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It’s pretty clear that Texas Tech is gonna chase after UTSA football coach Jeff Traylor with a wheelbarrow of cash. That reflects intelligence on the part of Red Raider A.D. Kirby Hocutt.

But there’s a difference between chasing and catching. Where do we go from here? Wherever Traylor wants to, because he is the dealer in this card game. Dealer’s Choice. Roadrunner fans hope the name of the game is not “Cutthroat.”

It is an absolute pleasure to watch Alvin Kamara play football.

So, bye, Seahawks. That’s five losses. And your quarterback is still hurt.

This is also now a lost season for the WFT. Ryan Fitz isn’t even going to have a progress-tracking MRI on his dislocated hip for another two weeks. Plus, Washington’s “vaunted defense” has shown no “vaunt” whatsoever. Finis.

Sadly, I could construct this daily sports blog exclusively around injured NFL quarterbacks if I so chose. It’s Jets’ rookie Zach Wilson’s turn in the training room. Sprained PCL. (Yes, there is such a thing, and it’s not the Pacific Coast League.) Two to four weeks. So, who’s going to lose two to four games in Wilson’s absence? Like it matters?  Oh, the Jets made a deal late Tuesday to re-acquire Joe (Arm Porn) Flacco from the Iggles? That’s nice…That should make all the difference in the world.

Packers’ WR stud Davante Adams tested positive and will almost certainly miss Thursday night’s marquee game against the undefeated Cardinals. How big a deal is that? Big enough to move the spread in Vegas. You know, if you pay attention to things like that…

Bears Coach Matt Nagy is on the COVID-19 list, too. The Green Eyeshades of the Desert don’t seem to care at all. Oh, the humanity…

Auburn Coach Bryan Harsin won’t say if he’s vaccinated. So far, Auburn won’t say if they’ll fire Harsin.

It won’t be “Watch Yo Ass Wednesday” until, you know, Wednesday. But Sark might wanna cast at least a casual mirror glance at his backside a day early. Yeah, I know 20th ranked Baylor is actually the favorite Saturday in Wack-oh On The Brazos. But losing to the Bears would drop Texas to Fo and Fo.

Current Astro Ace Framber Valdez against former Astro Ace Charlie Morton tonight in Game One of The Fall Classic.

I just like calling it The Fall Classic. I’m old. I can relate.

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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.