Here’s a terrific background story by John Ourand on Sportsbusinessdaily.com John Ourand about how the once popular Skins Game was born via an epiphany from then NBC exec Don Ohlmeyer. Like most great ideas though, it was hardly rubber-stamped by network suits to be such a hit–much less airing at all. Like any successful entrepreneur knows, its the dogged perseverance that matters. I was watching a golf tournament back in the early 1980s and looked at the leaderboard.
Mark Leishman successfully held on to his 5-shot, 54-hole lead to win by the same margin last Sunday. One of the toughest things to do in golf is sit on a big lead. I should know as I, not once, but twice blew 4-up leads in AG’s Media Madness (I still “blame” Craig Rosengarden who coincidentally just happened to roll up both times to check on me as I began the quick slide to defeat).
Laura Vandervoort turns 33. 35-25-35. Canadian actress. Ted, This Means War, Smallville, V, The LookoutDaughter of a Dutch father and a Canadian mother. In the first weeks of her life she contracted meningitis. Her parents were told she was not going to survive. Has a 2nd degree black belt in karate. Ranked #17 on Maxim’s “Hot 100 Women” list of 2014. “I don’t know what it is about me. I don’t know if there’s something strange… but I continue to play aliens, so there’s obviously something there.”
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".