Ron Artest has been Metta World Peace... well, since before the universe existed, really. But it has been official in the eyes of Los Angeles County since September. Today, it belatedly became official on NBA.com, as well.
In 2005, Houston rapper Paul Wall recorded a tribute to the World Series-bound Astros. In 2011, most of the players he shouts out are pretty seriously out of baseball. But Wall's ode to rhetorical questions, elaborately prolonged Houstonian pronunciation, and Brad Ausmus still bumps, in its way.
Jose Reyes got a contract offer from the Miami Marlins that the New York Mets couldn't match, and so he left. It's not all that complicated. How the the Mets organization became the zombie-patrolled ruin it is today, on the other hand...
Big-time college football is home to enough small grossnesses that fans barely notice them anymore. Actually, small may not be the right word for these thousands of legalistic elisions and micro-oversights and case-specific ethical lapses.