Every baseball fan, on some level, dreams of a hypothetical world where they have the power to affect their favorite sport. "If I was the Diamondbacks GM, I'd trade all my best prospects for Manny Machado." Or, "If I was commissioner, I would ban the DH from baseball." Or, "If I owned the Cardinals, I would retire Adam Wainwright's number the moment he retires." That sort of thing. Fans love talking about it, as they should. Conversations like that are fun.
In honor of Comedy Central's all-day marathon of The Office on Monday, we thought we'd rank the best sports (and sports-ish) moments in the history of the classic comedy. I will freely admit, I volunteered for this assignment (OK, I pitched it) not only because The Office is one of my favorite shows, but also because I had a lot of fun doing a "Best Baseball Moments in Seinfeld" ranking a couple years ago.
Selection Sunday is March 11, not even two months away. Pretty cool, right? With a couple months' worth of results under our belts, it's time for Sporting News' first Field of 68 of the season. Lots will change between now and the 11th day of March, of course, but a few weeks into conference play across the country, NCAA Tournament resumes are finally starting to take shape. And we're here to give you a glimpse at how those resumes stack up.
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".