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Let me just say it. The Jimbo thing hasn’t worked in College Station, and it’s not going to. We now have more than a sufficient “sample size” on which to base that judgment. But howya gonna fire him? His buyout is the size of the GDP of Brazil.

And now the Ags have lost three offensive linemen for the season. Yikes.

I’ll say this for Sark. He owned it. You gotta sing the song, man. All the live-long day, if necessary. Til Gabey blows his horn.

Teams that have a legitimate shot at winning the national championship include Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, maybe Michigan and maybe TCU. That’s it. Five teams. That’s it. And, honestly, it’s that way every year. So WTH do we need an expanded 12-team CFP for?

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says he’d like to bag the annual “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” game against Florida in Jacksonville. He’d rather go home-and-home, mostly for recruiting reasons. Smart may get his wish. The contract for that Jacksonville game expires after next season, and its future is very much unsettled.

Forty percent through the NFL regular season, the league’s most impressive head coaching job has been turned in by Pete Carroll. The Seahawks were supposed to suck. They don’t. At all. And they caught a break Monday when it was announced that D.K. Metcalf will not need knee surgery.

Wow. I just can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to that Broncos-Jags game Sunday morning in London. Oh, by the way, I think there’s a real chance that Nathaniel Hackett is gonna get canned eight games into his first season as an NFL head coach. He has been that awful.

WTH got into the Bears Monday night? And did you see The Hoodie at his post-game press conference? That’s as whupped as I’ve ever seen him. One more thing about that game. For the first time, I’m starting to think Justin Fields is gonna by ok.

Athletes don’t get old gradually. One day they roll out of bed and they just can’t play well anymore. That’s clearly what happened to Matt Ryan. He has been embarrassing himself since that Week One tie with the Texans. This pains me. Ryan has been a very good NFL quarterback for a lot of years. But Reich had no choice but to bench him in favor of Sam Ehlinger. And this is the second straight year that the Colts have “missed” on a veteran QB. Before it was Ryan it was Wentz.

I guess it’d be ok to try to get Mike Evans’ autograph. Unless you’re an NFL game official. Not cool. Maybe you could get Evans to sign a photo of him dropping that deep ball Sunday in Charlotte. Oops…My guess is that side judge Jeff Lamberth and line judge Tripp Sutter won’t be getting Super Bowl assignments any time soon. Actually, they may get suspended. Or worse.

After losing rookie RB sensation Breece Hall for the season, it’s “next man up” for the Jets. Looks like that next man up is James Robinson, whom the Jets acquired Monday in a trade with the Jags. Robinson is not Breece Hall. But he’ll be ok. The Jets’ O-line is decent.

Dear Rice Owls. You better not screw up at home Saturday against 1-7 Charlotte, who Monday whacked head coach Will Healy. That’s a dangerous situation for the 4-3 Owls. Eighteen-year-old males tend to get all emotional when their coach takes the bullet. BTW, have you watched the Owls play this year? They’re pretty good, and they have more speed on defense than they’ve ever had before.

Hey, LSU Tigers. You probably have more wonderful game day/night homefield traditions that any other school in college football. But having fans storm the field is not one of them. Stop that crap.

Finally, I was surprised to learn that Jim Nantz is stepping away from calling the Final Four after next year. Wonder what that’s all about…

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

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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.