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While I’m not a “Heisman Guy,” and really never have been, I enjoyed last night’s ceremony and particularly appreciated Caleb Williams’ acceptance speech. He hit every note. That’s the way you do that.

I liked everybody’s mom and dad last night, too.

You can only fully appreciate Army-Navy once you understand, accept and embrace the fact it has precious little to do with football.

Next year’s game is in Boston. I still need to cross that one off my Bucket List.

Bucs at Niners today? Oh, just hell yeah. We will learn a lot about the current state of both of those teams.

It’s a pretty tasty Sunday all-around. But let’s check out the Cowboys’ maturity level. They should be able to beat the Texans by whatever score they choose. If you have an ounce of human compassion, pray for Davis Mills’ body and soul. And kindly remove the term “toe tag” from your dark heart.

Vikings at Lions will be wildly entertaining. As will Jets at Bills, Browns at Bengals, Ravens at Steelers Panthers at Seahawks and Dolphins at Chargers.

Oh, and Chiefs at Broncos. I can’t clearly remember the last time Denver beat Kansas City. But then, I’m only 68.  

Yep. I’m gonna bust out the appropriate Sunday grub and libations. I have very limited goals for today, but they are all “success intensive.”

Here are my NFL “pretenders” for right now.




They all could get in. But if so they will all be one-and-done.

Sunday Soothsayer

Bills 27 Jets 20

Bengals 34 Browns 17

Lions 28 Vikings 27 (upset special!)

Jags 31 Titans 24 (and another one!)

Eagles 34 Giants 21

Steelers 27 Ravens 24

Chiefs 31 Broncos 14

Niners 24 Bucs 21

Seahawks 27 Panthers 17

Dolphins 28 Chargers 27

Cowboys 37 Texans 17

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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.