This is not about sports. Well, not really. But, if you haven’t seen this commercial, you MUST go and watch it …it is hilarious, with a tinge of sadness.
Sure Michael and Jordan are fairly common names, but in light of their celebrity status, shouldn’t they go by Mikey or Mike? The alternative is setting people up for disappointment…how must the unfortunate name holder feel if everywhere they go people were expecting someone famous and you showed up. How much disappointment can one innocent victim take? LOL
And come to think of it, what would you do if your name incited anger? George Zimmerman? Casey Anthony? What if your last name was Hitler? Not a good one at all.
(Side Note: And this may become a blog all on its own, but I love the way Ron Artest – LA Lakers – changes his name to Metta World Peace – and then promptly gets suspended from the NBA for “viciously elbowing” an opponent and giving him a concussion. I said NBA, right? Not NFL, and if you’re going to call yourself anything with the word “peace” in it you really shouldn’t be violent, but just my opinion).
Seriously though…I think I’d change my name or at least go by a nickname. What would you do?