Last edited by Bluebonnet; 03-08-2012 at 05:57 PM.
Bluebonnet did not bring Patrick into this thread and at no time did Bluebonnet compare Patrick with Jason. It was SpunSilver who started calling us (yes, Patrick fans) Chan Patrol.
And when did anyone ever make comparison of Jason with Patrick? Did we ever say ... Patrick can do this, Jason cannot do that?
I don't want to pick a fight in Jasons's thread with due respect to this boy who has a lot of potential and who is still young. Don't make accusations and expect me to keep quiet. Let's not start a bitchy and catty fight over the internet just over 'cake without icing' comment. This thread asked a question and we gave our opinions. If you are not happy that we are commenting on Jason's thread, then so be it. You can have the whole thread to yourself.
-- In other threads, Jason Brown fans have cited Chan as a reason to be optimistic about his 3A prospects because of Chan's past struggles with the jump. These posts, I believe were well-meaning and did not have any malice.
-- The response was "Well Jason Brown isn't like Chan because Chan was winning world medals/national titles at the same age as Jason (16) and had a 3A." The struggles, as noted, was only last year while he was working on the quad.
-- I can see some posters taking those posts — and perhaps missing the first context I mention — as 'Why must Jason Brown be compared with Patrick Chan all the time?" i.e. Why must Chan ALWAYS be brought into every discussion.
-- Such posts, I sense, are from long-standing frustration/perception that Chan fans(regardless of the reality) are not willing to accept that other posts that criticize their favorite skater. Hence, there's a bit of resentment that people can't share the virtues of other skaters with out Chan being brought to the discussion (even if it was in the right context).
-- Meanwhile, I think some Brown fans are frustrated that their valid posts of Jason's virtues despite the 3A are being taking as "fans being delusional" or "can't face the truth." and feel they can't freely share those thoughts.
-- And some have felt that Jason Brown anti's = Patrick Chan fans.
All that have leaded up to where we are now.
I point this out because I feel what we have is a misunderstanding rather than that this-or-that poster is bad, being uber, or whatever. I have had constructive discussions about Brown with other posters, even those who disagree with me.
The reason I left the thread was because I felt that my contribution to the thread was over, not because I was forced out of it. I think this blow up is more fatigue than anything else and I hope we can get past this and continue this interesting discussion.
Also in 2010, when Jeremy won his second title, he had that beautiful 3A-3T in his FS that was on the second half of his program. That sure racked up a ton of points!