We all love making custom March Madness brackets. We also love imagining our favorite NBA players going mano a mano against each other. It seems obvious to put these two things together. So, we did. Presenting SB Nation’s NBA One-on-One Tournament! Click here to print this bracket and fill it out yourself! Without further ado, the matchups. Steph gives Lonzo a 10-foot cushion and Lonzo can’t make him pay. C.J. is woefully underseeded for an event like this. Bad job by the committee.
Despite being a basketball fan, I have watched zero college hoops games this year. Covering the NBA takes up too much time. So when searching for a method to make March Madness bracket picks, I was initially at a loss. Then, I came across an excerpt from this book by neuroscientists Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann. In The Leading Brain: Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, and Happier, they write the following:If you’re torn between two choices of seemingly equal merit, flip a coin.
We might remember this play for a little bit, though surely not as long as the previous one. What we probably won’t remember is DeRozan dragging a disengaged Raptors team to yet another victory, this time against a foe in the Pistons that showed the kind of fire and togetherness they’ve failed to display since the early days of the Blake Griffin era. This finally looked like the moment the Raptors would bow to the dog days of a long, successful season.
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".