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I hope the Titans and Ravens face each other at some point in the AFC Playoffs. Must-see TV. I’ll strap in for the duration of that one.

That’s seven wins in their last eight games for Tennessee.

That must be a bad-ass storm bearing down on Buffalo if you have to move a November NFL game to Detroit to seek better weather.

I was amused by folks (mostly Cowboy delusionists) who dismissed the Eagles after their loss to the Commanders. Hey, they lost a game. They’ll be fine. And they just got much finer yesterday when they signed Suh. Philadelphia has addressed its porous run defense, and in a meaningful way. Dallas has not. And OBJ doesn’t play defense.

Good luck stopping Dalvin Cook on Sunday. And then good luck stopping Saquon on Thanksgiving.

You know who else will be fine?  The Bills. Relax.

But, hey, Packers, your win over Dallas last week is now completely meaningless. And that was Ryan Tannehill who lit you up for 333 passing yards and two TDs on Thursday night.  Yeah, it has come to that…

Did you notice how much fun Al Michaels was having calling a competitive game in which 44 points were scored?

Keep an eye on Titans rookie WR Treylon Burks. He’s going to be a monster. He was my top-rated receiver in last Spring’s draft.

Yes, the NFL should commit to making all 32 playing fields as safe as possible. But converting every field to natural grass is not necessarily the solution.

I very much like and respect Bill Cowher. But his screeching about the Jeff Saturday interim hire has been way, way over the top.

So Daniel Snyder has been cheating fans out of ticket money? I’m shocked.  The D.C. attorney general describes this activity as “egregious mismanagement and illegal conduct.”

A proposal to appoint a COO for college football is gaining momentum. Sure, I’ll take the job, as long as everyone remembers that Tuesday is my bowling night.

Dang, SMU. Tulane just hung 59 on you. The 9-2 Green Wave is absolutely for real.

Anyone else a little curious about the quick settlement reached in the Josh Primo case?

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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.