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Football seasons are so short. Do you realize tonight marks the midpoint of the Texas high school football regular season? Every week is so precious.

But on the NFL side it looks like the Steelers’ season is going to be endless miles of bad road.  Pittsburgh gained 59 yards in the second half of Thursday’s loss to the Browns.

And there will be no season at all for suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka. What a quagmire that whole thing is…

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff says the added revenue UCLA will receive by joining the Big Ten will be more than offset by additional expenses, especially travel costs. He’s probably right. But he is also wasting his breath. That Bruin has left the barn.

Yeah, the Astros got shut out Thursday. But Verlander still looked good.

If the NFL coaching carousel were a poker game, The Dealer would be Sean Payton. But he says his return to the sidelines would be dependent on finding a “stable franchise.” So I guess that takes the Cowboys out of the picture.

Jerry, we get it. Of course you want to Cooper Rush to keep winning. Duh. But saying you would then “welcome” a QB competition between Rush and Dak is not helpful to anyone. STHU.

The Ravens are again dealing with a rash of injuries on defense. Baltimore has four sacks in two games. So the Birds Thursday added veteran pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. Good move. JPP will be able to get after the QB when he’s 64.

Brady is having trouble with the ring finger on his throwing hand, after he “banged it up pretty good” in last week’s win over the Saints. The ring finger is a big deal in throwing a football. Maybe not as big a deal as a thumb, but…

Jimmy G is going out of his way to be supportive of Trey Lance. Way out of his way. Jimmy G is a good dude.

Brett Favre? Maybe not. This stinks. And the former director of Mississippi’s welfare agency just entered a guilty plea in a plea-bargain agreement. He’s gonna sing. And it will be an ominous tune for Number Four. This is Tawdry, Brett. Not Audrey. Tawdry.

The NFL’s new Thursday Night Amazon Prime Package? Solid gold. Cha-ching!  I’m sure that’s a huge disappointment for NFL haters. The National Football League remains the dog. Everybody else is the tail.

Al Michaels on that garbage-time late TD to make the final score 29-17. “That may be meaningful to some of you.”

Wishing us all a meaningful Friday…

I’ll see you tonight in Boerne.

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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.