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WhoDat!656 05-12-2011 11:11 AM

Tom Benson shows Pope his Super Bowl Ring
 
Tom Benson and his wife somehow secured a few minutes with the Pope Benedict XVI recently at his weekly general audience in Rome.

As custom dictates, Benson kissed the Pope’s famous Fisherman Ring. And then Benson offered up a ring of his own.

“I said to him I’d like to show you my ring,” Benson told Bruce Nolan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, with his wife by his side during the interview. ”I told him what it was, you know? It’s a Super Bowl ring. And he understood that, right, darling?”

The picture is on Nola.com and is pretty priceless.

“There’s this cardinal laughing too. He couldn’t believe I would do that,” Benson said.

We also can’t believe Benson is really going to send Benedict a Saints jersey with “Holy Father” and the number one on the back.

Maybe Benson wants Benedict to solve the team’s short-yardage woes.

Tom Benson shows the pope his ring | ProFootballTalk



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This is something I would expect from Jerry Jones, not Tom Benson

iceshack149 05-12-2011 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 299561)
This is something I would expect from Jerry Jones, not Tom Benson

Tom Benson shows the pope his ring | ProFootballTalk

Is there a picture of the ring being kissed?

darstep 05-12-2011 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by iceshack149 (Post 299563)
Is there a picture of the ring being kissed?

Now that would make a nice billboard, and probably cause mass histeria from the Catholic community..."but we're the Saints!"

WhoDat!656 05-12-2011 11:25 AM

from NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson shows the pope his Super Bowl ring | NOLA.com

Srgt. Hulka 05-12-2011 11:57 AM

Maybe His Holiness is a Saints fan!! :bng::bng::bng:

Speedy Ron 05-12-2011 12:23 PM

i like it.

Halo 05-12-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Ron (Post 299577)
i like it.

Then click the LIKE button!!! ;)

Luda34 05-12-2011 02:27 PM

Benson is proud of team he would show it to Jesus.

Beastmode 05-12-2011 02:52 PM

He does realize we have the most blasphemous name of any team.

SmashMouth 05-12-2011 04:21 PM

http://media.nola.com/saints_impact/...9795-large.jpg

I wonder if the Pope kissed the ring?


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