Latest Electrifying Sport: Ultimate Taser Ball

How are modern professional sports different than the Roman gladiator's of yore? Replace the Gladius Hispaniensis with a 50,000 volt taser  and get close enough to light a cigar.

Last year, the NFL saw 100+ concussions. Concussions cause brain damage or even death.  See the parallel now? 

Though boxing, and football players are not killed on the 'arena', they are either crippled for life, or at least risk death on the field.  The fans lap it up, just as they did in ancient Rome.

In the quest for more ways to tantalize fans, and get closer to the brutality of ancient Rome Canadian promoters have begun to stage a game where players zap a ball carrier with a Taser, rather than a tackle.

“It’s not technically a police grade Taser,” said Eric Prum, 25, one of the founders of Ultimate Taser Ball. “That being said, the first thing the [players] will tell you is that they hate getting tased. Those things really do hurt.” 

Oh goodie, it hurts.  Isn't that the point?

Rome's Colosseum was center stage not only in Rome but across the known world.   Today, the NFL Superbowl game is the modern world's most anticipated and watched event.  Human evolution hasn't advanced much in 2000 years.