Well, the Bengals might exit the playoffs in the first round yet again, but that won't stop me from sharing some good stories with you:
Griffey In His Prime Was The Second Coming Of Willie Mays - FiveThirtyEight
Shadow Boxer - SB Nation
A Fighter's Hour of Need - New York Times
World's Largest Meatpacking Firm Wants To Test Out Robot Butchers - The Salt
Water Quality Would Get $4.7 Billion School Tax Diversion - Des Moines Register. We see who ranks where in Iowa.
Hey Oregon "Militia": Here's The History Lesson You Missed - Esquire and How The West Wasn't Won - Bloomberg
Lawyer: 231 children abused in German Catholic choir - USAToday. The first story I saw just said "German choir." I had to click through to confirm it was the Catholic Church. Not that I was surprised.
In east Buffalo, drug addiction's grip is tightened by decades long cycle - The Guardian
Inside The Tiny Police State With Seven Armies - The Daily Beast
No Accident: Inside GM's deadly ignition switch scandal - Atlanta Magazine
Trivers' Pursuit - Psychology Today
How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain - Priceonomics
Why Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want Your Vote - Bloomberg
What Did the Governor Know About Flint's Water, and When Did He Know It? - The Atlantic
The worst idea in the presidential debate: a return to the gold standard - Michael Hiltzik. Thanks, Ted Cruz. You have to be smart enough to know this is just blowing smoke up gold bugs' asses. But you are a big enough of an asshole to actually pretend to believe it.
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid - Tax Foundation