I don’t plan to commit a major crime. But if I do, I want the NCAA to lead the investigation. The touchdown Austin Seferian-Jenkins scored for the New York Jets against New England Sunday reminded me of justice NCAA style. The letter of the NFL law says that Seferian-Jenkins needed to control the ball as he reached the pylon. And he did juggle the ball. We saw him. And then he collected it. We saw that, too. And when he reached the end zone he controlled the ball.
There’s no justification for the NFL to order players to stand for the national anthem. The issue has been framed absurdly, as in: If you stand for the anthem you are a force for good and if you take a knee you hate America and are evil. Fortunately, we’re too smart to believe that. Few issues are so simple. This one certainly is not. One of the players who take a knee is San Francisco safety Eric Reid. I met him when he was a rookie in 2013.
The one thing I can say about my NFL picks this season is that I, like the NFL, own the Cleveland Browns. When it comes to picking the winner of Browns’ games, I’m NostraThomas. I wouldn’t call it a gift. I think it’s where hard work, opportunity and really bad football come together. The only teams with which I struggle are the other 31. Last week: 6-8 Last week Cleveland: 1-0 Season: 41-36 Season Cleveland: 6-0 Lock: Kansas City (-5) over Pittsburgh. I lost.
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".