Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire

LOS ANGELES

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Pauly McGuire is an LA-based sports writer, novelist, and jaded fan of the New York Knicks, Jets, Yankees, and Rangers. For nearly a decade, he covered the international poker circuit. His critically acclaimed 2010 book Lost Vegas chronicled working at the WSOP -- writing for Tao of Poker, Fox Sports, and Bluff Magazine -- during the wildest days of the poker boom. His most recent novel Fried Peaches came out in 2018 and is currently available on Amazon.

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Heading into Week 6 of the NFL season, we have a couple of picks for your survivor pools, including the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and Pittsburgh Steelers. If you want to fade bad teams like the Houston Texans or Jacksonville Jaguars, then fire away at the Indianapolis […]

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Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz throws down a dunk. (Image: Getty)

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Trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers assist wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster off the field after a shoulder injury knocked him out of Week 5. (Image: Joe Sargent)

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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones gets assistance to the medical cart after suffering a concussion and head injury against the Dallas Cowboys. (Image: Richard Rodriguez/Getty)

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone during warmups against the Boston Red Sox in the 2021 AL Wild Card. (Image: USA Today Sports)

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