A perpetual third-place finisher in the Cola Wars got its start over a century ago when a grocery store owner refused to pay the price for Coke’s patented syrup, which had been developed in the same small Georgia city.
A three-time presidential runner-up was also on the losing end of the nation’s first Trial of the Century. His accomplishments in life still outstrip those of most mortals.
A.J. Liebling may have been unimpressed by Chicago (he popularized the nickname “Second City”) but a place with just a little less of everything than New York can still have the last laugh.
A spectacularly bad final round in the ’86 Masters was not the only sub-par performance by the likeable Aussie.
An early pioneer of soft-serve ice cream found great success – but not the nation-spanning dominance of Dairy Queen.