Many people, certainly most commentators, felt Patrick the CANADIAN CHAMPION was robbed at 2009 Worlds. But that was let go instead of being brought up over and over through the years, building up bitterness and resentment against Evan and judges. No Chan fans bash Evan for that or hold grudges. Certainly not Patrick himself, who defended Evan's Olympic win with very nice words.When Evan won in 2009, Scott Hamilton couldn't believe that he had beaten Patrick Chan, who was then AN UNKNOWN TEENAGER, with one win at 4CC under his belt.
Then as the Worlds Silver medalist, Chan fell 3 times with his delayed season debut at Skate Canada after an injury, he came in 6th, in Canada. When he underperformed at the Olympics, he came in 5th, in Canada. His worst results since 2008 have been in Canada, contrary to the constant accusation that he is gifted with guaranteed wins in Canada.
Patrick wins by rules. That is what matters. Nothing anyone can do about your displeasure with other people's comments about him, however you perceive them.Patrick fell and still beat clean Johnny Weir in the Olympics. There may be reasons for it, but tell the Johnny Weir fans. Patrick's falls are often odd. I mean, not landing a jump or two, OK, but he crashes into walls, falls on footwork, goes off his music--and the announcers, rather than saying, "Tut, tut, not the skate he wanted" like they (mainly Scott) do/does for everybody else, but they make all these excuses. Like "he cares more than anyone else!" "He puts his heart and soul into it!" "His mistakes don't matter because he's the skater's skater." Then he wins, despite these mistakes, but he doesn't squeak by. No, he breaks a record. He's the best skater ever, ever, ever, ever!!! Meanwhile, someone else flutzes or underrotates something and the announcers (again, mainly Scott) are like condemning him/her for really choking.
You've got it reversed. The quad value and risk rewards were raised not to benefit Chan but to reduce his winning chances, together with cutting down the number of footwork sequences as well as their values. Patrick simply rose to meet the challenge. Change the rules again and I bet he would find a way to win with the new rules. That is what a champion does and everyone is welcomed to do the same. It's funny you resent the exact quality I admire.Whatever Patrick's weaknesses are don't count. When he couldn't do the quad, well, the quad was out! Transitions were in. Unfortunately, it wasn't Patrick who benefited from this anti-quad sentiment, but Evan, so it all backfired. When Patrick learned the quad, now that's the most important thing. It's almost like someone decided that he's the best, and they will see to it that he wins no matter what.
Unfortunately such adolations only come from past and current great skaters, judges, other skating experts, and some brave fans. "People carry on and on over him" are mostly puzzled, or bitter and resentful of his success, cyber booing him every single day. You acknowledged with your opening sentence:The buzz about how wonderful he is and the often tepid and unclean performances that he wins with do not match up. When someone is considered not only the best of their field but the very very best ever ever--and that's how people carry on over him--they'd better deliver or they get booed.
followed by justification with things unrelated to his skating. You choose to react to some people's expressions about Patrick, real and perceived, and certainly well searched out from all the noises. Patrick has nothing to do with all your stated reasons of resentment against him.The reason Patrick Chan's falls are picked on more than other people's ........