Jason and the rest of USFS team was on Today on Friday has anyone seen a clip? I saw the pict on FB but could not find the link on Today. I'm sure they could not have said much. Also, has anyone noticed how the team seems to self divide in picts and at events? Social media has given us a glimps into some of the social dynamic although they look very solid as a team, everyone has their role.
I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one looking to see who hangs with who. Jason spent much of the time with athletes from everywhere, getting pictures with half of the Olympic village. He didn't seem to be best friends with anyone but was with the "younger" skaters the most ( Gracie and Polina). I'm not sure about his relationship with Jeremy, I think they get along but are clearly not best friends. He also seemed very supportive of the entire team cheering everyone on loudly and attending the medal ceremony for Meryl and Charlie while part of the group was at snowboarding.
Polina came in late but looked like she had a good time. Simon was noticeably absent from Social media, I even tried to figure out if he went home. He is either private or did not hang with the group. Charlie and Evan are close. Alex knows everyone. T Michigan contingent is a close knit group. Jeremy and Ashey looked like best buds.
Simon has family in Russia, I believe. I think I read somewhere that he and his family had plans to travel around Russia to visit them, which meant not being in Sochi the whole time.
Reposting from the 'Closing Ceremony' thread - Jason & Polina dancing during the Closing Ceremony! :
Hmm, just occurred to me that Jason would make a great candidate for Dancing with the Stars...*crosses fingers*
I don't think Jeremy & Jason are that close. Jeremy in particular seems to prefer keeping his distance from Jason. He doesn't even follow Jason on twitter (though Jason does) and I've noticed that he won't reply to or retweet any of Jason's tweets . I feel like there's probably some rivalry/jealousy issues going on as far as Jeremy is concerned but that's just me. Meanwhile Jason doesn't care because he's too busy being BFFs with everyone. People have already mentioned his friendships with Polina & Grace but can I also mention how cute he and Hanyu are together?! I kind of ship them, just sayin'
I haven't seen Friday's Today show but rumor is that the USFS bronze team will be heading to NY for yet another appearance on the Today show this coming Wednesday...
Mrs. P, I missed your post in the rant section. That makes sense that he and Gracie would be close from Chicago and he and Polina are the teenagers. Jeremy is almost 10 years older than Jason so they are at very different points in their skating careers and their lives. I knew that Simon had family in Russia so I'm glad he had a chance to see them.
Overall I think the team did a great job presenting a unified front. I'm guessing that at least part of that is planning and strategizing from the USFS staff. They seemed to be the only team of individual performers to stay in Sochi from beginning to end (missing Simon for a few days but still there before Opening at Closing) while many others ( snow boarders, skiers ) flew back to the US when they were done.