When you're in the spotlight, sometimes you need a little anonymity when it comes to... sensitive subjects.
At least that's what Michael Vick would say.
Other athletes, it seems, simply get sick of the monikers with which they were born. They need a little excitement in their lives, and that excitement comes in the form of completely new names (hello, Chad Johnson and Ron Artest) or, more simply, in the form of fun new nicknames.
Sometimes, for better or worse, they catch on. Other times, they don't. And in a few cases, those athletes wish they could be forgotten about completely.
Here are some of the funniest athlete aliases ever.