They got their lesson in humble after a few fumbles. He seemed really deflated by it, at least temporarily. We'll see if they're back to their old king/queen of the AR universe routine soon enough.
Being very athletic, smart, along with a positive attitude will definitely help your odds in getting far in the game. But there is enough randomness built-in to the game which prevents even the most gifted from cruising first to the finish line each and every time.
Mourning the disappearing usage of the -ly suffix. Words being cut-off before they've had a chance to fully form, left incomplete, with their shoelaces untied and their zippers undone. If I quote your post (or post in your thread) without comment, please check your zipper.