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See, the thing is, the Aggies are not done losing. Not nearly. It will be interesting to see how A&M responds now that we can all knock it off with gibberish about a national championship or a CFP berth. Liberty Bowl bound?

The deed to the actual Liberty Bowl Stadium should be signed over to the UTSA Roadrunners. They own it, after overcoming an early 21-0 deficit to upset the speedy and previously unbeaten Memphis Tigers. Seventeen unanswered in the fourth quarter, on the road.  ‘Runners now 4-0 and nationally ranked. I can’t say enough good things about the UTSA program. That, and not the often-cited previous wins over the likes of Houston, Baylor and Illinois, was the biggest win in school history. Beating Memphis on the road is significant. Memphis is a good role model for who you want to be in the Group of Five.  Manly.

I’m gonna say it. Why wasn’t Texas State UTSA before UTSA was UTSA? I’m serious. Why shouldn’t that program be an absolute monster? I’ll answer my own rhetorical question.  Small-time thinking by small-time thinkers.

I don’t have any love for Notre Dame, but I sure as hell respect that team. Dang! They trailed Wisconsin in the fourth quarter, and wound up winning by 28! Brian Kelly now the all-time winningest coach at ND, ahead of Knute? He’s earned it, and I give him all the credit in the world for changing his coaching style over the last five years or so. Irish with a showdown next week against unbeaten Cincinnati. Early indication is that ND quarterback Jack Coan will be good to go after having to leave yesterday with an ankle injury.

Wisconsin has a problem. That’s a good roster, but the Badgers have now twice wilted late against Penn State and Notre Dame.  W was 1-14 on third down Saturday, including an 0-10 start.  Yikes.

Speaking of teams I don’t like but must respect, nice work, SMU.  You know…screw you…but, uh, nice work.

Texas can’t drive 55.  58 last week against Rice and 70 vs. the Red Raiders. TCU will be pissed off next week. That no longer matters.  ‘Horns will roll.

Au Jus has to be the shakiest 4-0 team in the country.  Bottom line?  Au Jus is still 4-0.

Baylah still nasty. But Baylah 4-0, too.  And that win over Iowa State (despite those heinous Bear uniforms) is a big deal.

North Carolina gets popped…pounded, really…by Georgia Tech?  Ruh-roh.

A little dab done done Dabo. He’ll figure it out, but it won’t happen this season.

The Georgia State coach says an SEC officiating crew bailed out the Auburn Tigers. The Georgia State coach is correct. Shameful.

Really, USC?  At home?

It’s a pleasure to watch Army play football. Love me some Black Knights.

Sunday Funday!

No Cowboys or Texans today. So, I got my eyes on:

Bucs at Rams

Colts at Titans

Chargers at Chiefs

Seahawks at Vikings

Packers at Niners

I will not have my eyes on the Ryder Cup. A sucker event.

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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.