If it doesn't rain, I think we'll probably get the combine out in the field today. Here are some stories to read while I work on that:
Reborn, on the Run - SBNation. Definitely not an ultrarunner, but I know one.
The New Kid - The Players Tribune
The Toledo Scenario: Far-Fetched Playoff Dreams and the Future of College Football - Grantland. I still want a Big Ten-MAC Premier League/Football League setup with promotions and demotions. Bowling Green promoted and Maryland demoted? Sounds good to me.
87 of 91 Former NFL Players Autopsied Show CTE - Deadspin. The future of the NFL is getting cloudy.
High School Football Inc. - New York Times
What Professions Are Most Likely To Marry Each Other? - Priceonomics. Farmers.
Growing pains: Storing wild seeds will save harvests-and lives - The Economist
New Report Tracks Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Humans and Livestock - Modern Farmer
It's Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say - The Salt. 133 billion pounds of food a year in the United States? Holy shit.
Volkswagen Admits to Cheating on U.S. Emission Tests - Bloomberg
How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire - Inc. Magazine. A comparison with Steve Jobs is a negative in my book,
An American Void - Washington Post. Wow, that is scary.
Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop - Esquire, and The Road to Damascus - Texas Monthly
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump are both right: They're both pretty terrible at business - Quartz. I thought it was funny that David Brooks commented about how strong Carly Fiorina has appeared in the Republican debates even though she was a very weak debater in the California senate race. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Kasich: Help Hispanics by tipping the hotel maid? - Columbus Dispatch. This man should never speak extemporaneously. If he is the great Republican Establishment Hope, expect endless gaffes when the media spotlight hits.
Detroit: Then and Now - Marketplace. I don't know how Maraniss's book about Detroit is, but if it is half as good as "They Marched into Sunlight," it's pretty damn good.
The richest places in America all have one thing in common - Washington Post