I appreciate the kind words and compliments, I assure you the entire Okie Crew feels the same way about you. I should not have let him get to me, but I am in a hightened state of aggressiveness right now, and it does not take much to set me off. I know that I should just ignore him and he will go away, my wife told me the same thing.
I really got mad because he insulted my whole crew, and then insulted Hannibal too. I don't care if everybody likes me or not. Some people are going to, and some people are not, that is life. But I live by the creed that John Wayne espoused in "The Shootist" I will not be insulted nor slighted, I will not have a man put his hands on me. I don't do these things to others and I expect the same in return.
And those things go doubly for my family and friends. This board is a special place and it needs to stay that way. It is a way for people to meet and exchange ideas, and it is an excellent resource for less experienced lifters to mingle with guys who have been around for a while. When people mess with that, I take it personally. That will never change. But I will try and find a better way to deal with these kinds of people.