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Looks to me that the only person who could gum up a proposed trade sending Aaron Rodgers to the Jets is…Aaron Rodgers. It’s pretty clear that the Packers and Jets are committed to making this happen. However, the 39-year-old Rodgers could decide to stay in Green Bay (unlikely) or retire (possible). Most likely scenario, IMO? Rodgers trades one green jersey in for another. And if this deal goes through, it would be surprisingly cap-friendly for the Jets because of the NFL’s funny money system that converts salaries into bonuses and then pro-rates those bonuses over the course of a contract.

OBJ is going to work out for any NFL team that cares to watch today in Arizona. Yeah, I’m interested. It’s been 13 months since he tore up a knee in the Rams’ Super Bowl win over the Bengals. Let’s see what he’s got.

Three weeks, at least. That’s how long Kevin Durant will be out of the Suns’ lineup after spraining his left ankle in a pre-game warmup Wednesday night. He had only played three games for Phoenix after coming over in that trade from Brooklyn before this latest injury.

Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet says he got his money’s worth. The NBA fined VanVleet 30 grant for his very sharp and public criticism of referee Ben Taylor. VanVleet said following Wednesday’s loss to the Clippers that Taylor “fucks the game up.” All righty, then. Freddie’s a little touchy because of the eight techs he has earned so far this season, three of them were called by Taylor, including one on.  Wednesday. TBC?

It just didn’t work out for Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas. Ewing went 75-109 overall (including 7-25 this season) in six years as head coach at his alma mater. He will not be back for a seventh season. The Hoyas say they have begun a national search for a new coach.

North Carolina was the AP preseason number one. Now it is very likely the Tar Heels won’t even make The Toarrrrnament. They’re 20-13 after losing to Virginia Thursday night in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

The 49ers have done well by doing good. They now have a league-leading eleven compensatory picks in the upcoming draft, including three extra selections in the third round at numbers 99, 101 and 102. The ‘Niners were rewarded for their efforts in developing minority candidates who then became a head coach or g.m. with other teams. This impressive roster now includes head coaches Robert Saleh (Jets), Mike McDaniel (Dolphins) and DeMeco Ryans (Texans), as well as g.m.’s Martin Mayhew (Commanders) and Ran Carthon (Titans). This is pretty cool, in my view.

The Texans, on the other hand, have lost a pick. They’ve been stripped of their fifth-rounder and face a $175K NFL fine for providing Deshaun Watson about $27,000 for a membership at non-team athletic facility. The league technically classifies this as a salary-cap violation. The Texans say it was an accounting error. Despite losing that fifth-rounder, Houston is still flush heading into the draft. The Texans have eleven picks, including two in Round One at number two and number twelve.

Even though they just signed Geno Smith to a three-year, $75 mill deal, don’t be surprised if the Seahawks draft a QB. Since Drew Lock is headed for free agency, Smith is currently the only QB under contract in Seattle.

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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.