Paul’s Daily Ration: 10/27/21

I feel beyond grateful and blessed for what is now my 47-year career spent in virtually every corner of American media. I’ve tried to pay attention. I’ve tried to learn things, and I’ve tried to help journalists—particularly young journalists—just as so many wonderful professionals have helped me. This week I’m sharing excerpts from a Reporters’ […]

Sports Blog: 10/27/21

So, the Astros didn’t win the first one. The idea is to win the last one. But to do that, they’d better win the next one. Meaning Game Two tonight. Man up, Charlie Morton!  You could only throw 16 pitches on a broken leg, Cupcake? Seriously, that was studly. Salute, and best wishes for a […]

Paul’s Daily Ration: 10/26/21

So there was pretty much a formal, official “Coup Headquarters” in D.C. Yep. There was. You say that’s over the top? Then what would YOU call it? I’m wondering. What business identifying and branding phrase did the receptionist use to answer the phone? Whether Facebook continues to call itself Facebook or elects to change its […]

Sports Blog: 10/26/21

It’s pretty clear that Texas Tech is gonna chase after UTSA football coach Jeff Traylor with a wheelbarrow of cash. That reflects intelligence on the part of Red Raider A.D. Kirby Hocutt. But there’s a difference between chasing and catching. Where do we go from here? Wherever Traylor wants to, because he is the dealer […]

Paul’s Daily Ration: 10/25/21

I’ve been blessed with, and am always grateful for, a media career that has now spanned more than four and a half decades. The opportunities I’ve had as a television and radio reporter, a radio talk show host, a newspaper and magazine writer, a media advertising manager, a blogger and a local television news director […]

Sports Blog: 10/25/21

Paul’s NFL Power Rankings (Following Week Seven) Cardinals (7-0) Not just the best record. The best team, at least so far. Rams (6-1) Can you find a weakness? Buccaneers (6-1) He threw four more TDs. That’s 602. He is still the very best. Cowboys (5-1) “Dey got da look. They musta took…a whole hour just […]

Sports Blog: 10/24/21

A Saturday that looked pretty ordinary at 11 a.m. quicky turned unforgettable, and stayed that way well into the night. Not only were our college football expectations exceeded. Our wildest dreams were as well. Saturday, October 23, 2021. Write that down. The Great Game was at its very greatest. Kansas vs. Au Jus.  Kansas? KANSAS? […]

Paul’s Daily Ration: 10/23/21

Only honest and active seekers of truth will find it. Truth is not “stumbled upon.” Discovery of truth is seldom if ever accidental. Truth is not a passive pursuit. How can any American, and especially any American elected official of any party, not want to reach the truth about January 6? The truth is there […]

Sports Blog: 10/23/21

When I grow up, I want to be Yordan Alvarez. Three trips to the World Series in five years for the ‘Stros. Steal THAT sign, bitches. Bang THAT trash can. What a weird (but wonderful) ALCS.. It looked like Houston was hopelessly outclassed after three games, when the Sawks had more Grand Slams than Denny’s. […]

Sports Blog: 10/22/21

All systems go for UTSA as it heads to the American Athletic Conference. Higher profile. Much more lucrative. Sexier opponents. Better road trips. Better television exposure. Bigger media markets. The AAC is by far the best of the so-called “Group of Five” conferences, so much so that it is now touting itself as a “Power […]