Not to belabor the point I was trying to make, here are a couple of references as to what I originally meant:
This is an article from Drew's Scratching Post April 22/13:
Radley: CFL shouldn't reward missed FGs with single
I missed a couple of things while I was in El Salvador, including this Scott Radley piece that started a discussion (OK, it was a good-natured argument) between Scott, Steve Milton and I. Scott's position is that awarding a single point off a missed field goal is tantamount to rewarding failure and should be eliminated. Steve and I disagreed. My position: the single rewards teams for getting close enough to try a field goal and, more importantly, is part of what makes the CFL unique and super cool. It's also part of the game's history and not to be trifled with lightly.
I understand Drew's point about getting "close enough" but to me that means that you managed to get close enough to earn the "opportunity" to attempt a field goal. If your attempt fails, well, too bad.
The following is a definition from Wiki:
Canadian football If the defense does not return a missed field goal out of the end zone, or if a missed field goal attempt goes through the end zone, then the kicking team scores a single point.
I suppose it all depends upon your personal point of view but I can't think off hand of any other sport that awards "points" for a team or individual failing to do something they intended.