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Pretty soon Lefty is gonna have to each his lunch all by himself. Reckless words and actions have consequences. And I seem to recall something about not biting the hand that feeds you. Zero sympathy. What’s in your wallet, bitch?

Seven of the top ten teams in men’s college basketball lost on Saturday. And here’s what it means. Nothing. Nothing at all. And that’s a problem. Losing means nothing in college basketball. “We’ll get ‘em in the conference tournament. And if we don’t, we’ll get another shot in “The Toarrrrnament.”  This is why I so adamantly oppose attempts to basketballize college football. Losing ought to tear your guts out. And there should be consequences for losing. (Damn. Two paragraphs on this blog so far, and already two references to “consequences.”)

Impressive, Mr. Nadal. You’re now 35, but your 2022 is off to a perfect start at 15-0 with three tournament victories.

Good hire by the Chiefs, as they bring Matt Nagy back to their offensive staff. The head coaching thing didn’t work out for Nagy with the Bears, but Nagy is a hellacious offensive mind (he had no PLAYERS in Chicago) and he and Andy Reid are quite the pair. Nagy was Reid’s OC in 2017 before he got that head coaching shot with the Bears.

One more interesting thing about that hire. Eric Bieniemy stays as the Chiefs’ OC after signing a one-year deal. For whatever reason, Bieniemy, who has been interviewed more often than Ben Affleck, still hasn’t been given a head coaching opportunity. There are persistent rumors that Patrick Mahomes doesn’t like working with Bieniemy. Perhaps Nagy will serve as a “buffer.”

And speaking of Mahomeses (pl.), Patrick, si. Jackson, no. GTF away.

Looks like MLB and the MLBPA are going all Boz Scaggs. You know, “Breakdown Dead Ahead.” Work it out, children. This “work stoppage” is now in its 88th day.

And there are “baseball people” who want to ban infield shifts? They want a rule that defenses have to have two infielders on each side of second base? Why? You have nine defenders. Yeah, the pitcher and catcher pretty well have to stay where they are. But put the other seven any damn place you want to. Bill Belichick is no doubt chuckling.

Finally, BB and I saw “American Underdog” last night. We liked it. There’s nothing worse than a bad football movie. This is a pretty good football movie. Very soulful script. They got the “human” part of football just right. And whoever that dude is that played Mike Martz nailed it. It was kinda freaky, in fact.

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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.