Via social media, a Chargers* fan asked me a great question last week. The fan wanted to know in what tangible ways the team was better off due to rookie head coach Anthony Lynn. For good reason the question was barbed. Under Lynn, the offense had regressed. And the kicking game had again tripped up the Chargers* in several games. There is one area, though, where Lynn deserves kudos. It’s a big area. The team is playing well on defense, where Lynn’s coaching decisions have paid off.
Come the next NFL draft, a San Diegan who works with the Cleveland Browns could play a role in how key events shake out. Paul DePodesta, a former San Diego Padres executive and a longtime resident of La Jolla, is a football executive with Cleveland’s front office. As the NFL’s only winless team, the Browns (0-10) are on track to receive the No. 1 pick. Say you’re a quarterback the Browns seek to draft first overall. Quite conceivably, UCLA’s Josh Rosen is such a quarterback.
The skidding Buffalo Bills helped the Los Angeles Chargers* finally get their act together Sunday, in Week 11 of the NFL season. The Bills were limited by inferior talent, untimely injuries and a rookie quarterback making his first career start, per the decision of a rookie head coach who’d benched the veteran despite the team’s playoff contention. The Chargers had underachieved more than any other AFC team this season but this time played a smart, professional game and got out of their own way.
Ex-Chargers DC John Pagano assumes control of Raiders D with firing of Ken Norton. Norton was unable to transfer Seahawks mojo to Oakland D. That's in contrast with ex-Seahawks aide Gus Bradley, whose defense is playing well for Team Spanos.
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".