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It almost feels like golf is just a sideshow at the U.S. Open, what with the civil war raging inside the sport. But I will nevertheless suspend disbelief, plop down on the couch, pop open a cold one and get deep into what has always been my favorite golf tournament. I’m picking Collin Morikawa. Or maybe Billy Horschel. Or…

Safeties have not always “gotten paid” in the NFL. They do now. The Steelers now have Minkah Fitzpatrick locked up for the next five years. Fitz will make $18.3 million per year and received $36 million up front. If you think that is the biggest haul for a safety in league history, you are correct.

Colts’ safety Khari Willis was making pretty good coin in Indy. But now he’s going to pass the collection plate. The 26-year-old Willis is leaving football to join the ministry. All support, young man…

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has announced he will not testify at a Congressional hearing later this month because he’ll be “out of the country.”


The Commanders are a cesspool. The Jolly Roger will testify at that June 22 hearing before the House Oversight Committee, which is looking into the Commanders’ putrid workplace culture.

It’s a legitimate question to ask whether this should be a Congressional matter. But there is no doubt the Commanders are the NFL’s pariah.  

And speaking of cesspools, take a dip in the WWE. Damn, Vince McMahon, if that hush money stuff is true, it doesn’t look good.

Another night, another near no-no in MLB. This time it was the Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson who got all the way to the ninth before the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani ruined the party with a one-out triple. Anderson still got the win.

But the Astros? They weren’t only clean, they were immaculate. Twice. Houston starter Luis Garcia struck out the side on nine pitches in the second, then reliever Phil Maton did the same thing—to the same three batters—in the seventh. You can’t recall two previous immaculate innings in the same game in MLB history? That’s because it had never happened before. Perhaps this feat warrants an asterisk, since it was accomplished against the Texas 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.