Make a mental note that the nicotine patch, Jenny Craig, or coffee enemas, are probably not enough to ensure a shiny new you this new year. Take a cue from Domanick Davis of the Houston Texans, who has decided to purge himself of himself by entering the 2007 season with changes to his haircut (braids-to-shaven), number (#37 to #31) and his last name (Davis to Williams).
"I'm a new man," he said. "That was Domanick Davis that y'all knew about. This is Domanick Williams that y'all looking at."
Y'all got that? WILLIAMS.
Davis/Williams is following the trend — once reserved for sociopathic killers on the lam, Muslims, and Puff Daddy — set by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back William James (formerly Giants defensive back Will Peterson), who also thought the best way to rejuvenate his career was to switch surnames.