FOXBORO - The banner ceremony was to be "unforgettable." Everybody kept saying so. And yes, amid much noise and sparkle, a fifth Super Bowl banner was unveiled on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium before your reigning champs played the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL season opener. As for the more serious business, not so good. Kansas City outscored the Patriots 21-0 in the fourth quarter for a stunning 42-27 victory.
FOXBORO -- Thank goodness that is done. The Patriots' 2017 preseason schedule is finished. The meaningless exhibitions/glorified practices cost New England wide receiver Julian Edelman, lost for the season last week. A steep price for a season that does not count. Now the champs are set to get going for real next Thursday night at home versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots finished their preseason at 1-3, losing to the New York Giants, 40-38, on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.
FOXBORO -- In most other NFL locales, a preseason opener has fans furiously digging to unearth competence in their teams. They seek in meaningless exhibitions some flicker of grandeur not too reliant on fantasy. But here in the kingdom of Belichick and Brady, five rings are reality. Patriots fans spend August limbering up for another season of conceit built on the past -- while all the while the coach of coaches reminds us that the past is the past.
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".