Fantasy Drafts

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Disasters Draft

11:28 PM
OK, so we're insensitive, we know. We were upset that we weren't at any of these events so that we could liveblog. We're gonna make up for it right here. Rules: Man-made or natural disasters and the major activity had to happen on a single day.

First Round

Bryan: Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, 2004
Sydney: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Chris: Huang He (Yellow River) Flood, 1931
Sarah: meteor that killed the dinosaurs, 65 million BC
Adam: atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, 1945

Round 2

Adam: terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
Sarah: eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 79 AD
Chris: nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, 1986
Sydney: sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Bryan: Hindenburg explosion, 1937

Round 3

Bryan: Challenger explosion, 1986
Sydney: Great Fire of London, 1666
Chris: Eruption of Krakatoa, 1883
Sarah: Lisbon earthquake, 1755
Adam: Pearl Harbor attack, 1941

Round 4

Adam: San Francisco earthquake, 1906
Sarah: Kashmir earthquake, 2005
Chris: Bhola cyclone, 1970
Sydney: Shaanxi earthquake, 1956
Bryan: Great Chicago Fire, 1871

Round 5

Bryan: Exxon Valdez oil spill, 1989
Sydney: atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 1945
Chris: bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988
Sarah: sinking of USS Maine, 1898
Adam: Bay of Pigs invasion, 1961

Round 6

Adam: sinking of the Lusitania, 1915
Sarah: Galveston hurricane, 1900
Chris: Tangshan earthquake, 1976
Sydney: 10th Plague, death of firstborn, c1300 BC
Bryan: Val di Stava Dam collapse, 1985

Round 7:

Bryan: Boston Molasses disaster, 1919
Sydney: Kristallnacht, 1938
Chris: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, 1911
Sarah: Al-Aaimmah Bridge stampede, 2005
Adam: crash of the Beechcraft Bonanza, 1958

Round 8:

Adam: eruption of Mt. Tambora, 1815
Sarah: crash of TWA Flight 800, 1996
Chris: Bhopal chemical leak, 1984
Sydney: crash of Valujet 592, 1996
Bryan: Beirut Embassy bombing, 1983

Supplemental Draft:
Albert's NCAA Bracket


Blogger Captain Easychord said...

What... no Krakatoa? Tunguska? Johnstown Flood? Hurricane Andrew? Madrid train bombings? Jonestown? Columbine? Texas City Explosions/Fire? Tenerife airplane collision? Lake Toba supervolcano? (Adam in particular could use a few of these...)

8:38 PM  
Blogger Selfish Country Music Loving Lady said...

If any excluded hurricane should have been included, you've got to go Mitch over Andrew, no?

12:44 PM  
Blogger Captain Easychord said...

I dunno... I mean, if you go by bodycount, then yeah, Mitch over Andrew... but then again, if you just go by bodycount, there are at least 30 earthquakes that produced more deaths than either Andrew or Mitch (not to mention Katrina)...

All things considered, Andrew is now the fourth most intense hurricane at landfall (just behind Katrina) and the second most costly (far behind Katrina, but greater than the next three combined)... Mitch killed lots more people and prompted maps of Honduras to be re-drawn... they were both pretty bad and you could really choose either one...

And it really doesn't match up to any of the others, but if I were drafting, I might have taken the Sampoong department store collapse on my list... I mean, you know hurricanes and earthquakes and volcanoes will happen... you know planes can crash... and you sort of consciously assume the risk, however small it may be... but when you go into a building, does anyone really worry about the whole thing spontaneously collapsing on top of you?

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Bob Loblaw's Law Blog said...

wow. that is horrible. it should have been chosen we are such assholes...also Krakatoa was picked

6:06 PM  
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12:07 PM  
Anonymous Handsome Dan said...

If we're talking body count, be it human or God's other living creatures, no disaster compares to the Great Flood of Biblical times (you remember, Noah and the Ark ... chapters 6 thru 9 of the Book of Genesis - 2349 BC.) Now, it doesn't qualify for your draft inasmuch as the rain that caused the flood took place over 40 days and 40 nights. But it bears mentioning because it pretty much wiped out ALL living creatures on the planet other than Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives, the animal and insect pairs on his floating zoo and those creatures living in the water. Now THAT'S a disaster! Boola, Boola!

12:12 PM  
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