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Jalen Brunson did WHAT? Forty-one points and ZERO turnovers? That’s was, you know, efficient, as the Mavs squared their series with the Jazz. Now we’ll see how Dallas fairs in Salt Lake City, where the Mavs have lost their last eleven visits.

Did you read Steph’s lips last night? “I’m f—ing  back!” The same can now be said about his team. Nobody wants any part of the Warriors right now.

Right after Joel Embiid dropped 31 and 14 on the Raptors to take a 2-0 series lead, Embiid told Toronto coach Nick Nurse to “stop bitching about calls.” That’s statesmanlike, in my view.

I’m not buying Hue Jackson’s claim that he was paid to tank games while coaching the Browns 1n 2016 and 2017. Jackson’s story started to fall apart almost immediately after he made the allegation. The Browns say they welcome a league investigation and are cooperating. In this case, I believe them.

There’s one guy in Cleveland I know is telling the truth. Because he is The Truth. I’m talking about Browns’ cornerback Denzel Ward, who Monday signed an extension that makes him the highest paid cornerback in NFL history. That guy is a “WOW!” And he’s a Cleveland kid. 

Belichick is not exactly known as warm and fuzzy, but there is something “human” about The Hoodie bringing back Malcolm Butler. I’m glad they patched it up. 

Whoever gets former Aggie OL Kenyon Green in The Draft is going to get a great football player. What’s not to love? 

That was all looking so great for the Astros in their Monday home opener until Altuve tripped over first base. The club says ‘Toov is day-to-day with a hamstring strain. That looked worse than that to me. I hope I’m wrong.

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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.