A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“Well-behaved women rarely make history. Or decent margaritas” (8/13)
“Well-behaved women rarely ever make history. Or a decent soufflé” (8/13)
“Hot sauce is just sexy ketchup” (8/13)
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“I don’t use my blinkers because it’s nobody’s business where I’m going” (8/13)
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Entry from January 04, 2014
Cupset (World Cup + upset)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month; this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

Eddie Robson
I see the BBC Sport website is still trying to crowbar its risible neologism “cupset” into the contemporary lexicon
10:03 AM - 4 Jan 14

Leonard Ectric
#bbcfootball please stop saying cupset. It’s moronic.
11:18 AM - 4 Jan 14

The Lower Gwladys
People that say “Cupset” when referring to an upset in the FA/League Cup #PeopleWhoNeedAGoodHiding
5:25 PM - 4 Jan 14

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, January 04, 2014 • Permalink