(a) Judges like Chan's skating.
(b) They give him high marks for it.
(c) The IJS is structured in such a way that it is possible for a skater to win even with a fall or two.
I do not think it is disrespectful to offer the opinion that Patrick is way ahead of anyone else and (insofar as we can predict the future) is the current front-runner leading up to the next Olympics. I also think it is a legitimate view (as is the view to the contrary) that the international judges are so smitten with Patrick's skating that they tend to discount his mistakes more than for skaters of lesser talent and reputation. (Hey, look at all those 6.0s that Michelle got, when she deserved only a 5.9 . )
That is a far cry from charging that Skate Canada officials are bribing judges and making nefarious back room deals. (We have come to expect a certain amount of lobbying and cheerleading.)
If you read what skateluvr actually said, it was
Scores seem to be inflated across the board at Worlds. I suppose it it because the ISU wants to show the world how wonderful their champions are. Worlds being the last event of the year, there is nothing to save the record scores for. Skateluvr is saying that everybody gets higher scores at Worlds. If Patrick skates 290, at Worlds he will get 300.Originally Posted by skateluvr
Is Patrick picked on more than other skaters? Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
As for pangandtongfan, he likes to state his views in a challenging and provocative way. *shrugs* OK.