Football Losing Team
During the regular season, a team that has more losses than wins, is said to have a losing record.
There are several different types of losses as well. If the margin of defeat is large, the game is called a blowout. Similarly, if the margin of score difference is small, or there was a last second defeat then the game is considered a heartbreaker.
If a team loses more than one game in a row, then that is called a losing streak. For example, a team that loses four games in a row is said to be on a losing streak of four games.
Coin Toss Loser
At the beginning of each game there is a coin toss to decide who will receive the ball first and which side each team will defend. Of the two options (who gets the ball first and what side to defend) each team gets to choose one of them, the winner of the coin toss picks first. The losing team of the coin toss then is given the remaining coin toss option that the winning team did not select as well as their first choice from the other option. What that means is that if the winning coin toss team decides to receive the ball to start the game, the coin toss loser will receive the ball in the second half as well as get to pick the side they would like to defend in the first half.