We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A friend reports that it is essentially a brawl. Craziest sport I've ever seen. 500 year tradition. Apparently popes used to participate in 1600s. Ended with riot police taking the field and suspending the game after ejected players refused to leave. The crowd was just as tattooed and menacing as the players.
I had tickets in 1997. It is truly the origin of modern football, and far better, perhaps because of the mayhem instead of the boring maybe few yards of NFL, and the event is preceded by a grand parade of the clubs in medieval clothing. The crowd is also quite the show, Not to be missed. If TV carried it here, NFL would be over, just as mixed martial arts boxing has eclipsed old-fashioned boxing.