Big night at JetBlue with no baseball
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Fort Myers, Fla - JetBlue Park is the site of the Florida Sports Expo this weekend. It has many items and events a sports enthusiast will like such as guitars, cars, scuba diving without a tank, and bicycles you don't have to pedal.
"It lights up and everything,” said Will Ramos, who is selling guitars at the show including one that has a skull embedded in it. “The eyes are red. It sold quickly”.
From guitars to cars, there are many unusual items such as a car once owned by actor Nicholas Cage. "We're selling it for $40,000 but Cage spent $75,000 on this car restoring it,” said Brian Swanson.
Another item on sale is an inner tube that has an engine on top of it and hoses around it. It’s a way to scuba dive without a tank. "It's a very similar experience to snorkeling,” adds Joe Bush. “You're totally unemcumbered. Basically the hoses come down to your belt, the aerator comes up to your mouth, and this thing will float along above you. It'll give you about 2 to 3 hours of dive time just on a single tank of gas."
If you're lazy but like to ride a bike, there's an all-terrain bicycle that you don't have to pedal, unless you want to. "This thing will move you along at 16-18 miles an hour. That's without pedaling. You start pedaling and it'll move you even faster than that,” said Bush. “So, you can pedal in the sand and when you're tired get back on the road and let the battery take over.” He said it will last for “20 to 30 miles depending on the terrain and the rider".
The Lee Co Sheriff’s Youth Activities League is teaching kids how to shoot bow and arrows. "We're going to teach all the kids how to survive in the woods,” said Kenneth Green, a retired deputy. “Teach them how to make lean-toos, how to forage their own food, and how to build fires from scratch, and not only that later on when they get older we're going to take them hog hunting."
But perhaps the biggest attraction that drew the crowds was amatuer MMA fighting, better known as Mixed Martial Arts. “What you’re seeing here in monumental,” said Jeff Santella of United Cage Fights. “It’s the first time we’ve had an international card for World Championships amateur MMA. It’s the first in the journey to the Olympics.”
He’s referring to the fact that there were two fighters from Germany competing. One of them was a woman, who beat the American easily in the first round.
The Florida Sports Expo continues Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.