ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt joined the latest edition of “Off The Board,” hosted by Jimmy Traina, and fought back hard against claims the World Wide Leader is dying. With ESPN recently losing subscribers and facing ratings that aren’t as strong as they once were (Van Pelt’s midnight edition of SportsCenter is actually up 20 percent year-over-year among total viewers), some critics of the network have said its a sinking ship. Van Pelt is having none of it.
1. If you read Traina Thoughts on a regular basis, you know that I have a slight, yet obviously disturbing obsession with The Rock. The simple fact is, no other wrester in pro wresting history was as entertaining over his career as The Great One. So today, we celebrate the anniversary of The Rok's first WWE match, which took place on Nov. 17, 1996 at Madison Square Garden during the Survivor Series. The Great One has come a long way since that day.
1. Sure, Joel Embiid put up 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in a 115-109 Sixers win over the Lakers last night, but I'm not here to cover that on-court stuff. I'll leave that up to the experts like Ben Golliver, who wrote this great piece on Embiid for SI.com. I'm here to tell you about Embiid'sÂ memorable night processing all over the place that has nothing to do with his game performance.
🎧 "Off The Board" podcast w @notthefakeSVP where we discussed:
- Why he's not interested in covering LaVar Ball
- Has ESPN promoted his show well
- ESPN/Barstool controversy
- 'ESPN is dying' narrative
- Is it OK for someone to not know Jerry Seinfeld
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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".