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My vote for Most Mysterious Man in America goes to Jordan Love. Now entering his fourth NFL season, he remains an unknown quantity. In three years, Love has thrown three TD passes and three interceptions. No one really knows if Love can play. But we’re about to find out as he assumes the starting QB role in Green Bay. That can be a rough gig. Love’s every throw during OTAs has been under the media microscope, and his practice “stats” to date have been less than glowing. My view? Give the man a chance. But it is true that the Packers enter 2023 with the most uncertainty at quarterback in the NFC North, a situation they haven’t been in for more than three decades.

If you’re shopping for a 38-year-old running back, Adrian Peterson is on the market. AP did not play last year, but he insists he’s not retired. But if the phone doesn’t ring this season, Peterson says he’s done. Then my guess is he’s done, and will end his career just 82 rushing yards shy of 15,000.

I don’t know one thing about Matt Araiza. But I’m pulling for him as he tries to land a job as the Jets’ punter. You remember Araiza. The Bills released him last August after he was accused in a lawsuit of taking part in an alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party hear his alma mater, San Diego State. Turns out Araiza wasn’t even at the party at the time of the alleged assault. I hope he regains both his profession and his reputation.

I could see the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl 58 next February. I could also see them going 7-10. It’s all about Lamar Jackson staying healthy, something he has been unable to do for the past two seasons.

It’s put up or shut up time for oft-injured Commanders defensive end Chase Young. Putting up requires showing up, something Young has yet to do at his team’s voluntary OTAs.

Here’s the difference when Patrick Mahomes says, “It’s not about the money.” In his singular case, I believe him.

Ja Morant is a knucklehead. He is also a human being, and I hope he gets straight. Police in Tennessee paid Morant a welfare check visit Wednesday, after he posted and then deleted Instagram messages that might have been interpreted as suicidal.

Just when it looked like the Astros were finally rolling, they suffered back-to-back shutout losses in Milwaukee by a combined score of 10-0. You ever been shut out in Milwaukee? Twice?

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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.