Talk:Brian Oldfield

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Glaring Lack of Citation[edit]

The piece states that Oldfield said, when asked how he was able to do it by a commentator at the event he responded "I had a 'throw-gasm,"then proudly goes on to admit that, in fact, a citation is actually needed for this claim. Why is this claim even included without the citation? Something of that nature is worthless without the citation. Then again some helpful contributor posted the claim that Oldfield said, "when God created man; he wanted him to look like me," and yet again the admission that a citation is lacking suggests that this little cavet is...well...actually worthless. This is very un-encyclopedic...rather tabloid-like. However, if we’re going to sling undocumented, unsubstantiated, un-provable claims up there in the list then I have some to suggest – of course, citation is needed, but in the mean time lets put them up there until someone else comes along and does the work of providing the citation for us:

Of course, all these “facts” require citation but, hey, this is Wikipedia so let’s just slap them up there on the page for all the world to see and accept that our collective mother will come along and tidy the mess for us because we can’t do a thorough job of substantiating our silly little contributions –- so she needs to come do it for us -- right after she wipes our bum, zips our trousers, and helps us to wash our collective hands. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.63.240.6 (talk) 05:14, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Two things I remember[edit]

One was a squat at a powerlifting meet he went in, I think in Long Beach CA - his right knee went forward, ripping out his hip. Or am I thinking of someone else? The other thing I remember, which featuerd on teh Sports Illustrated cover, was his choice of apparel - swim trunks, if not quite speedos, with the stars and stripes on them; that was one of those "personality" things like the mop of hair and smoking....Skookum1 (talk) 01:30, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Current health[edit]

Video of Brian on YouTube shows him in a wheelchair and obviously greatly reduced physically. Seems there should be something about what happened to him.TheDarkOneLives (talk) 18:21, 18 May 2010 (UTC)