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106 wins for the Astros. And now they are 0-0. Yeah, there’s some pressure there.

The new MLB 12-team format postseason starts Friday. It could last until November 5. If you think that would be the latest finish ever, you’re right.  

Judge didn’t win the A.L. batting title? Slacker!

What’s going on inside the SMU football program? Something is. You don’t go from that good to that bad in that short a time unless there is a leak in the hull. That was an epic collapse Wednesday night in Orlando.

Sure, I’m looking forward to the Colts and Broncos tonight. But some of the shine is off, with both teams’ top running back out and both QBs struggling.

I don’t understand Matt Ryan’s sluggish performance. I thought he was the absolute perfect fit for Indy. He may still prove to be.

That clown who ran on the field in SF has filed a lawsuit against Bobby Wagner for clocking him. Are you kidding?

Baker Mayfield says criticism of him for the Panthers’ 1-3 start is “completely fair.” I agree. He’s been nothing short of awful.

The Saints have a very good roster. But their season is teetering on the brink. Their game against the Seahawks this week is as close to a “must win” situation as a team can face in Week Five.

It was wonderful and inspiring to see Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson back on the practice field Wednesday, a little more than a month after he was shot twice while going out to dinner in D.C. Yes!

Jerry Vainisi’s epitaph should read. “He built the ’85 Bears.” That was an enduring achievement. RIP, sir.

Journeyman NFL QB Blake Bortles says he has “quietly” retired. That’s pretty much the way he played, too.

Cole Beasley has retired. I respect the toughness he displayed in his eleven-year NFL career. He had to fight for everything he got. But it was time. He was starting to come off like a bitter old man. (I can relate, lol.) Now go get vaxxed, Beasley…

Every team handles one of these London boondoggles differently. Packers coach Matt LeFleur has elected to wait until today to fly his team across the pond for Sunday’s game against the Giants.  Aaron says he’s disappointed there’ll be no time for sightseeing. I’m not knocking him. I’m kinda on his side on this one.

If I had to vote for NFL MVP after only four weeks of the season, I’d pick Jalen Hurts.

There are so many things about Draymond Green that I genuinely like. But he can’t seem to control his Inner Knucklehead. Throwing a punch at a teammate at practice? C’mon, man…

LeBron wants an NBA team in Vegas. So, Adam Silver, I guess you’d better do what your boss says…

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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.