Following their embarrassing, mistake-ridden 13-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints a week earlier, the Los Angeles Chargers gave fans a quick glimpse of the high-powered offense and dominating defense the team hopes to display throughout the 2017 season. If Saturday night’s 21-19 preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a preview of what fans can expect to witness this coming season, attendance shouldn’t be a problem at the StubHub Center.
Despite finishing third in the AFC West and one game out of the playoffs with a 9-7 record in 2014, key acquisitions via free agency and the draft have the Chargers poised for their second post-season appearance under head coach Mike McCoy. Devestated by injuries along the offensive line and linebacker last season, General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t panic and over-pay “big-name” free agents to fill the voids the team obviously had to get them back into the playoffs.
With two weeks of training camp, some inter-squad scrimmages with the Rams and its first preseason game at the StubHub Center under their belt, the Chargers have three main questions about their defense as the season opener against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11 quickly approaches.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".