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east tx skier
08-02-2005, 03:49 PM
6 year ban. Should've been longer.

Michaels Admits Cheating (http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/aug05/345431.asp)

/edit. Can't get there without registering now. There's a link posted on The Nicholl's Board (http://waterski.nicholls.edu/waterski/)

MarkP
08-02-2005, 04:04 PM
6 year ban. Should've been longer.

Michaels Admits Cheating (http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/aug05/345431.asp)

/edit. Can't get there without registering now. There's a link posted on The Nicholl's Board (http://waterski.nicholls.edu/waterski/)Well thats that!

See ya Jim:wavey: ..

SKI*MC
08-02-2005, 04:12 PM
I just logged on to make this thread... i can't believe it! (JM that is)

ski_king
08-02-2005, 04:14 PM
Here is a link to the article posted by AndyG earlier.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=79986&postcount=185

Danimal
08-02-2005, 04:35 PM
Dr. Jim is going to have a real hard time finding a pull. This just gives WI a black-eye. Pisses me off :mad:

rodltg2
08-02-2005, 04:45 PM
i like him!

Lake_Tippy_Skier
08-02-2005, 04:59 PM
i like him!

for a door mat

BriEOD
08-02-2005, 05:28 PM
:wavey: See ya big Jim!

Hey I know where you guys can get CC cheap. :D

Mag_Red
08-02-2005, 05:42 PM
Just another reason I hate the dentist! :D

peason
08-02-2005, 06:14 PM
Just another reason I hate the dentist! :D

Me too! LMAO! cracked me up!

jraben8
08-02-2005, 06:28 PM
I bet I know a place that someone could pickup an adjustable course pretty cheaply...

Granite_33
08-02-2005, 06:35 PM
I was at the dentist monday, and he told me I needed to have some dental work done...........

My first thought?.........do I really need dental work or is he like Dr. Jim........financing his dreams through me!!!!!

betsy&david Harrison
08-02-2005, 06:37 PM
Maybe he wanted to fix you up with adjustable teeth :D

Granite_33
08-02-2005, 06:42 PM
Maybe he wanted to fix you up with adjustable teeth :D


I need those things to remain permanent!!! :D I have a bad sweet tooth :eek3:


What got me thinking "Dr Jim" was because he told me he wanted to take out an old filling and replace it. And the drumbeats rolled.....Dr. Jim! Dr. Jim! Dr. Jim!!!!

PendO
08-03-2005, 03:09 AM
I'm sure its been asked and answered ... but who was the co-conspirator with the good Dr.?

Oh, and I'm sure this has been said ... what a looser ... too bad he couldn't just enjoy the sport ... what kind of boat did he own:)

shepherd
08-03-2005, 09:52 AM
Should have been a lifetime ban from the sport. Anybody who deliberately cheated and went through so much effort to make the cheat happen deserves nothing less.
Also, despite what the article said there must have been some accomplices in this. I can't believe he drained his lake, went out and rigged up the buoys all by himself, and secretly adjusted the course in the middle of the tournament without anybody seeing him do it.

I laughed when his PR guy said he was an excellent dentist 8p . Maybe so, but I wouldn't trust him after this! He might doctor up my xrays to show fake cavities that need to be drilled and filled :eek3:

jkski
08-03-2005, 10:38 AM
I'm sure its been asked and answered ... but who was the co-conspirator with the good Dr.?

Oh, and I'm sure this has been said ... what a looser ... too bad he couldn't just enjoy the sport ... what kind of boat did he own:)

The good doctor ran a Malibu. Funny thing is, they quickly deny any sponsorship of him, stating that since he was hosting the Malibu Open, they arranged for him to get a great deal through the local dealer.

phecksel
08-03-2005, 12:52 PM
Should have been a lifetime ban from the sport. Anybody who deliberately cheated and went through so much effort to make the cheat happen deserves nothing less.
Also, despite what the article said there must have been some accomplices in this. I can't believe he drained his lake, went out and rigged up the buoys all by himself, and secretly adjusted the course in the middle of the tournament without anybody seeing him do it.

I laughed when his PR guy said he was an excellent dentist 8p . Maybe so, but I wouldn't trust him after this! He might doctor up my xrays to show fake cavities that need to be drilled and filled :eek3:
From the waterski mag forum

Back in the late 80's...
I was a patient of his in Oconomowoc. In the fifteen years preceeding, I had maybe six or seven fillings and one crown. In the three years I went to Michaels, I'd spent over $3,000 (no insurance) on dental work. Every other visit would cost me a crown or two. I couldn't believe it. I finally got smart and went elsewhere. Since then (18 yrs.), I've had two fillings and a replacement for one of Michaels crowns. A few years ago, I bumped into another local doctor who told me a friend of his sent his daughter to Michaels. The diagnosis was over 15 cavities! They took her to another dentist and she was told she had one. With this kind of practice, I can see how Michaels can afford the house, lake and airplanes that he owns

bigmac
08-03-2005, 01:17 PM
With this kind of practice, I can see how Michaels can afford the house, lake and airplanes that he owns


I can't imagine that a solo General Dentistry practice in a 26,000-population area would even come close to supporting that lifestyle. Airplanes, $1 million dollar house, building a private 12 foot deep 18 acre lake. No way. Some other money source.

Danimal
08-03-2005, 01:28 PM
There are quite a few towns surrounding Oconomwoc. It is close to Waukesha and Brookfield also. He might have satallite offices in the surrounding towns. I live on Browns Lake in WI and my neighbor is a dentist and has a million dollar home there and another million dollar home in Shawano on the lake... Dentists can make a pretty good living.

bigmac
08-03-2005, 02:09 PM
There are quite a few towns surrounding Oconomwoc. It is close to Waukesha and Brookfield also. He might have satallite offices in the surrounding towns. I live on Browns Lake in WI and my neighbor is a dentist and has a million dollar home there and another million dollar home in Shawano on the lake... Dentists can make a pretty good living.

According to his practice's web site - 40 hour work week, no satellite practices, general dentistry (not a specialist and only basic cosmetic dentistry), solo practice. His wife is a county employee (Assistant District Attorney in Waukesha County - one of thirteen). My familiarity with small town professional practices in Minnesota and Wisconsin tells me that those basic facts simply do not add up to the lifestyle that he lives.

6ballsisall
08-03-2005, 02:14 PM
He could be financed out the butt, his need for fame in waterski world would leave one to believe he needs that kind of fame and attention in every part of his life.

Regardless the guy is a putz

captkidd
08-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Dr. Jim is going to have a real hard time finding a pull. This just gives WI a black-eye. Pisses me off :mad:

Don't see any reason that WI should be held responsible for him.

Danimal
08-03-2005, 03:40 PM
Don't see any reason that WI should be held responsible for him.

You are right... but, WI is always going to be associated with this scandal. I hope it doesn't affect future sanctioned events.

east tx skier
08-03-2005, 03:41 PM
I loved the one trip I've taken to Wisonsin. I remind myself how small the professional water skiing community is. Then I think about how much everyone I can think of likes Beer and Brats. I think WI will survivive.

Danimal
08-03-2005, 03:46 PM
I loved the one trip I've taken to Wisonsin. I remind myself how small the professional water skiing community is. Then I think about how much everyone I can think of likes Beer and Brats. I think WI will survivive.


[homer voice ON] MMMMMMMM Beeeerrrrrrr [/homer voice off] :banana:

SKI*MC
08-03-2005, 04:28 PM
WI is a great place to ski, a lot of hard core skiiers for the most part, i mean the Rock Aqua Jays in January, how can you get anymroe Hard-Core!!!! Sorry for the thread jack.

Danimal
08-03-2005, 04:31 PM
Yeah most of the RAJ's are pretty hardcore. On my lake we have some hardcore skiers also. I've ssen them ski late November/early December if there is no ice. Crazy!!

phecksel
08-04-2005, 12:24 PM
I can't imagine that a solo General Dentistry practice in a 26,000-population area would even come close to supporting that lifestyle. Airplanes, $1 million dollar house, building a private 12 foot deep 18 acre lake. No way. Some other money source.
Dentist in my little town, owns a $1M house on the lake, financed a large condo development, owns three boats, etc, and his wife is not a district attorney. Dentist friend owns three airplanes, and I would trust him to not do unnecessary dental work. Throw in "generated" cavities, and it could get quite lucrative.

bigmac
08-04-2005, 01:27 PM
Dentist in my little town, owns a $1M house on the lake, financed a large condo development, owns three boats, etc, and his wife is not a district attorney. Dentist friend owns three airplanes, and I would trust him to not do unnecessary dental work. Throw in "generated" cavities, and it could get quite lucrative.Average annual income in the US in 2002 for a general dentist in private practice was $175,000. According to the American Dental Association (http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/survey/faq.asp#income) .

Danimal
08-04-2005, 01:31 PM
Average annual income in the US in 2002 for a general dentist in private practice was $175,000.

I could live on that:D

bigmac
08-04-2005, 01:49 PM
I could live on that:D

But you couldn't build a lake, a home, and buy an airplane.

bcampbe7
08-04-2005, 02:10 PM
But you couldn't build a lake, a home, and buy an airplane.

Well, not the home and airplane(s) that he has anyway.
It could be done on that income fairly easily. I don't know anyone that needs a $1M house ect.

But as Jeff said, he could be in debt up to his eyeballs. For some, the more money you make the more toys you have. He could make $500K and still not have a pot to pi$$ in.

SKI*MC
08-04-2005, 02:44 PM
I just saw a rebock comercial, it said
"A Jump shot can get you a house, a new car, a clothing line, a super model girl friend, but none of these things can get you a jump shot."
I'm going to change the words a little bit here
"2 @ 43 off can get you, a sponcorship, a new boat, wet gear, a reef chick, but none of these things can get you 2 @ 43 off."

phecksel
08-04-2005, 11:46 PM
But you couldn't build a lake, a home, and buy an airplane.
I had an airplane, boat, and house on a lake with mucho less income.

Average at $175k. Suspect he was slightly higher :eek:

If this guy was doing 750 root canals a year, that alone is mucho dinero.

bigmac
08-05-2005, 12:18 AM
I had an airplane, boat, and house on a lake with mucho less income.

Average at $175k. Suspect he was slightly higher :eek:

If this guy was doing 750 root canals a year, that alone is mucho dinero.

I have to agree that our Dr. Jim is apparently far from your average dentist. 750 root canals per years is WAY above average. That number by itself represents (on the high side) about $600,000 in billings, and maybe $180,000 in income to him personally from root canals alone.

I still contend that that income plus the rest of his practice is insufficient to support the lifestyle that we've seen him living.

privatelakerelic
08-05-2005, 01:09 AM
I need those things to remain permanent!!! :D I have a bad sweet tooth :eek3:


What got me thinking "Dr Jim" was because he told me he wanted to take out an old filling and replace it. And the drumbeats rolled.....Dr. Jim! Dr. Jim! Dr. Jim!!!!
I had a dentist that told me the same thing about 14 years ago. after the pain of a new filling, he found 2 more that he said needed replacement. I decided he needed replacement and those two fillings are still there and in good shape. plan accordingly

Cloaked
08-05-2005, 07:58 AM
Jacked... :eek3: :eek3:

:uglyhamme

bigmac
08-05-2005, 08:36 AM
Jacked... :eek3: :eek3:

:uglyhamme

Just as well.... ;)