CALCIO FIORENTINO – The sport of the Roman gladiators

0 Posted by - April 6, 2015 - Wisdom

Calcio is an ancient sport that combines football and what we know today as MMA. I saw it for the first time on Facebook, on a friend’s post and I couldn’t believe what I saw.

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The objective of the game is to take the ball into the territory of the adversary. Other than that, there are no rules. You can tackle, hit, throw, run and do what you see fit to accomplish your goal.

What I found most compelling was the faces of the players. They are 100% committed to the competition. They have to be. None of them are getting paid.

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I’m not saying that every sport needs to be this violent. But there’s something to be said for the dedication.