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The best team in the NBA in any given season does not always win the championship. It did this time. Golden Nuggets.

It’s minicamp time in the NFL. Except for the Jets and Eagles, who have chosen not to have a minicamp. I think those two green teams may be on to something. No minicamp, no maxi-injuries.

I am an unabashed fan of Bryce Young. But folks are trying to talk themselves into the idea that his diminutive size is not an issue. It is.

Guys are always fighting to land their first NFL head coaching job. It’s a good gig, unless you are now the rookie head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Be careful what you wish for. Pray for Jonathan Gannon.

I’ll be keeping a close eye on the Ravens’ “new” offense under new OC Todd Monken. My cynical suspicion is that it will wind up looking a lot like the “old” offense.

How can anyone not love J.J.? I’m hoping BB and I can witness in person his induction into the Texans’ Ring of Honor in October.

That was a brutal ninth-inning exit for the Longhorns as they came up short in their bid to advance to a third straight College World Series. I guess all I can say now is, “Let’s go, Horned Frogs!”

Our health care system is jacked up, for pretty much everybody. That now includes elite athletes. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine warns that a lot of its members may simply get out of the sports medicine biz rather than face rising liability risks.

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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.