From today in "history":
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toasterThe biggest thing since, well, sliced bread!
Of course, I'm not one to stop at just one. How about other Second Bests, (or runners-up, or first-losers?)
There's always Buzz Aldrin coming down
on the surface of the moon after Neil Armstrong.
Don't forget the Brooklyn Dodgers after the Giants'
Bobby Thomson lifted one out of the park.
Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl,
beaten by the Green Bay Packers.
And to get political for a moment,
George W. Bush in the 2000 election.