The Milwaukee Bucks have fired Jason Kidd. Just like that, one of the NBA's more divisive conversations has come to a close. From the sideline, Kidd isn't viewed as a brilliant tactician. It seemed like every decision he made-some more mercurial than others-served as fuel for a growing contingent of ruthless Bucks supporters who blamed him for everything.
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." At 1 AM on Sunday, January 7, the bell came in the form of a buzzing smartphone, and the angel was figure skater Adam Rippon. "Congratulations," the text read. "You've been named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic team." Rippon had been waiting for word while sitting in his hotel room in San Jose, CA-as he put it, "sweating bullets"-with his mother Kelly, one of his coaches, and his friend and fellow skater Ashley Wagner.
Here is a dunk by Manu Ginobli, a 40-year old man, assisted by Pau Gasol, a 37-year-old man. This dunk is beautiful, old dude, ball sharing, San Antonio Spurs shit, which is not really what this column was supposed to be about. I wrote this wanting to see blood and guts spilled all over the key. I wanted broken noses, I wanted grown men sheepishly jogging back onto offense, their spirits broken by abs getting thrust into their faces, I wanted to gawk at hoops violence in its purest forms.
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".