10/4/22 Your hair’s all messed up, baby, and the clothes you’re wearin’ just don’t fitcha right…

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“Lucretia McEvil, Honey where ya been all night? Your hair’s all messed up, baby, and the clothes you’re wearin’ just don’t fitcha right…”

We’re now into Week Five of the NFL season. So here’s my current Lucretia McEvil roster. Teams that ought to look alluring, but just don’t look right at all.








Honey, where ya been all night?

Rams Coach Sean McVay is an offensive guru, right? So let me ask you a question. How many times in his tenure have we seen the Rams in a big prime-time game score exactly zero touchdowns?

The ‘Niners’ Nick Bosa says his team has the personnel to become the top defense in the NFL. He’s right. SF’s offense is going to be just fine, too. If you’re into the whole football X’s and O’s thing, no other offense in the NFL is as fascinating as SF’s.

Understand, I’m not conspicuously picking the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. But they are absolutely in the mix of teams who have a strong shot. So how is that front office going to handle business if Jimmy G. winds up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy? Would that be awkwardly wonderful or wonderfully awkward? We might just find out.

I love football. I hate injuries. I winced when I saw Monday’s list of casualties, which includes Cordarrelle Patterson, Javonte Williams and Randy Gregory.

Attention NFL fans. Stay where you belong. And don’t come over the middle into Bobby Wagner’s zone. It ain’t prudent.

So the Giants are gonna fly all the way across the pond to play the Packers and maybe have to start Davis Webb (who he?) at quarterback? This London stuff is so lame…

So if ‘Bama QB Bryce Young can’t go Saturday because of his injured shoulder, do the Aggies have a chance? The short answer, IMO, is yes.

Wonder how that pre-game bump between Saban and Jimbo is gonna go…

Here’s how many excuses the ‘Horns have against Au Jus. Zip. It wouldn’t be a good idea to blow this one, Sark.

So, yeah, we have Texas-Au Jus and Aggies-Tide coming up on Saturday. But have you checked out some of the other matchups? Tennessee-LSU. TCU-Kansas. Arkansas-Mississippi State. Utah-UCLA. Western Kentucky-UTSA. Washington State-USC. BYU-Notre Dame. Army-Wake Forest. Kansas State-Iowa State. Florida State-N.C. State. Dang!  That’s an all-day sucker right there!

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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.