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'Fest Dead Pool

Hello dead pool fans! Here are the standings in the 2011-2012 'Fest dead pool.

To enter, you have to hang out at the South Harley beer tent at Milwaukee's 'Fest (we meet at 6:30 pm every night for the eleven-day run of the 'Fest). On the final day the winner for the previous year collects the winning pot and then we turn in our picks for the upcoming year. This year's dead pool ends at 6:30 pm on Sunday July 8, 2012.

'Fest Dead Pool Standings:

With 1 week left to go in this year's pool, here's how the competition shapes up:
Rank Name Score "Sudden Death" Tie Breaker Points
1 1 Web 4 18
2 2 Trent 3 22
3 3 Pumpkin 3 17
4 4 Ranchy 2 17
5 5 Hoot 2 12
6 5 Metro 2 12
7 7 Guido 2 11
8 8 C.D. 2 10
9 8 Pagoo 2 10
10 10 Nail 1 10
11 11 Bjorn 1 8
12 12 Cigarman 0 0
13 12 Jack 0 0
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The latest casualties:

Andy Griffith
June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012

played 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' and 'Matlock' on TV

Mayberry, R.I.P.

Picked by: Ranchy
 
 

Frank Cady
September 8, 1915 - June 8, 2012

actor best known for his recurring and popular role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in three US television series during the 1960s

Not a single word about his death in the Hooterville World Guardian.

Picked by: Web
 
 

Dick Clark
November 30, 1929 - April 17, 2012

host of American Bandstand

Buried in a $10,000 pyramid.

Picked by: Pagoo Ranchy
 
 

William Henry Harrison 'Tippy' Dye
April 1, 1915 - April 11, 2012

college athletic director

He just made his final score.

Picked by: Nail
 
 

Johannes Heesters
December 5, 1903 - December 24, 2011

Dutch actor, singer, and entertainer

Exit, stage down.

Picked by: Hoot Pumpkin
 
 

Kim Jong-Il
February 16, 1941 - December 17, 2011

dictator of North Korea

Kim Jong-Dead.

Picked by: Metro Pagoo Web
 
 

More obituaries…

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Rules of the 'Fest dead pool.
Recent Deaths
The latest people to 'give it up' for the dead pool.
Dead Pool Top 40
Our most popular picks.
Past Winners
Champions of the 'Fest dead pool.
Special Awards
Notable achievements in the 'Fest dead pool.
Dead Pool Links
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Obituaries

For the latest obituaries, be sure to check out these sites:

New York Times Obituaries - Dead or Alive? - Dead People Server - Yahoo! Obituaries - Recent Deaths - Wikipedia

Our picks

… and here are our picks for the 2011-2012 'Fest dead pool:

Bjorn
Score: 1
Tie breaker points: 8

  1. George Karl - former Bucks coach (news)
    May 12, 1951 -
  2. Ozzy Osbourne - rock singer (news)
    December 3, 1948 -
  3. Jerry Lewis - comedian (news)
    March 16, 1926 -
  4. Gordon Hinkley - radio broadcaster (news)
    November 15, 1925 -
  5. Ernest Borgnine - actor (news)
    January 24, 1917 -
  6. Billy Graham - protestant evangelist (news)
    November 7, 1918 -
  7. Nancy Reagan - wife of U.S. president Ronald Reagan, ex-movie actress (news)
    July 6, 1921 -
  8. Eleanor Mondale - daughter of Walter Mondale (news)
    January 19, 1960 - September 17, 2011
  9. Roger Ebert - movie critic (news)
    June 18, 1942 -
  10. Kirk Douglas - actor, father of Michael Douglas (news)
    December 9, 1916 -

C.D.
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 10

  1. Jiroemon Kimura - supercentenarian (news)
    4/19/1897 -
  2. Besse Cooper - supercentenarian (news)
    8/26/1896 -
  3. Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress better known for being herself than any role she has played (news)
    February 6, 1917 -
  4. Dolores Hope - wife of comedian Bob Hope (news)
    May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011
  5. Ernest Borgnine - actor (news)
    January 24, 1917 -
  6. Harry Morgan - played 'Colonel Sherman T. Potter' on M*A*S*H (news)
    April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011
  7. C Everett Koop - former Surgeon General (news)
    February 14, 1916 -
  8. David Lander - actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout (news)
    June 22, 1947 -
  9. Mickey Rooney - film actor (news)
    September 23, 1920 -
  10. Scott Weiland - musician, lyricist, and vocalist, most notable for his work with Stone Temple Pilots (news)
    October 27, 1967 -

Cigarman
Score: 0
Tie breaker points: 0

  1. G. Gordon Liddy - chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit (news)
    November 30, 1930 -
  2. Oliver North - political commentator (news)
    October 7, 1943 -
  3. Laura Ingraham - political commentator (news)
    June 19, 1964 -
  4. Glenn Beck - political commentator (news)
    February 10, 1964 -
  5. Michael Savage - political commentator (news)
    March 31, 1942 -
  6. Bill O'Reilly - politcal commentator (news)
    September 10, 1949 -
  7. Marl Levin - political commentator (news)
    September 21, 1957 -
  8. Sean Hannity - political commentator (news)
    December 30, 1961 -
  9. Ann Coulter - political commentator (news)
    December 8, 1981 -
  10. Rush Limbaugh - political commentator (news)
    January 12, 1951 -

Guido
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 11

  1. Casey Anthony - acquited of muder (news)
    March 19, 1986 -
  2. Bob Dole - attorney and politician (news)
    July 22, 1923 -
  3. Jerry Lewis - comedian (news)
    March 16, 1926 -
  4. Abigail Van Buren - advice columnist (news)
    ?? -
  5. Dolores Hope - wife of comedian Bob Hope (news)
    May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011
  6. Harry Morgan - played 'Colonel Sherman T. Potter' on M*A*S*H (news)
    April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011
  7. Caroll Spinney - puppeteer most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (news)
    December 26, 1933 -
  8. Wavy Gravy - hippy entertainer and peace activist (news)
    May 15, 1936 -
  9. Carol Channing - singer, actress, and comedienne (news)
    January 31, 1921 -
  10. Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress better known for being herself than any role she has played (news)
    February 6, 1917 -

Hoot
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 12

  1. Lee MacPhail - baseball executive (news)
    October 25, 1917 -
  2. Vera Lynn - English singer (news)
    March 20, 1917 -
  3. Sherwood Schwartz - television producer of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch (news)
    November 14, 1916 - July 12, 2011
  4. Fyvush Finkel - actor best known for his role as lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on the television series Picket Fences (news)
    October 9, 1922 -
  5. Roger Ebert - movie critic (news)
    June 18, 1942 -
  6. Don Pardo - NBC voice announcer (news)
    February 22, 1918 -
  7. Kazuo Ohno - Japanese dancer (news)
    October 27, 1906 -
  8. Ariel Sharon - Israeli Prime Minister (news)
    February 26, 1928 -
  9. Johannes Heesters - Dutch actor, singer, and entertainer (news)
    December 5, 1903 - December 24, 2011
  10. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - widow of Australian newspaper publisher Sir Keith Murdoch (news)
    February 8, 1909 -

Jack
Score: 0
Tie breaker points: 0

  1. Manny Ramirez - professional baseball outfielder (news)
    May 30, 1972 -
  2. Rico Petrocelli - baseball shortstop and third baseman (news)
    June 27, 1943 -
  3. Bill Lee - former Major League Baseball pitcher (news)
    December 28, 1946 -
  4. Jimy Williams - manager of three Major League Baseball teams (news)
    October 4, 1943 -
  5. Carl Yastrzemski - former American Major League Baseball left fielder and first baseman (news)
    August 22, 1939 -
  6. Luis Tiant - right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (news)
    November 23, 1940 -
  7. Don Zimmer - former infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (news)
    January 17, 1931 -
  8. Bobby Doerr - former Major League Baseball second baseman and coach (news)
    April 7, 1918 -
  9. Jimmy Piersall - center fielder in Major League Baseball (news)
    November 14, 1929 -
  10. Johnny Pesky - Major League Baseball shortstop, third baseman, and manager (news)
    September 29, 1919 -

Metro
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 12

  1. Fidel Castro - president of Cuba (news)
    August 13, 1926 -
  2. Axl Rose - rock singer (news)
    February 5, 1962 -
  3. Courtney Love - widow of Kurt Cobain (news)
    July 9, 1964 -
  4. Amy Winehouse - singer-songwriter (news)
    September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011
  5. Carol Burnett - actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer (news)
    April 26, 1933 -
  6. Lawrence Taylor - professional football player (news)
    February 4, 1959 -
  7. Ernest Borgnine - actor (news)
    January 24, 1917 -
  8. Kim Jong-Il - dictator of North Korea (news)
    February 16, 1941 - December 17, 2011
  9. Nancy Reagan - wife of U.S. president Ronald Reagan, ex-movie actress (news)
    July 6, 1921 -
  10. Charles Manson - criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family (news)
    November 12, 1934 -

Nail
Score: 1
Tie breaker points: 10

  1. Giacobbe 'Jake' Lamotta - former world middleweight champion boxer (news)
    July 10, 1921 -
  2. Bum Phillips - retired football coach (news)
    September 29, 1923 -
  3. Virginia McCaskey - principal owner of the Chicago Bears (news)
    November 1, 1923 -
  4. Stan Musial - major league baseball player (news)
    November 21, 1920 -
  5. Ara Parseghian - Notre Dame football coach (news)
    May 21, 1923 -
  6. Ralph Wilson Jr - founder, owner and president of NFL's Buffalo Bills (news)
    October 17, 1918 -
  7. Bobby Doerr - former Major League Baseball second baseman and coach (news)
    April 7, 1918 -
  8. Lee MacPhail - baseball executive (news)
    October 25, 1917 -
  9. Ed Sabol - filmmaker and co-founder of NFL Films (news)
    September 11, 1916 -
  10. William Henry Harrison 'Tippy' Dye - college athletic director (news)
    April 1, 1915 - April 11, 2012

Pagoo
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 10

  1. Kirk Douglas - actor, father of Michael Douglas (news)
    December 9, 1916 -
  2. Billy Graham - protestant evangelist (news)
    November 7, 1918 -
  3. Nancy Reagan - wife of U.S. president Ronald Reagan, ex-movie actress (news)
    July 6, 1921 -
  4. Dick Clark - host of American Bandstand (news)
    November 30, 1929 - April 17, 2012
  5. Dick Cheney - politician and businessman, 46th Vice President of the US (news)
    January 30, 1941 -
  6. Kim Jong-Il - dictator of North Korea (news)
    February 16, 1941 - December 17, 2011
  7. Bob Uecker - former Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster (news)
    January 26, 1935 -
  8. John Glenn - astronaut (news)
    July 18, 1921 -
  9. Fidel Castro - president of Cuba (news)
    August 13, 1926 -
  10. Jimmy Carter - former US President (news)
    November 1, 1924 -

Pumpkin
Score: 3
Tie breaker points: 17

  1. Ernest Borgnine - actor (news)
    January 24, 1917 -
  2. Kazuo Ohno - Japanese dancer (news)
    October 27, 1906 -
  3. Dolores Hope - wife of comedian Bob Hope (news)
    May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011
  4. Annette Funicello - singer and actress (news)
    October 22, 1942 -
  5. Johannes Heesters - Dutch actor, singer, and entertainer (news)
    December 5, 1903 - December 24, 2011
  6. Roger Ebert - movie critic (news)
    June 18, 1942 -
  7. Fidel Castro - president of Cuba (news)
    August 13, 1926 -
  8. Phyllis Diller - comedian (news)
    July 17, 1917 -
  9. Eleanor Mondale - daughter of Walter Mondale (news)
    January 19, 1960 - September 17, 2011
  10. Artie Lange - comedian (news)
    October 11, 1967 -

Ranchy
Score: 2
Tie breaker points: 17

  1. Ben Stiller - actor (news)
    November 30, 1965 -
  2. Florence Henderson - played 'Carol Brady' in 'The Brady Bunch' (news)
    February 14, 1934 -
  3. Keith Richards - guitarist for The Rolling Stones, some think he may be dead already (news)
    December 18, 1943 -
  4. Mick Jagger - Lead singer for the rolling stones (news)
    July 26, 1943 -
  5. George Bush Sr - President of the US 1989-1993 (news)
    June 12, 1924 -
  6. Brian Dennehy - actor (news)
    July 9, 1938 -
  7. Carl Reiner - actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian (news)
    March 20, 1922 -
  8. Andy Griffith - played 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' and 'Matlock' on TV (news)
    June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012
  9. Dick Clark - host of American Bandstand (news)
    November 30, 1929 - April 17, 2012
  10. Jackie Mason - stand-up comedian (news)
    June 9, 1935 -

Trent
Score: 3
Tie breaker points: 22

  1. Artie Lange - comedian (news)
    October 11, 1967 -
  2. Nancy Barbato Sinatra - wife of Frank Sinatra (news)
    ?? -
  3. Jack Klugman - television and film actor (news)
    April 27, 1922 -
  4. Steve Jobs - co-founder of Apple (news)
    February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011
  5. Don Pardo - NBC voice announcer (news)
    February 22, 1918 -
  6. Merle Haggard - country music singer (news)
    April 6, 1937 -
  7. Roger Ebert - movie critic (news)
    June 18, 1942 -
  8. Dolores Hope - wife of comedian Bob Hope (news)
    May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011
  9. Fats Domino - R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter (news)
    February 26, 1928 -
  10. Harry Morgan - played 'Colonel Sherman T. Potter' on M*A*S*H (news)
    April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011

Web
Score: 4
Tie breaker points: 18

  1. Nancy Barbato Sinatra - wife of Frank Sinatra (news)
    ?? -
  2. Frank Cady - actor best known for his recurring and popular role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in three US television series during the 1960s (news)
    September 8, 1915 - June 8, 2012
  3. Kim Jong-Il - dictator of North Korea (news)
    February 16, 1941 - December 17, 2011
  4. Olivia de Havilland - actress (news)
    July 1, 1916 -
  5. Harry Morgan - played 'Colonel Sherman T. Potter' on M*A*S*H (news)
    April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011
  6. Fats Domino - R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter (news)
    February 26, 1928 -
  7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice (news)
    March 15, 1933 -
  8. Dolores Hope - wife of comedian Bob Hope (news)
    May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011
  9. Jiang Zemin - President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003 (news)
    August 17, 1926 -
  10. Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress better known for being herself than any role she has played (news)
    February 6, 1917 -

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