you argument is flawed and illogical for the following reasons:
French dudes sticking together in a "team" is hardly surprising. Their english is pretty weak and they spend most of their seasons in a country which traditionally hates france. Toto is only 16. Its not exactly unusual to be stoked for your friends when they do well and bummed when they don't.
The concept of a national halfpipe team isn't exactly new. The canadian halfpipe team (Dorey, Riddle, Marg etc), coached by Trennon Paynter has been in operation for far longer, and why should there be anything wrong with it?
Riddle getting hurt: all we heard on that was Xavier being interviewed and he said something along the lines of "it's a real shame that Riddle got hurt, i hope he gets better ASAP, and it's good for Toto because he gets in"... what the fuck else is he supposed to say? "My friend Toto doesn't deserve to be in there, justice has not been done"?!?! Of course Toto would be stoked to be in at the last minute. Riddle wasn't even badly hurt.
Kevin not smiling after stomping his run: So he just perfectly stomped a run which will likely be good enough for the win in run 1 in front of 15-20 000 of his home fans... If I was him I would probably explode on the spot: you and I have no idea what that feels like. Kevin is one of the most excitable, stoked, smiley people in the sport.
And those guys beating the dead horse of Kevin not trying anything new, did you not watch runs 2 & 3??
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