But heres the similarity. The latest editions of each of these so-called sporting events have been seriously marred by crummy luck, ill-advised decisions, and, particularly in the case of the Americas Cup, a whole bushel of bad apples. Few of the participants have bathed themselves in glory, and many have done quite the opposite. For the sake of simple common sense, both events require a dose of radical change. But, alas, common sense, that most precious of seagoing commodities, seems in scant supply.