Not only did the U.S. women's hockey team fell the mighty ice nation of Canada last night, but the U.S. men's curling team just took out Canada to advance to the gold medal match-their first ever appearance in the finals. On Monday, they beat Canada for the first time ever in the Olympics. Rough couple days for U.S.-Canada relations. Curling's a game that feels casual as darts, featuring a crew with the delightful quality of random selection out of a Schlitz brewery tour.
The last couple years of JaVale McGee's career have felt like a cashed lottery ticket. After a few injury-plagued seasons in which he bounced around the league- nearly washing out as a casualty of Sam Hinkie's Process before a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks-McGee found a role on the greatest basketball team ever assembled.
The Dunk Contest is sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes transcendent in a way that makes the dumbest shit imaginable into high art. This year it was mostly not great, suffering from some lackluster farty dunks, a performance from Victor Oladipo so uninspiring that it could turn our children onto layups for the next decade, and entirely too much reflection on Dunk Contests past.
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".