Here’s a job opening you might want to pass on. Wanted: A go-getter willing to receive a good share of the blame for the shortcomings and defeats of U.S. national soccer teams at every level of competition. Also, expected to oversee contractual demands of the senior men’s and women’s teams and accept responsibility for any threats of a work stoppage.
Shep Messing played a handful of seasons as goalkeeper for a team that had a real identity, with a nickname you’ve certainly heard many times. The Cosmos came to mean something beginning in the 1970s, not only in America but around the world. So it’s hard for Messing, now a soccer commentator, to sit back and watch the complete takeover here in America of generic British and European names like United and F.C.
You might say that Gene Michael had a very difficult Boss when he was general manager for the Yankees during the Nineties. In fact, there probably isn’t a Yankee employee around, past or present, who would dispute the notion that George Steinbrenner was an extraordinarily difficult employer. His moods could swing ferociously by the hour – though not always. As Yogi Berra said, “He could wake up angry and go to bed angry.” He could also wake up charming, and go to bed angry.
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".