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And so to the excitement of the first scoreboard of the year. I think this may well be a historically bad start to the year (confirmation to come later), with two more names, Floyd Little and Mark Eden joining the list of non-scoring Jan 1st deaths. A further 3 names followed on Jan 2nd with Paul Westphal racking up an impressive 8 picks.

 

Eesti made a brave bid to have the worst start in the history of the competition, picking both Little and Westphal for 1 point out of 2 hits. Even this was not enough however, as Deadsox also managed to  pick both, but made Floyd Little the wildcard. I think this may be the first time a wildcard died on Jan 1st - to follow that up with a Jan 2nd death is truly impressive! 

So GcReptile tops the opening scoreboard with a massive 34 points from 2 hits - can he hold on for another 343 days?

 

GcReptile (34 points) 2 hits

[Donna Britt, Mike Miller]

Pedro (15 points) 1 hit

[Phil Spector]

Book (13 points) 1 hit

[Peter Mark Richman]

Joey Russ (13 points) 2 hits

[Paul Westphal, Sylvain Sylvain]

Kenny (9 points) 2 hits

[Kathy Shaidle, Paul Westphal]

Wormfarmer (6 points) 1 hit

[Tommy Lasorda]

Exu (4 points) 1 hit

[Alan Burgess]

Deadsox (1 point) 2 hits

[Floyd Little, Paul Westphal]

Eesti (1 point) 2 hits

[Floyd Little, Paul Westphal]

Captain Chorizo (1 point) 1 hit

[Paul Westphal]

Grim Up North (1 point) 1 hit

[Paul Westphal]

Lynchian (1 point) 1 hit

[Paul Westphal]

The Unknown Man (1 point) 1 hit

[Paul Westphal]

The Old Lady (1 point) 1 hit

[Michael McKevitt]

Torva Messor (1 point) 1 hit

[Brian Urquart]

Bibliogryphon (0 points) 1 hit

[Mark Eden]

The Old Crem (0 points) 1 hit

[Floyd Little]

 Everyone else (0 points) 0 hit

 

 

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@An Fear BeagLarry King is a hit for me here. He passed away: 23. January 2021. :rip:

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Walter Bernstein is a hit for me. The Hollywood screenwriter passed on 22 January 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Edited to add: New York Times obituary

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Leon Spinks is my 3rd hit.

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@An Fear Beag Leon Spinks is a hit for me too. He died 5. February. :rip: 

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9 hours ago, theoldlady said:

@An Fear Beag Leon Spinks is a hit for me too. He died 5. February. :rip:

 

Yeah I know he died - you mentioned it in just about every fucking deadpool!

 

Look, I know that I said that people should highlight picks that have died. I meant the fucking obscure ones - the Russian actors, or German choirmasters, or US high schools coaches. 

I'm not a complete moron - I'm going to know when Larry King or Leon Spinks dies. I can read news websites, I  follow what happens on Deathlist, and if it is mentioned in 20 other fucking places, there is no need to mention it here as well. 

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OK, since everyone is so eager to tell me all about the famous people who have died, its probably about time I updated this pool.

These are the picks who have kicked the bucket since the last update:

 

Hal Holbrook - 23rd January

Walter Bernstein - 23rd January

Larry King - 23rd January

Cloris Leachman - 27th January

Dovid Soloveitchic - 31st January

Tom Moore - 2nd February

Leon Spinks - 5th February

Christopher Plummer - 5th February

Susan Bayh - 6th February

Dai Davies - 10th February.

 

If I've missed anyone, make sure to let me know. 

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Just now, An Fear Beag said:

If I've missed anyone, make sure to let me know. 

 

Cicely Tyson on January 28th

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Here is the updated scoreboard. En Passant takes the lead on account of double points for Dai Davies. Not really the time of year you want to be playing the Joker/WC, but it could be worse - you could have Floyd Little on Jan 1st!!

Grim Up North is also fast out of the blocks again this year, racking up 4 hits already. It was a strategy that ultimately fell a little short last year- can it work this time around. 

Elsewhere, there are lots of hits, but not many points. Of the 47 starters, 38 have already troubled the scoreboard (well,  37 and Bibliogryphon :rolleyes:)

 

En Passant (137 points) 3 hits

[Dai Davies*, Larry King, Leon Spinks]

Grim Up North (112 points) 4 hits

[Dai Davies, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Susan Bayh]

The Quim Reaper (107 points) 3 hits

[Dai Davies, Leon Spinks, Tom Moore]

Joey Russ (105 points) 4 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks*, Paul Westphal, Sylvain Sylvain]

The Old Crem (97 points) 4 hits

[Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Larry King, Leon Spinks]

Nantonian (89 points) 3 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Tom Moore]

Kenny (84 points) 4 hits

[Dai Davies, Kathy Shaidle, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

GcReptile (83 points) 4 hits

[Donna Britt, Jory Post, Josh Evans, Mike Miller]

Charles De Gaulle (79 points) 3 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Walter Bernstein]

Eesti (76 points) 4 hits

[Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

Exu (71 points) 3 hits

[Alan Burgess, Leon Spinks, Tom Moore]

Buffalo Phil (67 points) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Tom Moore]

Death Impends (64 points) 1 hit

[Tom Moore*]

Great Uncle Bulgaria (64 points) 1 hit

[Tom Moore*]

Liz (62 points) 2 hits

[Cloris Leachman, Susan Bayh]

The Old Lady (58 points) 3 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Michael McKevitt]

Torva Messor (58 points) 3 hits

[Brian Urquart, Leon Spinks, Walter Bernstein]

An Fear Beag (57 points) 2 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks]

Chilean Way (57 points) 2 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks]

ZZZ (57 points) 2 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks]

Pedro (50 points) 2 hits

[Christopher Plummer, Phil Spector]

Deadsox (41 points) 3 hits

[Dai Davies, Floyd Little*, Paul Westphal]

Book (40 points) 2 hits

[Cicely Tyson, Peter Mark Richman]

Etushispushingupdaisies (40 points) 1 hit

[Dai Davies]

Captain Chorizo (36 point) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

Lynchian (36 points) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

The Unknown Man (36 points) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

Death by Arsenic (35 point) 1 hit

[Leon Spinks]

Toast (35 point) 1 hit

[Leon Spinks]

Drol (30 points) 1 hit

[Dovid Soloveitchic]

Msc (22 points) 1 hit

[Hal Holbrook]

Whoaml (22 points) 1 hit

[Larry King]

Wormfarmer (6 points) 1 hit

[Tommy Lasorda]

Bibliogryphon (0 points) 1 hit

[Mark Eden]

CalebH (0 points) 0 hit

Deathray (0 points) 0 hit

Ebless(0 points) 0 hit

Etib8 (0 points) 0 hit

Guyfromfuture (0 points) 0 hit

ImNotHades (0 points) 0 hit

Markb4 (0 points) 0 hit

CalebH (0 points) 0 hit

Yorkshire Banker (0 points) 0 hit

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7 minutes ago, An Fear Beag said:

Grim Up North is also fast out of the blocks again this year, racking up 4 hits already. It was a strategy that ultimately fell a little short last year- can it work this time around. 


There’s still 21 names left breathing - no need to panic about an empty team sheet yet.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

Well... I also had Josh Evans.

And Jory Post, who died on January 16th: https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2021/01/29/in-memoriam-jory-post-remembered-as-a-master-of-many-arts/

 

Confirming that I should just switch Deathrace and Hare's teams after I've made them.

 

I hope you are paying attention The Old Lady - THATS the sort of death notification I'm looking for :angry2:

 

Thanks for that gcreptile- leaderboard duly updated. 

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15 hours ago, Grim Up North said:


There’s still 21 names left breathing - no need to panic about an empty team sheet yet.

 

20 names .... and your wildcard/Joker:lol:

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Time for another update I reckon. A few popular hits to liven up the scoreboard a little, with Rush Limbaugh (16 picks including 2 WC), Carlos Menem (6 hits) and  surprisingly Lawrence Ferlinghetti (5 picks) all picked by multiple teams.

 

Carlos Menem 14th February

S. Prestley Blake 14th February

Rush Limbaugh  17th February

Lawrence Ferlinghetti 22nd February

Raymond Cauchetier 22nd February

 

The Quim Reaper leaps to the top of the leaderboard with 3 hits since the last update for a total of 6 hits and 250 points. Not where you want to be approaching the end of February.

Elsewhere Markb4 starts his race with a Limbaugh hit, leaving 7 players still warming up at the start line.

 

The Quim Reaper (250 points) 6 hits

[Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Moore]

En Passant (228 points) 5 hits

[Carlos Menem, Dai Davies*, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh]

Death Impends (212 points) 4 hit

[Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Raymond Cauchetier, S.Prestley Blake, Tom Moore*]

Buffalo Phil (205 points) 4 hits

[Carlos Menem, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh*, Tom Moore]

The Old Crem (188 points) 6 hits

[Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh ]

Grim Up North (159 points) 5 hits

[Dai Davies, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh]

The Old Lady (152 points) 4 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Michael McKevitt, Rush Limbaugh*]

Chilean Way (148 points) 4 hits

[Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh]

Nantonian (136 points) 4 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh. Tom Moore]

The Unknown Man (135 points) 4 hits

[Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh]

Kenny (131 points) 5 hits

[Dai Davies, Kathy Shaidle, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh]

Eesti (123 points) 5 hits

[Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh]

Charles De Gaulle (123 points) 4 hits

[Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Walter Bernstein]

Torva Messor (110 points) 4 hits

[Brian Urquart, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Walter Bernstein]

Liz (109 points) 3 hits

[Cloris Leachman, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh]

Joey Russ (105 points) 4 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks*, Paul Westphal, Sylvain Sylvain]

An Fear Beag (104 points) 3 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh]

ZZZ (104 points) 3 hits

[Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh]

Deadsox (88 points) 4 hits

[Dai Davies, Floyd Little*, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh]

Etushispushingupdaisies (87 points) 2 hit

[Dai Davies, Rush Limbaugh ]

GcReptile (83 points) 4 hits

[Donna Britt, Jory Post, Josh Evans, Mike Miller]

Exu (71 points) 3 hits

[Alan Burgess, Leon Spinks, Tom Moore]

Great Uncle Bulgaria (64 points) 1 hit

[Tom Moore*]

Pedro (50 points) 2 hits

[Christopher Plummer, Phil Spector]

Markb4 (47 points) 1 hit

[Rush Limbaugh]

Book (40 points) 2 hits

[Cicely Tyson, Peter Mark Richman]

Captain Chorizo (36 point) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

Lynchian (36 points) 2 hits

[Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal]

Death by Arsenic (35 point) 1 hit

[Leon Spinks]

Toast (35 point) 1 hit

[Leon Spinks]

Drol (30 points) 1 hit

[Dovid Soloveitchic]

Msc (22 points) 1 hit

[Hal Holbrook]

Whoaml (22 points) 1 hit

[Larry King]

Wormfarmer (6 points) 1 hit

[Tommy Lasorda]

Bibliogryphon (0 points) 1 hit

[Mark Eden]

CalebH (0 points) 0 hit

Deathray (0 points) 0 hit

Ebless(0 points) 0 hit

Etib8 (0 points) 0 hit

Guyfromfuture (0 points) 0 hit

ImNotHades (0 points) 0 hit

Yorkshire Banker (0 points) 0 hit

 

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20 minutes ago, An Fear Beag said:

The Quim Reaper leaps to the top of the leaderboard with 3 hits since the last update for a total of 6 hits and 250 points. Not where you want to be approaching the end of February.


Yeah lovely cheers for that, I can’t even get a lead right :unsure:

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Beverly Cleary is a hit for a few of us here.

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Alcee Hastings to the rescue!  Whatever the points are for April 6th.  I need 'em.

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@An Fear Beag

 

Pretty sure a few (dozen) teams here had Prince Philip for a few points. 

 

Not raising this for any reason or out.

 

Deathray also had Johnny Briggs - again not raising this for any reason in particular 

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At last, a hit for me with Michael Collins.

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Anne Buydens is a hit for a couple of us here.

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also Vassos Lyssarides

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