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For the first time, Deshaun Watson has expressed remorse. After earlier claiming he had “no regrets,” Watson said, “I want to say I’m truly sorry to all the women I have impacted in this situation” in a recorded television interview.

Watson started Friday’s preseason game against the Jaguars, completing one of his five pass attempts for seven yards. That could prove to be it for him in 2022.

But you know who did look good? Trevor Lawrence. Seriously. As a matter of fact, the entire Jacksonville offense was sharp. It appears that having an actual, professional NFL head coach is a good thing.

The Jets are sweating out the condition of QB Zach Wilson’s right knee. Wilson went down without contact in the first quarter of NY’s 24-21 win over the Eagles. Looks like it’s his PCL, the same injury to the same ligament in the same knee that kept him out of four games last season.

Cowboy fans being Cowboy fans are already assuming Dallas will repeat as NFC East Champions. The Eagles will have something to say about that. Philly is a good football team, and Jalen Hurts is getting the hang of all this. He looked great, going 6-6 for 80 yards, and popping up defiantly after he took a horrendous out of bounds hit from Jets LB Quincy Williams. I don’t blame Eagles coach Nick Sirianni for momentarily displaying his homicidal side. That hit by Williams was disgusting.

Packers backup QB Jordan Love threw three picks against the Niners. But it looked to me like exactly zero of them was his fault. Green Bay coach Matt LeFleur appeared to agree.

Trey Lance? Solid. And the Niners were no doubt encouraged by his 76-yard, deep-ball, sideline TD pass to rookie Danny Gray. Lance was reluctant to push the ball downfield as a rookie last season.

No Dak tonight in the Cowboys’ preseason opener against the Broncos. I’m fine with that decision.

So I’ll keep an eye on how Texans second-year QB Davis Mills does in his stint against the Saints. I’m bullish on that guy.

Padres’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. said all the right things following his 80-game PED suspension. “Accident.” “No excuse.” Yada Yada. But it’s clear it’s not playing well with his teammates, many of whom openly expressed their “disappointment.” Keep in mind that Tatis was already making minor league rehab starts as he recovered from a wrist injury that resulted from a motorcycle accident last December, followed by surgery on that wrist in March. Time to grow up? 

Astros win. Yankees lose. The Daily Double!

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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.