Runaway Enthusiasm For Minor League Hockey

If you weren't one of the lucky ones who got their Runaway Bride bobblehead doll on Sunday, good news — they're available on eBay. The Gwinnett Gladiators, a minor league hockey team in Georgia, had a, um, unique idea for a promotion last week: They gave away bobbleheads depicting Jennifer Wilbanks, the Georgia woman who disappeared just days before her wedding. The first 1,000 fans in attendance for the Gladiators' game with the Pensacola Ice Pilots got a doll (no word if the real Wilbanks was among them). The rest had to be content watching the odd yet lovebale antics of the Gladiators' mascot, Maximus, who is a lion in a toga (we stopped trying to make sense of mascots last week, so don't ask).

Anyway, several of the dolls have migrated to eBay, where they are going for as much as $125. From one of the eBay descriptions: "The Bride comes dressed in her finest gray sweatshirt (front says I [heart] Duluth, back is the state of Georgia) and black sweatpants, and adorned with tiara and veil. In her left hand is her bouquet, and in her right, a ticket to Albuquerque. Equipped with her "Adios" running shoes, she's headed for the bus station."

... and straight to our hearts.

Runaway Bride Bobblehead Doll [eBay]
Runaway Bride Bobblehead [11 Alive]