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INVERSE DEAD POOL 2019

 

As always, with the new year comes another opportunity for you all to reckon which DDP darlings have another 365 days left in their tanks. Though the 2018 Inverse Dead Pool had less deaths among its selectables than 2017 (15 compared to 20), there were still three massive scoreboard-scrambling landmines among them in Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, and Stan Lee. By the year's end, machotrouts emerged the least scathed with 17 points.

 

Rules

  • From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2019, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year.
  • Rank your list in order of least likely to die to least least likely to die.
  • Post your team in this thread.
  • If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points.
  • In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name.
  • Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. NEW: If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory.

 

Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers.

 

 

Previous Winners

 

2018 - machotrouts

 

2017 - drol

 

2016 - Pedro67

 

2015 - Death Impends

 

2014 - Bibliogryphon

 

2013 - N/A

 

2012 - Esturian Float

 

2011 - Garn2

 

 

Top 50

 

George Alagiah

John Andretti

Bob Barker

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Kathleen Blanco

Leah Bracknell

June Brown

Jimmy Carter

Beth Chapman

Johnny Clegg

Billy Connolly

Tim Conway

Doris Day

Olivia de Havilland

Bob Dole

Kirk Douglas

Queen Elizabeth II

Andrew Fairlie

Pete Frates

Paul Gascoigne

Jill Gascoine

Greg Gilbert

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jimmy Greaves

Valerie Harper

Bob Hawke

Clive James

Terry Jones

Lee Kerslake

Henry Kissinger

Vera Lynn

John McCririck

Andrew McGahan

Stirling Moss

Robert Mugabe

Olivia Newton-John

Linda Nolan

Prince Philip

Leslie Phillips

Fernando Ricksen

Michael Robinson

Prunella Scales

Nobby Stiles

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Donald Trump

Bill Turnbull

Dick Van Dyke

Marieke Vervoort

Betty White

Herman Wouk

 

#51

 

Angela Lansbury

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Bring on the dancing horses!

 

Thanks to DI for running this again.

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Hey thanks for running this, will be a great time!

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Definitely wanna try this one out! It's great to celebrate life!

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I would like permission from DI that a virtually random team be submitted apart from mine, that is I would like my daughter to pick names as her 8 year old heart sees fit, just to see if she beats the old man (and a few others around here).  Given my previous finishes, she will.  I don't want to start a whole 'thing'....just one year for fun.  OTOH if you want to have a kids section lol....
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4 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

I would like permission from DI that a virtually random team be submitted apart from mine, that is I would like my daughter to pick names as her 8 year old heart sees fit, just to see if she beats the old man (and a few others around here).  Given my previous finishes, she will.  I don't want to start a whole 'thing'....just one year for fun.  OTOH if you want to have a kids section lol....
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You have my approval.

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6 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

I would like permission from DI that a virtually random team be submitted apart from mine, that is I would like my daughter to pick names as her 8 year old heart sees fit, just to see if she beats the old man (and a few others around here).  Given my previous finishes, she will.  I don't want to start a whole 'thing'....just one year for fun.  OTOH if you want to have a kids section lol....
SC

 

There's a long tradition round here of allowing the bairns to enter deadpools, "voice of young maryport" has appeared in a few pools iirc. Good to see DI oblige the request.

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I may enter an actual team rather than a random one this year.

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Thanks for running this! I'll be entering and I'll try and not submit my team 15 minutes before the deadline again.

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Thanks to our illustrious host!

 

I shall be entering a team. I’ll be picking it. Not random.org, and not one of my children, who despite still living in my bollocks, would probably do a better job than their old man.

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I did shite last time. But I am looking forward to doing exactly the same again. 

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Always look forward to this one. I'll be in,

 

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Right - Spade's provided me with the top 50. 4 names tied at 50 actually, so as I usually do I used random.org to decide who became a pickable name and who became sub #1. Like last time, I'll wait until the DDP officially opens to reveal the names and open the Inverse.

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Chomping at the starters bit, Aha, a post from a guru, but no, it's another tease. Let me at it (with what will undoubtedly be the last placed team).

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Looks like this could be the trickiest year yet! Drop 40 minefield!

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Just a stunner to me that Terry Jones is D40.  I think he's an awful pick, truly dreadful, never even dawned on me to consider him for one iota of a second.  Not for 2019 at least.
Guess you know my #1 on Inverse this year.  If you chose Terry Jones on your DDP and blew off Beth Chapman and/or Fatima Ali, you need your gdamn head examined (and it'll prove in worse shape than Terry's).  Terry Jones dies I am personally sending each and every one of those who had him a vinyl copy of Matching Tie and Handkerchief.  And if you had Jones and not Chapman or Ali you will also receive 5 lbs of coffee.
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(Edit -- I see Jones had 33 teams, Chapman has 32 so she must be first sub)|
(Edit2- I already promised Ginsburg would be my #1 as she is equally happy to live through 2019).

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Following the official unveiling of the drop 40, the top 50 is up and the Inverse entry period has opened. To close 23:59 GMT on the 18th.

 

Steffan Lewis was part of the original top 50, so his death means the original sub-only name (Donald Trump) is instead selectable as part of the 50. June Brown, the third on the random.org list, becomes the new sub-only name.

 

As for your host's team...

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Bill Turnbull
  3. Dick Van Dyke
  4. Paul Gascoigne
  5. Queen Elizabeth II
  6. Linda Nolan
  7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  8. Jimmy Carter
  9. Betty White
  10. Billy Connolly
  11. John Andretti
  12. Prince Philip
  13. Marieke Vervoort
  14. Doris Day
  15. Beth Chapman
  16. Michael Robinson
  17. Olivia Newton-John
  18. Greg Gilbert
  19. Olivia de Havilland
  20. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
  21. Henry Kissinger
  22. John McCririck
  23. Vera Lynn
  24. Pete Frates
  25. George Alagiah

SUB: Carol Channing

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1. Donald Trump

2. Linda Nolan

3. Billy Connolly

4. Bill Turnbull

5. Dick Van Dyke

6. Paul Gascoigne 

7. Queen Elizabeth

8. Pete Frates

9. John Andretti 

10. Doris Day

11. Beth Chapman

12. Marieke Vervoort

13. Michael Robinson

14. Betty White

15. Olivia Newton-John

16. Prunella Scales

17. Jimmy Carter

18. George Alagiah 

19. Greg Gilbert

20. Leah Bracknell

21. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

22. Olivia de Havilland

23. Jimmy Greaves

24. Prince Philip

25. Valerie Harper

 

Sub: John McCririck

 

Failure #3 here I come...

 

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1. Donald Trump

2. Linda Nolan

3. Terry Jones

4. Valerie Harper

5. Betty White

6. Stirling Moss

7. Pope Benedict XVI

8. Jimmy Carter

9. Leah Bracknell

10. Billy Connolly

11. Leslie Philips

12. Herman Wouk

13. Bob Barker

14. Bob Dole

15. Olivia de Havilland

16. Queen Elizabeth II

17. Paul Gascoigne

18. Clive James

19. Vera Lynn

20. Carol Channing

21. Andrew McGahan

22. Marieke Vervoort

23. Greg Gilbert

24. Bob Hawke

25. Robert Mugabe

 

Sub: Henry Kissinger

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1 Donald Trump
2 Paul Gascoigne
3 Dick Van Dyke
4 Billy Connolly
5 Bill Turnbull
6 Valerie Harper
7 Queen Elizabeth II
8 Betty White
9 Linda Nolan
10 Michael Robinson
11 Henry Kissinger
12 Doris Day
13 Ruth Bader Ginsburg
14 Jimmy Carter
15 Marieke Vervoort
16 Jimmy Greaves
17 Pete Frates
18 George Alagiah
19 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
20 John McCririck
21 Leslie Phillips
22 Olivia de Havilland
23 Leah Bracknell
24 Carol Channing
25 John Andretti
   
SUB Olivia Newton-John
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1.      Fernando Ricksen

2.      John McCririck

3.      Johnny Clegg

4.      Andrew McGahan

5.      Kathleen Blanco

6.      Lee Kerslake

7.      Andrew Fairlie

8.      Jean Louis Trintignant

9.      Leah Bracknell

10.  Bob Dole

11.  Bob Hawke

12.  Kirk Douglas

13.  Olivia de Havilland

14.  Jimmy Carter

15.  Nobby Stiles

16.  Jimmy Greaves

17.  Valerie Harper

18.  Stirling Moss

19.  Bob Barker

20.  Clive James

21.  Herman Wouk

22.  Robert Mugabe

23.  Vera Lynn

24.  Henry Kissinger

25.  Prince Philip

SUB – Beth Chapman

 

 

 

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