The NFL has been the most popular sport in the U.S. for years, topping the NBA and MLB easily. The Super bowl has historically been the most viewed event in the world. Recently the start of the 2017 NFL season has turned out dismal numbers and alarmingly low opening day and week two attendance. The NFL brace are in a panic with fear of losing millions of advertising revenue.
Using my limited platform to deliver practical life skills to today’s youth and young adults, I often begin with an apology. And I mean an honest and sincere apology for the messy and difficult situation that our generation of adults have created for them. Over the past two to three decades it has become much more difficult for adult children, making it more difficult for them to obtain the basic needs to move out of their parents’ homes. OK, what are the basic needs? Education and housing.
Hallelujah! I know I could hear an amen or two from a whole lot of parents out there. It’s not that we don’t love our children’s wonderful presence, but most parents around this time are fresh out of nerves as far as dealing with their offspring. Summer is a challenging time for parents. We have to be concerned with where to send them during the day while we are at work. Lord knows they will not be hanging around the house unsupervised all day, every day.
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".