MESA, Arizona — So, about this lost weekend of football regarding our state’s college football teams. The Huskies and Cougars were a combined 12-0 and riding high last week before being ambushed by underdogs Cal and Arizona State. They worried about the air quality in Berkeley, but after a 37-3 hammering, is there reason to worry about WSU’s Air Raid offense? I was at Washington’s 13-7 nightmare loss at ASU.
There’s a renewed sense of pride in our Navy town. You can feel it when you drive past what’s left of the mothball fleet along Route 304 and make your way downtown. New condos and apartments, an expansive boardwalk on the waterfront, breweries and restaurants greet visitors. You can see it when you drive past Bremerton High and cast your eyes on Memorial Stadium’s new artificial turf. You can feel it in the halls at the high school.
I read on Facebook there’s a movement to organize a national boycott of the NFL on Nov. 12, Veteran’s Day Weekend. Do we all need to take a litmus test for our patriotism now and pick a side on everything? This all started a year ago, when Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er quarterback, refused to stand for the national anthem. It was a protest against social injustice and police brutality.
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".