Doctor MJ wrote: mattao313 wrote:
KembaWalker wrote:it was really bad, then tsherkin finally left
now its okay
Was he that bad? i remember people talking about him but i was never a big GB poster
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So, let me say some stuff about Tyler Sherkin, because he deserves some Prerak-type love.
Tyler was extremely knowledgeable and could post incredibly quickly (like Prerak). Fast mind.
He was one of the key people in the Player Comparisons board culture as we developed it in the 00s. Any project, he’d be involved and he’d be a powerhouse.
I didn’t always see eye to eye with him, but lots of others can say that about me, so no shade there. Iron sharpens iron, as they say, and I certainly learned as a result of my interactions with him.
I don’t know what happened with him. I hope he’s okay. To my knowledge, he just disappeared. (Prerak by contrast made clear that he was going to stop posting.) if memory serves, he’d be nearing 40 now, so if anything bad happened to him, we’re not talking about normal human aging.
I wish him well.
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He was just so, soooooooooooooooooooo insufferable though. You're right, we're probably all know-it-alls in our own way. For example, in my "civilian" life I almost never run into anybody who knows as much about the NBA as I do -- I'm not sure if this is something to brag about -- so it's hard not to develop even a tiny smidge of superiority over that. Then you come here and realize you might not even be in the 20th or 30th percentile, if that.
not any worse than I've seen; far from it. And I will give you a ton of credit in that I frequently see you offering olive branches whenever you feel like you've overdone it. You are an adult.
In contrast to him, who just tripled and quadrupled down. I didn't interact with him much, but I remember the last straw being him insisting that he'd watched all of Magic Johnson's 1,096 career games in their entirety. Which is a patently ridiculous claim, for any number of reasons. I didn't even really care, but I remember calling him out on it and it just turned into some ridiculous back-and-forth for a full afternoon. And that was just a drop in the bucket of overall interactions I saw him have with people.
It's hard to respect somebody like that, even if probably the ultimate reason I didn't like him is that I recognized things in him that I don't like about myself. (You spot it, you got it and all of that.)