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Tonight is Full Schedule Announcement Night in the NFL! Yes, of course I’m a sucker. I love everything about it.

The league is already serving appetizers. Cowboys vs. Packers in Week Ten at Lambeau. So, we’ve got the whole Return of McCarthy thing. This will be the first Dallas-Green Bay matchup since 2019.

You like “Chaos Theory”? Then college football is your sport. From NIL, “the portal,” conference realignments and now even scheduling, this is anarchy.

The Celtics are gonna rue the one that got away. They had a a 14-point lead and a chance to take Milwaukee to the brink. Instead the Celts are the ones in deep water after blowing it and losing Game Five 110-107.

Grizzlies still on life support, although they’ve now at least gotten to Game Six against the Warriors. I did not see a 39-point Memphis win coming. You didn’t either, so stop that.

Steve Kerr is going to have to reconstruct his coaching staff whenever this season ends for the Warriors. Mike Brown is heading for Sacramento, and now there’s word that Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson will interview for the Lakers’ vacant head coaching job. 

Blame it on the weather. The Astros were cruising along with a 5-1 lead in the top of the fourth last night in Minneapolis and appeared vectored toward their ninth straight win. What followed was a severe thunderstorm. They’ll finish that one up this afternoon and then play the series finale tonight.

Dear PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan. Stick by your guns. Give any Tour golfer who plays in a Saudi Murderers event a four-lifetime suspension.

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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.