With the NFL season heading down the stretch, it's time to do one of our favorite things here at CBS Sports: Argue about who's going to make the playoffs. As we head into Week 12, all 32 teams in the NFL are still mathematically alive for a postseason berth, and yes, that even means the Browns. Although the Browns would need about 50 things to happen between now and the end of the season, they could potentially sneak into the playoffs with a 6-10 record.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame started with 108 candidates for the Class of 2018 and that list has officially been trimmed to 27 semifinalists. You might want to get your popcorn ready, because there's some interesting names on the Hall's 27-man list that was released on Tuesday. The list of semifinalists is loaded with players who caused a controversy or two in their career. If you like touchdown celebrations that involve a player fake mooning the fans, we have Randy Moss for you.
It's not often that the Lions are playing in the biggest game of Thanksgiving Day, but you could definitely argue that will be the case on Thursday when Detroit hosts the Vikings on Turkey Day for the second straight year. This time around, the game will have some serious divisional implications. At 8-2, if the Vikings can pull off a win over the Lions on Thursday, it would practically wrap up the division title.
Falcons should give a game ball to Deion Jones for this ridiculous shoestring tackle that might have saved the game. Also should probably give a game ball to Pete Carroll for outcoaching himself. https://t.co/wlLkSBTJb4
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".