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Attention Beer And Pickup Spacecraft Advertisers

Ken Harvey, a retired Pro Bowl linebacker for the Washington Redskins, is trying to gin up interest in a new sport he calls Float Ball. It's a combination of basketball, football and, well, free-floating dance. Among its scoring opportunities is a feature where you pick up a person holding a ball of certain color and throw him, or her, through a hoop.

Did I mention that the Float Ball league will be played in outer space? Perfect for Disney's three-eyed alien (see story above).

There are a few financial and logistical details to be worked out -- like how the general public will be able to afford games like Float Ball -- but for more information on Harvey's presentation to a bunch of NASA types, see Michael Brick's story.



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