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Showtime tonight in Vegas! Who goes first to the Jags? Either Aidan Hutchinson or Travon Walker. After that? Never a dull moment.

Speaking of the Jags, they’ve locked up left tackle Cam Robinson through 2024. Finally, Trevor Lawrence has something to smile about.

Texans at three and 13 in Round One. In a sense, they can’t really mess up. Because they need everything.

Cowboys at 24. This all depends on what early “runs” we see on receivers, offensive linemen and pass rushers. And how much Jerrah wants to draw the spotlight to himself by moving up or down.

I really don’t often sour on guys quickly or capriciously. But I’m “lemons across” on Kyler Murray. I’m done with the guy, even if the Arizona Cardinals are not. I do not like him as a quarterback and I like him even less as a professional or a leader. D-U-N.

Panthers owner David Tepper has given the dreaded vote of confidence to head coach Matt Rhule and quarterback Sam Darnold. I’d rather be Rhule. He signed a seven-year contract two years ago. Darnold? I want to be fair. Carolina was 3-0 with Darnold at QB last season until Christian McCaffrey got hurt, and later Darnold himself missed four games with a shoulder injury. I wouldn’t give up on him if I were the Panthers. But I would use that sixth overall pick tonight to take a quarterback.

Nikola Jokic is now eligible for the aptly-named supermax contract extension. I’m good at spending other people’s money, but I’d do it if I were the Nuggets. That would be $254 million dollars well spent, in my view. What else you gonna do with that dough?

But, as Thursday dawns, Jokic is now on vacation. And the Warriors are very much open for business.

I’m kinda fired up about Bucks-Celtics. Yeah, I’ll watch. Hell, yes…

350 career homers for the Yanks’ Giancarlo Stanton in only 1,341 games. Slacker.

I’m gratefully amazed that no one has actually died through the first three weeks of the MLB season. Get this stuff fixed.

Astros back to .500, at least. But, dangit, now they’re going to have to play a team other than the Rangers.

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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.