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 April 21, 2013
“Great teams don’t lose twice in a row”

"Great teams don’t lose twice in a year” is a sports saying that doesn’t appear to have any specific authorship. “Good teams don’t lose twice in a row” was cited in print in 2006. “I heard an old saying that great teams don’t lose twice in a row” was cited in print in 2013.


HFBoards
Belcriss
10-26-2006, 06:26 PM
Good teams don’t lose twice in a row, especially after a game they know they didn’t play well in. We shall find out a little more about our team tonight.

Sports Washington
Dawgs looking forward to GU
By Chris Fetters
Editor Dawgman.com
Posted Dec 7, 2006
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Jon Brockman:
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On what Gonzaga’s demeanor should be like: “They aren’t going to drop drastically. And Washington State is a good team. They showed us that...twice. But good teams don’t lose twice in a row very often.”

Orlando (FL) Sentinel
‘Noles need bounce-back win against Clemson
February 28, 2009|By Andrew Carter
TALLAHASSEE—Toney Douglas and Luke Loucks, two guards at Florida State, were standing at separate times on Thursday in separate parts of the Seminoles’ basketball facility, talking to separate groups of reporters about their team’s game today against Clemson, and both repeated the same mantra.

“Coach [Leonard Hamilton] has said that every championship team you look at, they never lose two in a row,” said Loucks, a freshman reserve.

And then, a few minutes later, Douglas said, “Our coaches always tell us—great teams don’t lose twice in a row.”

Examiner.com
Making sense of an awful loss
NOVEMBER 30, 2009 BY: PAUL NORMAN
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Like coach has said a hundred times...good teams don’t lose twice in a row. I’ll add that good teams don’t let a rival beat them twice, especially with so much still on the line.

Stingtalk.com
MadTownJacket
06-08-2010, 12:15 PM
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Due to their really poor record in temperatures below 60 degrees or so, I initially vote 0.8. Due to the 0.5014 chance that we think we’ll beat VPISU, that increases the chance that we’ll win this game ("Great teams don’t lose twice in a row”, Paul Johnson 2008), so I’m upping it to 0.9.

30 September 2010, Miami (FL) Herald, “NFL: Greg Cote’s Week 4 NFL Selections‎”:
(A pet prognosticating belief is that good teams don’t lose twice in a row).

Blogging Dirty (Atlanta Falcons blog)
How Could The Falcons Season Turn Out?
Apr 19th, 2013 at 2:51 pm by Robert Stephens
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I heard an old saying that great teams don’t lose twice in a row.  Even when stacked with two back to back tough games, the falcons rarely lose twice in a row.  I think that sticks this season.  Regardless of what their record is, they won’t lose back to back.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, April 21, 2013 • Permalink