View Poll Results: Which 2 U.S. man are you hoping will make the 2014 Olympic team?

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  • Max Aaron

    44 20.66%
  • Jeremy Abbott

    83 38.97%
  • Jason Brown

    111 52.11%
  • Stephen Carriere

    2 0.94%
  • Richard Dornbush

    20 9.39%
  • Joshua Farris

    10 4.69%
  • Grant Hochstein

    4 1.88%
  • Ross Miner

    7 3.29%
  • Brandon Mroz

    3 1.41%
  • Douglas Razzano

    3 1.41%
  • Adam Rippon

    128 60.09%
  • Other (Messing, Dolensky, ?)

    0 0%
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    Which 2 U.S. men are you hoping will make the 2014 Olympic team?

    Pick TWO options only - honor system is in effect! If you select "Other," please name the skater.

    I included everyone who competed as a senior internationally THIS fall plus Mroz because he was a past World team member (2009).

    Grrrr, I hate making typos, especially in a thread title - "man" obviously should be "men."
    ETA: Thank you to the FSU mod. who corrected my typo!
    Last edited by Sylvia; 12-24-2013 at 11:55 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    That's too hard, Sylvia. I guess I'd have to choose at this point, Max Aaron & Adam Rippon but I'd be thrilled to see Jason Brown or .... or .... or. We have so many deserving young men.

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    Adam Rippon and Jason Brown has been my dream U.S. men's team!

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    Adam Rippon and Max Aaron

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    Brown & Rippon

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    Abbott & Razzano

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    Rippon and Brown (or Aaron)

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    Brown and either Aaron or Rippon
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    Any combination of Adam, Jason or Max is fine with me. Since I can only vote for two, I voted Jason and Max in the poll so I could boost Max's numbers.

    That said, sort of surprised to see Jason have the highest number of votes so far. Or should I be surprised? As a fan, I'm delighted.

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    I count 58 votes and 28 voters. Hmmmm. 'Fess up, who voted for more than 2 men?
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Any combination of Joshua, Max and Jason.

    After careful consideration, I think I'll go with Max and Joshua, for the pure reason that they have already had serious injuries, and Jason has not, making Jason's career potentially longer.

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    Max & Adam

    Hoping that Ross Miner has a good experience @ Nats!

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    Abbott and Rippon. If I had to pick only one of those two, it would be Abbott.
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    Abbott and Mroz. Sadly, I don't think either will make it. Abbott and Rippon would be my second pick. Rippon has a good chance.

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    Jason Brown needs to be seen by the world!!!!
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    Adam & Jason. This is the first time Abbot's not on my list, but those two have been thrilling me this season and he hasn't.
    Touching the void.

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    Both my picks are sentimental picks. Nobody said it had to be logical. I really want Abbott to have a Paul Wylie moment in Sochi, and I really want our local boy Doug Razzano to make the Olympic team this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    Jason Brown needs to be seen by the world!!!!
    The world will have lots of opportunities to see Jason, I think. He is only 18.

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    I voted for Brown and Farris because it's really helpful for men skaters to have Olympic experience before going into the Olympics at the peak of their careers.

    Of the American men who are now seniors, I see Brown and Farris as being most likely to be at the top internationally four years from now (besides, I really like both of them).

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    Brown and Rippon are the only two options for me. I certainly wouldn't want Jason to feel any pressure, but I think the experience will do him good, especially if he proves himself to be a medal contender next go round.

    Max Aaron embodies everything I dislike in terms of style...or lack there of and Jeremy is a head case and I can't have any real hope for him anymore.

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