The first time that Red Fisher talked to me was in Miami, which was still a relatively new stop on the NHL circuit back in June ’96 and far removed from the axis of the Original Six that Red worked when he filed his first story from a Canadiens game at the Forum for the Montreal Star in 1955.
When the Nova Scotia Oilers broke training camp back in 1985, they had bad news for Rob Forbes: The AHL club in his hometown of Halifax didn’t have room for him. All they had to offer was a spot on their roster in Muskegon in the now-long-gone International Hockey League. Forbes was a bit of an East Coast legend years before his nephew — that being Sidney Crosby — was born. Forbes had played virtually all his hockey Down Home and didn’t like the idea of scuffling along in the pro game’s low minors.
This notion of throwing boys in against men isn’t without parallel in sports and isn’t limited to sports such as tennis or golf where no physical risk is attached to the difference in age. In fact, it’s often an initiation into the most brutal and dangerous sports. Somewhere, a teenaged boxer on the rise is thrown into the ring with a fading 30-year-old opponent. For better or worse, growing muscle is tested by a guy who has made a living through the sport.
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".