I'm Paying My Debt To Society By Going To The Windy City Bulls Game Tonight

So if you listen to Red Line Radio, you'd know that we had a gambling segment for football season where we each got random teams assigned to us and we had to take them with the spread for 4-5 games.  I lost the first week and have to go to 2 Windy City Bulls games.  G league basketball.  I am going tonight, and I am going tomorrow.  Let's get that out of the way first, I am NOT welching on the bet.  

And do not compare the river thing and the statue chaining to gambling - I pay my debts when gambling.  Those were me saying "I'll do X if Y does/doesn't happen".  There are/were no exchange of goods or money.  Just me running my mouth because I'm a moron who says shit that gets me in trouble all the time, like Wednesday night when I almost got my nose bitten off my face.  

BUT - and this is a big but - the sponsor for that segment is now a competitor since we are full steam ahead on taking over the world of sports gambling after the Penn National deal. I liken it to said competitor dying.   

Imagine it like this: you owe an "acquaintance" $500.  You're not really "friends" with this person per se, but you are "friendly", have a weekly conversation with them regarding sports and money, and the two of you have an unrelenting trust with each other's finances.  Often times you "lend" them money and other times that action is reciprocated.  Hypothetically speaking, of course. 

That person then dies a tragic death.  Hang gliding perhaps?  I don't know.  But he's dead as a goddamn doornail.  

Do you find someone like, say... their sister to pay the $500?  Or do you just say "ah man that sucks" while also thinking "guess I got out of that one" and carry on with your life while finding a new friend to replace him and his conversation with?

I think it's a fair question to ask.  Mind you Dente was in a similar situation years back.  I'm not saying... I'm just saying.