Talk:Herschel Walker

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Dissociative Identity Disorder?[edit]

Might just be an exaggeration by the publisher to sell books, but FWIW: Walker says he has multiple personalities -- MyrddinEmrys (talk) 08:11, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

His ex wife, best friend and psychiatrist back this up. It's not just a ploy to sell books. Just how do you "exaggerate" having DID? You either have it, or you don't. This should be added to the main page, it's interesting that four months after first being mentioned, it hasn't yet. Ragreen (talk) 12:53, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, only one small problem: dissociative identity disorder is not a universally recognized psychological condition with unambiguous symptoms that cannot be subsumed under other headings, such as borderline personality disorder. Apparently it is clear that Walker has exhibited behavior that is aberrant, but calling it a disease that may not exist does not explain anything.Uniquerman (talk) 18:18, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Combined NFL and USFL Stats[edit]

Is it fair to combine his NFL and USFL stats and compare the totals against other players who played the entire careers in the NFL? It would seem that the level of competition in the USFL was much lower than that of the NFL, given the majority of USFL players could not make the transition into starting roles in the NFL. The totals compared against NFL players are interesting, but I question the legitimacy of the information being stated in an article. 75.26.177.154 (talk) 05:37, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Early Controversy[edit]

I want to see mention made of the controversy over his signing with New Jersey. The story was that he signed the contract, and then changed his mind and wanted to play more college ball. They agreed and told him he could do that, but the rule apparently was that, since he had signed the contract, he was bound by NCAA rules, and was now considered a pro, and was ineligible for college play.

I also want to see mention of his olympic aspirations. In college he was a top sprinter, though not THE top sprinter, in contention for a spot on the olympic team. Later in his life he tried for several spots in olympic sports, including bobsledding. Any info on this would be appreciated.

Also, he is an incredible workout enthusiast, and in his early career talked about doing basic exercises, such as sprints, push-ups and sit-ups, often having contests with his sister to see who could do more. He reportedly was doing 1,000 push-ups and sit-ups per day. Still does. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.145.59.90 (talk) 20:05, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Let me just add that the above was written by me before I went ahead and signed up for a login id. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigdatut (talkcontribs) 22:32, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Training Section[edit]

The section on training really needs to be cited or it should be removed. It reads more like a hagiography than a biography without a reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.163.10.25 (talk) 12:59, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

More college information?[edit]

It can be argued that Walker is most famous for his superb career at Georgia. Shouldn't there be more info about it than one small paragraph? StanHater (talk) 19:01, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Walker as a sprinter.[edit]

It is odd that no mention whatever is made of Walker's college track career. In the short sprints both indoor and outdoor, he was running neck and neck with Carl Lewis and was therefore one of the top sprinters in the world.Uniquerman (talk) 18:36, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Birthname Herschal Kendall Talker[edit]

I have come upon a source that claims his birth-name is Herschel Kendall Talker, which was changed to 'Walker' as an adult. Please do not remove this , until that information is sourced. I would appreciate it if someone were to help me relocate this source — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.16.113.3 (talk) 19:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

You can't contradict the title of the article based on an unspecified source, that's just nonsense. Also, don't wheel-war please. FLHerne (talk) 18:09, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Stop undoing productive posts, asshole. 2601:882:100:D7B0:10B1:A066:9615:D4D1 (talk) 23:00, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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