Ok so Twitter finally rolled out downloadable Twitter archives for most everyone after testing it with smaller groups. And with that comes everyone going through their old, now-insignificant quips and attaching some sort of memory or weight to any given 15-20 words. I've done it. Man, I'm lucky to have seen multiple Steelers Super Bowls and a Pens Stanley Cup during my Twitter lifetime. Better believe I checked out my mental state those days.
While the general population has now been losing brain cells to 5-year old tweets, the Roman Catholic church is losing their Pope to...~10 years of exhaustion? Sorry that was a horrible segue, but the Pope stepping down is big news. You don't have a once-in-600-years kinda development without some sort of social earthquake.
One of my recurring jokes on Twitter is to nominate culturally-relevant people for the impossible task of being Pope. Sidney Crosby scored a goal? Sidney Crosby for Pope. If you can dominate everyone in a given sport that involves skates on ice on top of the entire athletic aspect of the game, you gotta be able to give Pope-ing a go. And with Pope Benedict stepping down right around the same time my Twitter archive became available, it only seems fair to go back and see everyone I've ever nominated for Pope, because hey, the job is staggeringly available all of a sudden.
That was a way better segue. Forget you read the 2nd paragraph.
I'll put these in chronoligical order, from my earliest nomination to Matt Cooke just last night, after the jump. Let's slice through who should be Pope: