I will disclose my experience with this guy:
I received a hotlisting and a friend request from him. While I am overtly flattered at any hotlisting I get, I am very particular about adding folks to my buddy list. I sent an email back to him explaining that he and I had never had any type of conversation before and I do not add people I don't know. He replied with information as though it were some kind of interview. I politely deleted the emails and had no further correspondence with him. After viewing his forum posts and his profile, I have come to the conclusion that he is trying to become King of Real Jock the way that others have sent requests to me on Myspace and Facebook before I deleted my facebook page so they can boast about have the most "friends" of anyone. I believe this is a real guy who is more than likely someone who has an online persona that is so far removed from his 'real' persona, he doesn't bear any further contact or correspondence from anyone because he can't be taken seriously. That has been my experience, albeit miniscule, with him.
I do agree that the insensitive personal attacks are unwarranted and needless. The machismo, Type A personality prokjections might consider taking it down a notch or two. Just saying.