Television Law 101 requires all major sporting events be preceded with dramatic opening segments overselling the drama to come. And that’s not a bad thing. These pieces get our juices flowing. Something IMPORTANT is happening, our big dumb brains finally realize. CBS decided to turn today’s AFC Championship intro into a meta thinkpiece starring John Malkovich. The result is a pure brilliance. The NFL’s David vs. the NFL’s Goliath, for the right to play in the Super Bowl.
Despite missing six games due to injury, Rex Burkhead arguably had the best season of his career this year. The fifth-year running back gained more than 500 yards from scrimmage and found the end zone eight times for the New England Patriots. But it’s quite possible that he’ll be forever remembered first for something he did in practice. It’s not fair, but it’s sports.
The Oklahoma City Thunder hung 148 points on the Cleveland Cavaliers this afternoon. Enes Kanter, the NBA player most pleased with this development was not involved. Despite having absolutely nothing to do with the offensive explosion, the Knicks big man got right on the Twitter machine and taunted LeBron James with emojis. Is everyone in this league just in their feelings 100 percent of the time?
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".