SAN JOSE — The field is just 50 yards long. Correct? In arena football, the dimensions are half as big. So when a team dissolves and vanishes — poof! — you would figure that it would hurt only half as much. Darren Arbet is finding that theory to be a lie. He is feeling far more than 50 yards of hurt and melancholy. Especially this week. “I’m still having to kind of wrap my mind around it,” Arbet said recently.
SANTA CLARA — Many different personalities have been mentioned as crucial factors in Saturday’s 49ers playoff game. One of those personalities is being generally forgotten and ignored. That’s hard to believe. Because this particular personality is quite a spectacle. A corroded, nasty, leaky, reeking spectacle. Candlestick Park will play as significant a role for the 49ers against the Green Bay Packers as any other element of the matchup.
Forget football. Are you ready for some … alternating current? When the history of Candlestick Park is written — and after Monday night, the place can’t be history soon enough — there will be a special chapter devoted to the evening of Dec. 19, 2011. The chapter’s tentative title: Pffffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt! At 5:18 p.m., about 20 minutes before the 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers were scheduled to kick off in a nationally televised game, the lights went out.
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".