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No, I didn’t care enough to watch Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final Live. But I do respect the sport of hockey and hockey players. Congrats to the Vegas Golden Knights on a dominant performance. Last guy in The Cup is a rotten egg…

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is taking a leave of absence to recover from an undisclosed “medical condition.”  My money is on “anal fissure.” I’m still LIV-id.

You think you have abandonment issues? Imagine being an Oakland sports fan.

Stefon Diggs is a first-rate receiver. Top five in the NFL, IMO. But at a position largely populated by Drama Princesses, Diggs is the unchallenged Queen Diva. I hope Bills coach Sean McDermott has a flask in an office desk drawer. Good gravy, Diggs…

A word of caution for Josh Allen. Once you start kissing a guy’s ass, it’s very difficult to ever remove your lips from his derriere.

Dalvin Cook and I share a birthday. August 10. He’ll be 28 in a couple of months. I’ll be 69. It’s a head-scratcher to think that he may be regarded as older in his profession than I am in mine. I think we both have plenty left in our tanks. DC says he’s in no hurry to sign on with another team after his unceremonious release from the Vikings. If I were say, the Dolphins, I’d be in one heckuva hurry to land him. Cook is still very much a difference-maker.

I’m now convinced the Cowboys will re-sign Zeke. It makes no sense not to.

“He doesn’t make the same mistake twice.” That’s Texans coach DeMeco Ryans’ mini-camp observation about rookie QB C.J. Stroud. That’s a good quality in a rook, or anyone else. For now, Ryans is saying there will be an open competition this summer between Stroud and Davis Mills. While I don’t doubt Ryans’ sincerity, I know how these things work in today’s NFL.  It’ll be Stroud. And I’m fine with that.

Who’s cool? Steelers third-year RB Najee Harris, for one. I love everything about that guy. He shows up. He balls. He takes care of his body. He respects the position of running back, at a time when GMs and even fans appear to be losing interest. He smiles. He enjoys his job. Very cool. Refreshing, even.

You know who else is cool? Bullwinkle. Am I wrong?

Following a depressing 2-5 road trip, the Astros got their nine-game homestand off to a hot start Tuesday with a 6-1 pasting of the Nationals. Four homers, and Altuve scored his 1.000th career run. Time to make hay, Houston!

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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.