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The Colts took a page out of New England’s book in beating the Pats 27-17 Saturday night in Indy. Remember a couple of weeks ago when Belichick called just three pass plays in that win at Buffalo?

Well, Carson Wentz threw it only 12 times (completing five for 57 yards, a TD and an INT) as the Colts beat the Pats 27-17 to end New England’s seven-game winning streak.

Indy is now 8-6. Indy has Jonathan Taylor. Nobody wants any part of Indy. Heck, yes, I can envision the Horseshoes in the Super Bowl.

The Jags say they are not gonna pay Urban Meyer for the four years remaining on his contract. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan says he fired Meyer for cause, and that Meyer violated the terms of his contract. That’s pretty well the way I see it, too…

Two of the country’s best college running backs are skipping their bowl games to enter the NFL draft. Iowa State’s Breece Hall and UTSA’s Sincere McCormick are foregoing their final year of eligibility. Very good players. Very good guys. I respect their decisions.

I hope you caught at least a little of Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl between Fresno State and UTEP. That looked like a bunch of guys having fun playing football, and playing football hard. My soul needed that.

Sunday Soothsayer

Bills 31 Panthers 17

Cardinals 34 Lions 20

Dolphins 24 Jets 13

Titans 27 Steelers 24

Texans 17 Jaguars 14

Broncos 28 Bengals 27

49ers 30 Falcons 21

Packers 27 Ravens 20

Buccaneers 34 Saints 20

Cowboys 31 Giants 17

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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.