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Get the goods on the gridiron at "Football, the Exhibit"

With another Houston summer approaching, the most desperate are once again moving those flesh-exposing, net-mesh tank tops to the front of the closet. But maybe you're over that belly-showin', tanline-revealing tank. You could go with the tried-and-true mesh football jersey look. From the beaches to the malls, folks are rockin' their Texans, Eagles and Patriots jerseys (and matching hats, natch). And good news for fans of the see-through: You can even score a David Carr jersey in mesh. Your new look will fit right in at "Football, the Exhibit" at the Museum of Health & Medical Science. It's an interactive exhibit that explores the science behind the game. (Imagine: Next time you're sitting on the couch with a buddy and a Bud arguing the collision dynamics of a knockout hit, you could actually support yourself with real facts!) Sure, there'll be plenty of kiddies running around the museum at top speed, but grown-ass football fans shouldn't stay home. "We have an exhibit that shows how throwing a football is like a gyroscope," says the museum's Gayle Barnett. "The adults will like that." If that doesn't raise your back fur (and it should), then watch the videos of our beloved Houston Texans cheerleaders. Mmmm, cheerleaders. Exhibit runs through September 11. 1515 Hermann Drive. For tickets and information, call 713-521-1515 or visit www.museumofhealth.org. $5 to $6. -- Mosi Secret

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SAT 6/11
This weekend, get your motor runnin' down to the West Orem YMCA for the Ryde for the Y. That's right, Harleyhead, you won't find a better opportunity to rev up that hog and lay down some rubber, all for a stellar cause. Folks will head out on the highway, looking for adventure (or whatever comes their way) along the ride to Bacliff, where they'll find live entertainment, refreshments and other delights. The entry fee goes to scholarships for summer camps and after-school programs, but if anyone asks what you're raising money for, just give 'em your best young-Brando sneer and say, "What do you got?" 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Ryders meet at South Post Oak Baptist Church, 13535 South Post Oak. For information, call 713-358-2774 or visit www.ymcahouston.org. $20. -- Scott Faingold

 
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