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Well, the C’s will get their shot. The Celtics will try to become the first NBA team ever to win a playoff series after trailing 0-3 when they host Miami in Game 7 Monday night. The Heat came within a tenth of a second of closing the deal at home Saturday, but a putback by Boston’s Derrick White gave the Celts a 104-103 win and a chance to make history.

Highly respected veteran Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin has landed the head coaching job with the Milwaukee Bucks.  And, yes, Griffin had to get a stamp of approval from Giannis.

That was awkward. The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces got their 2022 championship rings in a pregame ceremony Saturday night. Their opponent? The Los Angeles Sparks, including Dearica Hamby, whom the Aces traded to L.A. in January. Hamby later claimed workplace mistreatment in Vegas, and accused Aces coach Becky Hammon of harassment and discrimination. That earned Hammon a two-game suspension and cost the Aces a draft pick. Hammon returned from that suspension Saturday night. Hamby got her ring. Everyone was on their best behavior.

That’s 13 wins in their last 16 games for the Astros. That’s also ten straight losses for the woeful A’s. And Alex Bregman is heating up as June approaches. Bregs had three hits and three RBIs (yes, I use an “s,” and I pronounce it, too) in Saturday’s 6-3 victory in Oakland. Houston is now nine games over .500 for the first time this year after starting the season 3-6.

It’s going to be a great day for racing, or so I’m told! Get your motor runnin’…

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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.