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See, See, Ryder?  Not me. I ain’t watchin’ that crap.  All that’s missing are a windmill and a clown’s mouth.

I’m all for second chances. And third ones, if necessary.  But seven? I can’t go for that. Nooo…no can do.  The NFL has reinstated WR Josh Gordon after six career suspensions. Go away.

The S.F. Giants are the first MLB team to reach 100 victories this season.  And still they’re just a game ahead of the Dodgers in their division. Tough neighborhood!

This is so St. Louis. After appearing to be in a coma for five months, the Cardinals have now won 14 straight (longest streak in MLB this season), and lead the Phillies by five games for the second NL Wild Card. There’s no place like St. Loo when the Birds are playing October baseball.  Hey, BB and I are driving through there week after next!  Toasted ravioli to go!

NBA teams and players are going to be subject to local COVID rules. Good. New York and San Francisco have regulations that require home team professional athletes to be vaccinated or exempted for medical or religious reasons. Otherwise, they can’t play in home games. The Knicks are good to go. The Nets say they soon will be. But the Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins’s application for a “religious” exemption was denied by the NBA. So no home games for Andy until and unless he gets a different kind of “religion.”  And I’m fine with that. Amen!

Hey, Colts and Vikings. You either win tomorrow or you are already pretty much done. Easier said than done. Colts at Titans. Vikings host the Seahawks.

Sweet, sweet college football today. Give me my blankie and my binky and leave me alone. I got the beverage thing covered.

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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.