This is the fourth episode of Card Show, a show in which my pal Ryan Nanni and I hunt for the worst sports card in the history of civilization. One thing I find very interesting about it is that the further this show drags on, the less people want to watch it. I would say that Ryan and I share equal blame for this, but the show was my idea in the first place, so he’s probably only responsible for 25 to 30 percent of this failure.
We knew LeBron James was headed to Miami, of course, but we weren't certain about the specifics until Saturday. As it happens, the Cavaliers and Heat have agreed on a sign-and-trade arrangement that will send a boatload of draft picks to Cleveland. Our Cavs blog, Fear The Sword, has the details:This means that the Heat will not have a single draft pick for the next nine million years. On the other hand, though, LeBron James.
They're out there if you look carefully enough. In the 1970s and '80s, it was trendy to give children a first name that, when paired with a last name, formed a word. Today you see the words so often that you probably don't even make the connection between the word and the player. Instead of just copying and pasting entries from a dictionary, we've collected some examples we've come across them in various works of literature and now present them for your edification. Enjoy!
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 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
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".