But I also remember thinking that F-P&M were stronger that year than A&P. I really didn't think much of that Beethoven FD at all but it was the one time that I actually liked F-P&M's FD.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
1980 Olympics. Poetzsch [along with Baiul] are the most undeserving ladies OGMs in recent Olympic history. Poetzsch should've been buried further in the SP with a 2-2 and shaky jumps, plus Fratianne's marks should've been a little higher in the SP. Enough to give Fratianne the gold.
1994 Olympics. I won't rehash but a 5 triple Kerrigan w/ a far superior constructed program should've stayed ahead of a 3 triple Baiul w/ a poorly constructed program.
At that time the exact wording for a dowgrade was "more than 1/4 of a turn." In the FS clip, it's close, and it's really just a judgment call. It's not definite either way. And as people mentioned before, I think the technical panel was probably wary of making such a subjective judgment call for performances that would probably win medals.
2008 WCh ladies.
2011 Men's US Nationals and Bradley's gold medal where BOTH of his quads were ratified.
2010 Ladies' Olympic SP results with Ando's UR 3flip being ratified along with Flatt's atrocious Lutz attempt. Nagasu, and even Kostner with fully rotated jumps, albeit a hand down on the Lutz, should have been ahead of both of them in the SP, IMO.
2010 Men's Olympic SP results with Lysacek beating Takahashi when Dai I believe should have been ahead of him by a few points. I would have had Evan behind both Dai and Evgeny by a few points in the short. I also would have had Lysacek in 4th behind Oda as well. 86 points would have been a much more reasonable score for Evan instead of the 90 he received. Reputation judging rears its ugly head again.
2010 Men's Skate Canada SP & LP: Don't even get me started!
There are many more cases, but these are more recent and I'm too lazy to think of more right now.
Were the equally UR'ed? Do you feel neither (or both) earned the benefit of the doubt in that circumstance?
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
I'm more curious - would anyone argue that there is a well judged competition in which you disagreed with the major results?
Definitely 2008 Men's senior free skate, I thought Johnny skated cleaner than Evan who struggled on his landings.
I'd be interested to know which competitions within the last 3-4 years were judged completely fairly.
As many have said before in other threads: the men's short program at 2005 US Nats. Matt Savoie's was the fourth-place program. Argh.
I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818