This is a quick blog post filed as the game ends; for my column please check startribune.com later today and pick up a paper in the morning. Case Keenum played brilliantly on Sunday. Give him credit for bouncing back from a poor outing in Pittsburgh. Also: Give credit, also, to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who installed an aggressive game plan that Keenum turned into a big day in the Vikings' 34-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The President of the United States is a uniter. He has unified football, basketball and baseball players; coaches, management and athletes; protesters and conservative NFL owners. He has prompted players to kneel, raise fists and link arms, and their employers to defend them. He has turned American professional sports, for so long an old boys’ club united only by a hatred of taxes and a willingness to cloak itself in patriotic symbolism, into an awkward bastion of peaceful protests.
Getting into the spirit of being a Minnesota Viking, Sam Bradford teased fans with a brilliant Week 1 performance, then woke up a day later to a swollen knee and career doubt. With Bradford missing a second straight game this week, the Vikings at best are facing a season of week-to-week doubt at the most important position in sports. What they need now is depth. They need a rotation. And a bullpen. And a closer. And maybe a lefty. In baseball, that guy is called a “Loogy’’ — a lefthanded one-out-guy.
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".