Rules for The Corey and Joel Radio Show Fan Death Pool 2009
– This may seem complicated, but it’s really not. We’re just trying to make it as close to the Death Pool we do on the show. Here’s a link to the Official Fans’ Death Pool list from 2008:
And the 2009 studio draft results:
And to listen to this year’s in-studio draft show here:
– Choose AT LEAST 30 celebrities (a celebrity will be defined below). Rank them in order from 1 – 30 (or however many you choose) based on the order that you feel they are most likely to die, with #1 being the most likely. You should choose at least 30 but can include more if you want, but please no more than 1 full typed page. You MUST assign everyone a rank to every celebrity that is on your list. The number of players on your final official list (as determined by the draft) will be 20 or possibly lower depending on how many people enter. You need not list the ages of the celebrities, we will look that up for you. IF YOU ENTERED IN 2008 YOU MAY KEEP UP TO THREE NAMES FROM LAST YEAR’S LIST. Just list them in the top 3 spots on your list and put an asterisk (*) next to their name to indicate a keeper pick. You can keep only 1 or 2 names if you want as well. You will forgo an opening round of the draft for every keeper you keep. Therefore if you keep 3 names your first “new” pick will be in round four.
– A celebrity, for our purposes, will be someone who’s death will be reported as news on a national level in the United States. This disqualifies anyone famous elsewhere, like foreign heads of state,
unless they’re famous worldwide like Tony Blair, Putin, etc. This would also disqualify most foreign sports stars, actors, singers, and TV personalities who are not famous in the US. You MAY NOT choose anyone who is sentenced to or awaiting execution. You may choose those who are wanted dead, but not captured like Osama bin Laden. Prisoners sentenced to life in prison are acceptable picks such as Charles Manson or Scott Peterson. Celebrities’ spouses, parents and children are generally not acceptable as celebs, unless they’re famous on their own like Dana Reeve or Earl Woods.
– We will randomly draw names to select the draft order. If you are first, then you guarantee that you get the 1st name on your list. If, for example, 2 people pick Dick Clark as their #1 choice, the person
drafting first gets Dick Clark and the second person would get their #2 pick (or whomever is the next available). No two players will have the same celebrity on their final list (as determined by the draft), so this why ranking is very important!
– The points system is subtracting the celebrity’s age at their death from 100. For example, Gerald Ford was 93 at hit his death (in 2006), 100-93=7, so Ford netted Corey 7 points. The highest point total at the end of the year wins. In the event of a tie, there will be co-winners. It is too hard to agree on a tie-breaker – youngest death? Number of deaths? Highest draft picks?
– Send you entries in to us at the regular email address of If you want to send in your list as an attachment, that is OK but please use a .txt format.
– Send your entries in NO LATER than noon EST on January 14, 2009. No celebrity death will be counted in the fan Death Pool unless it occurs after January 14th 2009. We know some people may die before January 14th, but that’s the only fair way to do it.
– You may pick celebrity on any of our lists on the show from any year we’ve done it, or even after you hear the 09 show.
– The contest is open to anyone in the world that wants to play, not necessarily our fans or mailing list subscribers. So yeah, your mom can play or friends at the office or whatever.
– The prize for first place is fuck all except bragging rights, tons of mentions on the show, and who knows what else.
– Make sure to include your name and email addy on the list itself, too! Here’s brief sample list:
Joel Fragomeni’s (
Death Pool list:
1. Dick Clark
2. Osama bin Laden
3. Jerry Lewis
4. Larry King
5. Mike Tyson
6. Nancy Reagan
30. 50 Cent
– That’s about it
Any other questions, let us know!
Happy morbid New Year and thanks for listening,
Corey and Joel