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Troy Aikman and Drew Bledsoe(notes), both former Pro Bowl quarterbacks, are part-owners of a new technology that they claim can help clean up the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Their company, Ecosphere, has had meetings with BP. Bledsoe talked about the technology at a recent press conference. From FS Southwest:

According to Bledsoe, Ecosphere would set its filtration systems on barges in the gulf and on beaches to clean the water.

"This is not technology sitting on the shelf waiting for a disaster," Bledsoe said. "This is technology out in the field satisfying contracts for well over a year, so it's proven. ... When you watch it, it is magic seeing dirty, nasty water go in one end and then crystal, clean water out the other end."

Obviously, I have no idea whether or not the Ecosphere Ozonix Water Treatment Process can actually help in the Gulf, but why not be open to all options? I thought it was weird when Kevin Costner said he had a machine that could save the day, but here we are, and BP's about to deploy 32 of Costner's machines.

Good for Aikman and Bledsoe. I hope they're as good at cleaning up oil as they were at quarterbacking.

Gracias, PFT.

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