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The reaction of some Spurs fans to Wemby’s debut Wednesday night was most unbecoming. The kid got into foul trouble. It happens. But he finished the fourth nicely. And his outrageous skill set is not in question. Relax. And stay classy, San Antonio.

Thank you, Dusty! Like a great jazz musician, you always played everything in exactly the right key at exactly the right tempo.

With the exception of their blowout win over the Dolphins, the Bills haven’t looked right all season. Now 4-3, Buffalo needs this game tonight against the Bucs.

The NFL trade deadline is Halloween. For decades, player-for-player trades were relatively rare in the league. But that is changing. Sure, I’m intrigued by Derrick Henry. The Titans are clearly in full rebuild mode, and they could be sellers as the deadline approaches. Yeah, Cowboy fans, you know what I’m thinking…

There were a few reports that Dallas had its eyes on Cardinals tight end Zack Ertz. But that’s not viable now that Ertz is on IR with a knee injury.

How’s this for faint praise? The Rams are not nearly as bad as I thought they would be. The Cowboys can’t afford to mail this one in Sunday in Arlington.

The Texans play at 0-6 Carolina. Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud won’t be “face-to-face,” but they will be “side-by-side.” I know which side I’m picking. Stroud will ace the “eye test.”

If the Chargers lose to the Bears, that will be that for Brandon Staley, something that should have happened long ago.

I keep thinking the Kansas Jayhawks have a chance at home Saturday vs. Au Jus.

The Aggies wouldn’t screw up and lose at home to South Carolina, would they?

The 2:30 p.m. slot is always the sweet spot for college football viewing. And it’s loaded up this week. Texas-BYU. Georgia-Florida, Oregon-Utah, and Duke-Louisville. Coachie ain’t got enough screens!

Love, comfort and support to the people of Lewiston, Maine. The last time I can remember Lewiston being in the news was 1965. It was there that then Cassius Clay knocked out Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion, and immediately changed  his name to Muhammad Ali.

That’s a good memory. What is happening in Lewiston at present will be equally indelible, but for eternally tragic reasons. We don’t even realize how sick we are as a society,

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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.