The Toronto Argonauts, on the best day of their new lives, were on the verge of some kind of humiliation. Anybody can lose a playoff game; it takes something else to lose a playoff game to a team that plays heroically inept football for about 51 minutes of a 60-minute game. Yes, this could have been a humiliation. Because the Saskatchewan Roughriders had been awful, jeez. They took penalties. Do you have a stray penalty lying around the house, or in the garage? Saskatchewan will take it.
Jerry Jones is an Arkansas boy who made his money with oil, won two Super Bowls within his first five years as an owner, and built a football stadium that looks like a spaceship that featured cage dancers. The practice facility alone cost $1.5 billion. The NFL’s director of officiating once had to deny that hanging out on one of the two Dallas Cowboys party buses influenced some missed calls that helped Dallas in a subsequent playoff game.
Remember the start of the Leafs season? Remember the circus? Wait, let’s go back. Remember Team North America? Remember that circus? A hockey marketing idea that actually worked, the young North American team was designed to jam rising Canadian and American stars into the first World Cup of Hockey in years, and turned out to be the only truly interesting thing about it.
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".