Death Pool

I run a Death Pool every year (January 1st to January 1st).

It’s very simple: You pick 10 celebrities you think will die within the calendar year. Each death is worth one point, with each person carrying a .01 bonus for each year under the age of 90 they are at the time of their death. $10 to enter, most points wins the pot.

Naturally, the concept of the Death Pool has led to some funny comments over the years.
2009 standings.
2010 standings.

UPDATE IN PROGRESS (not official)

2011 Standings

Place Person Points Deaths
1 Tito 0.00
1 Dave S. 0.00
1 Dave B. 0.00
1 Mike D. 0.00
1 Mike H. 0.00
1 Tim 0.00
1 KevFu 0.00
1 Caitlin 0.00
1 Doug 0.00
1 Jenn 0.00
1 Justin 0.00
1 Kimberly 0.00
1 Lisa 0.00
1 Rebecca 0.00
1 Tammy 0.00
1 Thomas 0.00
1 Travis 0.00

Entries

Mike D
Arena Born Points
Mohammad Ali Boxing 1942 1.22
Osama Bin Laden Political 1957 1.34
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actor 1917
1.00
Jerry Lewis Entertainment 1926 1.06
Moahamar Qadafi Political 1942 1.22
Don Rickles Actor 1926 1.06
Jack Lalanne Actor 1914 1.00
Bish. Desmond Tutu Political 1931 1.11
Adam West Actor 1929 1.09
Eddie Sutton Basketball 1936 1.16
Doug Arena Born Points
Hank Aaron Baseball 1934 1.13
Mahmoud Abbas Political (PLO) 1935 1.15
Fred Ackerman Author 1916 1.00
Ellen Albertini Dow Actor 1918 1.00
Iyad Allawai Political (Iraq PM) 1945 1.25
Woody Allen Director 1935 1.15
Ghazi al-Yawar Political (Iraq President) 1959 1.39
Ayman al-Zawahiri Political (al Qaeda) 1951 1.31
Louis Anderson Comedian 1953 1.33
Eddie Arnold Musician 1918 1.00
Justin Arena Born Points
Mohammed Ali Boxing 1942 1.22
Barbara Bush Political 1925 1.05
Jimmy Carter Political 1924 1.04
Dick Cheney Political 1941 1.21
Dick Clark Entertainer 1929 1.09
Hugh Hefner Publishing 1926 1.06
Lindsey Lohan Actor 1986 1.66
Urban Meyer Football 1964 1.44
Nancy Reagan Political 1921 1.01
Pat Summerall Football 1930 1.10
Kevin Arena Born Points
Steven Adler Musician 1965 1.45
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.06
Candye Kane Musician 1965 1.42
Courtney Love Singer 1964 1.44
Rob Reiner Actor 1945 1.25
Ariel Sharon Political (Israel) 1928 1.08
Scott Weiland Musician 1967 1.47
Osama Bin Laden
Political
1957
1.34
Jim Nabors Musician 1933 1.13
Amy Winehouse Drug Addict 1983 1.63
Kimberly Arena Born Points
Kareen Abdul-Jabbar Basketball 1947 1.27
Muhammad Ali Boxing 1942 1.22
Barbara Bush Political 1925 1.05
Jimmy Carter Political 1924 1.05
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.07
Pete Doherty Musician 1980 1.59
Merle Haggard Actor 1937 1.19
Hugh Hefner Publishing 1926 1.06
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musician 1949 1.29
Amy Winehouse Drug Addict 1983 1.63
Lisa Arena Born Points
Seve Ballesteros
Golf 1957 1.34
Phyllis Diller Musician 1917 1.00
Kirk Douglas Actor 1916 1.00
Ruth Bader Ginsberg Political 1933 1.12
Bryant Gumbel News 1948 1.27
Jerry Lewis Political 1926 1.05
Nancy Reagan Political 1921 1.00
Ringo Starr Musician 1940 1.20
Elizabeth Taylor Actor 1932 1.11
Orlando Thomas Football 1942 1.51
Mike H Arena Born Points
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi Political (Lockerbie Bomber) 1952 1.32
Ronnie Biggs Train Robber 1929 1.09
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.06
Seve Ballesteros Golf 1957 1.36
Joao Havelange Soccer 1916 1.00
Paris Hilton Skank 1981 1.61
Kim Jong-Il Political 1941 1.22




BB King Musician 1925 1.05
Zsa Zsa Gabor Actor 1917 1.00
Tim Arena Born Points
Michael Moore Director 1954 1.37
Seve Ballesteros
Golf 1957
1.34
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.05
Pat Summerall Football 1930 1.09
Dick Clark Entertainer 1929 1.08
Nancy Reagan Political 1921 1.00
Margaret Thatcher
Political 1925 1.04
Kirk Douglas Actor 1916 1.00
Aretha Franklin Musician
Wilford Brimley Actor 1934 1.13
Tito Arena Born Points
Eli Wallach
Actor 1915 1.00
Lee Kuan Yew Political 1923 1.02
P.D. James Literature 1920 1.00
David Kenworthy Nobility 1914 1.00
Ursula K. LeGuin Literature 1929 1.09
Doris Lessing Literature 1919 1.00
Robert Mugabe
Political
1924 1.04
Sir Run Run Shaw Business 1907 1.00
Thun Shwe Political 1933 1.13
Harry Morgan
Actor 1915 1.00
Travis Arena Born Points
Richard Attenborough Actor 1923 1.04
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.07
Peter O’Toole Actor 1932 1.13
Cloris Leachman Actor 1926 1.07
Muhammad Ali Boxing 1942 1.23
Dick Van Dyke Actor 1925 1.06
Roger Moore Actor 1927 1.08
Peter Falk Actor 1927 1.08
Roger Ebert News 1942 1.23
Billy Graham Religion 1918 1.00
Dave S
Arena Born Points
Seve Ballesteros Golf 1957 1.36
Kirk Douglas Actor 1916 1.00
Billy Graham Religion 1918 1.00




David Hasselhoff Actor 1952 1.32
Steve Jobs Business 1955 1.35
Kim Jong Il Political 1941 1.21




Elizabeth Taylor Actor 1932 1.11
Margaret Thatcher Political 1925 1.05
Tammy Arena Born Points
Andre Agassi Tennis 1970 1.50
Travis Barker Musician 1975 1.55
Jack Black Actor 1969 1.49
Tom Cruise Actor 1962 1.42
Lindsay Lohan Actor 1986 1.66
Olivia Newton-John Musician 1948 1.28
Jack Nicholson Actor 1937 1.17
Elizabeth Taylor Actor 1932 1.11
Rozonda “Chili” Thomas Musician 1971 1.51
Oprah Winfrey Entertainer 1954 1.34
Rebecca Arena Born Points
Dick Clark Actor 1929 1.09
Fidel Castro Actor 1926 1.06
Phyllis Diller Actor 1917 1.00
Betty Ford Political 1918 1.00
Zsa Zsa Gabor Actor 1917 1.00
BB King Musician 1925 1.05
Jack Lalane Actor 1914 1.00
Harry Morgan Actor 1915 1.00
Elizabeth Taylor Actor 1932 1.11
Robin Williams Comedian 1951 1.31
Thomas Arena Born Points
Mohammed Ali Boxing 1942 1.22
Fred Durst Musician 1970 1.50
Clint Eastwood Actor 1930 1.10
Richard Greico Actor 1965 1.45
Monty “Billy Gunn” Sopp Wrestler 1963 1.43
Dana “Queen Latifah” Owen Musician 1970 1.50
Louise “Madonna” Ciccone Musician 1958 1.38
John McCain Political 1936 1.16
Mary Kate Olsen Actor 1986 1.66
Pat Summerall Football 1930 1.10
Caitlin Arena Born Points
Paula Abdul Musician 1962 1.41
Bob Barker Entertainer 1923 1.02
Bobby Bowden Football 1929 1.08
George H.W. Bush Political 1924 1.03
Fidel Castro Political 1926 1.05
Elizabeth Edwards Political 1949 1.28
Michael J. Fox Actor 1961 1.40
Jeremy Piven Actor 1965 1.43
Elizabeth Taylor Actor 1932 1.11
Amy Winehouse Drug Addict 1983 1.62
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7 Responses to Death Pool

  1. Jenn says:

    Really? I didn’t pick Ted Kennedy? Really? I’ll be smacking myself in the head with some sort of blunt object if anyone needs me…..

  2. Jenn says:

    Crap. Read your blog and remembered I owe you 10 bucks. Sorry, as you may know life has been a bit crazy.

  3. Kevin says:

    As I may know? Like how I knew you met a guy, started dating, and got married when I received last year’s check and saw that you had a new last name?

  4. Jenn says:

    See? You know these things!

  5. Dave says:

    Ahem….point for Ernie Harwell, por favor?

  6. Kevin says:

    Oh! Of Course! My deepest condolences for forgetting your point!

  7. Dave says:

    Steinbrenner makes two – both of my baseball entries are gone (assuming I get credit for Harwell!). Yes, I know the game….

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