Near the end of a heated and highly enlightening interview on SiriusXM’s NBA Radio, veteran NBA reporter Mitch Lawrence challenged Jeff (Shecky) Van Gundy, ESPN’s No. 1 NBA analyst. “Now let’s see what the (NBA) coaches are made of,” Lawrence said. “Let’s see them boycott ESPN. I want to see that.”“Oh, so now it’s on the coaches,” JVG shot back.
If nothing else, Michael Kay’s hammer job on Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa succeeded in completely stealing the buzz from WFAN’s new “The Afternoon Drive” show and its debut week. That’s the only upside for Kay, and ESPN-98.7 brass, following his wigging on a caller who said the station’s afternoon trio of Big Head, Don La Greca, and Peter Rosenberg would not have their talkie gigs if not for Francesa, who he characterized as the man who invented sports talk radio. The caller’s comment was moronic.
This just in: Sunday is New Year’s Eve. So, what better way to welcome in the year than providing yet another take on the top media events of 2017. Naturally this list will be much more scintillating than the rest because it’s not done with serious intentions. So, here (in honor of Brett Gardner) is our top 11. None of the resident media seamheads saw this one coming. In retrospect, a big hint was provided by YES analysts, on the postgame show.
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".