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The Celtics blew one in Game Four Friday. So, they will be brilliant tonight. That’s the way these Finals are going, and the way Boston has been going since midseason. I’m into this, by the way. Good stuff.

I guess the Aggies and Longhorns won’t necessarily be able to duck each other in the CWS. But where is Tennessee? Oh, never mind…

Houston, Cincinnati and UCF are making an early exit from the AAC to join the Big 12 in 2023. That’s a good thing. Once these seismic decisions have been made, the quicker you can make these moves, the better. Let’s hope we can move up the timetable for A&M and Texas moving to the SEC.

It’s June 13, and the Astros have already built an 8.5 game lead in the AL West and are 14 games over .500. Bang THAT can, Haters…

PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan is my Sports Hero of the Moment. His ultra-hard line against Tour players wanting to double-dip with the Murderous Saudis is completely justified and right on point. And, symbolically, I thought it was apropos Sunday when Tour loyalist Rory McIlroy won the Canadian Open. And did you hear the way Rory stuck it to Greg Norman in the post-tournament interviews?  I loved it!

Fast Folks at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene include Florida’s Joseph Fahnbulleh, who won both the men’s 100 and 200, while Kentucky’s Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in taking the women’s 200 in 21.80. The Amazing Ms. Steiner also ran a ridiculous 48.92 split in leading UK to the 4 X 400 relay championship. Say WHAT?

And did you see what NFL receiver Devon Alen did Sunday? The Eagles’ pass catcher ran the 110 hurdles in 12.84 at a meet in Belgium.  Uhhh…that’s the third fastest time in history. And Allen is moonlighting…

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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.