Michael, you have obviously missed the point so now you are going to have to suffer through one of my diatribes. Winning football teams have all sorts of bad things(injuries, penalties, fumbles, interceptions) happen to them, but they find a way to win. The key is that they seldom in the red zone let it get to fourth down so they have to kick the field goal. They get first downs or score touchdowns on first, second or third downs in the red zone and avoid that issue.
Now, Azaria and Hendekea did get a terriblly bad break with the ticketing fiasco. However, when they reached the rowboat in Dubrovnik harbor they still had a good chance of winning 5th place and survival. They failed to do that because Azaria did not notice something fundamental with respect to boats, an anchor. Is that his fault? You bet, and it cost him the race. His baloney excuses in "Two Little Words" indicated his refusal to accept responsibility for his own failure. He found it much more convenient to try to deflect it onto someone else, who admittedly screwed up but did not eliminate his team. Azaria eliminated his team!