Here are some stories to keep you informed and entertained this weekend:
Wrigley Field is Fucked - Deadspin. The Ricketts are asshats.
Anatomy of an Upset - Grantland. Inside the Providence locker room leading up to their loss to Dayton in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
North Dakota Needs a Nickname (And No, 'Fighting Sioux' Won't Do) - Wall Street Journal
Take These Broken Wings - SBNation
America's Socialist Sports League: The NFL - The Atlantic. Don't forget the Green Bay Packers are a community-owned "non-profit."
Stick To Sports: The Communist Sportswriter and the FBI plot to ruin him - Vice Sports
California Farmers Are Selling Water To The State Instead Of Growing Crops - Modern Farmer
Iowa agriculture survives off carcass of prairie soil - Des Moines Register
Proponents of Raw Milk Are No Better Than Anti-Vaccine Advocates - Pacific Standard. I never really understood folks opposition to pasteurization.
Heinz and Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men - The Salt
The Scene of the Crime - Seymour Hersh goes to My Lai 46 years after breaking the story of one of the worst chapters in U.S. Army history.
What Lies Beneath - Foreign Policy. Did Israel steal uranium from this Pennsylvania town to build a nuclear bomb?
The Father of the Digital Synthesizer - priceonomics
The Deadly Global War For Sand - Wired
Healing Fire in Derry: The Temple Was Meant to Burn - New York Times
Japanese Robot Maker Fanuc Reveals Some Of Its Secrets - Wall Street Journal
Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs - NPR
Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions - Huffington Post. It should say "Bully Black Residents." The municipalities in St. Louis County were created by racists to maintain segregation, so it isn't a surprise that they still are racist.
How Chicago Has Used Financial Engineering to Paper over its Massive Budget Gap - Medium
Cornfields, Trees and Water: Mapping the Rest of America - CityLab