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I would say this is the beginning of the end for Scott Frost at Nebraska. But the beginning of the end started a year ago.  This is now close to the end of the end. Bet the under. 

Aggies get a commitment from a Swedish tight end? Class of 2023. 6-6, 250. That’s a big meatball. Has never played football in the U.S. and in fact has not played a football game at all for two years because of the pandemic in Europe. Name? Hell with that. You know my policy. I ain’t groveling over a 15-year-old. Come to the U.S., be a good dude, be a good student, be a good football player, and maybe I’ll learn your name.  Or not.

Oregon Duck defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (I have learned his name), could be the #1 overall pick in next spring’s draft. He will be able to afford a nice suit for the show. Tibs has landed a sweet marketing deal with United Airlines, which is offering flights from Eugene to selected Duck road game cities this season. The promotion starts Sept. 9, when Oregon faces Ohio State in Columbus. This is all cool under the new NCAA NIL provisions. KT is doing OK. He’s already racked up $400,000 in various, and completely legal, promotional agreements. Hey, if it walks like a Duck…

The Big 12 has announced that any team with a lack of available players because of COVID or any other reason will be charged with a forfeit. Boom. You lose. Other team wins. If both teams are short, it will be declared no contest.  This is spot on. Good move.

The Falcons are 100 percent vaccinated. That’s a big deal. I could see them making a big jump this season.

Mike McCarthy is in a bad spot. If Dak plays in the preseason, it’s undeniably risky. If he doesn’t, he will no doubt be rusty when the regular season starts against the Bucs. Wouldn’t wanna be ya, Mikey.

You never want to see your name in the same sentence with “FBI,” do you, Deshawn? Whether it’s in the context of “perp” or “victim.”

Both K.D. and Draymond are blaming Warriors Coach Steve Kerr and G.M. Bob Myers for breaking up the band.  The players say they should have been able to just talk it out and hug it out after their infamous argument in 2018, even if it got loud and uncomfortable and public. Instead, they say Kerr and Myers swept it all under the rug. They say the rug then got dusty and lumpy.

Ohtani? Oh, my!  Hits his 40th homer of the season in the same game in which he pitches eight strong innings in a 3-1 win over the Tigers.

It would be nice if the Astros could win at least the finale of their four-game series against the Royals today. Dang…

Hey, that’s just dirt on my glove. And I really didn’t mean to throw my belt at you.  Sticky times in MLB…

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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.