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

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Entry from May 23, 2018
“Have Only Positive Expectations” ("hope” backronym)

"Have Only Positive Expectations” is a backronym (back acronym) of the word “hope” that has been printed on many images. The backronym was said by Lou Holtz, then the head football coach of the University of South Carolina, in September 1999.

“Hang On, Peace Exists” is another “hope” backronym.

Wikipedia: Lou Holtz
Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the New York Jets (1976), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz’s 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings.

18 September 1999, The State (Columbia, SC), “Holtz gives USC fans mouthful for lunch” by Bill McDonald, pg. B3, col. 1:
As Walt Hutto, USC Class of ‘92, put it:
Our new coach (Lou Holtz—ed.) brings HOPE: “Have Only Positive Expectations.’”

23 September 1999, Greenville (SC) News, “State’s new bishop ‘Rejoicing in Hope’” by Bruce Smith (AP), pg. 3B, cols. 4-5:
“Rejoicing in hope is basically the perspective I take into this ministry as bishop—the hope in the sense that Lou Holtz has: Have Only Positive Expectations—HOPE. If Lou Holtz can say that, I can too,” (Rev. Robert J.—ed.) Baker said.

30 September 1999, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), “New bishop gets warm welcome” by Dave Munday, pg. 1:
He endorsed University of South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz’s definition of hope, which is “Have Only Positive Expectations.”

Mary Kay Evans
HOPE Have Only Positive Expectations
8:35 PM - 16 Sep 2009

Hope is to Have Only Positive Expectations; I will work on this one........
11:53 PM - 10 Oct 2009

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H.O.P.E - Have Only Positive Expectations
We are to put our hope in God

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H.O.P.E: Have Only Positive Expectations.
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H.O.P.E - Have Only Positive Expectations
Back in 2013 when I went to #DPCON13 I was fortunate enough to meet lots of wonderful people.

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