You flatter me.
So what if, and mind you, this is pure speculation, what if die hard is simply Brett's alter ego made to spice up discussions on the main page? Think about it. Brett writes all of this reasonable logical stuff and then thinks "So how can I contrast it? Oh, I know. I'll come up with completely ludicrous thoughts an ideas under an assumed identity." Over time, the character has become better developed and more absurd.
And gave us the board mascot.
Think about it....
( I hope I didn't just pull the mask off of ol' Lone Ranger.)
Notice, everyone, the lack of a denial here.
Has anyone ever noticed Brett and DieHard posting on the comments at the same time? Add in that Brett got a new computer for "the site" a year or so ago and that DieHard is most active when Brett isn't posting articles or commenting and I think we have a case where the glove fits.