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Dead Pool 2017: News Archive

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News Archive

12/28/2017

Rose Marie Dead

Let me take a break from entering the 2018 entries to bring you the news that Dick Van Dyke star Rose Marie Mazetta has died at the age of 94, and 3 players had her on 4 lists: Aunti Di's List 2 gets her 3rd hit, moving up to 9th place.

Natalie Tyler's `M` is the Deadliest Letter List gets her 2nd, while her Let`s Hear It For the Girls List and Bob Lyhus each pick up their first of the year.

Congrats, all!

12/26/2017

Johnny Bower pulled from the game

NHL Hall of Famer Johnny Bower has died at 93, and 2 players picked up the late game point: Natalie Tyler's Sporting Chance List snags her 4th hit of the game, moving from 10th to 5th place, while Mike Roche's List 1 makes the board for the first time this year.

Congratulations, Natalie and Mike!

Blurb credit: Mike Roche

12/20/2017

Lawless and in Hell

Disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law has died at 86, giving Mike Spinney a nice little late-game bump as his 6th hit moves him into second place

Congratulations, Mike!

Blurb Credit: Bob Lyhus

11/30/2017

Gomer is a Goner

Actor Jim Nabors has died at 87, and News Guy Craig picks up the solo on his third hit of the game, rising to 8th place

Congrats, Craig!

Blurb credit: ME!
Also: Private pYle of bones (Kelly Keegan) and Surprise, Surprise, He Dies... (Mike Spinney)

11/25/2017

Penny Chenery DQ'd

Sad news for the KDP in general and Shelley Brown in specific as we learned that Penny Chenery died in September. Unfortunately, since she did not get SUFFICIENT media attention, it took us longer than the 7 days allowed by our rules to see her obituary and so her hit has been Disqualified.
12/01/2017 Update: Chenery's DQ status has been reversed. Hit awarded to Shelley Brown, who now has 5 hits.

11/23/2017

Jon Hendeads

Jazz guy Jon Hendricks is dead at 96, and Mike Spinney picks up the Turkey Day solo as he moves from third place to... uhh.. third place with his FIFTH hit of the game.

Congratulations, Mike!

Blurb credit: this is what happens when I have to come up with it with a belly fully of turkey.

11/20/2017

Snatched by an Angel

Singer/actor Della Reese has died at 86, and Joe Biasi picks up the solo on his third hit of the year (and second in 2 days). He moves up to 7th place. This is our 4th hit in 3 days. Crazy.

Congratulations, Joe!

11/20/2017

Death of a nutjob caps off a busy weekend

Our third hit of the weekend! Charles Manson is dead at 83, and Natalie Tyler's `M` is the Deadliest Letter List picks up the solo hit on her first hit of the year.

Congats, Natalie!

11/19/2017

M-M-Mel T-T-Tillis is D-D-D-Dead

Country Music star Mel Tillis has died at the age of 85, and 3 players included him on 5 lists:

For the first time in the 20 year history of the KDP, we have a player that has gotten an EIGHTH hit! Special congratulations to Kevin Byrnes, who has previously gotten 7 hits in 2013.

Kelly Keegan's List 1 and Kelly and Craig do it again List each pick up a third hit, while his List 2** snags a second. Joe Biasi also got a second hit of the game.

C-C-C-Congratulations, all!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

** Just in case anybody notices: Kelly's List 2 was misidentified as Kelly and Craig do it again all this time - it took both lists getting the same hit for me to notice.

11/18/2017

Malcolm Young travels the Highway to Hell

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died at 64, ending Aunti Di's solo 3-year vigil on her List 2 . She picks up her second hit of the year, moving from 42nd to 11th place.

Congratulations, Aunti Di!

11/14/2017

Doerr Die

Oldest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Bobby Doerr has died at 99, and 2 players picked him: Mike Spinney gets his fourth hit of the year, moving from 4th to 3rd place, while Natalie Tyler's Sporting Chance List picks up her third, and moves up to 6th.

Congrats, Mike and Natalie!

10/25/2017

Ain't that a shame - Fats left his will on Blue-BURY Hill

Fats Domino died today at 89, and 2 players hit the floor on 3 lists:

Neil Hall gets his 2nd hit, while Natalie Tyler's Taps For Troubadours List also gets a second hit, and her Rock and Roll Heaven List joins the game with a first hit.

Congrats, Neil and Natalie!

Blurb credit: ME!
Rejected blurb: His life is nil; he's in Blue Bury Hill

10/19/2017

So Tragic

Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip has died at the age of 53 and landed on five lists:

Kevin Byrnes gets his seventh hit; this is the second time that Kevin has hit 7, and only the seventh time in the history of the game that a player has hit 7. Needless to say, his lead continues.

Bob Razem get his 5th hit, while Mike Spinney sees his 3rd. Finally, Kelly Keegan's List 1 and Kelly and Craig do it again Lists each snag a second hit.

Congratulations, all!

10/09/2017

Why A Tittle-Tattle?

OK, so old-timey football guy YA Tittle died at 90, and 2 players made the catch:

Natalie Tyler's Sporting Chance List and Grady Harmon each grabbed their second hit of the year, moving up to 12th and 13th place

Congrats, Natalie and Grady!

Blurb Credit: Natalie Tyler

09/30/2017

Let's Make a Deal with the Devil

Monty Hall has died at 96, and three players made great deals: Katy Conlin's List 1 gets her 3rd hit (and 2nd consecutive) of the year, moving up to 5th place.

Rich Place's Whiz and Barley List picks up his 2nd hit, Shelley Brown's List 2 avoids a goat with her first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

09/28/2017

Going to the Grotto for Good

The Proto-Playboy himself, Hugh Hefner, has died at 91, giving us our biggest hit this year. The Hef was our 8th-most picked celeb for 2017, with 10 players picking him: Shelley Brown's List 1 picks up her 4th hit (and 2nd consecutive, after LaMotta) and moves up a spot to 3rd place. Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List snags her 3rd hit.

Laura Welliver's who dat? List, Jim Bull, Judith Place, Katy Conlin's List 1 , Nathan Raupach, Sarah Jane Wallace and Lindsey Roke all got a second hit, while Toe Tag made the board for the first time this year.

Congrats, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Roche

09/20/2017

Raging Dead

Boxer Jake Lamotta has died at 95, and 2 players picked up the hit: Shelley Brown's List 1 knocks out her third hit of the year, moving from 11th up to 4th place, while Natalie Tyler's Sporting Chance List gets her first hit.

Congratulations, Shelley and Natalie!

08/20/2017

The Nutty Professor has cancelled all classes...

Jerry Lewis has died at 91, and 8 player picked him: Nancy Freebery gets her second hit of the game and moves up to 24th place.

Hitting the board for the first time this year: Aunti Di's List 1 , Laura Welliver's Jerry Jerry Jerry List, Jim Bull, Natalie Tyler's I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper List, Neil Hall, Rich Place and Sarah Jane Wallace.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Natalie Tyler and Diana Fahey

08/13/2017

Traded his Red Wings for Angel Wings

Hockey coach Bryan Murray has died at the age of 74, and 2 players picked him: Kevin Byrnes gets his second hit in 4 days, and his sixth hit of the year, even further extending his lead.
However, Bob Razem isn't content to let that lead extend too far, as he snags his fourth hit to keep right on Kevin's heels at 2nd place.

Congrats, Kevin and Bob!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

08/08/2017

Like a Tombstone Goneboy

Country singer Glen Campbell has died at 81, and 7 players him, including Kevin Byrnes, who extends his lead with his fifth hit of the year.

Jimmy Casino gets his third hit, while Mike Spinney, News Guy Craig and Carol Ann Roke each get their second. Finally, Katy Conlin's List 2 and Me picked up our first hit.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney & Bob Lyhus

08/02/2017

Dyin` Irish

Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian died at 94, and 2 players picked him: John Downey gets his second hit of the game and leaps up to 6th place from 27th. Natalie Tyler's Ohio and Goodbye-O List gets her first hit of the year.

Congratulations, John & Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

06/16/2017

Helmut Cold

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died at 87, and 2 players picked him: Jimmy Casino gets his second hit of the game and leaps to 4th place. Natalie Tyler's Politics Can Be Deadly! List gets her first hit.

Glückwünsche, Jimmy & Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

05/30/2017

Manuel No-breathe-again

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has finally died at 83, and left behind quite a little dust-up in the standings, as Kevin Byrnes becomes the first player to get a Fourth hit and moves into 1st place.

Making the board with their first hit of the year are Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig do it again List and News Guy Craig

Congratulations, all!

04/06/2017

Mr. Warmth quickly cooling off

Comedian Don Rickles has died at 90, and 5 players got the last laugh: Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List gets her second hit of the year and moves from 13th up to 3rd place.

Katy Conlin's List 1, Sheila Place, Carol Ann Roke, and Aunti Di's List 2 all pick up their first hit of the game.

Congratulations, ya bums!

03/20/2017

Knock a feller into an open grave

Bazillionaire David Rockefeller has died at 101, and 7 players got the hit: Michelle Downey and Shelley Brown's List 1 each get their second hit and move up to 3rd and 4th place. J.R. MacDonald, Rich Place's Whiz and Barley List, Prince Sundar, Lindsey Roke and Nathan Raupach all get their first hit of the game.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: me. Because this is what happens when left to my own devices

03/18/2017

Bury Chuck

Rock pioneer Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, and 2 players picked him: Jimmy Casino and Natalie Tyler's Taps For Troubadours List both get their first hit of the game.

Congratulations, Jimmy and Natalie!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney, with Bob Lyhus submitting "Johnnie B. Gone"

03/08/2017

Life Dismissed

Terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart has died at the age of 77, and Bob Razem gets his third hit of the year, taking over the top spot from Kevin Byrnes, who is undoutedly kicking himself real hard, as he'd picked her in the previous 3 games.

Congratulations, Bob!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

02/26/2017

One Minute `til Wapner ... DIES

Judge Joseph Wapner of the The People's Court has died at 97, and 5 players made their cases:

Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List gets her second hit of the game, and moves into third place.

John Downey, Mike Roche's List 3 , Shelley Brown's List 1 and Nancy Freebery each get their first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney, with Mike Roche right on his heels with The ruling is ... You're Dead.

02/10/2017

Put the Biscuit in the Casket!

Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch is dead at 87, and 2 players got the shot: Bob Razem gets his second hit of the year, and moves up to 7th place, while Judith Place gets her first hit.

Congrats, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

I have no idea what it means

02/07/2017

The World's Deadest Authority

Old-time comic "Professor" Irwin Corey has died at the age of 102, and 3 players got the last laugh: Kevin Byrnes picks up his 3rd hit a mere 37 days into the game, extending his lead.

Brave Sir Robin and Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List each get their first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

01/28/2017

John Hurt... John Really Hurt

Actor Sir John Hurt has died at 77, and 2 players got their first hit of the year: Brad Hope, who moves up to 6th place, and Natalie Tyler's The C Files List.

Congratulations, Brad and Natalie!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

01/25/2017

Mary Tyler No Moore

Actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at 80, and she was included on 7 lists: Kevin Byrnes becomes the first to get a second hit and moves into First Place.

Kelly Keegan's List 1 and Kelly and Craig do it again Lists, Natalie Tyler's Must See TV: 1970`s edition and Old Friends Lists, Laura Welliver's who dat? List and Michelle Downey all see their first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

01/15/2017

Superfly Swatted!

Wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is dead at 73, and we have 4 players taking the tag: Mike Spinney, Kevin Byrnes, Bob Razem and Joe Biasi each get their first hit of the game and take up residence in the Top 4.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney!

01/04/2017

Breaking the Ice

Hockey Hall of Famer Milt Schmidt has died at 98, marking the OFFICIAL OFFICIAL* opening of the 2017 game. Grady Harmon jumps into the lead with the solo hit.

Congratulations, Grady!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

(*OFFICIAL OFFICIAL is nearly TWICE as OFFICIAL as OFFICIAL alone)

01/01/2017

2017 KDP is live!

The 2016 edition of Kaufman's Deadpool is over, and a big congratulations goes out to Natalie Tyler, who takes home 75% of the collected $620 pot, or $465.

Kelly Keegan came in second place, snagging 15% ($93).

Jimmy Casino picked up 3rd place and the remaining 10% ($62).

We've got 64 entries this year - the same amount as last year, with 2 prodigal players returning for more fun (Sarah Jane Wallace and Laura Welliver).

Now that the game is all fully updated on the site, please take a moment and verify that I've got your lists entered correctly and let me know ASAP of any errors.

Congratulations, everyone! Good luck to all in 2017!




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