What's wrong with a death pool?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Yes, some may find it to be insensitive. However, I bet that many of you participate in death pools anyway. I laugh my ass off when Howard Stern or Tom Leykis make their picks at the beginning of each year.

Here is a sample set of rules that I have heard of:

A random order is selected.

Each person involved in the pool picks a famous person.

The draft is serpentine meaning that the second round goes in the reverse order of the first: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 et cetera.

Scoring goes as follows: If anyone on your "team" dies, you get 100 - the person's age points.

At the end of the year scores are totaled and the person with the most points wins the pot.

I'm currently not involved in one but I don't find it to be so disgusting that discussion of them needs to be stifled.


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