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Lefty Brian Harman looks calm and focused as he takes a five-shot lead into the final round of The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Jon Rahm is Harman’s closest pursuer after posting a 63 early on Saturday. Harman bounced back from a couple of early bogeys to shoot a third-round 69 to get to 12-under for the championship.

Not even the defending Super Bowl champs are immune from training camp headaches. The Chiefs reportedly are not close to getting a new deal done with holdout defensive lineman Chris Jones, who is by far K.C’s best front-seven defensive player.

Jimmy G. looks good to go as training camp opens for his new team, the Raiders. Garoppolo reportedly is recovering nicely from foot surgery.

Veteran running back Melvin Gordon has found a new home. He should be a good fit in Baltimore after signing a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Ravens. A good fit if he stops fumbling the way he did last season in Denver, I should say.

Number one overall draft pick Bryce Young is in the fold in Carolina. The rookie QB signed a four-year deal worth $37.9 million. That kid does not look like a rookie. I think he can lead the Panthers to a division championship in the NFC South.

The Astros picked a bad time to lose to the A’s for the first time in their last ten meetings. The Rangers’ 16-3 Saturday blowout loss to the Dodgers gave Houston a golden opportunity to move to within two games of Texas in the AL West, but the ‘Stros fell 4-1 to remain three back.

It’s all downhill from here for Milwaukee rookie Sal Frelick, who went 3-3, drove in two runs and made two spectacular catches in right field in his major league debut Saturday as the Brew Crew clipped the Braves 4-3.

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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.