A humoristic approach to the Mesoamerican ballgame

Rob Sylvester over at Cracked.com covers the Mesoamerican ballgame or in their words The Greatest Sport Ever Invented. Readers of cracked.com might expect an humoristic approach, but nevertheless the given information is overall accurate. For example there is no mention of the scholarly controversy, which team got sacrificed after the game. As being sacrificed was considered an honor in most contexts, it has been argued, that the winning team’s captain might have been the one. This would have meant a serious decrease in talented ballplayers over time however.

The Ballcourt of Chichen Itza

Still, we will cover the implications and uncertainties around this sport in a later article. Until then, you should have a look at cracked.com.

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