This can't be a coincidence:
We bring Admiral Ackbar, S.J. on board -- and two days later, Fr. Wild announces he's retiring as Marquette's president in June 2011?
I fear we have sinned, and I fear it ain't venial. Sorry, God. Sorry, Jesus. Sorry, saints.
But while we're at it, let's compound those sins by ...
HANDICAPPING THE FIELD FOR YOUR NEXT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
Admiral Ackbar, S.J. - Jesuit in name only. Mon Calimarian, which is good for diversity purposes. Handsome. And he did get everybody to focus their fire on that lead Star Destroyer. Odds: 13-1.
Dwyane Wade, N.B.A. - Let's face it, this guy got more buildings built than the rest of these dudes combined. STD free. Odds: 4-1.
Fr. Tim Lannon, S.J. - Current president at St. Joe's University in Philly. Was formerly Associate Executive Vice President at Marquette University. Currently a member of MU's Board of Trustees. Admiral Ackbar, S.J. was once his Administrative Assistant. Also: has a sick turnaround jumper. Odds: 2-1.
Fr. Dan McDonald, S.J. - Admiral Ackbar's cousin and priest who presided over his wedding. In 1998, became Executive Director for University Mission and Identity at Marquette. Currently teaching in Italy. Tall. Odds: 8-1.
Jesus H. Christ, S.O.G. - Looking for a comeback. Has had a rough couple of decades. Hopes Buzz needs an extra PG. Odds: 6-1.
Tom Crean, S.O.B. - Lost 20 games so far this season. Tan. NEEDS TO GET YOU INTO THIS '02 CAMRY. THIS BABY RUNS LIKE A DREAM! AND YOU WANNA TALK FEATURES ... Odds: 1,000,000 to 1.
Fr. Wild pulls a Favre and decides not to retire. Odds 3-1.
Fr. Wild goes to St. Thomas in Minnesota. Odds 6-1.