It was the only 8.8. The rest of the scores were all around 9.2. It stuck out like a sore thumb.He also said, if I understood him correctly , that the Argentinian judge gave Shawn an 8.8 on beam. That's the score he used to explain why he thought the new scoring system was wrong and could be manipulated.
I haven't checked to see if that's what she really got, but if she did, that would just be awful. That's why he was so fired up at the end of the interview, he was pretty mad about that.
I too had to giggle at the "Chelsie Memmel. Obviously." comment. I'll bet he was trying really hard not to respond with a DUH!The funniest part about the last completely incoherent thing he said about umbrellas was Bob's answer. "Wow." It was exactly how I react to kids in my preschool class when I have no idea what they just said.
Also, I was laughing at how eager Bela was to talk. He looked like he was about to fall out of his chair while Bob finished the question and then once again would just take the conversation in a completely unintended direction, leaving Bob looking bewildered. George Bush totally did similar things early (as well as displaying puzzling levels of amusement over questions concerning topics like genocide) so I had to feel for the guy. Anyway when Bela was saying they would miss Chellsie's scores on beam and floor, Bob interrupted to clarify "- Chellsie Memmel" and Bela is all "Chellsie Memmel. Obviously." That was priceless. Poor Bob trying to keep those interviews on track.