To deliberately lose a sporting event or contest, esp. with the intention of gaining some future advantage (such as a higher selection in an upcoming draft, etc.)
The NBA lottery was implemented in the 1980s so that non-contending teams would have less incentive to "tank" games at the end of the season in order to secure the top pick in the following summer's draft.
A neighborhood where many Guidos live or are thought to live, such as the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn in New York City.
Shortly after the death of Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst in 1989, columnist Pete Hamill wrote a highly controversial column in the New York Post entitled, "The Lesson of Howard Beach Was Lost on the Punks of Guidoville."
The river of lamentation, one of the five rivers of Hades in classical mythology; later adapted by Dante as the ninth and lowest circle of Hell.
At the center of the eighth circle is a deep well, at the bottom of which is found the ninth circle, known as Cocytus.
A sharp or prolonged decline in the birth rate, such as that which occurred in the United States from 1958 through 1968.
After 1957, the U.S. birth rate (per 1,000 population) declined for eleven consecutive years - the longest baby bust on record.
Originally, a fan or follower of the Philadelphia-based professional sports teams who refused to celebrate the two Stanley Cup championships won by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1974 and 1975 on the grounds that hockey should not be considered a "major" sport; today, a Philadelphia sports fan who is either unduly pessimistic about one or more of the local teams' immediate prospects, or one who strenuously disagrees with the policies, player-personnel decisions etc., made by said team or teams.
Many sports fans in Philadelphia regard the local sports-talk radio station, WIP, as nothing more than a vast sounding board for Negadelphians.
To lose a sporting event or contest that decides a championship etc., especially when favored to win
Fran Tarkenton had a history of choking in big games.
A user of anabolic steroids, especially one who uses them to excess.
Robert Golub, currently serving 25 years to life in prison for the 1989 murder of a next-door neighbor in a New York City suburb, was characterized by the media as having been an out-of-control "juice monster" at the time of the killing.