I think people feel endeared to him because he is so genuine and nice. During one of the practices at U.S. Nationals he took the time to greet everybody. About 30 minutes into the next practice group he was still out there signing autographs, taking photos and chatting.
I'll always appreciate the his gesture of introducing me to Kori after I told him that I was a big fan of hers.
Yes, I've also got a cat - well, or the other way around. So glad there are other feline fans here - afterwards I started to wonder if what I wrote would make any sense to anyone else!
Me, I'm 42, and Jason definitely makes me feel quite motherly. Looking at him, just makes me smile, and go all "Awww! Isn't he adorable?"
Oh, and there is an Urdu saying that I came to think of, apropos what you guys are saying: "Don't be so hard that you break. Don't be so sweet that the flies eat you up." I too think that Jason will be fine - one can feel that he has a personal core strength.
I definitely feel more older sister-ish than mother since I was 12 when Jason was born... it's about the same age difference between my brother and I. (He's 42 too, LRK!)
Anyway, Jason posted a photo collage from the movie premiere: http://instagram.com/p/lu3ul9zXGh/
3 hours ago
Still trying to process what just happened last night at the #divergentpremiere...I'm still shaking with excitement! Such an incredible cast and movie...as well as book series!!! #katewinslet #shailenewoodley #theojames #zoekravitz #veronicaroth #milesteller #maggieq #tonygoldwyn
That photo of him and Maggie Q, wow! Jason looks good with celebrities.
I'm only a handful of years older than Jason but I still feel creepy whenever I find myself going . (I have the same problem with Joshua, but fortunately less of a problem with Max.)
That suit is a knockout. Wowwwwwwwwwwww.
I am in my early 40's and feel the same about Jason. He seems so sweet but you can tell he is also a tough competitor.
While I wish he had his chance to skate at worlds it nice to see him taking advantage of his new celebrity status and having some fun. This trip to LA is filled with events that he will never forget and may not have again. Similar to Davis and White, it is nice to see skaters receiving some celebrity status and still posing with medals a month after Sochi.
COUGAARRZZZ FOR JASON!!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
I agree mintx, I'm glad to see him having some fun. He will have to get back to work soon enough.
Totally random thought, I'm DYING to see another blog on Ice Network....he has a lot to write about!!
It's Official! We did it ( or we helped)!
Jason and Kori have won one of 4 inspiration awards for 2014 US Olympians. The others are Nick Baumgartner ( for his son ) Eddie Alverez ( for his father Walter), Lanny Barnes (for her twin sister). I am so glad Lanny was chosen, she gave up her Olympic spot for her sister.
Here is a link to the official results.
Congrats to Jason and Kori!
So I was thinking. Since some of us are in our 30s and 40s we really ought to form a Jason Brown "Auntie fans" group, a la Daisuke Takahashi.
HAHA.JRT caught up with three of Mr. Takahashi’s fans at Tokyo Station, where one of the women was taking a train to watch her heartthrob at a competition in western Japan. They agreed to discuss the Daisuke-fan subculture on the condition that their names not be used.
“We’re like Dai-chan’s friendly neighborhood aunties,” says fifty-something Ms. Y.S., using an affectionate nickname for Mr. Takahashi.
The three say they’re part of a community of at least 200 fans who converse regularly via the Internet or in person to talk about Mr. Takahashi. They say they’re among a loyal entourage of older Japanese women, who follow his every move and attend his performances, including the recent 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France, where he placed second.
The three fans refer to Mr. Takahashi as if he truly did grow up just around the corner, noting that his more dramatic presence on the ice differs completely from his usual self, when he is just “a cute, regular young guy.” All three said they liked both sides of Mr. Takahashi, but the clear implication is that they know there’s more to him than just his on-ice persona.
Last edited by Mrs. P; 03-21-2014 at 01:36 PM.
I got the name too! Brownie's Aunties!
Although my "Cougars for Jason Brown" still comes to mind too.
Having way too much fun with this.