Seems to me that ESPN are the sell outs. Unless of course SW bought the judges. I don't doubt that he won the event. How can it be a perfect 100 if his hand touched the wall? That is bs and undermines the event.
Come on Kill, he barely touched it. I mean, I'm not defending white. His run was not a 100 in my eyes, but it's not because of the hand drag. It's because he did the same tricks as last year, except cleaner this time around.
If you want to include the hand drag, you're talking a subtraction of what, 1 point? So you're telling me people would complain less if the score was 99 or even 98? No... they would still call SW a sellout and a fucking ginger douche.
I don't defend SW, I argue against the obvious negative bias that people have. X-Games hasn't had fair judging in a long time if ever. It's all marketing. Bullshit that SW couldn't do SS but did superpipe. Pure BS! All marketing for X-Games.
This is why I don't pay attention to scores when I watch. I just want to see the riding. And I'm pretty sick of all this "Weeeeeeeee, I'm spinning and spinning and spinning".
If KP came back to pipe and did this exact run, minor hand to wall touching included, and got a 100... NOBODY WOULD COMPLAIN. This is bias on the other side of the spectrum and is just as wrong.