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Naw, man. If you have to put a clause in a quarterback’s contract mandating that he spend four hours a week studying game video, that is not your guy.  That’s not your guy, even if you just spent $230.5 million on him. I can’t say this strongly enough. That’s not your guy. That’s not a leader. That’s not a professional.

But Danny Amendola certainly is, or was. All respect to the veteran slot receiver, who announced his retirement Monday after 13 NFL seasons. People forget that he was an undrafted Cowboys free agent in 2008 and was cut during training camp. He was not deterred, obviously.

I really don’t understand the Bears sometimes. They have the best unis in sports, but they can’t stop messing around with ridiculous “alt” unis and helmets. They also have Soldier Field.  I said Soldier Field. And now there are folks in Chi-town who want to put a roof on it.  It makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands. 

No, I’m not going to tell Jim Harbaugh to “stick to sports.” He has every right to speak out on controversial social issues, such as abortion in this latest case. Candidly, Harbaugh is not my favorite guy (or coach), but I will not be part of an attempt to silence him. Jim Harbaugh has a right to speak.  So does Gregg Popovich. So does every American citizen.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.   Folks played a soccer match at Lambeau Field Saturday? They did what? Where? Blasphemy. Heresy. That’s a bad vibe heading into the Packers’ season.

Further evidence that Aaron Rodgers and Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst have buried the hatchet, and not between each other’s shoulder blades. Gutekunst got a nice contract extension Monday, as did Packers coach Matt LaFleur.

San Antonio is Cowboys Country. That means we often have a reflexive distaste for Steelers and former Steelers. It goes way back. But I’m telling you, SA. You’re going to love the coach of our new XFL team, Hines Ward. That’s our kinda guy. And he’s going to love you back.

What do you mean, “The Astros lost”?

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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.