Give the kid a break!! I don't think Abbott or Dornbush or whoever will make difference. US won't get 3 spots anyway. Thanks to Max that help US keeping 2 spots. Thanks to USFS for sending Max (who was not in their radar), thanks for not sending the "well -known" elites to Worlds. Ross has potential and I won't give up on him yet.
If you're talking about potential, here are the most to least potential
1. Jason Brown
2. Max Aaron
3. Joshua Farris
4. Richard Dornbush
6. That curly hair guy
With little potential and no upshot, no consistency, I hope they stop giving him inflated PCS compare to the others.
Good heavens! Such an explosion of passions over generic nice guy Ross Minor.
I don't dare start a thread about Richard Dornbush.
Ross's 14th place at Worlds wouldn't get Australia 2 spots to the Olympics anyways but nice try guys
Anyways, USFS loves Abbott and Dornbush and especially Brown so if the first two can be consistent next season and Brown can keep delivering on the 3a and start trying a quad so really, I think Ross being sent this year was more a function of all 3 of Abbott, Dornbush, and Brown not skating well at Nationals, not the USFS loving him so much. Plus I think now they are going to favor Max Aaron above everyone else, he keeps doing well this season and he and Gracie Gold were all the announcers could talk about at Nationals. Ross might not even get 2 GPs next season because Johnson most surely will get SA (or deserves to after being so wonderful at Challenge Cup, and the Nationals FS) and I'm sure USFS will push for Brown to get 2 spots, which he deserves IMO anyways. Ross will be an afterthought and if he wants to be in the mix again he surely can be if he steps it up and starts delivering like a Boss on the GP and Nats.
Include me as a fan of Ross, and I would hardly say he is done. I think he works his butt off, and keeps getting better. I, for one, am a BIG fan, and I expect him to skate great in Boston!
I can't believe that a nice guy and a nice skater like Ross has so much hate directed his way, and yet a poor sport and total headcase named Jeremy Abbott is a fricking god to some of the people on here...
Face it, you still can't handle that Ross beat Abbott fair and square - that he was almost your National Champion.
He can always make a comeback in the next quad(this doesn't need to be his swan song) but the Olympic dream is dead in the water.
I'm a fan of his btw...
It's really a shame Ross was not able to come through for the US. That Olympic spot was his for the taking, but he just couldn't come thru...
I'm going to feel bad for the third place finisher @ Nationals. Who will it be? Farris, Brown, Dornbush, or even Johnson ???
With Aaron in 7th, it would mean Ross would have had to place 6th or higher...In other words, in addition to beating Max, he would have had to beat Daisuke (who finished 6th). Like that was ever a feasible goal, however Dai skated.
Ross didn't skate well, but 3 spots wasn't going to happen in any case.
May I point out some people say whatever and never an infraction. Nice thread, let's just skewer Ross like he landed in 24th place. Jeesh.
False. Infractions/warnings are not shown to the public.May I point out some people say whatever and never an infraction.