Originally Posted by 76Texan
I remember reading a book about old time football.
Players played with broken ribs throughout the season.
I think one guy played with something like 12-18 broken ribs.
How many ribs are there in the human body anyway, Doc?
Maybe cracked or bruised, but definitely not broken. Broken ribs can lead to life threatening injuries and the pain would be intolerable if a whole slab of human ribs were broken. Anyone who did that is both fyucking nuts and fyuking lucky to be alive. They definitely wouldn't try it with today's 300LB+ Behemoths tracking them down.
24 or so is the normal number of human ribs, I believe.