As more people cut the cord, we’re getting a look into what the future of live sports might be, thanks to Amazon’s Thursday Night Football plans. Amazon will stream 10 Thursday Night Football games this year for $50 million—roughly five times more than Twitter paid last year—and customers can either order Amazon Prime for $99 per year, or buy a streaming package for $8.99 per month, to watch. How will Amazon make up the money it’s invested in the rights?
Illinois is very bad at football. The Fighting Illini haven’t had a winning season since 2011 and haven’t won more than seven games since 2007. So how do they stick out to recruits? Apparently by going after a 10-year-old who is faster than other 10-year-olds. The coach of fourth-grader Bunchie Young tweeted that Young had received an offer from Illinois, and that tweet was retweeted by Illinois quarterback coach Garrick McGee. There’s a lot of lunacy here.
Every year, Adidas comes out with some truly atrocious college football uniforms that its schools are forced to wear. In 2014, the company tried to make Tennessee wear a “Smokey Grey” uniform that was so ugly the school just said no. So what happened to those uniforms? Apparently, thanks to a New England Patriots camp, we found out that they were donated to a youth football team in Israel. How in the world did that happen?
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".