It was a fall ritual, standing on the sidelines, watching drill after drill, waiting for a break in football practice so I could grab an interview or two. Covering the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team had become routine - it was my beat - and I loved every second of it. But there would be times when I would look around and suddenly the stadium would seem so much smaller - as if it were all closing in on me. My anxiety levels rising... what if they knew I was gay?
That's all you need. Whether you come from an affluent family or are struggling to get by - the sport of soccer is one that welcomes every player from every background. From its accessibility to the coming together of different cultures and languages - it truly is the beautiful game. As welcoming as soccer can be, much like other sports, there is an ugly side. The sport has seen its fair share of racist incidents and homophobic chants at games around the world.
On Wednesday, the Edmonton Eskimos unveiled the team’s new brand in a 40-second video that was shot at Commonwealth Stadium on March 30. Rose Phillip, the team’s vice president of marketing and communications, says it’s a rallying cry for fans to get behind. “This is our call to action, our call to arms if you will.
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".