In the perfect ironic twist in the narrative of the Orlando Magic’s tragic turn, Marcin Gortat said he wants to come back home. "I would love to join the team for maybe two or three months, or maybe half a season at least," Gortat told Josh Robbins, my Orlando Sentinel colleague, last week. Oh, mercy. Is it too early yet to start drinking if you are a Magic fan?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Stick that in your pipe, smoke it and savor the intoxicating aroma of Cool Karma. Jacksonville 45, Pittsburgh 41, in Sunday’s dramatic upset that shook the foundation of predictability when the season began months ago. Bleacher Report listed them as 100-1 odds to reach the Super Bowl. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had them at 80-1.
The great thing about the Jacksonville Jaguars advancing to the second round of the playoffs this weekend is that everybody has finally stopped beating up on poor Blake Bortles. He's winning! He's The Man! "They are the best team," said former Tampa Bay Bucs QB Chris Simms. "The problem is they have the 70th best quarterback." "I want to make him look like Blake Bortles if I can and try to catch a couple picks," said Titans All-Pro safety Kevin Byard, in reference to Tom Brady. Oops.
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".