Dana White is more than the commissioner of the UFC and a human energy drink. He is a valuable source of convoluted, condescending and unconvincing explanations for his league's lousy television ratings, if only you dummies would listen up.
Theodore Roosevelt won two terms as President of the United States, and is still revered as one of the nation's greatest and most memorable leaders. Which makes it that much weirder that the mascot wearing the comically oversized Teddy Roosevelt head has never won even once in the Washington Nationals' race.
In real life, Cole Hamels and Bryce Harper are just a couple of happy nu-bros living their dreams. But as recent events have taught us, sometimes being an idiot on the baseball field can be a lot more dangerous than looking like one off of it.
In a bleak week for sports and in general, one moderately pudgy, very fired-up Grizzlies fan went from meme to life-affirming, objectively good emblem for everything we want, and sometimes get, from sports. Thank goodness.
Adam Yauch grew up in public as an artist and a person. He also grew into a pretty good filmmaker, and leaves behind a legitimately fascinating basketball documentary—and basketball document—alongside all those classic Beasties records.