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It’s the Ides of March, and I’m your vehicle, baby…

Just when it looked like the Cowboys had gone into offseason hibernation, they woke up with a roar, getting five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore from the Colts in exchange for a fifth-round compensatory draft pick. This is a great addition to a Cowboy defense that has already led the league in takeaways in each of the last two seasons. Dallas now has what every defense wants—two lockdown corners—as Gilmore joins Trevon Diggs on the outside.

Tuesday also saw the Cowboys hang on to do-it-all safety Donovan Wilson and resurgent linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Dallas DC Dan Quinn will have plenty of fun and shiny toys in his box in 2023.

Just do it already, Rodgers. This is not cool. I guess we’ll have to wait for the Pat McAfee Show at mid-day Wednesday for Aaron to make his move to the Big Apple official.

Even though Rodgers’ name is not yet on the Jets’ bottom line, the team is already pursuing his wish list. Gang Green Tuesday signed Rodgers’ Packers teammate, WR Allen Lazard, to a four-year free agent deal. Randall Cobb and veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis could soon join the parade from Green Bay to New York.

The Giants also grabbed a Tuesday NYC headline by acquiring tight end Darren Waller from the Raiders for a third-rounder. Waller is an athletic freak when he’s on the field. But, yeah, there’s the rub.

Eagles CB James Bradberry is staying put. That’s good for Philly. Bradberry is a stud.

But versatile veteran RB Samaje Perine is moving from Cincy to Denver. That’s bad for the Bengals. Joe Burrow will miss Perine.

Andy Dalton, who started 14 games for the Saints last season, will now be the “bridge” QB in Carolina. He’ll be in charge of nurturing whatever quarterback the Panthers take with that number one pick. My best guess right now is that it’ll be C.J. Stroud. 

Congrats to the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders and coach Steve Lutz on that NCAA play-in game victory over Southeast Missouri. Now the Islanders get to play Alabama Thursday. Take lots of pictures.

I’m your vehicle, baby. I’ll take ya anywhere you wanna go…

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

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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.

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But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.