I havent forgotten anything. Oda did do well in the fall, as he often does, but a bunch of skaters were either not even skating or not skating well yet at that point (Plushenko, Lambiel, Chan, Takahashi, Joubert), so the true guage of where he stood was a YTB sort of thing. I still did think he was one of the major contenders in a very open mens event before the Games, but he already all but wrote off his own chances to beat Evan by not even attempting a quad at the Games. Oda doesnt score highly enough in PCS to have a hope of beating Evan without a quad and he didnt plan or attempt one in either program, so based on that it wouldnt matter how he skated. Hypothetically had he done a quad-triple in both programs and skated perfectly maybe a chance, but I am not going to speculate that when he wasnt even willing to try one. To each their own.