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Let’s get a couple of things straight.

BAYLAH NASTY!

But Baylah will beat Au Jus today. I’m not saying the Sooners have been living a lie. They’re a good team. But they have often been very lucky.

Au Jus runs out of luck today.

BUT BAYLAH WILL STILL BE NASTY!

Aaron Rodgers says he didn’t really lie.

Yes, he lied. And it was a huge, stinky, steaming lie.

Now he says he didn’t really lie about lying.

Yes, he did. So the lies continue.

Aaron Rodgers says he is a “critical thinker.”

No. He is no thinker at all.

Aaron Rodgers says he’s sorry “if”…

That means he’s not sorry about anything other than getting busted.

Aaron Rodgers says he marches to his own drummer.

That drummer needs to take up the tambourine. Or the jug.

Aaron Rodgers says everyone’s opinion must be respected.

No.

Hell, no. Hell, no.

This is pretty much why we founded Radically Rational.

Full explanation Sunday morning.

And don’t you get all smug, Jolly Roger. Because you screwed this pooch into low-Earth orbit.

Here’s the way life works. You get so many football seasons. If you’re a play-by-play dude or dudette, you get to do so many football games.

And then you die.

I did my last game of the season last night. Loved it. Loved everything about it. Quoting the Average White Band, “Oh! If I ever lose this heaven….if I ever…ever ever lose this heaven….”

Plenty of reasons to try to eat right and turn that elliptical trainer into metal shards.

It’ll be August before you know it.

And I’ll have to go buy some new poster boards and colored Sharpies.

One more thing before I simply bid you Happy Saturday.

BAYLAH NASTY!!!

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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.