With football camps starting at Utah, BYU and Utah State, it's easy to get fired up about the possibilities and ponder the vulnerabilities of these programs. As the offseason work concludes and the preparations intensify for whatever it is that's coming next, simple and reasonable questions arise, questions with no specific answers at this point. But sometimes, especially after seven months of football down time, the thrill comes in the wondering.
Have any of you puritans out there ever gambled away any money on sports? Yes. Yes, you have. Most of you have, in one way or another. For instance, that office pool you enter every March, the one in which Betsy down in accounting, the person who paid absolutely no attention to college basketball, went ahead and lifted 1,000 bucks out of a combination of all her co-workers' pockets, each paying a $20 entry fee, was a form of gambling. That's illegal in this state and many others.
When the Jazz reassemble themselves in the fall for the onset of the 2017-18 season, there's bound to be confusion. I mean, who are these guys? Not only does coach Quin Snyder have to find a way to mold proper lineups, he has to introduce a wide new cast of characters. That's the nature of the NBA. But the Jazz are taking this to serious levels, by numbers and by sheer obscurity. Most of the newcomers aren't exactly household names with familiar games.
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".