Yes, it appears: Another season, another Patriots Super Bowl. Yet there must be some way to beat New England. Let’s try to find one. First, we’ll convince you that the oddsmakers are right that the Patriots are the big favorites. This week, while the Vikings are 3-point favorites in Philadelphia, the Patriots are a comfortable 9.5-point pick over the Jaguars. It’s nothing new. The Patriots were favored in every game this season, with spreads from 2.5 to 17 points.
STAMFORD, Conn. — Bobby Valentine the baseball manager has won 1,117 games in the major leagues. Bobby Valentine the restaurateur invented the wrap sandwich. The latter feat would seem to have the greater impact on American culture. But it is not nearly as verifiable as the former. Still, Valentine is cited in various credible sources, and interviewed occasionally by cable food networks and cookbook authors, about the claim that he created the wrap.
Pat Shurmur, the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, has emerged as the leading candidate to fill the Giants’ vacant head coaching job, according to people with knowledge of the team’s deliberations. The Giants cannot offer Shurmur the job or finalize the terms of a contract with him until the Vikings, who play in Sunday’s N.F.C. Championship game, are no longer in the playoffs.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".