It's been a massively troubling month for the NFL, in the wake of multiple domestic violence cases and the Adrian Peterson situation. We're not saying forget all that. You definitely shouldn't. But sometimes you need a break. So here it comes, in the form of one amazing Twitter picture in which a dog and her puppies all show off their Seattle Seahawks spirit by wearing "12th Man" shirts. That's so adorable, even a cat person (ahem) can't deny it.
Meow listen: If you haven't seen the cult 2001 comedy "Super Troopers," you might not know about the "Meow Game" (update: official title is actually "Cat Game"), in which a person tries to sneak the word "meow" into a conversation as many times as possible (see it in action here).Point is, once upon a time, it was big.
For years now, the predominantly Arab-American football team at Fordson High School (Dearborn, Mich.) has powered through its season in a unique way: It practices late at night during Ramadan, an Islamic holy month that requires daytime fasting. And for years after learning about it, Rashid Ghazi, a Muslim of Indian descent, wanted to tell the team's story -- both on the field and off -- through documentary. It took some convincing. Pestering, even, of coaches, the school board and the community.
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".