Joseph Goodman, a columnist for AL.com, and Lee Sterling, a professional college football handicapper, are back for the ninth consecutive season of Joe vs. the Pro. What happens when a sports journalist picks some of the toughest games of week and goes head-to-head against a veteran numbers man? So far, the Pro has beaten Joe every year except one. The Pro features his best picks on his website, ParamountSports.com, but he fearlessly picks the most difficult college games of the week against Joe.
It's either Auburn or Alabama. Or Alabama and Auburn, because everyone is so hypersensitive to this rivalry game that the order in which you utter the names of the teams plants doubt and invites scrutiny. Your mom is an Auburn fan, which makes you an Auburn fan. Your dad and your sister's soft-headed husband wore matching Alabama holiday sweaters. Everyone is gathering around the table for the big meal, and the last few fixins are being placed among the excessive feast. This is America.
Damien Harris had a temperature of 104 degrees the morning before the biggest game of his life. He tried to eat, but he could only hold down four saltine crackers. Harris' mom wasn't going to let him play, but Damien begged and pleaded. He was seven years old, and he was not missing the little league Super Bowl. It had been such a transformative fall. At first, the future star running back for the University of Alabama hated football, and wanted to quit because his helmet was too tight.
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".