This list was submitted by USER00946 on Friday, December 31st, 2004 at 5:18 PM PST for The 2005 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||Pope John Paul II||April 2nd, 2005||84|
|9||Gerald Ford||December 26th, 2006||93|
|8||James Arness||June 3rd, 2011||88|
|7||Osama bin Laden||May 2nd, 2011||54|
|6||Walter Cronkite||July 17th, 2009||92|
|5||Pat Summerall||April 16th, 2013||82|
|3||Morley Safer||May 19th, 2016||84|
|1||Lady Bird Johnson||July 11th, 2007||94|
|10 points||1 hit|
He invented Big League Chew. Remember that? Strands of bubble gum, that came in a pouch that made you feel like a real big time ball player chewing tobacco. Sure - they lost flavor in like 4 seconds, but that was a glorious 4 seconds. You felt yourself right up there on the mound, ready to deliver a smoking fastball right over the plate to win game 7 of the World Series. It was transformational. And Jim invented it.
Anyway, he's dead.
(d) July 10th, 2019