Oh, sorry, did you hear that? That was steam coming out of my ears. Here's why:
In its "125th commemorative issue," Sporting News referenced a book it published called Best by Number. In doing so, Sporting News used a word in a way that never fails to get me steamed. So, I'm having a hissy fit. Go figure.
If the smartest person in the world does something wrong, that doesn't make it right. If a billion people do something wrong, that doesn't make it right. If the editors of dictionaries allow entitled and titled to be used interchangeably, that doesn't make it right. We already have a word that means titled. It's ... drumroll, please ... titled!
Despite growing trends and popular opinion, the hardcover book Sporting News published in 2005 is not "entitled Best by Number." It's "titled Best by Number."
Use entitled when you need a word that means a right to do or have something. Do not use it to mean titled. I'd say you're entitled to use entitled as a substitute for titled, but I just can't. I won't.