Score One for Death!

November 20, 2007 | Comments (0) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

As I've said before, our ticket for the bus to hell is pretty much guaranteed at this point with various posts and the creation of the Fantasy Hurricane League. Well we've officially upgraded our bus tickets to our own personal limo to hell with this latest brainchild.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the TMS Fantasy Death League.

Now this is far from an original idea. If you Google "death pool" you'll see this sort of competition has been going on for quite a while. So before you go all high morals on us just remember that there are plenty of other sick bastards out there as well.

So here's the premise....

1) There are 8 members to the league: Myself, Brant, the Governor, Chaim, the Hundley, Daft Funk, Dave, and Mr. Thomas Buzanis himself.

2) Each member has a roster of 74 people which consists of 70 famous people aged 60 or older that were randomly assigned to them, as well as 4 wild cards that were picked in a special four round draft. The wild cards could be any famous person under the age of 60.

3) Each member scores points if one of his people go belly up. Points are awarded based on age and go as such.

Age 95-99 = 1 point
Age 90-94 = 2 points
Age 85-89 = 3 points
Age 80-84 = 4 points
Age 75-79 = 5 points
Age 70-74 = 6 points
Age 65-69 = 7 points
Age 60-64 = 8 points
Wild Card = 20 points

4) The death 'season' started last week and will conclude at the end of Thanksgiving day 2008

5) We will keep tabs on any scoring throughout the league as various folks kick the bucket. Speaking of which, Governor Gray Davis already scored some points. More on that in a second, first here are the rosters. (Note: You obviously have to click on them in order to view them. Wild Card picks are denoted in orange highlight).

As mentioned, the Governor scored the first points with the death of baseball legend Joe Nuxhall.

From the Associated Press:
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joe Nuxhall, the youngest major leaguer at age 15 and later a beloved broadcaster as "the ol' left-hander" in Cincinnati, has died. He was 79.

Brought up by Cincinnati to pitch during World War II - just out of junior high classes, he unraveled at the sight of Stan Musial in the on-deck circle - Nuxhall worked more than six decades for the Reds. He continued to pitch batting practice into the 1980s and was a member of the team's Hall of Fame.

While he won 135 games, it was on the radio where he became best known. On a franchise filled with Hall of Fame players and big personalities, Nuxhall might have been the most popular of all.
5 points awarded to Governor Gray Davis. R.I.P. Joe.