So you didn't notice that BigJohn was not at a stable peace of mind at that time? He seemed more broken down emotionally than downright calculating - hence his final maniacal assault on CD and subsequent ban. Though yes, he might have started the thread to encourage people to fight CD and his classic "blind hater" line.
Now, I don't know which one of them started it all, but as for John not being able to let go: CD was exactly the same. Mr Hercules could enter threads at random and call John Infectus or whatever his retarded nickname was. I really can't see how CD is considered the innocent one here. Even in the "blind hater" thread, CD started being rude but then John snapped and it was all over. It's like the one who reports the other first, wins.
That's your BigJohn in a nut shell. It's not the first time he appeared unstable. I always seen him as such. He likes to go around and bully, but has hard time handling it when the tables turn around. He can dish it out but can't take it. He had a little fun in the ACC thread naming clowns until he was exposed as a clown himself, and he had a total meltdown. (which didn't come as a surprise to me)
I don't think that CD is innocent, he can be nasty himself. But he doesn't exist on this board for that purpose.