Well fans, the 2017 Bears season is finally over. What a ride it has been. Last night, I watched the new Dave Chappelle Netflix special. In the beginning, he told the audience how good he was at delivering punchlines. He proceeded to give the punchline first before giving them the payoff about 5 minutes later. Sitting on my couch at home, I saw the punchline coming from a mile away. In some ways it was similar to me seeing the ending of the John Fox era here in Chicago.
The one thing on my mind going into the Bears game on Sunday was: “Don’t lose to the Browns!” Even though the Browns came into the game 0-14, since taking over the Bears, John Fox’s team, when favored, is 0-7. As you can see, there is no sure thing for a victory when it comes to Bears football over the past 3 seasons. Mitchell Trubisky and company gave Bears fans an early Christmas present by making sure they kept the Browns’ winless season intact as they recorded their 5th victory of the season.
The 2017 Bears season has been a roller coaster. The plan was to travel to the Motor City and play spoiler to the Lions’ playoff dreams. In last week’s win over the Bengals, we saw a team that was clicking in all three phases of the game. Saturday, it was back to the team that we’ve seen in the second half of the season. If you want to gauge a team, I say look at how they play within their division. This season, the Bears are 0-5 in the NFC North.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".