Football For Manly Men

by Cubby on December 17, 2012 · 9 comments

How about a sport that’s a little like American football, a little like Australian footy, and a little like a cage fight death match? They play it in Italy and it’s known as Gladiator Football. There are no helmets, no pads, no rules, and plenty of blood. Bare-knuckle fist-fights, elbows to the face, fingers in the eye, you name it, it’s fair game. Check it out:

Buddy Bear December 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

Wow! I’d want to see this in person but would probably find the bone-crunching action hard to watch. But with all those sweaty, muscled, masculine men there, I’d be the first in line to get the job of towel-boy in the locker room.

Frank December 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

Maybe this would stem some of the gun violence, give em the opportunity to battle it out in the arena. I don’t care for violence but hot guys running around without shirts, wrestling….

Raybob December 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

Frank: exactly the premise of the old movie, “Rollerball”

victorinvermont December 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

Someone in Italy told me about this once. To me it looks like a sport senza onore.
If these are manly men, let me be the first to admit I’m a girly girl.
Now, anyone for a really down and dirty rousing game of chess? Ms. Pac-man? Thumbwrestling?

Truthspew December 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The U.S. has something of an equivalent, it’s called Hockey!

Cubby December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm


Jay M. December 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

So cool!

There’s a little known John Grisham novel titled “Playing for Pizza” whose plot is about an American playing American football in Italy. Seems about the same!

Peace <3

Urspo December 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

dear me!
I say let’s not mince words and give them some swords and be done with it.

wondermann December 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

oh wow

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