In a historical intervention, Pope Francis is asking Steve Spurrier to stop beating up on Dabo Swinney. “For five years now, we have witnessed this merciless destruction of Coach Swinney and his Klimpletons by the Gamecocks. It is time for mercy and healing.” This marks the 2nd time a Pontiff has sought relief for a sports team or coach. Pope Benedict once put in a call to Chapel Hill to see if they would let Clemson beat them in basketball there. Both the Tar Heels then, and Coach Spurrier now, respectfully declined the requests.