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Mike Evans was completely out of line. And he very much earned and deserved his one-game NFL suspension. No, he should not have won his appeal, and, no, there was no NFL “conspiracy” involving league executive Jon Runyan, whose son plays for the Packers. Folks need to grow the hell up, starting with Evans.

And that goes for Bruce Arians, too. Love me some Bruce. But he was an active instigator of that incident between Evans and Saints DB Marshon Lattimore. And what was Bruce doing on the sideline in the first place?

Kyler Murray says he has “no hard feelings” toward the knucklehead Raider fan who hit him in the face following the Cards’ amazing comeback win Sunday in Vegas. That’s what winning does for your attitude…

Let me make you cringe. “Fractured rib cartilage.” Justin Herbert reports that he’s starting to feel more “comfortable.” God bless him. He’s listed as “day to day” for Sunday’s game against the Jags. “Fractured rib cartilage.”

Bears QB Justin Fields took some frustrated verbal shots at Bears fans after that 27-10 loss to the Packers. But the young man is now handling his business well. He has apologized and says he views his inflammatory remarks as a “teachable moment” that he will not repeat.

Robert Sarver is trying to sell both the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Mercury. Good. Maybe he can get it all wrapped up by lunchtime. Get your stuff and get out of here, man.

Dang. This is some serious stuff involving Celtics coach Ime Udoka. He apparently had an intimate relationship with a female employee of the team in violation of company policy. Reports say Udoka’s suspension could span the entire season.

I’m taking the Steelers tonight. No. I do not feel comfortable with that pick.

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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.