|Sometimes, I try to be funny.|
Looking at the event protocol, one of the judges gave Patrick Chan a 9.25 for Skating Skills in the short program, and an 8.00 for Performance and Execution-- both being the high-scoring mark of the nine-judge panel. This, of course, came after Chan's meltdown three-fall performance. Could this be the work of expert at all things IJS himself, Mr. Toigo? I guess if he's not going to completely watch the performance, it might be better in his mind to just come up with random marks than steal the marks of the judges to his left and right. Ah, yes. Perfect explanation for the scores :-)
Just kidding. I seem like such a hater now against Toigo when I'm really not. However, I really wouldn't be surprised if he (even more so than the Canadian judge) was responsible for this set of marks. Maybe I'm still overwhelmingly saddened that the ISU neglected to reply to my question as to what type of action would be taken against a judge who was "peeking" at other screens... as if I really expected a response!