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Bigger and stronger won twice Saturday evening in New Orleans. That’s it for my detailed, technical analysis. Kansas was bigger and stronger than Villanova, and North Carolina was bigger and stronger than Duke.

It looks to me that Kansas is a little bit bigger and stronger than North Carolina. So I don’t see any reason the pattern will change Monday night. Rock Chalk Mendiola.

Here’s how I felt watching Krzyzewski walk off the court. Thirsty. So I walked to the fridge and took care of it.  It was not a particularly emotional experience. Walking to the fridge, I mean…

Colin Kaepernick threw for some NFL scouts Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He says it went well. I hope it did. I hope he finds a job. Why wouldn’t I hope that? Whatever does or does not happen will be well documented, since Spike Lee is filming a documentary about Kaepernick.

The Dolphins are swinging for the fences. And now they have stud CB Xavien Howard locked up with a new contract that includes the most guaranteed money for a cornerback in league history. That guy is an interception machine. He has 27 picks in his six years in the NFL.

After acquiring Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson, the Dolphins are flush at WR. So they have traded DeVante Parker to the Patriots for a 2023 third round pick. That intra-division trade is unusual.  Not only is Miami going for it now, but looking ahead, the Dolphins now have two first-round picks, a second-rounder and two third-rounders in 2023.

Did you watch NBC’s Saturday third round coverage of the Valero Texas Open at TPC? That was about the best tourism promotion video San Antonio could hope for. Gorgeous course. Gorgeous day. Fabulous cut-aways from around San Antonio. Man, I might have to move there.  Oh, wait…

Finally, a heartfelt “well done” to retiring Houston Chronicle reporter and columnist John McClain. Nobody did it better.

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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.