When I think of the great San Diego Chargers’ teams of the 1960s, I start with Hall-of-Famer Lance Alworth, them move immediately to running back where you had your choice: Keith Lincoln or Paul Lowe. Both could beat you, and both often did. Frankly, I never understood why Lowe wasn’t in the Pro Football Hall of Fame because, as someone who caught on to the AFL early, I thought he was one of the most dynamic, fluid and electrifying backs of his time. Apparently, so did a lot of others.
For nine years, Mike Pereira headed the NFL’s officiating department. Then, following the 2009 season, he left New York to become the rules analyst for FOX Sports in a move that created such an enormous impact that former USA Today columnist Rudy Martzke called it “the best hire in generations.”And when he criticizes today’s officiating, it has our attention … and he criticized it more this season than any we can remember. The reason?
There are 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, and two of them are safeties — Brian Dawkins and John Lynch. Both were finalists last year, and both were top-10 finalists … meaning they’re one step away from a gold jacket. But one almost certainly precedes the other. Granted, it’s not rare that two players are chosen for the same position — heck, it happened last year with running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis — but it’s not common, either.
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".