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.