The Dallas Cowboys did it last year. Washington did it the year before. The Carolina Panthers did it in 2013, and the Indianapolis Colts did it in 2012. What are we talking about? Going from worst to first in a division. Almost every year, it seems like there's at least one division winner that finished in last place the year before. In fact, it has happened 16 times since the NFL expanded to 32 teams and established eight four-team divisions in 2002, starting with the Chiefs and Panthers in 2003.
After all the rumors, all the sources, all the alphas… really? This what the Chicago Bulls got for sending Jimmy Butler, one of the 10-to-15 best players in the NBA, to the Minnesota Timberwolves? Really? Zach LaVine? Kris Dunn? And the No. 7 pick which they used on Lauri Markkanen? For that, they gave up Jimmy Butler and their own No. 16, which Minnesota used on Justin Patton. It’s hard to imagine a team selling lower on a superstar-caliber player than the Bulls did right here.
Cliff Avril has come a long way since the Detroit Lions made him a third-round pick out of Purdue back in 2008. He played out his four-year rookie deal that paid around $4.25 million, then signed a franchise tag tender for another $10.6 million in 2012. Even after recording 39.5 sacks in five seasons, he somehow sat on the market long enough for the Seahawks to sign him for only two years and $13 million, covering the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
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".