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Graveheart: The "B" stands for "Bereavement" plus a look at 2010

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It was the most active year in the history of the Red Reporter bereavement game, but after a furious start to the year, Brian B waited out the year with few celebrity deaths in the past few months and held off my brood to keep the championship in the B family. Brian earned a cashier's check for 180 cold ones, I'm keeping $20 for my troubles and my coworker Steve gets to play free next year.

Since our last update, the world has lost anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (25 points), funny man Soupy Sales (67 points) and all-around nice gal Susan Atkins (64 points). Today also saw the demise of Anne Frank sympathizer Miep Gies, just missing giving Brian B an even lengthier lead.

Here are the final standings. 18 of our 21 contestants got in on the action, with Brian B collecting 8 notches on his belt and three of my crew getting 6 apiece. I don't think we can't expect this active a game next season, but who knows... maybe we all just improved a lot.

This post also serves as an open invite for the yet-to-be-themed Bereavement 2010. If you plan to play, let me know here and I'll be back in a week or so with the official enrollment post. Here are the rules from last year, as well as last year's entry post. So who's in????

1. Brian B: 420 points (Michael Jackson, Jack Kemp, Millvina Dean, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, Les Paul, Susan Atkins, Claude Levi Strauss)
2. boobs: 358 points (Ted Kennedy, Jim Johnson, Gertrude Baines, Patrick Swayze, Myles Brand, Soupy Sales)
3. boobs' coworker Steve: 313 points (Karl Malden, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, Patrick Swayze, Myles Brand, Susan Atkins)
4. boobs' mom: 302 points (Farrah Fawcett, Karl Malden, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Walter Cronkite, Patrick Swayze)
5. Petey Hendrix: 277 points (Dom DeLuise, Karl Malden, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze, Myles Brand)
6. Red Menace: 274 points (Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, Sir Bobby Robson, Patrick Swayze)
6. Brian B's wife: 274 points (Paul Harvey, Karl Malden, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, Patrick Swayze, Claude Levi Strauss)
8. Cesar Hernandez: 267 points (Michael Jackson, Dom DiMaggio, Walter Cronkite, Patrick Swayze, Myles Brand)
9. ctnyc: 256 points (Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, Les Paul, Patrick Swayze, Claude Levi-Strauss)
10. Chandrathan: 208 points (Ed McMahon, Karl Malden, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze, Claude Levi-Strauss)
11.  nlt-Andrew: 155 points (Ed McMahon, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze)
12. 3fast: 118 points (Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Walter Cronkite)
13. BengalRed: 116 points (Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze)
13. Brendan: 116 points (Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze)
15. Madville: 101 points (Dom DiMaggio, Patrick Swayze)
16. RedinWrigleyville: 75 points (Michael Jackson)
17. boobs' coworker Brian: 48 points (Ted Kennedy)
18. Joshuar9476: 28 points (Karl Malden)

3fast

1. Stephen Hawking
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Billy Graham
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Nelson Mandela
7. Stan Musial
8. Ariel Sharon
9. John Wooden
10. Jerry Lewis
11. Dick Clark
12. Ted Kennedy
13. Elizabeth Taylor
14. Betty Ford
15. Robert Mugabe $$
16. Charlie Watts $$
17. Fidel Castro
18. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
19. Buzz Aldrin $$
20. Walter Cronkite

BengalRed

1. Amy Winehouse
2. Fidel Castro
3. George Steinbrenner
4. Art Donovan
5. Bob Feller
6. Hugo Chavez $$
7. Dick Clark
8. Jimmy Carter
9. Frank Gifford $$
10. Patrick Swayze
11. Queen Elizabeth $$
12. Robert Byrd
13. Mickey Rourke $$
14. John Daly
15. Tony Bennett
16. Keith Richards
17. Nancy Reagan
18. Peter Falk
19. Ted Kennedy
20. Mike Wallace $$

boobs

1. Elizabeth Edwards
2. Ted Kennedy
3. Seve Ballesteros
4. Patrick Swayze
5. Fidel Castro
6. Ariel Sharon
7. John Wooden
8. Muhammad Ali
9. Billy Graham
10. Fyvish Finkel $$
11. Robert Byrd
12. Soupy Sales $$
13. Gertrude Baines $$
14. Zsa Zsa Gabor
15. Lil Wayne $$
16. Bob Barker
17. Steve Jobs
18. Myles Brand
19. Stephen Hawking
20. Jim Johnson (Eagles) $$

boobs' coworker Brian

1. Andy Rooney
2. Barbara Walters $$
3. Pete Townshend $$
4. Roger Daltrey $$
5. Mick Jagger $$
6. Ted Kennedy
7. Robert Byrd
8. John McCain $$
9. John Chaney $$
10. Dick Cheney
11. Dick Clark
12. Dick Vitale $$
13. Bill Cosby $$
14. Hamid Karzai $$
15. Nouri al-Maliki $$
16. Pete Rose $$
17. Jack Nicholson $$
18. Robert De Niro $$
19. Nancy Reagan
20. Joan Rivers $$

boobs' coworker steve
(formerly boobs' roommate)

1. Elizabeth Edwards
2. John Wooden
3. Ariel Sharon
4. Billy Graham
5. Lee MacPhail
6. Bobby Doerr
7. Susan Atkins
8. Fidel Castro
9. Karl Malden
10. Margaret Thatcher
11. Robert Byrd
12. Wendy Richard $$
13. Myles Brand

14. Kirk Douglas
15. Patrick Swayze
16. Bob Novak
17. Steve Jobs
18. Ted Kennedy
19. Seve Ballesteros
20. Dick Dale $$

boobs' mom

1. Patrick Swayze
2. Farah Fawcett $$
3. Ted Kennedy
4. Nancy Reagan
5. Steve Jobs
6. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
7. Robert Byrd
8. Fidel Castro
9. Dick Clark
10. Kirk Douglas
11. Karl Malden
12. Phyllis Diller
13. Billy Graham
14. Rose Marie $$
15. Barbara Billingsley $$
16. Walter Cronkite
17. Nelson Mandela
18. Shirley Temple Black $$
19. Betty Ford
20. Jerry Lewis

Brendanukkah

1. Patrick Swayze
2. Steve Jobs
3. Tim Conway $$
4. Russell Johnson $$
5. Shia LaBeouf $$
6. Carol Channing $$
7. Jeff Conaway
8. Fidel Castro
9. Billy Graham
10. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
11. Gene Wilder $$
12. Jimmy Carter
13. Henry Kissinger $$
14. Charles Grodin $$
15. Mick Mars $$
16. John "Big Dawg" Thompson $$
17. Michael J. Fox
18. Ted Kennedy
19. J.D. Salinger
20. C. Everett Koop $$

Brian B

1. Jack Kemp $$
2. Harry Morgan
3. Ted Kennedy
4. Robert Novak

5. Les Paul
6. Lauren Bacall $$
7. Millvina Dean $$
8. John Wooden
9. Elizabeth Edwards
10. Ariel Sharon
11. Steve Smith (running back, Raiders) $$
12. Orlando Thomas $$
13. Carl Lindner $$
14. Michael Jackson
15. Seve Ballesteros
16. Susan Atkins
17. Miep Gies
18. Claude Levi-Strauss
19. Sargent Shriver
20. Ronnie Biggs
Brian B's wife

1. Fidel Castro
2. Robert Novak
3. Ariel Sharon
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Paul Harvey $$
6. Zsa Zsa Gabor
7. Miep Gies
8. Amy Winehouse
9. Karl Malden
10. Steve Jobs
11. Patrick Swayze
12. Don Baylor $$
13. Dick Cheney
14. Ted Kennedy
15. Oscar Niemeyer
16. Claude Levi-Strauss
17. Luise Rainer $$
18. Art Linkletter
19. Seve Ballesteros
20. Merle Haggard $$

cesarhernandez 

1. Patrick Swayze
2. John Wooden
3. Seve Ballesteros
4. Tony Dungy $$
5. Mean Joe Greene $$
6. Deacon Jones $$
7. Marv Levy $$
8. Bobby Doerr
9. Bob Feller
10. Dom DiMaggio
11. Michael Jackson

12. Jean Stapleton $$
13. Bob Barker
14. Walter Cronkite
15. Kirk Douglas
16. Billy Graham
18. Zsa Zsa Gabor
19. Myles Brand
20. BB King

Chandrathan

1. Patrick Swayze
2. Artie Lange $$
3. Andy Rooney
4. Peter Falk
5. George Steinbrenner
6. Jake Lamotta $$
7. Ted Kennedy
8. J.D. Salinger
9. Steve Jobs
10. Nancy Reagan
11. Ed McMahon
12. Chyna $$
13. Fidel Castro
14. Seve Ballesteros
15. Bobby Heenan $$
16. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
17. Steve-O
18. Karl Malden
19. Oscar Niemeyer
20. Claude Levi-Strauss

ctnyc

1.  Steve Jobs
2.  Patrick Swayze
3.  Art Linkletter
4.  Ariel Sharon
5.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver
6.  Ted Kennedy
7.  Robert Novak

8. Fidel Castro
9. John Wooden
10. Margaret Thatcher
11. George Steinbrenner
12. Seve Ballesteros
13. Andy Griffith $$
14. Claude Levi-Strauss
15. Billy Graham
16. Jeff Conaway
17. Amy Winehouse
18. Muhammad Ali
19. Zsa Zsa Gabor
20. Les Paul

Joshuar9476

1. Nancy Reagan
2. Rick Majerus $$
3. Dick Clark
4. Seve Ballesteros
5. Kim Jong Il
6. Tony Bennett
7. Verne Troyer $$
8. Larry King
9. Peter Falk
10. Karl Malden
11. Richard Petty $$
12. Larry Flynt $$
13. Yogi Berra
14. Steve-O
15. Emperor Akihito of Japan $$
16. Gary Coleman $$
17. Mindy McCready
18. Tommy Lasorda $$
19. Michael J. Fox
20. Art Donovan

Joshuar9476's Wife (ashes)

1. Sacha Baron Cohen $$
2. George HW Bush
3. Barbara Streisand $$
4. George Strait $$
5. Dennis Rodman $$
6. Sheryl Crow $$
7. Kat Von D $$
8. Peter Graves $$
9. Robin Williams
10. Meryl Streep $$
11. Sean Connery $$
12. Ozzie Osbourne $$
13. Betty White $$
14. Bob Barker
15. Tony Hawk $$
16. Hugh Hefner $$
17. Ray Anthony (Big Band Leader) $$
18. Elizabeth Edwards
19. Eddie Murphy $$
20. Clint Eastwood

Justin

1. Bob Dole $$
2. J.D. Salinger
3. Fidel Castro
4. Jack McKeon $$
5. Harry Morgan
6. Rod Blagojevich $$
7. Jimmy Carter
8. Jose Conseco $$
9. Bob Huggins $$
10. Pete Van Wieren $$
11. Bob Gibson $$
12. Bruce Froemming $$
13. George Voinovich $$
14. Elizabeth Edwards
15. Lindsay Lohan $$
16. Dan Rather $$
17. Andy Rooney
18. Magic Johnson $$
19. Peter Gammons $$
20. Harold Ramis $$
Madville

1. Patrick Swayze
2. Kirk Douglas
3. Eli Wallich $$
4. Olivia DeHavilland $$
5. Beverly Cleary $$
6. Hal Holbrook $$
7. Jon Forsythe $$
8. Mary Tyler Moore $$
9. Bob Feller
10. Dom DiMaggio
11. Phyllis Diller
12. Lee MacPhail
13. Dick Cheney
14. Whitey Ford $$
15. Sparky Anderson $$
16. John Paul Stevens $$
17. Wolfgang Puck $$
18. John Dingell $$
19. Daniel Akaka $$
20. Robert Byrd 
nlt-andrew

1. Steve Jobs
2. Ted Kennedy
3. Elizabeth Edwards
4. Fidel Castro
5. Margret Thatcher
6. Patrick Swayze
7. Ariel Sharon
8. Kim Jong Il
9. Ed McMahon
10. Sargent Shriver
11. Yitzhak Shamir $$
12. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth $$
13. Seve Ballesteros
14. Robert Byrd
15. Zsa Zsa Gabor
16. Billy Graham
17. Bob Feller
18. Helen Thomas $$
19. John Wooden
20. Kirk Douglas

Petey Hendrix

1. Fidel Castro
2. Roger Ebert $$
3. John Madden
4. Billy Graham
5. Patrick Swayze
6. Mindy McCready
7. Sen. Robert Byrd
8. Teddy Kennedy
9. Kirk Douglas
10. Dom DeLouise $$
11. Ariel Sharon
12. B.B. King
13. Karl Malden
14. John Wooden
15. James Earl Jones $$
16. Betty Ford            
17. George Steinbrenner
18. O.J. Simpson $$
19. Myles Brand
20. Steve Jobs

RedinWrigleyville

1. Robert Redford $$
2. John Wooden
3. Ken Griffey Sr. $$
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. Larry King
6. George HW Bush
7. Clint Eastwood
8. Al Sharpton $$
9. Steve Jobs
10. Michael Jackson
11. George Steinbrenner
12. Howie Mandell $$
13. Bill Murray $$
14. Barack Obama $$
15. Bode Miller $$
16. John Daly
17. Ryan Freel $$
18. Bernard Madoff $$
19. Chad Kroeger $$
20. Carrot Top $$

Red Menace

1. Seve Ballesteros
2. Ron Springs (NFL) $$
3. Patrick Swayze
4. Ron Santo $$
5. Louis Farrakhan $$
6. Sir Bobby Robson $$
7. Ted Kennedy
8. Robert Novak

9. George Steinbrenner
10. Ronnie Biggs
11. Jack Kevorkian $$
12. Ariel Sharon
13. Peter Falk
14. Fidel Castro
15. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
16. Stan Musial
17. Billy Graham
18. Kirk Douglas
19. Robert Byrd
20. Steve Jobs

Seattle Slim

1. Robin Williams
2. George HW Bush
3. Johnny Rotten $$
4. Manuel Noriega $$
5. Boy George $$
6. Steve Forbes $$
7. Ross Perot $$
8. Keith Richards
9. Sara Jane Moore $$
10. DMX $$
11. Wayne Newton $$
12. Kim Jong Il
13. Dick Van Dyke $$
14. Robert Byrd
15. Mohammed Ali
16. Pat Robertson $$
17. Oscar Robertson $$
18. Ron Jeremy $$
19. Yogi Berra
20. Dick Clark

$$ -- Unique pick.
Note: Though Wendy Richard died, her obituary did not appear on cnn.com, thus no points were awarded.

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