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The Rams are getting good at this, wouldn’t you say? Bobby Wagner. Yeah, that Bobby Wagner. That’ll take a little of the sting out of losing Von Miller to the Bills. I know . Wagner is 31. But I also know he made a career high 170 tackles in what turned out to be his final season in Seattle.

I find Bruce Arians’ explanation for leaving the sidelines and heading upstairs to be perfectly satisfying. After Brady “retired,” I’m sure Arians didn’t want to look like a carpet-bagging frontrunner. But once TB-12 came back, that presented Bruce with a perfect opportunity to hand the baton to Todd Bowles. I don’t view this move as the least bit “suspicious.” And Thursday’s news conference was vintage Bruce, which is always worth the price of admission.

It’s April, which always scares the hell out of me. But I digress. It’s also draft month. I think the very best player available is Alabama OT Evan Neal. Big, fast, quick, smart, prideful and more than a little nasty. There is NOTHING not to like about that guy.

The formal announcement will come Saturday, but Manu is headed for the Naismith basketball HOF, along with 15 other members of the Class of ’22. His ability to morph into whatever his team needed in any given game is what I’ll remember most about his 16 seasons in San Antonio.

Any time anybody gets a step on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is noteworthy. Giannis with 44 Thursday night in the Bucks’ 120-119 OT win over the Nets to move past Kareen on Milwaukee’s all-time scoring list.

That was a fun ballgame last night in the NIT Final in New York. Fun, unless you were the Aggies. Xavier prevails 73-72 in a game that produced 17 lead changes. Ags finish the season 27-13.

Defending champ Jordan Spieth has some wood to chop after one round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. His Thursday even par 72 leaves him seven back of first round leader Russell Knox. Matt Kuchar is in a good spot, two shots off the lead.

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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.