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. Pauly covers the NBA and NFL for OG, but he also specializes in events such as March Madness, the Iditarod, Tour de France, marble racing, and the Oscars. 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 novels Guard This (2021) and Fried Peaches ( 2018) are currently available on Amazon.

Josh Allen from the Buffalo Bills calls out an audible against Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of their classic playoff game that ended in overtime. (Image: Jamie Squire/Getty)

The NFL Must Change its Overtime Rules, Can Baseball Help? (Opinion)

The greatest NFL playoff game in history will have an asterisk next to it because the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime without giving the Bills the chance of possessing the ball on offense. That’s why we’re suggesting that the NFL alters its overtime rules to adopt […]

Tim Hardaway, Jr from the Dallas Mavs grabs his left foot after a freak injury caused a fracture in a game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco. (Image: Getty)

Dallas Mavs Injury Report: Tim Hardaway, Jr. Suffers Broken Foot

The Dallas Mavericks incurred a huge blow when they lost forward Tim Hardaway, Jr. to a foot injury Tuesday night when the Golden State Warriors blew out the Mavs by 38 points. Hardaway broke the fifth metatarsal on his left foot and he’ll be out indefinitely. The injury occurred late […]

Sean Payton retired and stepped down as head coach of the New Orleans Saints after an emotionally draining 2021 season. (Image: Getty)

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Retires After 15 Seasons

Who Dat Nation is in mourning after news broke that Sean Payton will not return to the New Orleans Saints when the head coach retired after 15 seasons. Payton is still under contract for three more seasons, so it’s doubtful he coaches another team next season as he heads into […]

Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat discusses in-game adjustments with head coach Erik Spoelstra during a recent victory over the LA Lakers. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Hot Teams: Miami Heat Seize #1 Seed in Eastern Conference

The Miami Heat weathered injuries to Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo and took over the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference over the weekend ahead of the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. You can back the ascending Heat at +1400 odds to win the 2022 NBA championship over at DraftKings. […]

Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs moments after a game-winning touchdown pass to Travis Kelce to defeat the Buffalo Bills in overtime in the AFC Divisional Round. (Image: AP)

Super Bowl 56 Odds: Kansas City Chiefs +120 Lead Final 4, LA Rams +200

With four teams remaining in the hunt to win Super Bowl 56 after a sensational weekend of playoff football, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite at +120 odds, followed by the Los Angeles Rams (+200), San Francisco 49ers (+450), and Cincinnati Bengals (+800). The Green Bay Packers were the […]

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets guards Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors. (Image: Jed Jacobsohn/AP)

NBA MVP Race: Joker and Greek Freak Chasing Steph Curry

After a week into the second half of the NBA season, Steph Curry is the betting favorite to win the MVP at +180 odds, but Giannis ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo (+250), Nikola Jokic (+550), Joel Embiid (+600), and Ja Morant (+1000) are trying to chase him down. Kevin Durant was the […]

Josh Allen from the Buffalo Bills celebrates a touchdown during a blowout against the New England Patriots in the AFC Wild Card. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Super Bowl MVP Odds: Rodgers, Mahomes, Allen, Brady Early Favorites

Eight teams remain in the NFL playoffs heading into the Divisional Round. You can place an early wager on the next Super Bowl MVP with Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes the co-favorites at +450 odds, followed by Josh Allen at +550, and Tom Brady at +600. Meanwhile, Derrick Henry attempts […]

John Wall playing with the Houston Rockets last season, but he could get dealt in a trade for Russell Westbrook a second time in the last 14 months. (Image: Getty)

NBA Rumors: John Wall and Russell Westbrook Trade Reprise?

Trade rumors involving the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers were taken off the table after a Russell Westbrook and Ben Simmons swap were shot down. However, there’s been a lot of chatter in Hollywood about the Lakers acquiring John Wall in a trade with the Houston Rockets for Westbrook. […]

LaMelo Ball from the Charlotte Hornets tries to pass while falling out of bounds during a rare loss to the Orlando Magic. (Image: Grant Halverson/Getty)

Back-to-Back Blues: Hornets, Rockets, Magic, Nuggets the Worst B2B Teams

In the COVID-19 era, with the NBA postponing several games in December, there will be more instances of back-to-back games in the second half of the season. The worst back-to-back (B2B) teams in the NBA this season are the Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, and New Orleans […]

Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavs defends Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies last week, and the two square off again on Sunday. (Image: Justin Ford/Getty)

NBA Weekend Betting Preview: Bulls/Bucks, Grizzlies/Mavs, Lakers/Heat

The Quickie Betting Preview is back. Friday night in the NBA features a fun Central Division throwdown between the Chicago Bulls visiting the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. On Sunday, LeBron James returns to South Beach when the struggling Los Angeles Lakers visit the surging Miami Heat in a tale of […]

John Collins, the second-best scorer on the Atlanta Hawks, is the subject of heavy trade rumors. (Image: Getty)

Atlanta Hawks Trade Rumors: John Collins to the Mavs, Spurs, Bulls, 76ers?

The Atlanta Hawks need to shake things up after an ugly season, and there are rumors that they’re considering trading power forward John Collins to the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, or Philadelphia 76ers. Collins has grown frustrated with his role within the offense, specifically standing around and […]