Basketball players don't have leather balls
Just when I think that PETA has finally embarrassed itself into irrelevancy (note to PETA: the unexpected public nudity thing works for me, please keep it up), the NCAA treats 'em as if they had sense. They've now agreed to switch to synthetic materials for their tournament basketballs.
Next up: Major League Baseball goes Nerf!
LATER: Actually, I had no idea that any basketballs were still made of leather.