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Good for Karl-Anthony Towns!  KAT made a statement in the 3-point event. 29? Dang! He says he is the best-shooting big man in NBA history. Is he wrong? The guy is shooting better than 40 percent from downtown on the season. He was a 13-1 longshot in the 3-point event, primarily because of stereotypes about big men. Keep in mind he won the SKILLS competition six years ago. KAT is now just the second NBA player to have won two different individual events on All-Star weekend, joining Steph Curry.

Very happy for KAT, particularly in view of the COVID tragedies in his family.

I was ok with the dunk thing. Toppa was smooth.

Lebron says he can’t rule out a return to the Cavs at some point. Great. More drama.

Saddened by the passing of Charley Taylor. He was one of the most versatile players in NFL history, having been an All-Pro running back before he became an All-Pro receiver. Taylor was one of the great gentlemen in league history as well. So long, 42.

Make no mistake, Dan Snyder is going to be forced to sell that franchise. When? Bet the under.

The NFL says it will not investigate VoyeurGate in Dallas. I never anticipated a full-blown league investigation. But if the Cowboys think this is just going to go away, they are mistaken. Lotsa questions about who knew what when. 

The Jolley Roger is 63. His current deal runs through the 2024 season. He has previously said that this contract is his last rodeo, but he is now considering a possible extension.

I’m still processing the Brian Flores hiring in Pittsburgh. Interesting at least, since Pittsburgh is the home of the Rooney Rule. The Steelers have always walked the walk, and I respect them for that.

CFP? There’s only one number you have to remember, and that’s FOUR.

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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.