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Looks to me like this Cowboys-OBJ thing is going to happen. I’m onboard. This is a high-stakes competition. OBJ can push Dallas over the top. Of course, he could also do the same for the Chiefs, Bills or ‘Niners.

Another Sunday, another QB for the Panthers. This time it will be Sam Darnold who will be re-re-cycled against the Broncos.

Some clown or clowns trashed the Browns’ playing field by driving circles on it. Said clown or clowns need to do some serious time.

How did the Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach manage to get himself fired on the spot in a foreign country hours before the Monday Night game against the ‘Niners? We’ll find out, of course, because that’s the way these things work. Further “lack of institutional control” on Kliffy’s watch?

Lane Kiffin reportedly told his Ole Miss players on Tuesday that he has not signed a deal with any other school, like, you know, say, Auburn. Translation: War Eagle.

Being the head football coach at Kansas is a tough gig.  But Jayhawk coach Lance Leipold is a tough guy, and has more than earned the contract extension he received on Tuesday. Leipold is signed on through 2029 in Lawrence.

About all that’s left for the Aggies is a chance to jack up LSU’s season. There’s not much of a chance, you understand, but…

LSU (5) is ranked ahead of USC (6) in the latest CFP thingy. I’m not arguing. And if LSU can beat A&M Saturday and then Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, the Tigers will be in…and should be in.

I’m writing at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday. The Michigan Wolverine can enjoy being undefeated for another 80 hours.

All evidence indicates that an Ohio State hockey player directed a racial epithet at a Black player from Michigan State in a game earlier this month. Breaks my heart. It also pisses me off. The offender received a “game misconduct” penalty. No, man…that’s life misconduct.

So apparently Saudi Arabia beating Argentina in soccer is not a common occurrence?

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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.