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Yes. I have been a proponent of the Cowboys signing OBJ. It makes sense to me. But following his physical exam on Tuesday, the team has concerns that he may not be able to play until mid-January as he continues his recovery from a torn left ACL suffered in last year’s Super Bowl. Or that perhaps he will not be ready to go until 2023. I do agree with Lil’ Abner that a deal only makes sense if Beckham can contribute in this season’s playoffs. Absent that, I’d have to pass.

The Jimmy G legend grows! Surgery? Jimmy G don’t need no stinkin’ surgery! If the Niners are still playing seven weeks from now, #10 should be back in the huddle.

And Lamar Jackson should be back on the field in a week or so as he recovers from a sprained PCL suffered in last Sunday’s win over the Broncos. Since entering the NFL in 2018, Jackson has taken 877 hits. That’s an average             OF 12.5 per game. That’s a lot.

Baker Mayfield’s NFL career is teetering on the brink. But he might be a pretty good fit in Sean McVay’s offense. Getting claimed on waivers by the Rams on Tuesday might be the best thing that could happen to Mayfield, and may even provide him a long-term opportunity with Matthew Stafford’s future now uncertain.

The Titans appear headed for their third straight AFC South Championship. But they will continue their season without general manager Jon Robinson, who was fired Tuesday team owner Amy Adams Strunk. Looks to me that it was Robinson’s offseason trade of wide receiver A.J. Brown to Philadelphia that got him canned. Brown caught two TD passes in the Eagles’ 35-10 win over Tennessee.

Congrats to TCU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley, who Tuesday was announced as the winner of the Broyles Award as the top college football assistant coach in the nation. No argument from me. The Frog offense leads the nation with 19 plays of 50 yards or longer, including ten that went for at least 60 yards. The 33-year-old Riley is the younger brother of USC head coach Lincoln Riley.

West Virginia QB JT Daniels is entering the transfer portal. He certainly knows how to find the door, since his new team will be his fourth, following stints at USC, Georgia and WV.

Let the receiver who has never screamed “Throw me the f^&%ing ball!” cast the first stone at Steelers rookie George Pickens. My sensibilities are not that fragile.

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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.