This will be my final column for the Shopper News. Thank you to those who gave me the opportunity and to those whose stopped by to read my work. And I also have one more special person to thank – with this letter to my son. Thank you for making me love sports again. I had definitely lost my way a bit. You see, sometimes, when we grow up we learn a lot about teams, owners, coaches and players that we really wish we didn’t know.
Former Fulton defensive back Domonique Williams once occupied a spot on a recruiting list of mine: 15 players to watch for 2015 National Signing Day. That blog post was published in April 2014. I had no clue then that it would actually be Dec. 20, 2017, before Williams’ college future came into focus. The road from high school all-state performer to University of Kentucky signee proved to be a circuitous and trying one for the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Williams.
Christmas time is a perfect time to reflect on another year completed. With just a few days left in 2017, here are some of the more indelible sports moments of this past year:Brady Bowl — Twitter stayed abuzz all night on Feb. 5, starting when the Atlanta Falcons raced to a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots and star QB Tom Brady with 8:31 left in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI.
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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".