Despite their lack of on-field success in the NFL era, the Cleveland Browns - who face the Minnesota Vikings at Twickenham this Sunday - are far from a boring outfit. Firstly, the Browns were named, quite simply and unusually, after a person. Debate continues to rage over whether they were named after the then general manager Paul Brown, or after boxer Joe “Brown Bomber" Louis, but most agree it's down to those two. Secondly, the Browns are the only NFL franchise without a helmet logo.
Football and art may not immediately spring to mind as ideal bedfellows, but recent years have seen the two feature more prominently together in mainstream media. This is evidenced by the host of Premier League and Championship sides who have lately decided to move away from the traditional match programme and opt instead to commission some of the hugely talented football illustrators out there to bring a touch of freshness to match day.
For over a year now NFL fields have been home to one of the most organic and powerful protests of recent memory. It began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who initially sat and then began kneeling during the American national anthem in protest of police brutality in the country. His protest was celebrated and vilified by many and a large number of observers believe it is because of this that he now finds himself without a team.
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".