When beloved Penn State football coach Joe Paterno passed away over the weekend, and then came back to life briefly, and then finally succumbed to his illness, the first thought on at least one Nittany Lion's mind was, "I can't wait to gouge the prices on tickets to his free memorial service!" The approximately 16,000 free tickets made available to students and alums for Thursday's on-campus service were snatched up within minutes, and soon after a pair appeared on eBay with a $0.99 starting bid. That bid soon escalated to $150, and then an hour later, to nearly $100,000.
If you're looking to throw your hat in, it's too late. eBay removed the listing from its site. But if you're willing to mourn Joe Paterno for $100,000, you're better off bribing a cemetery worker to spend a night in the coach's grave.