With the passing of Gordon Hinckley, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, enfarcer becomes the first player in the 2008 Loogslair Ghoul Pool to get on the board. Hinckley was 97 at the time of his passing, so Justin scores 3 points.
Hinckley’s spot on the list will be replaced with Garrick Utley, former NBC News anchor, since it was next on his draft list.
(About damn time someone scored, too, given the number of high-profile deaths we’ve had this month. I mean, how could the nine of us all miss Sir Edmund Hillary, Suzanne Pleshette, and Bobby Fischer? Not to mention the bonanza pick of Heath Ledger, although his score would’ve likely been halved given the circumstances of his death – namely, the fact that he was surrounded by a myriad of pills when he was found in his apartment.)