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 October 27, 2013
“Next man up”

Entry in progress—B.P.

OCLC WorldCat record
Next man up : a year behind the lines in today’s NFL
Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
A candid look at the NFL focuses on the Baltimore Ravens and reveals the lesser-known aspects of the professional league, from the dangerous conditions under which athletes train to the pressures faced by coaches and players.

Bleacher Report
Patriots Depth Living Up to “Next Man Up” Philosophy
BY RANDOLPH CHARLOTIN (CORRESPONDENT) ON JANUARY 17, 2013
(...)
This would had been a crisis for many teams. For the Patriots, it was just next man up.

Those three words have become part of The Patriot Way. Like “Do Your Job,” “Next Man Up” is a simple and definitive instruction for all players to follow, integral to New England’s philosophy.

It was repeated over and over like a song’s chorus by the players in 2012 as injuries, suspensions and poor performance required the next player in line to step in and capably fill in. The team hasn’t missed a beat.

CBS (Chicago, IL)
Bernstein: Enough With ‘Next Man Up’
October 23, 2013 9:47 AM
By Dan Bernstein-
CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist
(...)
Instead of this all being assumed practice in every workplace anywhere, ever, it’s now considered “strategy” to “employ” to…put a guy in a game. It’s a “mentality” that b-teamers are on a roster and are expected to perform when needed, and it’s a “philosophy” to tell whomever is on a lower tier that it’s now his turn.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, October 27, 2013 • Permalink