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That was exactly the kind of game the Cowboys years have lost in recent years. Good win. They’re getting tougher. Dallas just looks “mentally stronger” this season. This is a much more mature team.

News is defined as deviation from the norm.  This is news. The Jacksonville Jaguars won a football game. They had to leave the country to do it, but…

That to me makes the Dolphins the most disappointing team in the league through the first six weeks. They had some aspirations going into 2021. Ashes, now…

I guess you could put the Colts in there, too, after their 1-4 start, but they’ve had key injuries. Plus, Indy now looks to be rounding into form. Horseshoes will be fine. Dangerous, in fact.

I have never seen a player own another team the way T.Y. Hilton owns the Texans. T.Y. could spend six weeks in the hospital, get discharged on Sunday morning, and immediately quick-fry Houston.

Don’t write off the Vikings just yet. That is a very talented roster.

Tyrod Taylor will be the Texans’ starter when he returns from that hamstring owie. But I’m impressed with Davis Mills, despite that nightmare he had a couple of weeks ago against the Bills, and some tough sledding yesterday. Mills may prove to be a steal in the third round. The skill set is there. He has a good chance to take the reins next year.

Lamar Jackson’s quantum leap as a passer is startling. That makes the Ravens a legit threat to win it all.

The Cardinals are not lucky. The Cardinals are very good.

All respect and congrats to the UTSA Roadrunners for cracking the rankings for the first time in program history. That team is an absolute pleasure to watch, and bigger things lie ahead for them.

How sour did things go in Baton Rouge? Two years ago, a lot of smart people were saying the 2019 LSU Tigers were the best team in college football history. Now Eddie O. is gone at the end of this season (if not sooner). I keep hearing the truth there is pretty ugly.

As for Aaron Rodgers’ comments, as picked-up by a hot, on-field mic? Truth is the ultimate defense.

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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.