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Coliseum - Should we bring it back?

Stephen_Hawkins
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11/9/2011 2:18:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Carrying on from another topic. Should we have coliseums?

I think yes, because if the public want it (and they do), then it should be allowed, as long as everyone consents.
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11/9/2011 2:22:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/9/2011 2:18:32 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Carrying on from another topic. Should we have coliseums?

I think yes, because if the public want it (and they do), then it should be allowed, as long as everyone consents.

I've actually been thinking about this. I think Italy should totally renovate THE Colliseum and use it for sporting and other events. Think about how that would boost tourism, getting to watch a soccer game in THE Colliseum.
Stephen_Hawkins
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11/9/2011 2:26:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
hmm... I should have made myself clearer:

Should we have fights to the death in the same fashion as the old Coliseums, with modern improvements?
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drafterman
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11/9/2011 2:28:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/9/2011 2:26:35 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
hmm... I should have made myself clearer:

Should we have fights to the death in the same fashion as the old Coliseums, with modern improvements?

Oh....
Stephen_Hawkins
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11/9/2011 2:28:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/9/2011 2:28:05 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 11/9/2011 2:26:35 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
hmm... I should have made myself clearer:

Should we have fights to the death in the same fashion as the old Coliseums, with modern improvements?

Oh....

yeah... bit different. I still think it'd be a great laugh.
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GeoLaureate8
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11/9/2011 2:44:43 PM
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Absolutely. Though, I think military men should only be allowed if it's fight-to-the-death. Combat sport fighters aren't necessarily prepared nor want to fight to the death.

Though it would be cool to have Coliseum fights between different types of warriors just like the show Deadliest Warrior.

Put modern day Knights vs. modern day Samarais, or modern day Ninjas vs Israeli Krav Maga commandos.
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11/9/2011 2:50:42 PM
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At 11/9/2011 2:44:43 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Absolutely. Though, I think military men should only be allowed if it's fight-to-the-death. Combat sport fighters aren't necessarily prepared nor want to fight to the death.

Though it would be cool to have Coliseum fights between different types of warriors just like the show Deadliest Warrior.

Put modern day Knights vs. modern day Samarais, or modern day Ninjas vs Israeli Krav Maga commandos.

Except not the result of a sh!tty programmers version of match-fight-techniques-and-see-who-wins.
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11/9/2011 2:51:13 PM
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At 11/9/2011 2:44:43 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Absolutely. Though, I think military men should only be allowed if it's fight-to-the-death. Combat sport fighters aren't necessarily prepared nor want to fight to the death.

Though it would be cool to have Coliseum fights between different types of warriors just like the show Deadliest Warrior.

Put modern day Knights vs. modern day Samarais, or modern day Ninjas vs Israeli Krav Maga commandos.

Actually in more civilized times thousands of years ago... armies would let a champion or a band of the select few decide the outcome of a battle rather than wreck an entire army in a pitched battle.
That could be awesome if say, you could get 100 palastinians and 100 Israelis to finally settle the score in a cagematch to the death.
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11/9/2011 2:54:11 PM
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Otherwise, you can get nations that are at war but would not consent to concessions from cagematch outcomes, and recruit soldiers to participate on an individual basis that would give their families one million dollars if they died, 250K if they live. Great profitable entertainment and a good outcome for families who have soldiers in the field that otherwise would never get compensated.
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11/9/2011 2:55:09 PM
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At 11/9/2011 2:54:11 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Otherwise, you can get nations that are at war but would not consent to concessions from cagematch outcomes, and recruit soldiers to participate on an individual basis that would give their families one million dollars if they died, 250K if they live. Great profitable entertainment and a good outcome for families who have soldiers in the field that otherwise would never get compensated.

Now if someone could just convince Al Qaeda to send in a few ringers...
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11/9/2011 2:55:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If people are willing, sure.
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11/9/2011 3:48:10 PM
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Hunger Games much?
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11/9/2011 5:39:03 PM
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No.

We stopped doing it in the first place due to societal value of life.

That isn't going to change, nor should it.

Roman society had slaves as well, and for similar reasons.
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11/9/2011 6:55:04 PM
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Fvck yes, and I really do not see why we wouldn't if these people are consenting.

To the death isn't completely necessary. If you just chopped this dude's d!ck off, and he is completely incapacitated, I'd say that counts as a fair win.
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11/9/2011 7:25:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/9/2011 2:18:32 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Carrying on from another topic. Should we have coliseums?

I think yes, because if the public want it (and they do), then it should be allowed, as long as everyone consents.

Like MMA?
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11/9/2011 7:27:32 PM
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At 11/9/2011 2:55:09 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 11/9/2011 2:54:11 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Otherwise, you can get nations that are at war but would not consent to concessions from cagematch outcomes, and recruit soldiers to participate on an individual basis that would give their families one million dollars if they died, 250K if they live. Great profitable entertainment and a good outcome for families who have soldiers in the field that otherwise would never get compensated.

Now if someone could just convince Al Qaeda to send in a few ringers...

F*** No! It would be a tie every time.
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