EBay is suddenly awash in Appalachian State items -- 356 at one count -- including a game program and two ticket stubs that had attracted a bid of $46.00.
The seller's description, posted below a photo of a cute shaggy-haired boy who was pulling for Michigan:
"The program belongs to my heartbroken ten year old son (on crutches and in a leg cast!) who attended the game with his father. He loved the book until the last quarter, managed to bring it home, and now wants it out of the house.
"Whatever he sells this program and tickets for, he'll save for his future education . . . perhaps now at Appalachian State!"
Sept. 5 2007