A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will things get back to normal today? One can only hope. Unless normal isn’t what you are hoping for. Read on. • It’s another October Tuesday, so “normal” means different things to different folks. To a football player at any level, it means another game to prepare for, one of the dozen or so they play each season. For a sports fan, it means postseason baseball during the week and football on the weekend.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why is it these days there always has to be a winning and a losing side? An “us versus them”? Can’t we see both sides once in a while? Read on. • Washington State athletic director Bill Moos suddenly, and surprisingly, bolted Pullman yesterday for the greener confines of Lincoln, Nebraska. Moos was, and is, a Cougar. Washington State – little and big “s” – through and through.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s spend this NFL-less Sunday – in the Northwest – with a few thoughts on a variety of subjects, ranging in importance from upsets to Buster Posey. Read on. College football had us at 37-3 and closed the deal at 13-7. You may recognize those numbers. The former is from California’s surprisingly dominant upset of our local celebrity softball team, aka, the Cougars. The latter was last night’s surprisingly ugly Arizona State upset of No.
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".