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Sixty-two is an astounding feat. And there appears to be nothing that would taint this achievement. Congrats and respect to Aaron Judge, followed by a tip of the cap to the late Roger Maris and his loving and devoted family.

That was quite the season comeback, Braves.  Atlanta was down 10 ½ games in the NL East in June. Also quite the choke job by the Mets.

I’d say Verlander is ready for the postseason, wouldn’t you?

The Tom-Giselle thing is absolutely none of my business. And absolutely none of your business, either. Peace to all involved.

An NFL season is always about attrition. But this is one of the worst early-season injury epidemics I can recall.

The Niners are very good, as we saw Monday night. But they now have lost their starting left tackle for the second straight week. Trent Williams, gone. Colton McKivitz, gone. Who’s number three?  I don’t know. But there’s a reason why whoever it turns out to be is number three. That’s a problem. Watch that blind side, Jimmy G.

That’s a big game between two high-profile but struggling teams Thursday night as the Broncos host the Colts. Indy may be without bell cow running back Jonathan Taylor, and Russell Wilson (and his bird) are banged up as well. You don’t “win” in the NFL as much as you just survive.

Lil’ Abner, just shut up. Of course Cooper Rush should play Sunday against the Rams. And then hopefully Dak will be able to grip the ball adequately the following week. Why do you do and say all of your crap?

Dang! The Texans just cut their starting TE. I don’t guess it matters all that much when you’re the 32nd ranked team in the 32-team National Football League

There’s no putting the Kenny Pickett toothpaste back in the tube, Steelers fans. No looking back. It is the right decision at this point. This is not entirely Trubisky’s fault, but it matters not.

Hey, Kansas, you’re 5-0!  Hey, Kansas, Wisconsin is coming for your coach.

You know what happens when a rich dude is forced into selling his NBA team because of the workplace stench he created and perpetuated? He gets richer. The Phoenix Suns are expected to fetch the biggest sale price in NBA history.

But you want some real stink? This scandal in the National Women’s Soccer League is historically disgusting.

Neither Texas nor Au Jus is ranked. That’s kind of a blow to the spirit, really. This is the first time they have met with neither ranked since 1998.

ESPN has the Chiefs atop their weekly NFL Power Ratings. I’ll continue to ride with the Eagles for now.

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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.