Absence makes the heart grow fonder? No, absence makes the heart lose its mind. I know this because some people suddenly are lamenting the absence of former Bears Robbie Gould and Alshon Jeffery – Gould because the Bears recently cut Connor Barth, the struggling kicker who had replaced him, and Jeffery because the Bears play his red-hot Eagles on Sunday. Here is Rule No. 1 in life: Nobody goes to a football game to see the kicker. Nobody.
It’s easy to lose heart these days, even with sports. If you allow yourself to get sucked into the feud between President Donald Trump and LaVar Ball over the arrest and release of one of Ball’s basketball-playing sons in China, you may never escape the darkness. On one side is a loudmouth son who got rich off his father, and on the other side is a loudmouth father getting rich off his sons. They’re the exact same guy, though neither has the self-awareness to know it.
I wonder if Mitch Trubisky has any idea what’s about to hit him – and I’m not talking about on the football field. The Bears play the Eagles on Sunday in Philadelphia, and Trubisky will be bundled with Carson Wentz all week. You thought the Bears’ rookie quarterback was under a microscope before? That will look like a pair of weak reading glasses compared with what we’ll use to dissect his abilities heading into Sunday’s game. Some of the comparisons will be realistic, and some will be ridiculous.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".