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    US Men's 2004 - 2005 Outlook

    Alright, don't beat me up for my summer absence! :\ I apologize if this topic has already been beat to death and I was too lazy to find it!

    How is the US Men's team shaping up this year?

    I assume Michael Weiss is still in - I think I saw him entered in some GP events? Are we expecting anything revolutionary? I really respect Michael for the fact that he hangs in there and collects medals along the way, even if they are not gold. He always seems to be a positive and "senior" influence on the team.

    Tim G is also entered. What have you all heard about his training? Is he past the physical and equipment problems of last year?

    What about Johnny Weir? This is "old news" but he wrote a journal entry on his official website back in June indicating that quads are in the picture for his short and long. I'm also curious what you musical experts think about his selections. Assuming they haven't changed since that journal entry, it looks like two classical pieces, but of course I'm never familiar with the names alone. I fell in love with his skating last season and hope he's setting up for 2006.

    What about any up and comers?

    BEAT ME if I'm beating a dead horse, OK?

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    No, DoggyGirl, this horse is still quite alive! And just where have you been? You have missed all of the Olympic scandals! Oh well...maybe we can expect some more figure skating scandals for this season (though I sincerely hope not...I hate them).

    I am quite excited about the U.S. men for the first time since 96. Weir is already such a tremendous skater, but I certainly don't think he has reached his potential yet. He needs more speed and fire...and definitely at least one consistent quad. I hope he can keep the momentum from last season going. If he does that, he will set himself up perfectly for the Olympic year.

    Tim is such a big question mark. But, I love him...so I'm going to be blindly faithful (despite hearing no news) and believe that he will be back this season with all guns firing. However, I think it will be interesting to see how he figures in the mix now that Joubert is rising (and Lindemann, Lambiel, Weir, etc.).

    As for Michael Weiss...who knows! He is eratic and a somewhat of a wild card. I think he is reusing his "Henry V" SP and doing "Metallica" or something for his LP. At any rate, I wish him the best. I love to support the "old" ones too!

    I'm also excited to see what Bradley, Lysack and (UGH....total brain fart...the lyrical guy that finished 4th at Nationals this year...I love him and somehow have totally erased his name from my memory!!) will be doing this year.

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    LOL Bronzie...

    I've spent much of the summer being a competitive "Mom." Here's the net / net of things.

    http://www.discounttechnologyworkfor...mba/kimba.html

    This new found competitive "Mom" role is especially tough when Kimba thinks she deserves a better spot in the bed than the Beagle, just because of a blue tint to the ribbon she gets. Retired Beagles (or Greyhounds or Mutts) truly don't care. Beagles are just louder about it.

    What have you been up to this summer????? :sheesh:

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    Is that your Kimba? Wow! I'm not an expert, but he looks like a great champion.

    http://www.discounttechnologyworkfor.../kimba_run.jpg

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    Last edited by Mathman; 09-03-2004 at 07:08 PM.

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    LOL Mathman.....

    "SHE" is just a little AWESOME Champion!!!!

    Even though we still argue within the Family over sleeping arangements. Better wear protective clothing to bed or you might just get a paw in an unexpected place. Especially if you have a Beagle. This sort of thing seems much more challenging if you happen to be a man, but I'm not, so that's just my opinion.

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    Last edited by Doggygirl; 09-03-2004 at 08:24 PM.

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    What have you been up to this summer?????
    I've been working and taking yet more classes this summer. It will never end! I knew you loved dogs (lol, obviously), but I didn't know that you also showed them. We used to have a beautiful champion doberman. We showed him for about a year and he did very well. But, he was the nervous, spoiled type (yes...that giant horse of a dog slept on my bed with me!) and wasn't really happy doing it. I also agree with Mathman, your Kimba is beautiful. Anyway, welcome back!

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