But I never said I couldn't. Nor did I say I want it to happen.
I brought up Alissa to make the point that if gifting in PCS can occur nationally, so can it internationally, for whatever reasons (reputation, favouritism, etc.). Cases in point: Rochette and Kostner, the latter especially at this most recent Worlds.
Well I've complained over and over again about Kostner scores to at times. My rant about 2008 Worlds!!!. And I think Kostner should have gotten very lowly scored for Performance/Execution. I also think Laura's PCS were high too.
I'm not naive enough to believe that it can't happen.. .But as for Joannie being overscored and used in the same sentence as Kostner makes me well quite made. Joannie if anything for most of her career has been ridiculous underscored. Maybe she's getting some generous scores now, but not to ridiculous levels. To be frank if Yu-na is getting 76 for her short program, then Joannie did deserve at least a 67 for hers.