That's my boy!"That shows the importance of [good] practices," he said. "The judges know I can do the program. It shows they want me to do well. That's good to know; it definitely cheered me up a little bit."
But Patrick, even Joubert and Plushenko -- those no transitions, no choreography nonenties -- have had some good practices."That shows the importance of [good] practices."
But you didn't.The judges know I can do the program."
But you didn't."It shows they want me to do well."
I think you were misquoted here, Pat. I think what you actually said was, "I have a lot of hard work before me. My goal this season is to deliver clean programs.""That's good to know; it definitely cheered me up a little bit."
That way you can cheer yourself up, and you don't have to depend on being cheered up by the judges.
I often hear CoP fans say that 6.0 was bad because if you had a poor SP you were all but eliminated from the podium.
Hope many will enjoy Patrick's medal at this event - which never would have happened under 6.0.
Too much fuss is being made over a few mistakes. This scoring system rewards differently than 6.0 where three mistakes in the technical program would eliminate a skater from the podium.
It's about points - there is no technical program and freeskate anymore. There are two programs with one being longer than the other.
Look for Patrick to battle it out with Oda tonight for the Gold with Rippon for the bronze.
It's about the points - and it doesn't matter how you get them.
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[QUOTE=janetfan;524031....It's about the points - and it doesn't matter how you get them.[/QUOTE]
It matters if the judges hold someone up. I am waiting to see the protocols, but the classic statement is that you should not get rewarded for what you have done in the past, but rather for what you do on that particular day when you compete. Otherwise, it's just points for reputation, and CoP was supposed to do away with that. The PCS given Patrick, therefore, already disturbs me. Canada was the participant that kept demanding fairness in the judging; that is what brought about CoP in the first place.
I Can't blame Skate Canada at all. Sorry, but the judges (not Canadians) love to kiss SC's feet. What can you do?
Even Chan's defenders have felt some degree of unjustice here. I don't see it goes on like this forever. I'm wondering if CoP or the judges are pushing the envelope which could trigger further changes soon.
Looking at Patrick's score - which is more than respectable - it appears most of the judges decided he was pretty good.
If he lands most of his jumps tonight he will probably win - unless Oda drops one of his 4x3x3's that we have been seeing in practice.
It won't matter if Chan isn't clean and Oda is---Chan will probably win anyway, if the judges boost the PCS high enough.