by Pa Rock
Master of the Dead Pool
Last year fourteen people entered Pa Rock's Dead Pool, and six of those won money. I was hopeful the number of entries would rise this year - especially once the word got out about cash prizes - but that was not to be. This year there are thirteen of us in the competition. Here are the entrants and their picks:
Camille: Michael J. Fox, Andy Samberg, Steve-O, Seth Binzer, Joan Marie Laurer, John Gosslin, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Edwards, Willie Nelson, and Robin Williams.
Judy: Charlie Sheen, Mick Jagger, Jesse Jackson, Brittany Spears, Gary Coleman, Bill Clinton, Andy Rooney, Nancy Pelosi, John Madden, and Magic Johnson.
Erin: Mary Kate Olsen, Jeff Bridges, Madonna, John Goodman, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Jack White, Ashton Kutcher, Andy Dick, and Eminem.
T. Hopkins (Tyzerman): Tom Sizemore, Dick Cheney, Tony Bennett, John Madden, John Voight, Sam Elliott, Larry Bird, Jacquin Phoenix, Peter Fonda, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Darby: Steven King, Harper Lee, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ben Stein, Barbara Walters, Roy Blunt, Gary Coleman, and Billy Graham.
Ron: Mickey Rooney, Hugh Hefner, George Steinbrenner, Billy Graham, Osama Bin Laden, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Amy Winehouse, Hugo Chavez, and Tiger Woods.
Tim: Chevy Chase, Dustin Diamond, William Shatner, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Jay Leno, Glenn Beck, George W. Bush, Carl Rove, and Sarah Palin.
Molly: Mike Starr, Betty White, Courtney Love, Steven Tyler, Keith Richards, Scott Weiland, Liza Minnelli, George Michael, Rush Limbaugh, Lindsay Lohan.
Brenda: James Arness, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Dole, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elizabeth Edwards, Queen Elizabeth, Joe Biden, Paul McCartney, Larry McMurtry, and Kit Bond.
Mary: Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Joe Cocker, Queen Elizabeth, Steven Tyler, Macaulay Culkin, Betty White, Jack Nicholson, Meatloaf, and O.J. Simpson.
Nick: Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner, Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, Mel Gibson, Janet Jackson, Woody Allen, Jimmy Carter, Gary Coleman, and Cher.
Alvin: Hamid Karzai, Harry Morgan, Steve Jobs, Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Carter, Kirk Douglas, Steve Ballesteros, and Jay Leno.
Pa Rock: Joe Arpaio, Roger Ailes, John McCain, Prince Philip, Henry Kissinger, Celeste Holm, Harlan Ellison, Rose Marie, Mary Tyler Moore, and Rupert Murdoch.
Even with just eleven entrants, the selections were quite diverse. Elizabeth Taylor garnered the most selections - three - and several people were chosen by two entrants. The vast majority, however, were singletons.
Okay, we've done our part. Now it is up to the Grim Reaper to determine the winners!