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May Day!  May Day!

Steph. Curry. I’ll let you write your own superlative. Mine would be hopelessly inadequate. I’ve never seen anything quite like that. Neither have you.

Fitty? In a Game Seven?

Next up, Dubs and Lakers in the Western Conference semis. I’m in.

File this under “incorrigible.” Memphis Grizzlies loose cannon Dillon Brooks says he doesn’t regret calling LeBron “old” after Memphis’ Game Two win over the Lakers. Apparently, you can’t teach that guy anything. Brooks calls himself a “competitor.” I call him an idiot.

It’s about to get real. The NFL is targeting May 11 as the day it will release its 2023 season schedule. After that, we’ll be rolling downhill toward September at break-neck speed! Remember the name Howard Katz. He’s the NFL’s scheduling guru. I can’t imagine a more complex task with more moving parts and fewer happy customers—meaning both teams and fans. Everybody’s always bitchin’. If you see Howard, buy him a beer.

The Atlanta Falcons aren’t just a good fit for Bijan Robinson. That is the perfect team for him. Birds’ Head Coach Arthur Smith will know precisely how to utilize Bijan’s unique talents.

Prayers and condolences to Bucs’ linebacker Shaquil Barrett and his family following Sunday’s accidental swimming pool drowning of their two-year-old daughter Arrayah in Tampa. Life brings no greater sorrow. Love and comfort.

The NHL’S Boston Bruins just finished up the most successful regular season in league history. Poof. It’s Cancun Time. Boston lost a first-round Game Seven to the Florida Panthers, after the Bruins had been up 3-1 in the series.

So, yes, the Bruins’ season was ultimately a failure. This is professional sports, not a CYO Sunday Church League. No snow cones.

Do YOU understand that, Giannis?

Relieved that the ‘Stros at least avoided a sweep with Sunday night’s 4-3 win over the Phillies. Now it’s on to a three-game set with the Giants.

The Phils say they expect UberStar Bryce Harper to return to the lineup as a DH  Tuesday night against the Dodgers. That would be just 160 days after he underwent Tommy John surgery. That’s not human.

Here’s wishing Brittney Griner a smooth, normal and successful season with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. It was good to see her back on the court at training camp Sunday.

It’ll be Arlington vs. D.C. in next weekend’s XFL Championship Game at the Alamo Dome. D.C. is 10-1. Arlington is 5-6 after Saturday’s stunning seminal upset of the Houston Roughnecks. The D.C, Defenders are very sharp, especially defensively.

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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.