With seconds left in San Antonio FC’s final regular-season match and a 3-1 win secured, defender Greg Cochrane was tackled by a Rio Grande Valley attacker. “I fell down with my leg under me,” he said. “For a few seconds, I wasn’t sure if I was injured or not.”An injury would have been an ice-bucket challenge of irony in its purest, most unforgiving form. It would have been a mockery and an abomination and it would have sucked. Athletes get injured. It happens every day in every sport.
The cool and quiet air of Monday evening was interrupted at 10ish with a cacophony of distinctive pops. It was neither gunfire or fireworks. Rather, the din came from the exploding heads of hundreds of die-hard local soccer fans, who have been clamoring for a Major League Soccer team in San Antonio. The Columbus Crew, according to a story from the Columbus Dispatch, was finalizing a deal to pull up cones in Ohio and move its MLS team to Austin. Hence the popping.
The San Antonio Stars are no more, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. No one cares to hear that, especially cynics who dismissed the WNBA as lightweight and avoided Stars’ games or watched with unrealistic expectations. They’re part of the blame. The same blame can be shared by women and open-minded men who talk a good game about girl power, sisterhood and global empowerment, but couldn’t find time to plop down a few stinking bucks and show up to support the team.
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".