As a true Saints fan, you make an investment and you pay for it with your heart. The return on that investment can be the lowest of lows, sometimes to arrive in such proximity and magnitude that you are left, almost clinically, in shock. Such is the numbing paralysis from which Saints fans are recovering, slowly, today. Wounds leave a scar and there is a fresh one on the heart of a Saints fan today. It has a lot of company from previous heart-wrenching setbacks.
Both the Saints and the Panthers were losers in their regular season finales. Both the Saints and the Panthers were already guaranteed playoff berth before those loses. Both the Saints and the Panthers had the same message afterward: “We’re not looking back. We’re looking ahead.”It’s particularly important for the Panthers to do so. Looking back over the regular season, they would see a pair of games in which the Saints best them by 21 and 10 points.
If you're a Saints fan and you like your chocolate bittersweet or your Chinese soup hot and sour, you had a taste for how the Saints became the champions of the NFC South Sunday. The winners of that title left their locker room for the bus to the airport afterward wearing hats and t-shirts to that effect with the same sort of tempered pride as your co-worker might shuffle through the office wearing the winner of the ugly sweater contest.
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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".