Everybody with a heart loves the underdog. Everybody loves the small guy in the fight, the farmer against the bank, the Little Match Girl against the extreme cold. How can you root for Goliath? That’s why I dream of the day a No. 16 seed beats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It never has happened, with No. 1 seeds a ridiculous 132-0 against No. 16 seeds since the tournament went to a 64-team format in 1985. But there’s always hope. Some of us remember 1989, when No. 16 Princeton lost by a point to No.
TONY MANDARICHand I are in a crowded weight room in Scottsdale, Ariz., barbells clanging,people grunting, mirrors reflecting. You'll excuse me if I feel severe déj√† vu.Two decades ago, in the spring of 1989, we were in a gym like this one—samesounds, same vibes—doing essentially the same thing: He was lifting, I waswatching and writing and occasionally doing a little lifting of my own. ¬∂ Thatfirst time was at the Powerhouse Gym in East Lansing, near the Michigan Statecampus.
I perked up and smiled when I read a report that 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki had agreed to a contract with his original team, the Mariners. He had to pass a physical, which he likely did. Ichiro is a slender package of sinew, speed and grace who never gets out of shape and looks virtually the same as he did when he broke into American baseball at 27. He played the last three seasons for the Marlins, and before that he was with the Yankees for 2½ years.
Can a No 13 upset a No 4? Do you believe in David vs Goliath? Underdogs rising up, speaking for the oppressed, the voiceless? It's up to you, dear voters. Heaven Is a Playground over "Above the Rim"! Vote now, often! Chicago-style!
"HIAP" tidbits: Hakeem Olajuwon does cameo while still Akeem Olajuwon. Also Kendall Gill!! ( he left when Bo Kimble arrived--not happy). Kimble shoots right handed, not lefty for pal Hank Gathers. Sweeney tries to dunk while playing w Rick T, fails.
So get out there and vote for "Heaven Is a Playground," w DBSweeney and Bo Kimble (great handle) and Mike Warren (not wearing a rug for first time since "Hill Street Blues"! Me,I play a bartender!!!! No lines but believable! 🕺🏻🍻🍸🏀#MarchMovieMadness
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".