Lindsay D: 95
Rob N: 89
Bridget M: 58
Shannon C: 41
Crystal N: 38
Sarah S: 33
Jen L: 26
Matt B: 24
Eric S: 24
Stephen M: 23
Josh H: 9
Nick N: 9
Christy J: 8
Monika T: 5
But I feel like I can call this thing.
Elizabeth Edward’s passing earlier this month gave her and Rob, who finally broke free of third place, the top two spots. Pushed to third was Bridget who had been sitting pretty for months after Gary Colemans surprise death in May.
As per the rules, and some rounding to make everything nice even numbers, Lindsay will get $100, Rob gets $30, and Bridget gets her buy-in back.
It seems like this is the last year of Death Pool since no one has submitted lists for 2011 and I would need them today. Oh well, it’s been a great run! I’m sure it will end up saving me $10 because I have sucked pretty hard at this for the last few years.
Thanks to all who participated and, barring a celebrity death in the next 37 hours, congratulations to our winners!
We have two months to go and there hasn’t been a shift at the top of the leaderboard since June. As far as Death Pools go this years has been rather tame.
Gary Coleman’s unexpected death in May gave Bridget 58 points, good enough to hold the lead for six months, and possibly carry her to victory. For comparison, the winner in 2008 had 100 points, and last year the LOWEST score was 43, with the winner at a whopping 187.
Lindsay has been at or near the top since January, and Rob, as he has been for the past 3 years, is stuck at third place.
Now is the time to double check your list and make sure I didn’t miss anyone. Once I award the prize money in the first week of January that’s it. And if we find out that someone had actually died this year and has been replaced with a robot, sorry about that too.
Perhaps a few more famous faces will not make it through the holiday season. Or maybe we should all just start thinking about 2011.