An imperfect season (more accurately, an anti-perfect season or a perfectly bad season) is defined as a team losing all of its games. It is the antithesis of a perfect season, and is often referred to as such in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Excluding seasons of seven or fewer games, this ignominy has been suffered eleven times in professional American football, six times in arena football, thrice in professional Canadian football, once each in American professional lacrosse and box lacrosse, more than twenty-five times in major Australian football leagues, thirteen times in top-level rugby league, at least twice in top-level rugby union, and twice in English county cricket.
Famous quotes containing the words imperfect and/or season:
“The imperfect is our paradise.
Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
Since the imperfect is so hot in us,
Lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“The season developed and matured. Another years installment of flowers, leaves, nightingales, thrushes, finches, and such ephemeral creatures, took up their positions where only a year ago others had stood in their place when these were nothing more than germs and inorganic particles. Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings.”
—Thomas Hardy (18401928)