Monday, November 30, 2009

death pool

Celebrities who aided the death pool in 2009

Our friends Ben & Aaron have a podcast called Grapes of Rad and they also have a morbid version of fantasy football called Celebrity Death Pool. I couldn't get in on it since I didn't discover them until May of this year and they only take submissions for the next year before Jan 1 but they're drafting again and if you read my blog on a regular basis you might be sick enough to want to participate.

The rules:

1. Choose the names of 13 people that are somehow famous or otherwise known to the general public (movies, music, sports, politics, books, etc.). 10 will be on your active roster, and 3 will be on your “bench.” More on that later…

2. The people you select must be known for themselves, and not just for being associated with someone else. For example:

Acceptable: Hillary Clinton – Bill Clintonʼs wife, but she is known on her own
Unacceptable: Kobeʼs Wife – Unknown other than as Kobeʼs wife

If you feel like there might be some grey area, plead your case when you submit your selections. If we feel your argument is valid, weʼll give it to you. Weʼre pretty relaxed.

3. The purpose of the 3 bench players is to replace any losses during the game. Since no names may be added after the entry deadline, if 4 of your picks die during the year, you are down to only 9 total players.

4. You may activate/deactivate people at any time throughout the year, just let us know.

5. Each person on your list must be a living human being, not in a vegetative state, have a DOB verifiable through public means and not on death row or scheduled for execution as of 12:01 am on 1/1/10. If you submit someone who dies before 1/1/10, you will not get any points, but will be given the opportunity to replace their spot in your lineup.

6. Rosters will be made public once the game starts (but not before). All entries must be submitted by 12/31/09.

7. Player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

1. You will only be given a score for those on your active roster. If someone on your bench dies, you (and they) are S.O.L. Only activated players count.

2. YOU must notify US of any death/score, and any proof (a link) would be great.

3. Scoring is based on how far the age of the deceased is from 100. For example, if someone you chose died at 28, they are worth 72 pts. If they were 85, you get 15; 112 years old, and you get 12 points.

4. In the event of a points tie, the winner will be selected according to either the fewest dead folks, or, if thatʼs even, whoever has the youngest average age of dead folks.

5. Score bonuses: 1st Death of the Year = 10 pts; Unique Death = 20 pts

People must be named individuals, not just “world’s oldest dude” or “the guy from that thing.”

The time/date of death is local time where the person died. If the time of death is reported as exactly midnight local time, the date of the new day used.

Players must not murder their chosen celebs. That’s cheating, and cheating is wrong.

All the rules are at Grapes of Rad.


Simone said...

Oh boy! I really want to participate in that death pool.

Who made the cupcakes? Was it you? If so, you're a hero. If not you, the hero is whoever made them.

stephy said...

I didn't make those but I applaud whoever did!