- Alex Gray says, yes, he gets the questions you'd expect as he gets to know his new Atlanta Falcons teammates. "'Do you drink lots of tea?'" said Gray. "'Have you met the Queen?' I'm going to have to start coming up with some funny answers, I think.'" Gray is happy to be an ambassador of sorts for his home country -- England -- and for his former sport -- professional rugby -- as he starts a new career with in the NFL.
The NFL Rookie symposium wrapped up this weekend in Canton, Ohio and Falcons rookies Vic Beasley and Grady Jarrett were there checkout out the NFL Hall of Fame. The last few months have brought a lot of changes for Jarrett including a big one that has nothing to do with football. "We're still displaced from the house, so we're just getting things done on that end," said Jarrett. His family's home in Conyers caught fire the night before he was drafted by the Falcons less than two months ago.
- Tim Tebow may be a human inkblot test: you see in him whatever you want, and it's different for everyone. For every adoring fan, there's one waiting with a "who cares" about what the former Heisman trophy winner with the University of Florida is doing. Lately, that's trying to carve out a minor league baseball career with the Columbia Fireflies, the single-A minor league affiliate of the New York Mets.
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".