Fight Club, Rugby, Football or Something Like That…

Yesterday and today in the e-mail chain, we started trying to figure out what was up with this fight/sports league which is a combo of rugby, football, and hockey. I’d call it an adult version of smear the queer with a couple of actual rules other than beat the guy with the ball. We ended up having more questions than answers since we weren’t sure exactly what was going on, but couldn’t take our eyes off it. Plenty of unintentional comedy in the first quarter above, and the other three quarters are availabe on youtube if your interested…

It might be the manliest sport I’ve ever seen with fights breaking out for what seems to be no reason, and they stop just as quickly. Plenty of cheap shots after plays and when the action is seemingly nonexistant. It’s funny that the play just keeps on going while guys are fighting. The league was formed in Italy, and looks loosly based off Rugby rules. I guess there’s some ancient Roman game called Harpastum that it’s supposed to mimick… I guess I see the ties to the old game using those Roman numerals on their backs. I doubt players were equipped with MMA gloves back in ancient times. I guess the point of all this fighting is that if you knock someone the fuck out, they aren’t allowed to bring in a sub for the KO’d player. I’m not sure they have a players union, but it’s going to be impossible to protect these guys from getting hurt numerous concussions.

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