Mac and Mac's Pick: Three mile soccer game

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Mac and Mac's Pick: Three mile soccer game

March 6, 2014 Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM CDT

ASHBOURNE, England -- It's a wonderful thing when a whole town can come together and beat the tar out of the guys from the neighboring town. It's been going on annually in England since 1683.

Yes, this week the ancient rivalry kicks off between the people in Derbyshire born north of the river Henmore against those born south of the river.

Two mills serve as the goals for a wild soccer game. The mills are three miles apart.

There's no limit on the number of participants and the game can last for up to eight hours. The game has almost no rules and is basically a huge opportunity to settle a few scores since last year's game.