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I’m not a Saban hater. Far from it. I respect him. But he was flat-out wrong to single out Texas A&M and Jackson State in his otherwise accurate description of the chaotic NIL landscape of college football. Jimbo has every right to be pissed. So does Deion.

Oh, and regarding NIL rules (and absence thereof), acquaint yourself with the term “collectives.” It’s today’s euphemism for “big money boosters.” We don’t even realize how filthy this already is, or how filthy it’s going to be.

I have the privilege of being on the Chris Duel Show with Shannon Sweeney this morning from 6-9 on The Ticket 760. This subject will no doubt dominate the conversation. Join us!

It’s full-on, unfettered free agency in college football. Former Pitt first-team All-America receiver Jordan Addison is transferring to USC. That’s not a transfer “portal,” it’s a rabbit hole. No overt evidence of tampering here, but…

I think Tiger spoiled us and fooled us with his first two rounds at The Masters in April. What we saw Thursday in Round One of the PGA is more representative of what we’re going to see from him going forward, IMO.

If Rory ends up winning in Tulsa, I’d be fine with that. It was nice to see him in a groove yesterday.

Yes, I think Boston will win their Eastern Conference series against the Heat. I think Boston is the better team. Udoka has done a fabulous job. Did you see that 17-0 first quarter run in the Celts’ 127-102 Game Two win?

Attention, Cowboys fans. Objects growing larger in your rear-view mirror are Iggles. Philly picked up former Giants cornerback James Bradberry, who was a cap casualty in New York. Philadelphia can put Bradberry, Darius Slay and slot corner Avonte Maddox on the field in their nickel package. The Eagles are having a nice offseason.

Congrats to retiring Ravens punter Sam Koch on a wonderful 16-year career. Koch played in 256 games for the Ravens, 27 more than any other player in franchise history. He was cool enough and professional enough to see the writing on the wall when Baltimore drafted a punter in the fourth round.

Count me among those who still think Daniel Jones can be a solid NFL quarterback.

If the Astros were to hold a garage sale, how much do you think they could get for the Rangers? That’s eleven straight home wins over the Rangers dating back to last season.

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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.