When Mike Tyson said everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth, he was talking about boxers. You know, the guys in the ring? Bill O'Brien sometimes reacts to his team getting punched in the mouth as if he is the one being hit. Such was the case when the Jacksonville Jaguars teed off on Tom Savage early and often Sunday. O'Brien staggered into the locker room at halftime, as if he were concussed, and ditched his game plan.
It starts and end with Bill O'Brien. The starting quarterback looked lost. We know. And the defense wasn't its expected-to-be stingy self. Uh huh. But the key to the Texans' all-out failure against Jacksonville was their head coach. To borrow from Bill O'Brien, who is an expert on such matters, Bill O'Brien needs to coach better. One problem: Maybe Bill O'Brien can't coach any better. Mr. Itchy Trigger Finger, the backup quarterback whisperer, was at it again Sunday.
The owner of your favorite team may not have as much to do with your sports joy as who quarterbacks it, who pitches for it, or who coaches it, but when it comes to sports misery, team owners can be at the forefront of the pain. § As with most entities, sports franchises tend to take on the personality of their leader. § A franchise led by a true winner, one who won't settle for second place, will contend regularly.
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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
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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