Take it to the Max (All About Aaron)

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  3. Sylvia

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    Thanks for the links...that's just too funny! :lol:

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    I see that Alex is wearing brown dress shoes as well as Max. New fashion statement for young men?
     
  10. toddlj

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    http://www.gq.com/style/style-guy/shoes/200501/navy-suit-brown
    "...it is wearing lighter brown shoes with a navy suit that is wrong. Your shoes should be at least as dark as your suit. If your brown shoes are of a darkness approaching black, you are okay..."
    I think Max and Alex are okay here because they are wearing lighter-shade slacks. If they were wearing black slacks, then no.

     
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    Max appears in group open, his solo to an R&B medley @ ~45 minutes, group close.

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  16. NadineWhite

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    Imho Max is behind on the curve, meaning he has only one last chance to prove himself, and that's at Nationals! :cool:

    Seriously, if he wants to make the Olympic Team he's going to have to hit it out of the ballpark, as imho he didn't do so good on the GP this season, especially in comparison to some other American men....

    On the (+) side, American Nationals tends *not* to take into consideration how well a skater did on the GP/GPF, et al, rather the here & now, that is US Nationals, and if he's 1 or 2 he'll be on the Olympic Team, as it should be. :hat1:
     
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    I'm not sure he really did that badly on the GP, especially if you consider it was his FIRST season on it.
    He got 3rd and 7th.
    By comparison, Jason Brown (also first season) got 3rd and 5th.
    Jeremy Abbott (a well established veteran) got 3rd and 6th.
    So yeah, Max is the lowest total, but he got a bronze medal the same as these guys, and basically what they are all showing is that the US men are a bunch of GP bronze medalists who aren't going to be competitive at the Olympics anyway, so there isn't much reason to 'rig' it for favorites. So yes, of the people 'in the running' Max isn't doing great, but IMO, none of them put up a strong case. With a silver and a 4th place Rippon is the only person who seems to have put out a great case for making the team. Farris and Dornbush of course still have a competition, and I think it is still possible for Rippon to get GPF.

    So really, I think ALL these men still have to prove themselves- at Nationals.

    And I think you are right that US doesn't weight the previous competitions much, but I do think how they do is in the back of the mind of the judges and influences their scores.
     
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    I love, I mean I LUUUUV Max's Tron program. What the hell happened since then? It's all been downhill since then, hasn't it? Classic example of trying to put too much on your plate.

    Max, you are not a classically artistic skater. It's okay, don't try to be one. Just be you: Jumps and Jumps and Unorthodox Moves and Jumps and Jumps and Unorthodox Moves-- Hell, that's Plushenko's m.o., and he's a ****in' legend!
     
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    ^ Thank you!!!! :encore:
     
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    When was the last time before Max that the national champion came up through sectionals? (Did Max also compete at Regionals last year?)

    (Did he win sectionals last year? Wikipedia doesn't have the entry, which is kind of surprising.)
     
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    There was no Senior Men's event at Southwestern Regionals last year. I believe Johnny Weir was the most recent man to win a national title (2004) after having competed at Sectionals.

    ETA: Yes, Aaron won Mids last year with big scores - from last year's Sectionals thread in the Kiss and Cry section:
     
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    Thanks Sylvia!

    That make sense, I guess there usually aren't enough men.
     
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    3/8-American figure skater Max Aaron, the reigning U.S. national champion, has perfected a recipe for a cranberry Jell-o mold, a unique Thanksgiving side.

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    4/8-The Arizona-native's recipe is simple, and all you'll need is Jell-o, water, orange juice, cranberry sauce, and can of mandarin oranges.
     
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    Grrrr. "The quad" is not one jump! It can be several different jumps!
     
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