Flattfan, I'm responding to you once and then adding you to ignore.
1. The comment re: Chan you're quoting. If you had read my comments specifically, you'd have noticed I said that it was his season best score. Season's best scores are based on international competition. He had two of those this year. He skated better at the Olympics than at Skate Canada, and had a higher score. Ergo, that was the season's best score. I don't think he skated better at the Olympics than he did had Four Continents. I'm a little surprised he got a personal best at the Olympics, and no - I don't think he deserved it. That said, I should admit I was wrong - I assumed his Long Program score at 4CC 2009 was higher and erred on that. Even though I love Chan, I don't think he earned the PCS at Olympics this year (and the look on his face was sorta telling, imo).
2. The question wasn't whether or not Joannie was overscored. If you notice my post, I agree that she was - perhaps by two or three points. The question is two fold: firstly, was she specifically overscored due to hometown bias? Given the points that Flatt got away with jumps that many think were UR'ed, ditto Ando (the flip), that Kim scored 78.50, and the general trend towards higher scoring at the Olympics, I don't think she was (not to the extent that Dube/Davison were, even if I understand those scores too). Truth be told, if she has issues in the LP and the judges hold her up, I'll look at the result with mixed feelings as well. Secondly, where did your goodwill for Joannie come from? If it came from admiration of her strength in a time of grief, from competing at a time when her focus isn't there, are you really so petulant that a three point overscoring from judges who she doesn't control really enough to remove all that? Is it really enough that you name call commentators and the host country? Really - this is your attitude and behaviour? If that's the case, fine - that's you and I won't pretend to understand how one can be so petty and insensitive.
3. I'll echo shine: was Rochette's performance seven points superior to Flatt's? Absolutely. Even with the bobble heading into her combination (no, you aren't making that up - I saw it too).
Last edited by ImaginaryPogue; 02-24-2010 at 09:04 PM.