The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and was it ever a crazy one! Lots of trades, some very unpredictable picks, and what I think was a fantastic pick by the Panthers. Linebacker Thomas Davis was in Philadelphia to make the selection – Christian McCaffrey, the dynamic running back out of Stanford. Plenty of mock drafts had McCaffrey going to Carolina and he topped the Panthers draft board as well.
It's been a busy week in the sports world, capped by the big announcement from Dale Earnhardt, Jr. that he's retiring at the end of the season. But we haven't forgotten about the NFL draft! It's almost time for the Panthers to select their newest players and I can't wait to see who they pick. WBT will be covering all the moves on Thursday night with our draft special from 7-10pm.
Are we ready for some football? Some Carolina Panthers football, to be exact! The NFL released the full 2107 lineup Thursday night and it looks to be an exciting season for the Panthers. They kick things off on the road at San Francisco, then return home to take on Buffalo and a few familiar faces - new Bills coach Sean McDermott spent six seasons as the Panthers defensive coordinator. He brings with him former Panthers Philly Brown, Mike Tolbert and Leonard Johnson.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".