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I find it fascinating that the one AFC East team Belichick’s Patriots seem to always stub their toe against is the Dolphins. That Miami heat always gets in the Pats’ heads. That’s why they have already flown to South Florida for Sunday’s season opener.

This whole thing with former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is just sad from every point on the compass. Don’t get me wrong. Reid is accountable for his actions and is going to face the consequences. He is expected to plead guilty to felony driving while intoxicated in connection with a February, 2021 crash that left a then five-year-old girl with a traumatic brain injury. Court records show Reid was driving 84 mph when he hit two parked cars on an entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium. Two hours after the collision, Reid’s blood alcohol level was 0.113, well over the legal limit of 0.08. Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, lost his job with the team. The Chiefs are paying for the injured girl’s ongoing medical treatment.

Da Bears in a fancy suburban dome?  I guess. But it just doesn’t seem right.

Very saddened to learn of the death of former Eagles center and longtime college football coach Guy Morriss from complications of Alzheimer’s at the age of 71. I got to know Guy pretty well at a couple of his coaching stops and always enjoyed his company. Love and comfort to his family.

The Astros committed three errors and went 1-11 with runners in scoring position Tuesday night. That’s how you lose to the Rangers, who broke a nine-game losing streak.

Statcast measured the Brewers’ Christian Yelich’s Tuesday night homer vs. the Rockies at 499 feet. They couldn’t give a brother a break and just round up to an even 500?  At any rate, it was still the longest homer in MLB since 2019.

Well done, Sue Bird. All respect. That was an amazing 18-year WNBA career.

That’s an awful way to lose your season. Star LSU defensive tackle Maason Smith will miss the rest of the year after tearing his left ACL in Sunday’s loss to Florida State. Smith injured his knee while celebrating a defensive stop.

Why do some people get so angry about SEC supremacy? It’s the best football conference, period. The SEC has eight ranked teams in the first AP poll of the season, including number one ‘Bama and number two Georgia. Denying SEC supremacy is like denying climate change.

You know who I think is pretty good? Arkansas.

So it has taken the Steelers 50 years after the Immaculate Reception to retire Franco’s jersey number 32? Better late than never, I guess. Mr. Harris will join Ernie Stautner (70) and Joe Greene (75) as the only Steelers so honored. Appropriately, Harris’ jersey will be formally retired at halftime of a Christmas Eve prime time game against…the Raiders.

NFL opener Thursday night! That means I have to get this Amazon Prime thing figured out today!

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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.