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The Panthers let Sam Darnold know yesterday that there’s a “pretty good chance” they’ll “add” a quarterback in The Draft. Yeah, and there’s a “pretty good chance” the Sun will “add” another sunrise Friday morning. I’m guessing Darnold was not exactly shocked.

Ditto for Falcons’ “bridge” QB Marcus Mariota. You’re just renting, bud.

Remember that Mayfield and Jimmy G. are still out there, whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I think Jimmy is a well-above average QB. I think Baker is a hot mess.

I can’t make up my mind about former Liberty QB Malik Willis. Truth is, I can’t make up my mind about ANY of the quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. Some of those guys are going to be taken in the first round, simply because they are quarterbacks. But I don’t think one of them is a legitimate first-round talent.

No such reservations about former Aggie offensive lineman Kenyon Green. Holy moly, that is a good-looking football player. Zero chance of that pick blowing up in a team’s face, in my view. He’ll start and star for a dozen years.

Bears pass rusher Robert Quinn says he wants to stay in Chicago rather than be traded, as former teammate Khalil Mack was (to the Chargers) last month. There’s a major house cleaning going on in Chicago, and Quinn is coming off a season in which he recorded a franchise record 18.5 sacks. At age 32, Quinn still has considerable value.

Texans, don’t overthink this. If Alabama OT Evan Neal is still there at #3, and he will be, just fill out the card and hand it to the runner. You have 15 minutes to make your pick. Return 14 minutes and 55 seconds of that time.

Savvy move by the Broncos Tuesday, as they brought back veteran RB Melvin Gordon III. Gordon can provide some “thump” in that new offense.

Looks like Altuve will be back in the next few days. That will aid my breathing.

So, the Yankees were stealing signs electronically, too, huh. I’m shocked…

Players bitching about the baseballs they throw, hit and catch. Must be, you know, baseball season. 

Mark Emmert will step down as NCAA president before 2023. The only thing that could make that sentence better would be, “Mark Emmert will step down as NCAA president before lunchtime today.” Disaster. And dishonest disaster at that.

Did you read that Paul Finebaum is predicting the end of college football as we know it? He may not be wrong. Except that we may ALREADY be witnessing the demise of college football.

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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.