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(Religion News Service)   You know how it is in March: the guys from the Knights of Columbus fill out a shiatload of brackets, but it's always some Jewish girl making her picks by vestment color who wins the pool   ( religionnews.com) divider line
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2013-02-28 03:19:56 PM  
3 votes:
It will be Scola or Ravasi.  It's been too long since we've had an Italian Pope.  And you know they'd never ever ever ever pick an American.
2013-02-28 03:37:44 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-28 05:38:20 PM  
1 vote:

OtherLittleGuy: I roll with Phil's mom.

Oh yeah?

Well I'm full on kev's mom.
2013-02-28 04:50:14 PM  
1 vote:
This site has betting odds:  http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/current-affairs/pope-be t ting/-4825595.html#link_35245700&force_racing_css=&ev_desc=Next%20Pope

A couple of long shots:

Richard Dawkins (UK) 666/1
Bono (Ireland) 1000/1

I'm going with Dawkins.
2013-02-28 04:31:17 PM  
1 vote:
I've done this kind of thing before. I know nothing about basketball at all. Have won a couple office pools by dumb luck over the years anyways.
2013-02-28 04:15:30 PM  
1 vote:
Nigerian, please.
2013-02-28 03:52:08 PM  
1 vote:
I know it's a long shot, but I'm still rooting for Poprah.

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2013-02-28 03:46:20 PM  
1 vote:
More than 100 Roman Catholic cardinals will gather in the Sistine Chapel in March. One will emerge as pope.

Not strictly speaking true. They can pick pretty much any male Catholic who is or could become eligible to be a bishop. (That basically translates to "unmarried.") Doesn't have to be a cardinal, a bishop, or even a priest, for that matter. Although depending on how low on the org chart you are, there might have to be some hasty ordinational jiggery-pokery to satisfy canon law.

Papal elections would be more interesting if they  couldn't choose a cardinal, but I guess I understand why making the process more interesting is not high on the Church's list of priorities.
2013-02-28 03:44:19 PM  
1 vote:
One of the local DJ's here played fantasy football this year for the first time.  She made all her picks based on how hot the guys were.  She won her league.
2013-02-28 03:31:56 PM  
1 vote:

DeathBySmiley: What does this have to do with politics, again?

Wow, thought I was on politics tab. Herpy-derpy-doo I'm out of it today.
2013-02-28 03:21:51 PM  
1 vote:
Let's go Marc Ouellet in 2013!

http://www.policymic.com/articles/25701/marc-ouellet-5-facts-about-t he -potential-next-canadian-pope
"(On abortion) In May 2010, Ouellet stood by, "even in the case of rape," and urged the federal government to help pregnant women keep their child. Having earlier applauded Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government for its stance against funding abortions in the developing world, he added, "if they do not want to fund abortion abroad and they do not bring home more help to women to keep their child, I think they are incoherent."

If there were campaigns to become The Potato his slogan would be "Business as usual."
2013-02-28 03:17:31 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-28 03:11:28 PM  
1 vote:
Meh there's no women this line up.
2013-02-28 03:09:28 PM  
1 vote:

Ego edo infantia cattus: Wait, do people actually place bets on who the next pope will be?
That's To Deliciously deviant for words.
Where do I sign up?

People place bets on anything.  I knew a guy that bet on which nostril a fat kid would pick first.
2013-02-28 03:03:16 PM  
1 vote:
Just let them pick a new pope in private and wait for the chimney smoke. What?
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