Ok, I didn’t knew the early sport rules were no rules at all. Some of the games would be played in any way you could. For example, soccer, the real football I mean, would be played with a ball, but you could grab it with the hand too to move it where you wanted.
Or boxing. You would box the other guy until death. Or american football or rugby as we call it in Europe: deadly too. And the best part of those games? They were using animal guts, like intestines and pork stomach all over the time. Must have been great times back then :))