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The Heat are down 1-3. No amount of ESPN hype will bring them back. It ends tonight in Denver as the Nuggets claim their first NBA title. That Big Fella is a bad man. I hope Michael Malone goes on a long Caribbean vacation after the parade, complete with fruity rum drinks and little paper umbrellas. Dang, that guy is wound tight.

I can’t really see D-Hop as a Patriot, can you? Mac Jones is not his type of quarterback, although there is the earlier relationship with NE OC Bill O’Brien. But was that a good relationship in Houston? I can never keep these things straight.

Get well, Yordan. Quickly, please.

Djokovic is historically great, to say the least. That doesn’t mean I have to like him. And I don’t.

A Canadian golfer wins the Canadian Open?  Kinky. 

Think things are going to be a little awkward this week at the U.S. Open?

Saquon and the Giants will work it out. And NY really is the best place for him.

The pressure in Jacksonville will be on the Jags’ defense. Because that O is gonna score a lot of points.

This is likely the last roundup in Nashville for Tannehill and King Henry. Watch them play like rabid badgers. And watch the very savvy and creative things that Mike Vrabel and his staff will come up with. That dude can coach.

There’s not one valid reason why Detroit should not win the NFC Norff. That should make long-suffering Lion fans very nervous.  The Lions can always find or invent reasons to lose.

Are the Vikings planning to play a schedule this season?

I’ll betcha the Jets make a major run at Dalvin Cook. As will the Dolphins.

I like Justin Fields. And I expect him to be among the most improved players in the NFL in 2023. But I’m seeing multiple rankings listing the current version of Justin Fields among the league’s top-five QBs. Are there pharmaceuticals involved? I mean among these media members.

Nobody’s talking about the Chargers. I understand, given their annual underperformance and their very strange head coach. Still, that’s Justin Herbert…

The Commanders have a good roster, a good head coach and an intriguing young quarterback in Sam Howell.  Guys like playing with and for him. Still, what has D.C. done to stay out of the NFC East basement?

The Cowboys rope us in every summer. But I really do think this can be a special season for them. And I have two words prompting my enthusiasm: Brandin Cooks. If healthy, he will run amok. B.C. could be the final ingredient. (That means you have exactly zero excuses, Dak.)

Longhorns and Stanford in a Monday Game Three with a trip to Omaha on the line. That says it all.

We can all try to be cool. But none of us will ever be as cool as Joe Burrow. Let’s all do our best today, anyway.

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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.