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Of course NFL coaches are going to take a player’s vax status into account when deciding whether to sign a guy or get rid of a guy. Absolutely. It would be imprudent not to. The only mistake Urban (don’t call me Rural) made was admitting it.  Just STFU.

As Eli Wallach said in, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “…when you got to shoot, shoot…don’t talk.”

Washington Nationals VP Bob Boone has elected to resign rather than comply with the club’s vax mandate for all non-uniform employees. I don’t get it.

But I guess that is at least incrementally more rational than Mets acting GM Zack Scott being found blotto in his SUV and getting arrested at a traffic light. At 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Mets say Scott won’t accompany the team on its upcoming road trip. Imagine that.

Scott has been the Mets’ acting GM since the previous GM was fired in January after it was discovered he had sent uninvited, sexually explicit texts to a female reporter back in 2006 when he was working for the Cubs.

Seems to me the Mets’ HR department needs to up its game.

The Honey Badger reportedly has tested positive, despite the fact he is fully vaxxed. Mr. Mathieu will need two negative tests within a 24 hour period and be symptom-free before he can come back to the KC’s active list. Right now the Chiefs have only three other safeties on their 53-man roster as they prepare for their Sept. 12 opener against the Browns.

That Week One Saints home game against the Packers has been moved to Jacksonville. And,confirmed, Jameis gets the start for NO.

Yeah, the Buckeyes will win tonight. But the Golden Gophers will keep this one closer than you might think. That offensive line is manly.

You’re probably expecting me to make a bunch of Week One college football picks tomorrow. I live to serve.

Lemme get this straight. We have a play where we ask our rag-arm quarterback to throw a 35-yard horizontal frozen rope from the near hash to the far sideline, so that we can gain maybe four yards while risking a pick-6? And we run that play 25 times in a 48-minute high school game? It’s our “bread and butter” play? Hold on, ‘Lizbeth! This could be the big one!  I’m comin’!

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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.