View Poll Results: Will the Men's Event At Worlds Be Judged Fairly?

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  • Yes

    23 10.90%
  • No

    24 11.37%
  • Michelle Kwan

    57 27.01%
  • Only if Patrick Chan withdraws

    58 27.49%
  • What's the use? Jeremy Abbott still won't be able to win? :-(

    5 2.37%
  • What does it matter? Even if it is, noone will believe it was!

    44 20.85%
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    Will the men's event at Worlds this year be judged fairly?

    Back in the Olympic season, back when half the fans were lamenting that the Olympic competition had already been decided in Yu-Na Kim's favor(and the other half lamenting it had been decided in Mao Asada's favor), I posted a poll on the matter, and now, in light of the Grand Prix Finale, I think a similar one might be in order(I'm even tempted to post one on the ice dance, but really, one poll at a time). Though I'm been self-centered and included my own view of the matter among the answers...

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    Will the men's event at Worlds this year be judged fairly?



    No.

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    I'm sure it will be as fair as it always is.

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    Purple would be a very good opinion in this poll. In the lack of it, I voted Michelle Kwan.

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    Michelle Kwan

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    Why is Michelle Kwan one of the possible answers? Meant to be a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Why is Michelle Kwan one of the possible answers? Meant to be a joke?
    Yes - MK is destined to win every poll, whether relevant or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Yes - MK is destined to win every poll, whether relevant or not
    ....and she is almost winning this one; if not for Patrick Chan's name on it....

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    I am sure there will be some controversy...

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    I voted MK because I wanted her to beat Chan.

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    Yes, if Chan falls 3 times in LP.
    Can't Michelle be a judge?

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    Michelle Kwan!!!

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    It will be judge fairly, but we will use the famous "wuzrobbed", anyway.

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    I would venture to say that if Chan wins, there will be many here who will think it wasn't fair, regardless of how he skates while there will be others who think he should win based upon using COP the way they have all season long.

    If anyone other than Chan wins, the board will likely erupt and there will be many here who say the judging was fair.
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    If your favorites win, it's fair.

    If your favorites don't win, wuzrobbed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb View Post
    I would venture to say that if Chan wins, there will be many here who will think it wasn't fair, regardless of how he skates while there will be others who think he should win based upon using COP the way they have all season long.

    If anyone other than Chan wins, the board will likely erupt and there will be many here who say the judging was fair.

    Not necessarily. Last year at worlds I had no problem with his win because he skated well. It's only when he does not skate well, others do, and he still gets the highest score, that's when there are many who disagree with the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Not necessarily. Last year at worlds I had no problem with his win because he skated well. It's only when he does not skate well, others do, and he still gets the highest score, that's when there are many who disagree with the results.
    Absolutely agree! I had no problem with him winning the GPF and Worlds last season as he did meet the moment and brought the goods better than the other competitors. Granted, I gave Kozuka the nod in the LP at Worlds, but overall, Chan did the best in the SP and LP combined to deserve his title. Chan's win at the GPF this season, however, was not as convincing in the LP for in that segment he had many more errors than Takahashi, but still won. Chan also had a very sloppy SP with 2 very noticeable errors. Chan has received the same treatment all skaters do when they win an event with 2 flawed performances, and he has a long history of doing this, so it's only natural that even more venom is going to be directed his way when it should really be directed toward the judging system. Well, I guess the drop in viewership ratings and event attendance is how the venom is being directed toward the system. When a victory is not decisive, of course there will be chants of X skater being robbed and Y skater being held up. It's par for the course.
    Last edited by museksk8r; 12-13-2011 at 08:32 PM.

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    Define "fairly"

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    So who was the other person who chose the Abbott response?
    Last edited by casken; 12-14-2011 at 06:20 AM.

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    IMO, the fairness of the result will depend on how well Chan skates ... if he skates well, then is getting the gold is fair, but if he doesn't then his getting the gold isn't fair. Since this doesn't precisely fit with the choices on the ballot, I voted for Kwan

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