There’s nothing wrong with exercising a little caution and curiosity by questioning the seemingly endless supply of information that is shoveled our way on a daily basis. For example, how often does the analysis for any given NFL matchup begin with, "For starters, Team A is rested coming off their bye week..."? Have you ever thought to ask whether or not that is a good thing? Case in point: Granted, this is a small sample size.
In Week 6 of the 2011 NFL campaign, Drew Brees and a New Orleans Saints squad that would finish the year with a 13-3 record traveled to Tampa Bay as 6-point road favorites for an NFC South divisional showdown with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers club that would conclude the season at a woefully underwhelming 4-12. Naturally, the Buccaneers — who would go on to lose each of their final ten games that season — defeated Brees and the Saints by a final score of 26-20.
For the next five minutes I’m going to need your undivided attention. That means no phone calls, no text messages and absolutely no distractions. I’m going to let you in on a little secret that handicappers and stat-heads have been wise to for years, but in order for you to fully comprehend the importance of the forthcoming information, I need your head to be clear and your mind free from even the slightest distraction.
I'm not saying you retain Downing. I'm highlighting how poorly the Raiders have managed a franchise quarterback. Russ Wilson has had the same OC for 6 years. Mike McCarthy has called the plays for all but 13 games Aaron Rodgers has played. https://t.co/t7LtLAyde5
Raiders go from 6th in total offense to 21st and their response is to fire the defensive coordinator.
In 2016, the defense ranked 26th and the team fired their offensive coordinator. https://t.co/HN2SsNJCNs
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".