Bryce Paup visited an NFL training camp one day last summer. A veteran of 11 training camps as a player, Paup probably felt a tinge of envy by what he saw. "It was like, wow, that's pretty nice. They don't even hardly hit," he said. Men of a certain age still cringe when remembering the brutality of football training camp of yesteryear. Two-a-day practices in full pads with endless hitting. Day after day after day.
The Gophers open the season in less than two weeks, and the identity of their starting quarterback remains a mystery. Sort of. P.J. Fleck elected to announce Demry Croft and Conor Rhoda as co-starters, whatever that means, since only one of them can play at a time, unless Fleck is thinking two time zones outside the box. Fleck didn’t disclose which one will actually start against Buffalo on Aug. 31. Or how his rotation will look in terms of playing time. “This is not a controversy,” Fleck said.
A few glorious days spent on the North Shore resulted in a post-vacation afterglow of obliviousness, so help me out here: Are the Twins buyers or sellers this week? Goodness, unplug for four days and everything turns upside down. Or is it right-side up? They’re buyers. No, sellers. No, buyers. No, wait. The Twins should distribute Dramamine to fans because this season, with all its sudden drops and sharp ascent, has caused extreme motion sickness.
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".