It’s that time of year. The Blackhawks and Bulls haven’t lost a game. The Bears haven’t won a game. The only thing different about this September is that we’re still talking about the Cubs without a “wait till next year’’ caveat. And so I’m going to risk my college eligibility with a quick spin around the Chicago pro-sports dial. As I write this, the Cubs are beginning a four-game series in Milwaukee, a team they lead by 3-1/2 games.
Patterns are emerging. For all the fascination with super-powers Ohio State and Michigan, the Big Ten title game seems to be tracking for a rematch between Penn State and Wisconsin. And for all the fascination with Michigan’s win over Florida, and Ohio State’s not-even-close loss to Oklahoma, two results that really intrigue me are Maryland’s 51-41 shocker over Texas, and Purdue’s 35-3 drilling of Missouri.
What a fun final day it was at the BMW Championship. Low scores galore, led by 63s from Brooks Koepka and Kevin Na. A late charge by Justin Rose. A Sergio Garcia on-the-rocks melodrama. A desperate charge by Phil Mickelson. From single-name perennials like Sergio and Phil to the horde of young standouts, including Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, everyone in the 70-player field seemed to be swinging for the fences at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.
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".