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Damian Lillard to Milwaukee, where he’ll join Giannis? Didn’t see that one coming. If the Bucks stay healthy, they win. It’s that simple.

Losing starting quarterback Conner Weigman for the season with a broken foot is a devastating blow for the Aggies. Weigman had been playing as well as any QB in the country. And, yes, I thought that was a dirty hit that knocked him out of the Auburn game last Saturday. Max Johnson, who did a nice job in relief of Weigman, gets the start this week vs. Arkansas.

Hey, Mel Tucker. You’re fired. With cause. Michigan State owes you nothing. You are an embarrassment.

The Astros are a game-and-a-half up on the Mariners with three games left in the race for the final AL Wild Card berth. The folks who do these computer calculations say Houston has a 83.2 percent chance of making the postseason.

The Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the first player in MLB history to hit at least 40 homers and steal at least 70 bases in the same season. I’m not sure I can even process that.

Is Patriots QB Mac Jones a dirty player? There are a lot of whispers, including some from teammates and former teammates. And Jets CB Sauce Gardner accused Jones of cheap-shotting him in a pile during the Pats’ 15-10 win on Sunday. I’m still trying to figure out how a QB manages to get a rep as “dirty.”

I’m taking the Pack over the Lions tonight at Lambeau. My early impression of Jordan Love is a good one. But while Lions QB Jared Goff isn’t getting much national attention, he has been spectacular through the first three games of the season.

Zeke ain’t what he was. But he’ll drain whatever he has left in his tank Sunday against the Cowboys. I’d be wary of that, especially after watching the Dallas run defense get trashed by the Cardinals.

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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.