Drew Brees admits he resolutely prefers to see the Saints' season through rose-colored glasses. Saints fans prefer to see the Saints season through glasses of rose, especially now...now and again. The poet T.S. Elliot once wrote that "April is the cruelest month". He was obviously not a Who Dat. We all know that it's September that is the cruelest month. Eliot, in his poem 'Wasteland', said it was April because with the re-birth of spring, painful memories of life's losses are forced to re-surface.
At 40 and 38 years old, Tom Brady and Drew Brees are the oldest quarterbacks in the NFL. Both are coming off great years. Each has said he wants to play till he's 45. Each appeared to be ageless as their 2016 seasons concluded. But Father Time sacks all of us eventually. Even two eventual Hall of Famers. Not to say that he has - only to say that he might be. Brady's performance in a season-opening shocker of a 42-27 homefield loss to the chiefs was abysmal.
New Orleans is a drinking town. It doesn't take much encouragement for us to do so. Just a couple of meaningless pre-season wins has us lifting our glasses of Kook-Aid to a new season and the improvements we saw just just enough of to be certain they would be in full display come the regular season. The pass rush would be much improved. One sack of Sam Bradford. Little pressure. The best game of his career. Tighter man-to-man coverage in the secondary. No passes defended beyond the linebacking corps.
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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 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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".