I know a lot of people are pointing toward a quarterback controversy at Bama next season. I tend to believe Nick Saban will figure out a way to negotiate that minefield in a way that makes both thrower Tua Togavailoa and runner Jalen Hurts better in the same way Urban Meyer juggled Chris Leak and Tim Tebow. Frankly, I thought the Tide looked a little wearisome of tactic and vulnerable entering the 2017 tournament.
I had a lot of work to do yesterday afternoon and evening and so I decided to DVR the Saints@Vikings NFC divisional playoff and watch it later, ad free. I somehow managed to avoid learning the outcome until completing my work at midnight. Then, I settled down to run through as much as possible before I got sleepy. I managed to get a bout halfway through the third quarter and finally dozed off with the Vikings up 17-0. Hey, it looked for all the world like a 24-3 game, right?
It's felt like the end of the Patrick Chambers era has been near for about a calendar year. And on Friday night, the actual tipping point seemed at hand. Not only had his Penn State basketball team blown a 16-point second-half lead, it was in grave danger of losing at home to depleted Nebraska, which was missing its best big man. Further, the Nittany Lions were, for the second straight game, without perhaps their most important player due to an academic suspension.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".