Passed Over Papal Candidates.
Saw this tidbit from Bill Simmons of espn.com and thought you would find it funny. He writes a Impromptus-esque column, covering all sorts of topics:
"We finally have a new Pope: Benedict XVI. Strange process. My buddy Gus kept waiting for the Vatican to announce that they were interviewing Chris Chambliss and Ray Sherman, just to fulfill the minority requirements."
To appreciate this fully, you have to be familiar with hiring practices - and rules - in professional sports. A year and a half ago, I wrote a piece on the subject, called "Color in Coaching."