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You know what they’ve always said for decades in the NFL. If your team plays on Thanksgiving, you risk missing TWO games on the COVID list if you test positive. Dumbass move, Amari. Man up and vax up!

Sunday NFL upset alert. Vikings over Packers.

Most fun game other than Cowboys-Chiefs? Colts at Bills.

Freakiest game? WFT at Panthers. (Cam lives for shit like this.)

Saturday Soothsayer

Ohio State 34 Michigan State 31

Oklahoma 38 Iowa State 27

Clemson 24 Wake Forest 21

West Virginia 37 Texas 31

SMU 41 Cincinnati 34 (You heard me.)

Pittsburgh 43 Virginia 28

UTSA 31 UAB 28

Kansas State 28 Baylor 27 (You heard me.)

Utah 37 Oregon 35 (You heard me.)

Texas Tech 34 Oklahoma State 31 (You heard me.)

UTEP 437 Rice 3 (Pack up your office, Bloomgren. You’ve lost me. That means you now have exactly zero supporters. It’s nothing personal. You seem like a nice enough bloke.)

Did you see the unis Air Force wore Friday night against Nevada?  “Buy you a drink, Flyboy? New in town?”

One more thing. I need some BBQ. Nice bark with a smoke ring. Sides? Yeah, a side of more brisket with a nice bark and a smoke ring. Ich bin ein carnivore.

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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.