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My five top players available in the upcoming NFL Draft:

  1. Evan Neal, OT Alabama
  2. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
  3. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  4. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  5. Travon Walker, DE, Georgia

The T-Wolves are even with the Grizzlies after four games. Karl-Anthony Towns snapped out of two-game slump to drop 33 and 14, capping it with two clutch free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining to boost Minnesota to a 119-118 win. KAT finished 14-17 from the FT line.

So KAT’s back in the loft. But Kevin Durant remains in the doghouse. He’s shooting 36.5% from the floor in three straight Nets’ losses to the Celtics. Durant says he’s “thinking too much.” He’ll only have to think about it for one more game.

The Mavs failed to take advantage of Luka Doncic’s return from a three-game injury absence. Doncic hung up 30 and 10, but Dallas fell to the Jazz 100-99 in Salt Lake City. That one’s tied at two with Game Five set for Monday night in Dallas.

After waiting two days to get his 3,000th career hit, Miguel Cabrera wasted no time Saturday in Detroit, singling in the first to become the 33rd member of that exclusive club, and only the 7th player ever to combine 3,000 hits with 500 homers. Cabrera’s Tigers continued the party, blanking the Rockies 13-0.

No excusing Yankees fans for pelting Guardians outfielders with bottles, cans and other objects. I will give Aaron Judge and several other Yankees players credit for trying to stop it. I hope as many of those fans as possible can be identified on video and banned from ever attending a game again for the rest of their natural lives.

Crazy stuff in Tampa Saturday night in the Rays’ 3-2 extra inning win over the Red Sox. The Rays lost a combined (six pitchers!) no-hitter bid when Boston took a 2-0 lead in the top of the tenth. But the Rays countered with three in the bottom half of the inning, ending it on Kevin Kiermaier’s two-run walk-off homer.

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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.