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The #Ancient #Italian #Sport of #CalcioFiorentino A.K.A “giuoco del calcio fiorentino” #AncientFootball #NoCriticsJustSports

Calcio Fiorentino is an early form of football/soccer and rugby that originated in 16th-century Italy. Once widely played, the sport is thought to have started in the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. There it became known as the giuoco del calcio fiorentino (“Florentine kick game”) or simply calcio; which is now also the name for association football in the Italian language.

 

Florentine kick game

Check out the traditional #Sport of ‘Calva’ mainly played in #Spain #NoCriticsJustSports

The term “calva” is also sometimes used to refer to the Calvaria (skull) or Calvados (brandy)

Calva is a traditional sport played in certain parts of Spain. It has roots going back to pre-Roman times, being developed by the Celtiberians who lived in the modern-day provinces of Ávila, Salamanca, and Zamora. It was a game for shepherds, who threw stones at bull’s horns to entertain themselves. With the passing of time, the game was modified: a piece of wood (the calva) came to be substituted for the horn, and the stone was replaced with a cylinder of iron or steel (the marro). The name of calvawas derived from the field in which the game came to be played, which was free of obstacles and rocks. *Today the sport is practiced mainly in Castile, Salamanca, Zamora, and Biscay, although also in Madrid, Barcelona, Plasencia and Navarre.

Did You Miss It! 2019 #Championship #American #Football Game #SBLIII Check out the Recap here on #NoCriticsJustSports

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STATS AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER:

Tom Brady: 6/11, 84 passing yards, 1 INT
Jared Goff: 2/6, 17 passing yards
Todd Gurley: 1 carry, 2 yards

Total yards: Patriots 122, Rams 29
First downs: Patriots 8, Rams 1
Time of possession: Patriots 11:47, Rams 3:13

STATS AT HALFTIME:

Tom Brady: 15/25, 160 passing yards, 1 INT
Julian Edelman: 7 receptions, 93 receiving yards
Jared Goff: 5/12, 52 passing yards
Todd Gurley: 3 carries, 10 yards

Total yards: Patriots 195, Rams 57
First downs: Patriots 12, Rams 2
Time of possession: Patriots 19:52, Rams 10:08

FINAL STATS:

Tom Brady: 21/35, 262 passing yards, 1 INT
Julian Edelman: 10 receptions, 141 receiving yards
Sony Michel: 18 carries, 94 yards, 1 TD
Jared Goff: 19/38, 229 passing yards, 1 INT
Todd Gurley: 10 carries, 35 yards

Total yards: Patriots 407, Rams 260
Time of possession: Patriots 33:10, Rams 26:50