The game of golf suddenly has parity and that’s not a good thing for the sport. Since professional golf’s inception, there has always been one player who all the others were shooting to topple. Whether the names were Walter Hagan, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Bill Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods, there has always been someone on top of the hill to try to best.
With the Chicago Cubs consistently hovering around .500 as we head toward the All-Star Game break, I have a comparison and a question. Is there a good chance that the 2016 World Series championship Cubs will be like the 1985-86 Super Bowl champion Bears and not win another championship? Are we possibly looking at the one-and-done Cubs? The Bears of '84, '86 and '87 were great, but couldn't win another NFL title.
Time for some random thoughts! You read it here first: The Chicago Cubs will not repeat as World Champions! The Nashville Predators should be proud of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals, but the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled off back-to- back victories for the first repeat in almost 20 years. Since I’m writing this column on Monday, I don’t know the winner of the fifth game of the NBA finals, but if the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, we have a series!
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".