Football plus fighting

Updated: August 18, 2010, 7:37 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

There has to be some kind of perverse parallel universe to appreciate what must be going through the minds of the people attempting to bring you football with punching -- especially at the same time the NFL is taking aggressive measures to curb the number of concussions suffered by its players.

The Fight Football League (FFL) is headquartered in Italy and purports to draw its inspiration from an ancient Roman game called Harpastum. (I'm not sure I'd like to take my societal ...

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