Since Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens bought the Milwaukee Bucks three years ago for $550 million the NBA team's fortunes have greatly improved. Not long after the new owners took the helf, the league inked a new national media deal with Walt Dinsey's ESPN and Time Warner's TNT worth nearly three times more than its existing agreement. Jersey patch deals have also added a new source of revenue. And the NBA's Esports league could add still more money to the team's coffers.
Through 10 weeks of the 2017 NFL season the three most imortant indicators for the league are bad. Television ratings compared with last season are down 5% from last season. And this past weekend, when there was a concerted effort by some war veterans not to watch pro football during Veterans Day weekend because of players protesting during the National Anthem, was a total bust.
It's been a bad couple of years for the NFL's television ratings, their broadcasters and sponsors, thanks to the league's National Anthem protests. The league's owners and commissioner, Roger Goodell, have been unable, or unwilling, deal with players protesting during the anthem. A moment of silence this Sunday, the day after Veterans Day, isn't going to cut it. Goodell met with veterans of foreign wars, according to the Sporting News.
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".