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There are media reports, unconfirmed, that Antonio Brown has dropped some hints that he’d like to be a Cowboy. It might be a little difficult to get Jerrah’s undivided attention right now. VoyeurGate probably seems like the Good Old Days.

Hopefully, Stephen Jones can still concentrate on football. He’d better get Michael Gallup under contract, because Amari Cooper is as good as gone and Cedric Wilson is heading for the door, too.

Commanders’ G.M. Martin Mayhew said he was going to “canvas the entire NFL” searching for a franchise quarterback. And that “canvas” produced a portrait of Carson Wentz?  Van Gough is less than impressed. What would you name this painting? “Tarry Tarry Fright”?

OK. Now who’s gonna play QB for the Colts? And please don’t tell me Sam Ehlinger. Like everybody, I like Sam, wish him the best, and think he can be a functional NFL QB someday. But this Colts team is otherwise ready to go. Maybe you’ve heard of Jonathan Taylor.

I think Jimmy G. can be the guy. Hear me out. Jimmy G. is a good quarterback. Jimmy G. is a good football player. Jimmy G., by all accounts, is an exceptional teammate. He took the Niners to a Super Bowl and fell short of a second one only because a teammate gut-dropped an interception. Everybody in the NFL plays with pain. But JG was playing with torn ligaments in his throwing thumb and a separated throwing shoulder.

The Colts, to me, are a lot like the 49ers. Run the rock. Run it some more. Let’s get physical. Then, dice defenses with quick play action, especially slants. Jimmy G. can throw the hell out of the slant.

Plus, unlike Wentz, JG is coachable. I’m guessing he and Frank Reich would get along just fine. So, there, I just tossed my “horseshoe.”

I very much appreciated Tiger’s HOF speech. “You need to earn it.” Whatever else you can say about him, however else you feel about him, no one can deny that Tiger has “earned it.”

Baseball? Should now only be played at rodeo carnivals. Salaries should be paid exclusively in hyper-allergenic stuffed animals.

Djokovic can’t play in the United States because he’s not vaccinated.  OK.

The Lakers lost to the Rockets. Not every team can do that.

2 Responses

  1. baseball? Texas v Texas State has 2 thrilling games this week with bobcats winning at the Disch last night!!

  2. What was gained by a 99 day lockout? The players got a raise in the “salary cap?” The owners got 2 more playoff teams? That took almost 4 months to negotiate? And ALL of the rules changes were put off for a year? Yep, a carnival. WITH a barker (Rob Manfred?.

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

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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.