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There was never a doubt last night in Boston, especially after that 21-0, three touchdown bombing run. The Warriors had already broken the Celts’ will in Game Five by The Bay on Monday. That Game Six clincher was a formality, in my mind.

That’s four titles in eight years, with a league-worst 15-50 record sprinkled in in 2019-20. Sure looks like Klay Thompson makes a difference, wouldn’t you say?

That is a crowded, bunched up leader board at the U.S. Open. Just the way I like it as I head to the fridge on my way to the couch.

Smarmy Mickelson shot a 78 on his 52nd birthday. That wasn’t quite the 83 I was hoping for, but it’s a good start. That four-putt double bogey was nice! With any luck, he’ll have to hit the road after today’s second round. Bye.

Oh, by the way, Canadians like first round leader Adam Hadwin really are nicer people than we are. We could all stand to be more “Canadian.”

So Dallas and Houston are among the eleven U.S. cities who will host World Cup competition in 2026. That’s cool. Yep. It’s just a matter of time until soccer is the most popular sport in the United States. (I have literally been hearing that noise for 60 years.)

That was a beautiful gesture by the Bears at Thursday’s minicamp workout. All 90 players wore jersey number 41, in honor of the late Brian Piccolo on the 52nd anniversary of his death from cancer at the age of 26. Yeah, I got a little lumpy…

And that’s a nice “alt” black helmet that the Saints broke out!

Final day of minicamp fun? The Panthers set up a bouncy-house at practice. The Cowboys beat on some balls at Topgolf.

The Cowboys are what Jalen Rose calls “habitual line-steppers.” A year ago, the club got busted by the league for offseason practice violations. Yep. They got popped again yesterday for the same reason. The team has been stripped of an OTA next year, and head coach Mike McCarthy is now a hundred grand lighter. Seems some offseason practices have been “too physical” under the league’s CBA.

Here’s the difference between the Ravens and the Cardinals. Here’s the difference between John Harbaugh and Kliff Kingsbury. Here’s the difference between Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray. Both teams have quarterbacks who want big, new long-term deals. Everybody in Baltimore is being professional about this. As for Arizona?…

Jadeveon Clowney says a big reason why he decided to stay in Cleveland was to be re-united with his old Texans homeboy, Deshaun Watson. Hmm. If those guys are going to play together, it won’t be until 2023 at the earliest. I’m telling you, Watson is not going to see the field this season.

Tyreek Hill taking shots at Mahomes? C’mon, man…

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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.