The flags appear before I even hit the Georgia state line, most of them poking up in pairs from the tops of car windows. All are red and black, some emblazoned with a G, others with bulldogs, and a few newer ones displaying the words “2017 SEC Champions.” It is Tuesday, January 2, the day after the Georgia Bulldogs outlasted the Oklahoma Sooners in a double-overtime Rose Bowl already being called one of the greatest games of all time.
There are plenty of storylines heading into Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs to captivate the nation. ‘Bama is seeking the school’s fifth championship in nine years and 17th overall, and the contest matches up legendary coach Nick Saban against his protege and former Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
While much attention has been focused on whether or not head coach Bill Belichick will leave New England after an explosive ESPN report of a feud with star quarterback Tom Brady, the team is bracing for a more immediate coaching loss. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to leave the team to assume head coaching duties with the Detroit Lions after the Pats wrap their run at yet another Super Bowl, according to NBC Sports.
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".