LOS ANGELES — College football award watch lists are, well, worth the paper they’re written on, and that’s about it. Dozens of athletic clubs, organizations and foundations honor the (fill in the position) of the year at the end of the season. And they try to drive the conversation during the sport’s dog days — basically between the end of spring practice and the start of fall camp — by announcing long lists of early contenders. But don’t be fooled. It may be just a list to most of us.
SAN DIEGO — It may not have been the most realistic scene in last year’s short-lived TV drama “Pitch,” which had as its backdrop San Diego and the Padres organization. Yet it may have been the one that absolutely captured the life of a ballplayer as the trade deadline approaches: A row of players sitting in front of their clubhouse stalls, checking their phones for news. The show didn’t display the aftermath, but we saw that in the real life Padres clubhouse Monday.
BANNING — It is a rite of summer, the professional returning home — and bringing along a few of his buddies — to teach the kids how it’s done. Derron Smith, who went from Banning High to Fresno State to the Cincinnati Bengals, surveyed the scene Saturday morning: His free football camp, at his alma mater, with 250 or so grade schoolers participating in football drills (and also discovering that on a hot morning it’s good to hydrate, but it’s even more fun to squirt water at the other kids).
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".