Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bring Out Your Dead Pool 2013 -- Get Ready

A game the Grumpy Old Men don't play well
The Dead Pool has been an annual tradition over at Grumpy Old Men, but while very few of the recorded picks in the 2012 dead pool came through, one thing that seems at least mostly dead is the Grumpy Old Men blog itself. Aside from K-Rod posting vacation photos, not much has been happening over there for a while.

So, I'm taking the liberty of hosting the Dead Pool for 2013 here. I'll make formal picks tomorrow, and perhaps the Benster will too, but let's do a little housekeeping from 2012. First, some video inspiration:

  • It would appear that one of the best ways to preserve someone's life is to have one of the GOM bloggers list a person for demise. Of the contestants for 2012, only one person actually died -- Jack Klugman, a pick of the aforementioned K-Rod. And the Klugger met his demise on Christmas Eve, so he almost got by the Reaper as well.
  • My picks for 2012 were Hugo Chavez, Jerry Sandusky, Jon Corzine, Sid Caesar and Ndamukong Suh. There's a chance that Chavez could still come in, but if not, he's going to be on my 2013 list. Just sayin'.
  • In the post at GOM, I also mentioned that someone should pick Etta James, even though I didn't put her on my list. That one came through, too. So while K-Rod looks like the winner, I could still win on a technicality.
  • If you want to play, by all means send me your list of five. We'll take entries up until the end of the day on January 2, to give you time. Here's a handy list of generally well-known old timers, too.
So get ready to play. It's sure to be the social (ahem) event of the season.


Gino said...

George H B Bush
Fidel Castro
Betty White
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Jesse Jackson Jr

Mr. D said...

All good plays, Gino. My five will be

Hugo Chavez
Theodore Hesburgh
Patty Andrews
Pete Seeger
Stan Musial

Details when I post it later today.

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