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Aaron Rodgers has already made it pretty clear he’s not through. That’s a good thing, in my view.

Predictably, the NFLPA is blaming Rodgers’ injury on the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium, and is again calling for grass playing fields throughout the league. At least in this particular case, I fail to see the correlation.

It has not only been a short week for the Eagles, but they will also be shorthanded tonight at home against the Vikings on Thursday Night Football. Running back Kenneth Gainwell, safety Reed Blankenship and cornerback James Bradberry are all out with injuries. DT Fletcher Cox is questionable with a rib owie.

And the Seahawks will likely be without both of their starting tackles Sunday in Detroit. RT Abraham Lucas has been placed on IR with a knee injury and LT Charles Cross is nursing a sprained right big toe, which is no laughing matter. Seattle on Tuesday brought in 41-year-old Jason Peters to pitch in.

What’s up with Stetson Bennett? The Rams Wednesday placed the rookie backup QB from Georgia on the reserve non-football illness list. Nobody’s talking.

Once an NFL player starts to hear whispers that he’s a loafer, his career is in jeopardy. Bears WR Chase Claypool is hearing more than just whispers. This sounds more like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Newly-extended pass rusher Chris Jones will play for the Chiefs Sunday against the Jags in a rematch of a 2022 divisional playoff game. We still don’t know about Kelce.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill says he wants to “move on” from his abysmal performance in Tennessee’s season-opening loss to the Saints. He’d better. Because the Titans are getting pretty close to “moving on” from him.

Yes, it was hard to understand why the Giants kept Daniel Jones in the game once they were hopelessly behind in what turned out to be a 40-0 pasting by the Cowboys. But I frankly don’t think Dallas defensive superstar Micah Parsons should be second-guessing the Giants’ coaching staff, which he did Tuesday on his podcast. “It’s called protecting your guy—something I think the Giants should have done.” It is true that Parsons had a pretty clear view of the whole thing, since he had a sack and two other hits on Jones.

Would you like to give yourself a splitting headache? Just try reading through all the NBA’s new rules and fines regarding “load management” and trying to prevent teams from resting “star” players in key games, also known as promotable and marketable games. You got any Advil on you?

The Braves are the epitome of consistent excellence and professionalism. That’s six straight NL East titles, and 23 of them since divisional play began in 1969. That is remarkable.

Heartened that the “Stros avoided a sweep at the hands of the lowly A’s, and in fact came within two outs of a combined no-hitter in a 6-2 win. But I still can’t fathom why Houston is just 38-37 at home this season.

Seattle and Texas both won, leaving the Rangers a game back of Houston. But Texas will be without ace Max Scherzer for the rest of the regular season after an MRI revealed a muscle strain in his pitching arm.

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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.