In the interests of scrupulous balance and fairness, here are a few reasons to like the Greater Western Sydney Giants. They're bloody good. Their best footy is exquisite. Better still, they don't always play it. It's safe to like them, for now. They haven't won a flag yet, which shows compassion. They will soon, which shows what money can buy. They've got Josh Kelly. We'd all like one of him. No matter how hard you try, you can't dislike Stevie J.
here has been no one team to beat this season, but there is now, and how. This was one of those Adelaide nights, like Boogie Nights, but G-rated. The crowd was a record, a force that made the Bradman Stand literally shake at match's end. And the Crows are in the grand final, and already a night's sleep ahead of whoever plays them. With grace and goals to spare, Adelaide took a a moment at the final siren to form up with Geelong to farewell Tom Lonergan and Andrew Mackie.
One long-standing colloquialism has it that a gay person "plays for the other side". It less heard now. Some will say that is because of political correctness. Others say simply that we are past the time of need for evasions, euphemisms and circumlocutions. Concerning gender diversity, we can be straight. One striking feature of the same-sex marriage debate is that inhabitants of the sports world overwhelmingly are on the same side, and it is the other side.
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".