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I was really taken aback to learn of the death of Aggies defensive line coach Terry Price at the age of 55. No cause of death has been released. After playing at A&M and in the NFL, Price became one of the country’s most respected assistant coaches at Ole Miss, Auburn and Aggie Land. Folks loved that guy, too. This is a crusher.

That’s a Dirty Dozen for the Reds!  I admit it. I’m into it. MLB is a better place when the Reds are good.  Big Red Machine 2.0?  And that cycle by Elly De La Cruz was cool!

I’m sure the Cardinals and Cubs are delighted to be playing a mid-season series in London.  WTF?

I really want to thank MLB Commish Rob Manfred for unnecessarily getting fans all riled up again about the Astros’ 2017-2018 sign-stealing scandal. My boys were treated brutally last night at Chavez Ravine. And they lost to the Dodgers 3-2.

Of all the intriguing new pieces the Cowboys picked up in the offseason—either through the draft or free agency—the guy I’m most fired up about is WR Brandin Cooks. Most folks have no idea how good he is. He’ll be a great locker room fit as well.

Let’s play word association. If I say “Ravens,” you’re probably not gonna say “wide receivers.” But Baltimore has five first-round draft picks in its receivers room. Count ‘em. OBJ. Rashod Bateman. Nelson Agholor. Laquon Treadwell. Zay Flowers. But Lamar can still only throw one football at a time.

The Arizona Cardinals are going to stink out loud this season. They may wind up with the first overall draft pick. Reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams should then be a no-brainer, right? Not when you’re saddled with the ridiculous contract you gave Kyler Murray.

I’m not a huge Brian Kelly fan. But he was dead-on right Thursday when he told ESPN that this NIL chaos is an existential threat to college sports. This is now an unfettered free-for-all as state legislatures around the country (including ours in Texas) are green-lighting even more deregulation.

Speaking of LSU football coaches, present and past, guess who may not be vectored toward the College Football Hall of Fame anymore?  That would be Les Miles, who now has 37 fewer wins on his resume after LSU had to vacate those victories because of NCAA violations on his watch.

Where’s D-Hop headed? Could be New England. Could be Tennessee. Could be Cleveland. Maybe even Houston. The only place we know it won’t be is Buffalo. Can you imagine the tantrum Stefon Diggs would throw?

Buffalo coach Sean McDermott and g.m. Brandon Beane don’t need that crap, even as the Bills have extended both of their contracts through 2027.

Some athletes don’t handle fame and even adoration well, to say the least. That’s one thing Spurs fans don’t have to worry about with Wemby. That kid already has the drill down. “Wem-V.P.”?

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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.