my 2014 general list, I'm just going to keep what I had, minus a couple of names:

  • Zsa-Zsa Gabor
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Billy Graham
  • Eli Wallach
  • Norman Lear
  • Yogi Berra
  • Lauren Becall
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Fidel Castro
  • Pete Seeger
  • Nanette Fabray
  • Sid Caesar
  • Rose Marie
  • Don Pardo
  • June Lockhart

And as for my competitive list, I'm not going to tweak it much, and not going to go too young:

  1. Eli Wallach (born 12/07/1915)
  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor (born 2/06/1917)
  3. Billy Graham (born 11/7/1918)
  4. Abe Vigoda (born 2/24/1921)
  5. Bob Barker (born 12/12/1923)
  6. George Bush (born 6/12/1924)
  7. Fidel Castro (born 8/13/1926)
  8. John McLaughlin (born 3/29/1927)
  9. James Garner (born 4/7/1928)
  10. Valerie Harper (born 8/22/1940)

  1 comment for “2014 Dead Pool

  1. Steve H
    January 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Aha! I see what you’re doing. Hey, keep the same list year after year and eventually it’s bound to reach 100%.

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