Well, it's hot and the forecast looks bad for finishing first-cutting hay. Here are some interesting stories to check out:
Notre Dame's coach said something jarring (and refreshing) about player academics - SBNation. Honesty is the best policy.
Make Way for Rose Lavelle - Cincinnati Magazine. I'm not exactly a soccer fan, but this is pretty engagingly written.
Where Have You Gone, Secretariat? - FiveThirtyEight
The secret life and death of a hockey analytics pioneer - ESPN
Brownsville's Unlikely Rugby Dynasty - New York Times
Requiem for The Dream: Dusty Rhodes, 1945-2015 - Grantland
We'll All Eat Less Meat Soon-Like it or Not - Mother Jones. :(
America's Big Food Waste Problem - Pacific Standard. America's Big [fill in the blank] Waste Problem seems workable to me.
Mighty Farming Microbes:Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost - The Salt
SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines - New York Times
What is Code? - Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 38,000 words and 76 pages. Wow.
What It's Like To Be Declared Dead by the Government - priceonomics
You're About to See an Incredibly Rare Cloud, and It's Proof the Climate Is Changing - Bloomberg
NBA Finals: All The Champions Since 1947 - Dadaviz