In terms of live spectators, the alpine ski events at Peyongchang have looked more like a weeknight little league game than a marquee Olympic event. The sparse crowds have been non-discriminatory, staying away from the women's slalom and giant slalom as well as the men's downhill and super-g.Last night, while watching the women's slalom event at Winter Olympics, my daughter and I tried to count the number of spectators in the stands.
All the data is on the NFL viewership (via Sports Media Watch) for the 2017 season, and the results are not pretty. As it turns out, the early season trends held true throughout the season. Mike Ozanian gives a run down on the Super Bowl numbers, which are pretty good by comparison with the rest of the season. That's not too surprising given that the Super Bowl is a stand-alone event that lots of people watch who don't tune in to regular season games or even playoff games.
Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl in spite of having his career nearly derailed in St. Louis. Foles, as well Case Keenum who was the opposing QB in last Sunday's NFC Championship game between the Eagles and Vikings, played and struggled with the Rams under head coach Jeff Fisher. Both have have played a lot better when not paired with him.
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".