Calcio Fiorentino was an extreme sport played in Ancient Rome that was very similar to modern day rugby. Played during the 16th century, games often took place at central square in Florence, Italy. Teams of 27 would go toe-to-toe trying to get a ball from one end of the arena to the other. There were no rules. You could punch, kick, push, and do any other crazy shit you could think of to give your team the advantage. Every time a ‘goal’ was scored, a cannon was fired just to make things even more extreme.