A wild weekend of upsets and crazy finishes made for a tremendous slate of games during the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. A weekend that made one league general manager shake his head. This time a week ago, one general manager spoke to Metro and gave his picks for the weekend…picks that this football mind held were going with the flow of the season and the playoffs to date. Turns out, however, that the weekend didn’t go according to plan.
The NFL draft guru released his first mock draft of the year on Thursday. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was mocked by Mel Kiper Jr. to be selected by the Jets at sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)The czar of the NFL draft has his first mock out and it has some predictability for the New York Giants along with a surprise selection for the New York Jets. Mel Kiper rolled out his first mock draft on Thursday, a move that was met with plenty of hype by ESPN.
Two star players from the SEC will be headed to the Senior Bowl. LSU running back Darrel Williams and defensive lineman Christian LaCouture have accepted invites to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, a source tells Sporting News. The annual all-star game, held in Mobile, Ala., is considered the top showcase event for college seniors prior to the NFL Combine. Williams is coming off a season in which he had a career-high 820 yards and nine touchdowns for LSU.
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".