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Good to go. Stay hot. Stay healthy.

They’re really good. And they’re really good in all three phases.

11-4. NFC East champions. Still an outside shot at the NFC’s top seed and only bye. It’s all set up for a legit Super Bowl run. There is not a single excuse. And that will produce internal and external pressure. The Cowboys’ response to that pressure is the remaining unanswered question entering The Money Month of January.

Really good wins were posted Sunday by the:

  • Cowboys
  • Bills
  • Chiefs
  • Texans
  • Bears
  • Bengals
  • Eagles
  • Raiders

And that was a really bad loss by the Chargers. You don’t have much to be proud of, either, Steelers.

Did you see Sean McDermott completely blow off the Hoodie after the game?  Damn! That looked extremely personal. Which is fine with me. Football’s always better when it’s personal.

Unless it’s personal on the sideline between two WFT DTs. That was a little, uh, uncomfortable…

Most relieved team in the NFL? The Cardinals. They currently stink out loud. But they’re in. And now they don’t have to beat the Cowboys this week to get in.

OK. We’ve played for 16 weeks. Time to keep it real.

Still livin’ the Lombardi Trophy dream:

NFC (no order)






AFC (no order)






It just ain’t gonna happen for the:





It frankly was NEVER gonna happen for the:




I would not be surprised if this is the end of the road for Mike Zimmer in Minnesota.

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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.