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Old 12-20-16, 04:21 PM
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2017 Dead Pool

Would it be contrary to DVDTalk policy - published or otherwise - for us to have a dead pool for 2017? I'm talking about a pool where you pick famous people you think will die during 2017 and earn points accordingly. The format could be either of these:

A - Players submit a rank-ordered list of 10 celebrities. Points are earned based on (a) the age of the celebrity when they pass, and (b) the position on the rank-ordered list they occupy. Most points on 12/31/17 wins.
B - Players submit a 5x5 bingo card of 24 celebrities. First player (if any) to score a BINGO wins.

Mods... Is this okay?
Old 12-20-16, 05:15 PM
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In the past, I think this was determined to be excessively morbid and was not considered fun.
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I think that was in the pre-IB Geoff days. Who knows... perhaps IB is a majority stakeholder in a funeral parlor and sees things differently than Geoff did.
Old 12-20-16, 05:30 PM
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Hey, I'm all for putting the FUN back in funeral.






Just like I was all for putting more ANAL into analogy but nobody wanted to participate.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

I thought we always had dead pools?

I don't see any harm in it. There's no rule against it. Go for it.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

I'm taking Kayne West.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
I'm taking Kayne West.
Isn't he like #1 every year?
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

In before the "Donald Trump" pick.

But speaking of presidents.. daddy Bush isn't looking too good these days. I'll pick him.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Since Bingo is five letters, each letter could be made up of people from each category.

Sports
Television
Movies
Music
Politics
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

So do we post them here or hold on to them until the 31st?
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Kirk Douglas
Bernie Sanders

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I'm taking Kayne West.
I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish but this is one of the best picks of all time.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

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Isn't he like #1 every year?
I think Kanye has his own permanent space on Dead Pool Bingo.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

From Politics- I would say good chance of one of two former presidents don't make it past 2017. I think George Bush Sr. is in a wheel chair, and isn't Jimmy Carter fighting cancer right now?
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

I think you should get "more" points for lesser the age.

Something like: POINTS = 110 - Age

And maybe some multiplier for under 50 (or some age groupings multipliers).
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

This is ok? But a stupid gif that was fucking hilarious isn't? WTF...
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

I'll take Kim Kardashian. I see Kanye going to other way.
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Put me down for DVDTalk forums

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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Do Guinness Book Of World Records holders count as famous people? If so, then I choose the current oldest living man and woman in the world.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
I think you should get "more" points for lesser the age.

Something like: POINTS = 110 - Age

And maybe some multiplier for under 50 (or some age groupings multipliers).
That's about what I was thinking:

10 points for getting one on the list plus

100 - age at time of death (unless they are 100 or older, then it's just 0 points)

This would get more variety of answers otherwise everyone will only be picking people in their 90's like Betty White or Bob Barker.
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Okay okay.... hold on. Since we've got a greenlight for this, let me put together some official-ish rules and make an announcement so that everyone will have a fair shot at this.

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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

I was giving this some thought. Doing something BINGO-based would give opportunity for folks to get more deaders right - since you'd have 24 different celebrities in play - but from personal experience I have learned that it's damn-near impossible to actually win. And we don't want to discourage folks because not enough famous people died.

So instead, we'll do something list-based.

Stand by....
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Re: 2017 Dead Pool

Welcome to the 2017 DVDTalk Dead Pool




The Rules:

(1) Scoring: Between 12/21 and 12/31/16, players submit a rank-ordered list of FIFTEEN famous people (plus one alternate) that they think will die during 2017. The player with the most correctly-picked dead celebrities is the winner.

(2) Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie, tiebreaker points will be used to determine the standings. Tie-breaker points are awarded in three different ways:
  • Age Points - The player is awarded (110 - Celeb's Age at death) points. Celebs over 110 earn 0 age points.
  • Rank Points - The #1 pick on a player's list is worth 15 points, #2 is worth 14 points, etc.
  • Solo Points - The player will earn 5 tiebreaker points if they pick a Celeb that nobody else in the pool has chosen.
(3) Time Frame: The game starts at 12:01am ET on 1/1/2017 and ends at 11:59pm ET on 12/31/2017. Any celebrity death not announced by that time does not count. Likewise, any deaths that occur before that time will not count, even if the death was not announced until after the start of the game.

(4) Fame Definition: To avoid players from selecting "obscure" Celebs, we are looking for names of people who are notably accomplished in their field. They must have national recognition, not just regional... not be famous just for being sick (or still being alive), and not famous for merely being the relative of a Celeb. Criminals, regardless of fame, will be disqualified if executed. With few exceptions, all of the following are considered fair game:
  • Members of the Halls of Fame of Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey
  • Any athlete currently playing at a major professional league level
  • Any Academy Award winner for best Actor/Actress (including Supporting) or Director.
  • Any MAJOR party presidential candidate (past or present).
(5) Fame Disqualification: To encourage players to submit Celebs who are sufficiently famous for use in this pool, the following guidelines will be used to disqualify specific entries:
  • If a Celeb's death occurred more than 7 days before SUFFICIENT media coverage of their death, then that Celeb will be disqualified and no points will be awarded.
  • If a player submits a Celeb pick that other players feel is too obscure, they may issue a challenge. If the challenge is upheld by a 2nd player, that Celeb will be disqualified. If this disqualification occurs before the 1/1 start date, the owning player will be allowed to update their list.
(6) Use of Alternate Pick: If a Celeb dies before the start of the game, or if there is a disqualification due to a successful challenge (and the owning player does not provide an updated list), the Celeb in question will be deleted and all lower-ranked Celebs on that list will move up one spot. The alternate Celeb will be used to fill in the #15 spot.

(7) Administrative BS - All picks must be received before midnight ET on 12/31/2016. You may edit your picks however you see fit, however, any pick that bears a timestamp AFTER the 12/31 deadline - either the initial submission or an edited update - will be summarily disqualified.

Good luck!

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