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 March 26, 2006
Knickerbotchers (Knickerbockers or Knicks nickname)
"Knicker-botchers" appeared in 2006 for the same bad New York Knick basketball team that was also called "Team Turmoil" and "Team Titanic."

The nickname "Knicker-botcher" appeared in March 2006 in New York Post stories by Michael Morrissey, although there are isolated earlier uses of the nickname.

http://boards.giants.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23844&st=870
Feb 12 2005, 03:48 PM
at least he has an excuse........ he is on the knickerbotchers

(Google Groups)
Mentally and physically damaged
Sorry Knick fans...the Knickerbotchers probably would've been better off developing young talent like Wilcox or Butler with that 7th pick. ...
alt.sports.basketball.pro.ny-knicks - Jun 26 2002, 10:44 pm by Wretch - 2 messages - 2 authors

25 March 2006, New York Post, "It's Embarrassing" by Michael Morrissey:
The Knickerbotchers committed 13 turnovers in the first half.

26 March 2006, New York Post, pg. 85:
KNICKER-BOTCHERS
Show Titanic talent
for losing the ball
Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Sunday, March 26, 2006 • Permalink