Maybe you can take him back there if possible. Or give him a stack of custom "IOU" certificates - like I owe you your favorite home-cooked meal, or I owe you your favorite dessert. I'm sure your guy will be happy to cash in, especially if you offer him something creative. You get the idea.
Q: The NCAA Tournament added a couple teams a year or two ago to its 64-team field. Some people think they should just let every Division I team in the tournament? I think that is a joke of an idea. How about you?
- Manayunk Mad Man
A: Dude, there are something like 32 Division I conferences with 350 schools having basketball teams. If you let them all play in the tournament, it wouldn't be March Madness. You'd have to play a tourney game almost every day of the year. I don't believe in letting just everybody in because that waters down the level of competition as well as the importance and tradition of the NCAA Tournament. A few years ago I got blasted because I said the Big East didn't deserve 11 slots in the seedings because they didn't have 11 worthy teams. But my opinion won't change, bro. Sometimes less is more.