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(ESPN)   A story on Florence's Calcio Storico. It's part football, soccer, rugby, and MMA and the teams are only playing for a steak dinner   ( espn.com) divider line
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2017-07-16 06:15:56 AM  
This is very much what football was like before it became codified in the 19th century and then split into the different codes we know today.
 
2017-07-16 06:21:43 AM  
I saw some of the previous games on YouTube awhile back.  It's a crazy game.
 
2017-07-16 07:25:59 AM  
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Only without the frocks
 
2017-07-16 08:19:36 AM  

Norfolking Chance: This is very much what football was like before it became codified in the 19th century and then split into the different codes we know today.


It resembles the old Town Ball game. Except very compressed.
 
2017-07-16 08:20:59 AM  
The parade beforehand is wild. I random ran into the Bianchi team and cheering group and everyone was ready to party. I even got to pet the sacred cow. If I remember they won the match and I think their captain got jumped that night
 
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