The Valley has been a big-league sports market for 19 years. We’ve been a NBA city for nearly five decades. But our list of homegrown athletes isn’t exactly a field of dreams. We’ve spawned Phil Mickelson, one of the greatest golfers in history. Randall McDaniel, Darren Woodson and Terrell Suggs went on to become stars in the NFL. We’ve had a number of decorated Olympic athletes, from Misty Hyman to Henry Cejudo. But the past few months might be a harbinger of change.
The Suns and Coyotes should share a stadium in the near future. Their general managers have a great deal in common. They are both young, well-versed in analytics and cutthroat beyond their years. Ryan McDonough is only 36 and a master of the NBA draft. He just rigged the system to get the player he wanted most, former Kansas star Josh Jackson.
The Coyotes are beyond an embarrassment. They are an abyss. How low can they go? The parting of ways with head coach Dave Tippett came after their callous separation with Shane Doan, one of the most beloved athletes in Valley history, which came after the salary dump of Mike Smith, their No. 1 goaltender. And all of it went down on the eve of the NHL entry draft. Tippett coached the Coyotes for eight seasons.
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".