You can’t help but pause on Thanksgiving, at least sometime during the weekend. The whole thing is built with pauses. Waiting to get on an airplane, driving on a slow freeway, in between conversations with relatives and friends, maybe lining up to fill your plate, halftimes of football games, tryptophan-induced stupors, standing in line at Black Friday sales. You can’t help but pause during Thanksgiving. Some people can’t stand pauses; they have to keep moving, thinking, planning, working, doing.
Rather than one big thing going on in sports right now, there are a lot of smaller things vying for our attention. Pro and college football, pro and college basketball, pro hockey — they are all just starting to draw us in. Some of the things are on the field and some (way too many) are off the field:UCLA men’s basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who returned to the U.S. after shoplifting from stores in China, have been suspended indefinitely by the school.
What’s up with the Rams (to quote a stand-up line Jerry Seinfeld never said)? Just when we Southern Californians thought they were going to be little more than a joke for years to come, the Los Angeles Rams are dominating the NFC West with a 7-2 record, they’re leading the league in scoring with 32.9 points per game, they’ve scored 30 points or more in six of their nine games and they’re No. 3 in the league in points allowed with 18.0 per game.
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 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
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".