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I would like to see this turn into a prison sport here in the US. Preferably with opposing gangs.
Alright fellas, lets keep it clean.
Why is this getting lapped?
What Roger said. I weep for the future.
I recommend skipping to 37:10 and watching the fat guy’s facial expressions.
Dibs on being one of the ball carriers
This has to be the most bizarre sport I’ve ever seen
The game starts when the Pallaio throws the ball towards the center line, followed by a small cannon firing; the shot announces the beginning of the contest.
From this moment on, the players try by any means necessary to get the ball into the opponents’ goal also called caccia. The teams change sides with every caccia scored. It’s important to shoot with precision, because every time a player misses the opposing team is awarded with half a caccia. The game ends after 50 minutes and the team which scored the most cacce wins.
The winning team receives a Chianina Cow.
Having cannons announce the start of the game and winning a cow..these crazy italians.
Looks like a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie scene
This looks a lot like the bar district when UK and Louisville play in basketball.
Saw this in Florence this summer. Evidently the match got stopped short because one team was disqualified, and refused to leave the field.
Can we just skip all the bullshit middle ground and get back to gladiator fighting already?