The kids who play football for the Phelps Falcons don't have anywhere near the cash to buy Super Bowl tickets. But the entire team — coaches included — are going to the big game as guests of the National Football League. The surprise gift, announced at last weekend's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game, kicked off a larger giveaway announced by the NFL Thursday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves get their game on Friday and debut $140 million in glassy, glossy Target Center renovations that are visible from concourses to courtside and cloud-level seating. From the building's shell to the redesigned Timberwolf logo at center court, the nearly 30-year-old building has been upgraded from the big to small. Now the former concrete behemoth fits neatly with the stone, wood and metal elements of Target Field, the seven-year-old neighbor to the west.
It's the border battle, a supposed great rivalry where Green Bay Packers fans in gold and green invade U.S. Bank Stadium to puncture the sea of predominantly purple worn by Minnesota Vikings fans. "I've wanted to see this game for so long," said Tesla Chester, a Wisconsin native and Packers fan who now lives in Finlayson. Wearing a green tutu with her Packers jersey and cap, she held a can of Bent Paddle beer that a stranger had tossed to her.
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".