A game played by the Mayans (I THINK, althought it may have been the Aztecs) was a REAL blood-sport. Players carried pointed sticks and whenever a point was scored, the player who scored the point could go to anyone in the stands and rob them of their clothes, money, and jewelry. If the person refused to hand it over… thus the reason for the pointed stick. If the played couldn’t catch someone from the stands, he could rob a fellow player. So, naturally, whenever a point was scored, the spectators up and left as fast as they could.