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Don’t you love it when you remember you have something to look forward to that you had previously forgotten you had to look forward to?

The preceding excited gibberish is brought to you by eight-year-old Paul Alexander, who just remembered the entire 2022 NFL season schedule will be announced Thursday night!  Go ahead! Make fun of me!  I’m making fun of me!  I love the schedule announcement show! From that moment on, the season is REAL, and it is approaching fast.

We already got a little taste when we learned Monday the season’s kickoff Monday Night doubleheader will match the Bills vs. the Titans and the Eagles against the Vikings. I’m in, and I’m in!  Buffalo and Tennessee ALWAYS play great games against each other, and Philly and Minnesota are both intriguing NFC teams.

I’m so excited I must say!

Will the Dolphins do this year what the Rams did last year? They are certainly trying to follow that template. Sony Michel now added to Miami’s offense? That’s a nice pick-up, and a very smooth fit in Mike McDaniel’s system. Michel will be very Tua-friendly.

That’s a bad look, Brett. I’ll leave it at that for now. The Mississippi Department of Human Services is suing Mr. Favre (and others, including a former pro wrestler turned evangelist) for squandering public funds intended for a state anti-poverty program. It has already been established that Favre was paid $1.1 million to deliver speeches he never made. Number Four has returned that money, but the state is going after $228,000 in interest. Tawdry. I did not say Audrey.

Soon-to-be Kings head coach Mike Brown had to unexpectedly resharpen his head-coaching chops last night in SF. Brown will remain a Warriors assistant through their playoff run before moving on to Sacramento. But he didn’t get much warning when he learned that Steve Kerr had tested positive and would miss Game Four against the Grizzlies. Brown just slid over into the head coaching chair and guided Golden State to a 101-98 win to give the Warriors a 3-1 series lead.

Bucks-Celtics? This is good stuff. Al Horford said he got fired up when Giannis gave him the stink-eye in Monday night’s Game Four. I guess the moral of the story is “Don’t give Al Horford the stink-eye.” Yes, 35-year-old Uncle Al then posterized Giannis on his way to 30 points and a series-tying Boston victory.

After recording zero RBI in the first seven innings last night against the White Sox, Cleveland’s Josh Naylor rang up EIGHT from the 8th inning on in the Guardians’ 12-9 11-inning comeback win. Cleveland was down 8-2 in the ninth. Naylor smacked a grand slam in the 9th and a three-run shot in the 11th, along with a run-scoring double in the 8th. I’m, you know, impressed, as I am by the fact that Naylor is 10-17 with runners in scoring position this season. Wowzer.

Following their first day off in more than two weeks, the Astros get back at it in Minneapolis tonight. Houston is riding a 7-game win streak and red-hot Justin Verlander gets the ball.

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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.