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.

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Entry from May 24, 2019
“Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog”

"Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The line is from the book The Summer I Turned Pretty (2009) by Jenny Han.

Similar underdog expressions existed earlier. “It’s always sweeter when you’re the underdog” was printed in the Minneapolis (MN) Tribune on March 13, 1978. “And it is so much sweeter when you’re the underdog. Nobody expects you to win and you come back and bite them” was printed in the Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel on March 19, 2008.


Wikipedia: Jenny Han
Jenny Han (born September 3, 1980) is a Korean-American author of young adult fiction and children’s fiction. She is best known for writing The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, the latter of which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2018 starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

13 March 1978, Minneapolis (MN) Tribune, “Edina hails its conquering heroes—young men on ice” by Gary Libman, pg. 1C, col. 4:
“It’s always sweeter when you’re the underdog, and Grand Rapids controlled the puck all night.”
(Spoken by former North Star Ted Hampton.—ed.)

19 March 2008, Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel, “NCAA Women’s Hockey Frozen Four; Badgers learn to embrace their underdog role; Team preparing for No. 1 Harvard” by Jeff Potrykus, pg. 5C, col. 1:
Madison—Jinelle Zaugg doesn’t mind the view from the back of the line.

“I’m loving this year; it is completely different,” Zaugg, a senior forward on the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, said after practice earlier this week. “We’re kind of like the underdog.

“And it is so much sweeter when you’re the underdog. Nobody expects you to win and you come back and bite them.”

Google Books
The Summer I Turned Pretty
By Jenny Han
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
2009
Pg. 133:
Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog.

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