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Kissing Suzy Kolber:
Jon: WELCOME BACK TO GRUDEN TALK, THE TALK SHOW WHERE WE DISCUSS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES OF THE DAY. BANDLEADER HERM EDWARDS, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POPE RESIGNING?
Herm: I DID NOT THINK THAT THE STEELERS WOULD RE-SIGN LEONARD POPE.
Jon: NO, YA BIG DUMMY, I MEAN THE POPE. THE GUY WHO LIVES IN ROME AND WEARS THE FUNNY HAT. HE’S GOT THAT CAR THAT LOOKS LIKE THE BOOTH UPSTAIRS.
Herm: WHEN YOU WEAR A FUNNY HAT I’M NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO YOU. THAT’S WHY I ALWAYS IGNORE NICK SABAN’S ADVICE.
Jon: WELL WE’RE GONNA TALK ABOUT POPE BENEDICT RESIGNING WITH MY GUEST, CARDINAL FRANCIS EUGENE GEORGE, THE ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO. WELCOME, YOUR CARDINALITY.
Francis: Thank you for having me Jon, and the correct honorific is “Your Eminence.”
Jon: YOU KNOW I USED TO THINK THAT EMMITT SMITH WAS CALLING HIMSELF “EMINENCE SMITH” BEFORE I REALIZED HE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO TALK. ANYWAY, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT A POPE COULD RESIGN, DID YOU?
Francis: A pope is able to resign, but in practice it hasn’t
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The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we too will continue on now with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran tight end Leonard Pope.
Player: Leonard Pope
Position: Tight End
Experience: 7 Years
Free Agent Status: Unrestricted
2012 Salary Cap Hit: $565,000
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