The 40th annual Maggot Fest is set to take place May 7th and 8th this year. People from all over the world flock to Missoula to see one hardcore rugby tournament. But, on the other side of the world, is an ancient tournament that makes Maggot Fest look like pee-wee football. It is called Calcio Fiorentino, and it literally means "historic football." It is what would happen if soccer and
It's been going on since the year I moved to Missoula. Yep, a long time. The first Maggotfest was in 1977. The Top Hat still had the big top hat sign out front, Amvets was a cowboy/fightin' bar down by the river, and 1450 KGRZ AM featured Sollom in the Morning, me, Jack Lundy & Glenn Schmidt. Yep, a long time.