You may've noticed the blog banner has changed. Yes, black history month has officially ended, so we've said our goodbyes to the recently-retired Mike Cameron and we're saying hello, once again, to the site's namesake, Mike Stan—Wait, what!?
Okay, fine, Giancarlo it is. But, before I give in, I thought I'd jot down a list of pros and cons, in case
Let's take a look at the pros and cons, shall we?
Pros: Will no longer be confused with this guy.
Cons: Will no longer be confused with this guy.
Pros: Forces SportsCenter anchors to be more creative.
Cons: Won't matter. They stopped being creative somewhere around 1998.
Pros: It's still early enough in his career that fans can adjust to the name change.
Cons: Jack McKeon, on the other hand, will never figure this one out.
Pros: Giancarlo is an awesome name.
Cons: For soccer.
Pros: Giancarlo really is an awesome name.
Cons: That my phone refuses to autocorrect.
Pros: Name changes have worked in the past.
Cons: Then again…
Pros: Name-change jokes!
Cons: Name-change jokes.
Pros: Listening to white people try to pronounce his name correctly.
Cons: Being a white person trying to pronounce his name correctly.
As you can see, this isn't a decision you can take lightly. Personally, I think he should just combine his whole name into one very long, singular name, like Jamiroquai.
(Photo by Kelly Gavin, who takes really awesome pictures and should totally shoot my wedding.)