It was quite the moment when the bus pulled up at Steve Leisz's home. Ten football players from Michigan State University piled out, ready to go. Leisz, the Episcopal head football coach, immediately recognized one. He'd coached against Tyler Higby - a standout at Episcopal's rival school Kinkaid - before. This time they met off the field and in a completely different situation. Higby, an offensive lineman, was there to help his old rival with massive cleanup.
The Astros had the music cranked up, and the celebration was going strong in the home clubhouse after they defeated Seattle 8-6 on Saturday afternoon. They didn't know if they would clinch a division title that night - a possibility if the Angels lost to the Rangers on the West Coast. They didn't know if they'd complete a sweep over the Mariners the next day. But they knew they'd posted another win - their 90th of the season - and that was reason enough to be excited.
Since the moment the Texans selected Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 pick in April's NFL draft, the excitement level has been high. The rookie out of Clemson is exactly what Texans faithful have yearned for - a high-level quarterback. Someone with a world of potential who can change the game and win. In what was an otherwise subpar display of football Thursday, Watson showed why so many hopes are pinned on him.
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".