>Maybe they're retroactively whining about the SP. If Slute had been first in
the SP she'd have won the gold. But yeah, I can't believe these clowns really
think that Slute's conservative, uninspired LP was better
than Hughes'. What utter arrogance.>>
They don't. They pretty much admitted on CNN tonight that they just lodged the
protest to be pains, because they're still ticked about the pairs.
I think this is a real problem.....the Russians may go out of their way from
now on not only to score Russian skaters slightly higher than the panel, but to
score U.S. skaters and Canadian skaters way lower than deserved.
Mark Lund said on tv this morning (CNN, too, I think) that the judging was fair
last night, because all the judging issues have been resolved. He couldn't be
more wrong. Hughes almost lost the long program, which is absurd given her
performance relative to the others. Ironically, by rushing to address an issue
of fairness in judging, without coming up with real, meaningful, long-term
reforms, the ISU may have actually caused more problems than they solved.