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STATS AND FACTS

 

Not only is every name picked by at least one participant, but no one has been unanimously picked - just like how paddyfool's randomly generated team was the only one to have Bracknell and Vervoort, it was also the only one to exclude Queen Elizabeth II. Every death will thus cause help and harm for teams, although there's certainly a chasm between the potential impacts of Leah Bracknell and Paul Gascoigne!

 

Using the cumulative point totals of each pick, the people's choice to survive the Inverse Dead Pool is as follows. The Donald tops the list, unsurprising considering among the 50 names he's the youngest teetotaler with no terminal diseases (unless you count narcissism as one). Who knew Dick Van Dyke was Satan?

 

1.    Donald Trump    747
2.    Queen Elizabeth II    713
3.    Paul Gascoigne    707
4.    Dick Van Dyke    666
5.    Angela Lansbury    581
6.    Betty White    549
7.    Jimmy Carter    466
8.    Terry Jones    432
9.    Henry Kissinger    416
10.    Doris Day    404
11.    Aretha Franklin    386
12.    Little Richard    365
13.    Olivia Newton-John    363
14.    Val Kilmer    344
15.    Stan Lee    333
16.    Stephen Hawking    323
17.    Bob Barker    292
18.    Prunella Scales    271
19.    Prince Philip    267
20.    Robert Mugabe    266
21.    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI    241
22.    Olivia de Havilland    215
23.    Vera Lynn    214
24.    Valerie Harper    196
25.    Linda Nolan    191

 

In the grand tradition of Seve, Aherne, and Chuck Berry, which of the above will turn out to be landmines?

 

On the other hand, the ten most fecked according to the views of our collective:

 

1.    John McCain    6
2.    Leah Bracknell    13
3.    Nobby Stiles    21
=4.    Charlotte Rae    23
=4.    Stefan Karl Stefansson    23
6.    Marieke Vervoort    24
7.    Tessa Jowell    28
8.    Fernando Ricksen    30
9.    Greg Gilbert    39
10.    Rev Billy Graham    43

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17 hours ago, Death Impends said:

Who knew Dick Van Dyke was Satan?

Oh, so that’s why he has always been so active in Hollywood at old age then. :D 

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On the other hand, the ten most fecked according to the views of our collective:

 

1.    John McCain    6
2.    Leah Bracknell    13
3.    Nobby Stiles    21
=4.    Charlotte Rae    23
=4.    Stefan Karl Stefansson    23
6.    Marieke Vervoort    24
7.    Tessa Jowell    28
8.    Fernando Ricksen    30
9.    Greg Gilbert    39
10.    Rev Billy Graham    43

 

Add one more decrepit name and its not a bad DL Cup team.

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Apologies for the extent to which my random team will have muddied the waters of the stats and facts!

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10 minutes ago, paddyfool said:

Apologies for the extent to which my random team will have muddied the waters of the stats and facts!

I think your interesting experiment may act as a control and it does mean everyone on the list will score points.  I think all players are welcome.

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No worries. Plus, in the vein of how Dead Cow ran this, it means I get to use some stupid puns for every name when they go. :D

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Liam Miller is the inaugural death of the Inverse Pool...

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5 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Liam Miller is the inaugural death of the Inverse Pool...

Dammit! Had him 4th on my list, was convinced he’d survive the year!!

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Just now, Dead Wait said:

Dammit! Had him 4th on my list, was convinced he’d survive the year!!

...well, for this dead pool.....clearly I included him on the DDP :)

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Not at home rn so the first scoreboard will have to wait a couple hours...

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Six men but no Chesters (to my knowledge) were United in the belief Liam Miller's youth and fitness were enough to defy the grim statistics of pancreatic cancer and scrape by into next year. They'll now be Celtic-ed off as Miller's Hibern(at)ian plunges them into a dire land. As the vast majority of teams steered clear, we're still nowhere near a clear Leed-er.

 

=1.    Bentrovato    0
=1.    Bibliogryphon    0
=1.    CaptainChorizo    0
=1.    CastAway    0
=1.    CharonsCrew    0
=1.    deadsox    0
=1.    Death Impends    0
=1.    Dr_T    0
=1.    drol    0
=1.    FixedBusiness    0
=1.    Garn2    0
=1.    gcreptile    0
=1.    Grim Up North    0
=1.    Joey Russ    0
=1.    John Key    0
=1.    machotrouts    0
=1.    Mercarte    0
=1.    msc    0
=1.    Pedro67    0
=1.    Phantom of the Midway    0
=1.    Sean    0
=1.    Spade_Cooley    0
=1.    The Dead Cow    0
=1.    The Unknown Man    0
=1.    theoldlady    0
=1.    time    0
=1.    Toast    0
=1.    Torva Messor    0
=1.    Wormfarmer    0
=1.    YoungWillz    0
31.    paddyfool    1
32.    Book    5
=33.    Deathray    11
=33.    Sir Creep    11
35.    GraveDanger    14
36.    Dead Wait    22

 

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I'd forgotten about Miller's death as pertains to THIS pool.
Pisser.

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On 1/26/2018 at 17:57, Death Impends said:

 

If you move a name into a higher position than #25 that bumps everyone down. Swaps can't be done. So Day shall remain your #25. New sub has been noted.

 

In hindsight, I feel that I probably should've only applied the "you can move your sub into any spot if they're bumped up into the 25" provision to the #51 name, as technically a name like Doris Day could've been put in any spot from the getgo. I don't see it as the done thing to backtrack, mind, just a hint I'll probably tinker with that rule a bit more next year.

 

I just saw this. Sorry. Should I change my list to have Prince Phillip move up as number 24 and then put Chris Rhea as number 25? I was just lazy when Cryne passed and put Rhea`s name in 24th Place. Hopefully neither of them will pass away for a long, long time. Please inform what I should do. Thanks.

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Well... it's been more than two weeks since the entry period closed and we've already had a hit. So the team you already entered will stay as it is. Sorry. Harsh but fair.

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:)No problemo and not harsh at all. 

 

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Well, that’s great. Nevin wasn’t a fraud after all...

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Ouch.  Oh well, not too much harm done.

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The sod's law with jailbirds - namely, they die after all, but only after the top poolers lose the faith - strikes again. The Black Widow bites hard, perhaps fatally, for 10 teams, who are all feeling penniless from Nevin.

 

=1.    Bibliogryphon    0
=1.    CastAway    0
=1.    CharonsCrew    0
=1.    deadsox    0
=1.    Dr_T    0
=1.    drol    0
=1.    FixedBusiness    0
=1.    Garn2    0
=1.    gcreptile    0
=1.    Grim Up North    0
=1.    John Key    0
=1.    machotrouts    0
=1.    Mercarte    0
=1.    msc    0
=1.    Pedro67    0
=1.    Spade_Cooley    0
=1.    The Unknown Man    0
=1.    theoldlady    0
=1.    time    0
=1.    Torva Messor    0
=1.    Wormfarmer    0
=1.    YoungWillz    0
23.    paddyfool    1
24.    Toast    2
25.    CaptainChorizo    4
26.    Death Impends    10
27.    Deathray    11
28.    Bentrovato    12
29.    Sean    13
30.    GraveDanger    14
31.    Book    15
32.    Joey Russ    18
33.    The Dead Cow    19
34.    Phantom of the Midway    20
35.    Dead Wait    22
36.    Sir Creep    29

 

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5 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

The sod's law with jailbirds - namely, they die after all, but only after the top poolers lose the faith

=1.    msc    0
 

 

 

:(

 

Well, that's me put in my place!

 

:lol:

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Well, God didn't listen to the other people's prayer to hope that Billy Graham would survive the year...

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Billy Graham cracked. He was largely ir-Reverend to this pool, but five teams still thought he'd crusade against the inevitable and are now praying they won't get another hit.

 

=1.    Bibliogryphon    0
=1.    CastAway    0
=1.    CharonsCrew    0
=1.    deadsox    0
=1.    Dr_T    0
=1.    drol    0
=1.    FixedBusiness    0
=1.    Garn2    0
=1.    gcreptile    0
=1.    Grim Up North    0
=1.    John Key    0
=1.    machotrouts    0
=1.    Mercarte    0
=1.    msc    0
=1.    Pedro67    0
=1.    Spade_Cooley    0
=1.    theoldlady    0
=1.    time    0
=1.    Torva Messor    0
=1.    YoungWillz    0
21.    Wormfarmer    1
22.    Toast    2
23.    CaptainChorizo    4
=24.    Death Impends    10
=24.    The Unknown Man    10
26.    Deathray    11
27.    Bentrovato    12
28.    Book    15
29.    GraveDanger    16
30.    Joey Russ    18
31.    The Dead Cow    19
=32.    Phantom of the Midway    20
=32.    Sean    20
34.    Dead Wait    22
35.    paddyfool    24
36.    Sir Creep    29

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Bam. We've had our first land mine. 27 teams picked Stephen Hawking, who theoretically seemed a reasonable bet to survive the year. Instead, he's become history in a brief time, with only four teams continuing to evade the black hole that is an Inverse Dead Pool score.

 

=1.    CastAway    0
=1.    John Key    0
=1.    theoldlady    0
=1.    YoungWillz    0
=5.    Grim Up North    4
=5.    Mercarte    4
=7.    drol    5
=7.    Torva Messor    5
=9.    deadsox    6
=9.    machotrouts    6
11.    CharonsCrew    7
=12.    Dr_T    9
=12.    Wormfarmer    9
14.    gcreptile    10
=15.    Death Impends    11
=15.    Deathray    11
17.    Bentrovato    12
18.    time    13
=19.    Bibliogryphon    14
=19.    Pedro67    14
=19.    Spade_Cooley    14
22.    Garn2    15
=23.    msc    19
=23.    The Dead Cow    19
=25.    CaptainChorizo    20
=25.    FixedBusiness    20
=25.    Joey Russ    20
28.    Toast    22
29.    paddyfool    24
30.    Sir Creep    29
31.    Book    30
32.    Phantom of the Midway    34
33.    The Unknown Man    35
34.    Dead Wait    37
35.    GraveDanger    38
36.    Sean    40

 

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I like that I've gone from =1st to 18th, yet still maintain the same position on the list. (Yes I'm easily amused).

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I also had Stephen Hawking in the main game, so I guess you win some, you lose some..... RIP though, I'm sad he's gone.

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