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If you ain’t Trooping the Colour, you ain’t tryin’…So, if you’re King, you get TWO burffdays every year? And a pony, too?

The ‘Stros are officially scuffling. The vibe coming off this season is not a great one. That could change, but…

Houston has dropped two straight and seven of its last ten.

Rickie Fowler shot a second-round 68 Friday at the Open, despite carding six bogeys. To me, that’s every bit as impressive as his first-round 62. The Cap has made 18 birdies in the first 36 holes in L.A. That’s a lot.

I won’t deny it. I hope this unholy alliance between the PGA Tour and The Murderous Saudis falls apart. Maybe the U.S. Senate will prove to be good for something…

I loved Sam Howell at Norff Carolina. Mostly, it was his toughness that got my attention. Let’s see how that translates into an NFL starting QB role with the Commanders. IMO, Howell, a fifth-round pick a year ago, could prove to be one of the league’s biggest bargains.

Deion Sanders had two toes amputated in 2021 because of circulation issues. Now doctors have told Sanders he is in danger of losing his left foot. For now, Coach Prime says only that if a procedure is necessary, he wants to get it done quickly as he gears up for his first season at Colorado.

That was a scary moment in Boston Friday night as Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck took a line drive in the face. Some blood, some stitches, but otherwise so far so good.

What is this thing with pro athletes and guns and airports? What’s so hard about keeping guns out of your travel luggage? Pats cornerback Jack Jones is the latest knucklehead after getting busted Friday at Boston’s Logan Airport. In addition to packing two guns, Jones also had possession of a “large-capacity feeding device.”  My guess is that he is now a soon-to-be ex-Pat.

Waving firearms around on social media videos is frowned-upon, too. The NBA has suspended Ja Morant for the first 25 games of next season. Morant is saying all the right things. But he’s done that before. Twice before, in fact.

The Horned Frogs have dug themselves an early hole after dropping their CWS opener to Oral Roberts Friday night in Omaha. Four runs in the ninth for ORU.  Ouch.

It was a rough night for Virginia, too. The Cavs gave up three in the ninth in a 6-5 loss to Florida.

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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.