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If you don’t like Allyson Felix, it is a “you” problem. She is everything that is good about everything.  YESS!

I have tried very hard to like Bryson DeChambeau.  I have failed very hard. Dude, you can’t even yell, “Fore” when you launch one of your misguided missiles? 

Kirk Cousins is an interesting guy. I came to that conclusion the first time I interviewed him, back when he was at Michigan State.  Sharp. Articulate. Thoughtful. Smart as hell. But Holland Hospital in Western Michigan had every right and every reason to sever ties with Cousins. You don’t have to get vaxxed, Kirk, and you don’t have to be forthcoming about your vax status. But if you choose that route, you cannot make a lot of bank as a spokesperson for that hospital system.  Consistent messaging, and all that. Hooray for Hospital.

KD to the rescue. And I guess Pop isn’t “spending too much time talking about politics,” after all.

Happy to see the (Austin?) Bills put a ring on it with Josh Allen. Six year extension with $150 million gair-ahn-teed.  I never use the word “moxie.” But that kid has moxie (along with a shitload of talent).  Josh (like Jesus?) is just all right with me!

‘Niners Coach Kyle Shanahan says rook Trey Lance will absolutely have a package of plays just for him, even if Jimmy G. keeps the starting job. My prediction? By about Week Nine, that “package of plays” will be known as “The 49er Offense.”

Anybody seen Deshaun Watson? Last sighting at training camp was Monday. I just walked down to the StarMegaBucks outside our apartment.  I couldn’t find him there.

A’s OF Ramon Laureano just got sat down for 80 games. No pay. Nandrolone. It seems to me that anytime you get busted for anything that ends in “olone,” you’re gonna get spanked.

Yeah, I know the Twins beat my ‘Stros last night.  And, yes, I am pissed.

Prayers and comfort to Terry Bowden, who has taken leave of his team at UL-Monroe to be with his dying father in Tallahassee.

I’m taking my cue from our Mars Rover today. It didn’t succeed yesterday in its first attempt to scoop up some Martian soil. But today’s another day. Let’s all “Persevere”! The Little Rover That Could!

Happy Saturday…

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.