As an Alabama fan and a Dolphins fan both, I'd just let him have it back.
It's just a football, it would mean a lot more to him or his family in the future than it would mean to me.
Cooter, you're a cheap date, buddy.
I would give it back to him free of charge, but I would also try to work out a game day package where I'd be in Ross' box with several of the greats such as The Don, Marino, and Zonk. Can you imagine watching a game with those guys? It'd be like I died and gone to heaven. Oh, yeah, and of course I'd make sure you were with me, too, Cooter. I cannot thank you for enough for how much you've done on this site.