The NFL is equal parts amazing and awful. For everything wonderful thing worth celebrating, there’s a terrible one to cancel it out. Especially, it seems, in a year like this one where we’ve had what feels like a record number of injuries. We’re taking a look at the saddest aspects of this current NFL season because it’s becoming impossible to watch football without thinking of them. Here are the 14 most depressing things about this football season.
NFL lifespans are famously short. The average career length is between three and six years, depending on a host of different factors, and it’s not uncommon to see someone break onto the scene one year and peter out the next. But the reverse can happen as well. Every year, there are a crop of players on their last legs who rise to the challenge and earn their keep. Here are 14 who did that this season.
College football’s regular season is finally at an end. Usain Bolt would be jealous of the way this season sprinted to its finish — after a chaotic Week 13, things are still completely in flux. Going into conference championship games, there isn’t a single team we can say will make the College Football Playoff with confidence. Everyone but Wisconsin and Central Florida at least one loss, and unless the Badgers upset Ohio State next week, neither of them will make it.
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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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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".