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As the world awaits a new Pope, Spartans wonder what happened to their spiritual leader.
I was watching CNN today as the world awaits a new Pope.
As the black smoke came out, I was reminded about the Pope character who used to be a regular member of the Izzone. I remember the fantastic costume from my freshman year (2007-08), but I believe he was gone after that season. So, what happened to him?
I expressed my sadness on Twitter.
I miss the Izzone Pope.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 12, 2013
This costume should have been handed down to someone. bit.ly/15KDMUB— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 12, 2013
Then, an answer from His Holiness!
@chrisvannini The Pope was in attendance at the last Izzone Alumni Reunion game.The costume is under lock & key for special occasions haha— Robert Howley (@RobertHowley) March 12, 2013
If you view Pope's profile, you see his previous tweet came 1,336 days ago. That's a vow of silence of more than three years broken just to update me. I am honored.
It's great to know he has returned, but I would still like to see the Pope costume at more games, especially since there isn't a real Pope right now. But it is not my decision.
Maybe Izzone Pope can be the real Pope?
We'll have to wait for the green and white smoke.