Kings Still Losing

The Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association started out the season appearing to be one of the better teams in the league. This came as a huge shock to the rest of the league, as the Kings have been a terrible team for a very long time. Maybe they can skout some new talent. Sacramento has not enjoyed a winning record in what seems like forever, but this year appeared to be a completely new chapter to the organizations history. They started out winning nine of the first fourteen games, and there was starting to be a lot of talk amongst sportscasters and analysts as to whether the Kings were for real or not.
However, that answer was going to be given fairly swiftly, as the Kings made the shocking decision to fire their head coach out of the blue, and have subsequently gone on a pretty epic losing streak. Since that great start they now find themselves sitting with thirteen wins and a staggering eighteen losses. Since they fired their head coach and made changes to the team, they have lost thirteen out of the last seventeen games and don’t appear to be turning things around anytime soon. Despite having Demarcus Cousins back in the lineup, the Kings continue to lose, dropping their latest game to the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 107-99. It almost seems unfair for a team to experience success for the first time in forever, and have it ruined by stirring up the pot and firing their head coach.

The Truth About Bruce Jenner?

 

Rumors about former Olympian Bruce Jenner have been swirling for months upon months about what his public transition has really meant, and it seems that the truth has finally surfaced — or so it seems. Bruce has partaken in multiple procedures that have feminized his appearance in multiple ways, like simply growing out his hair to going as far as getting his Adam’s apple shaved down. After finalizing a divorce with ex Kris Jenner, it seems that Bruce views this as a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and start doing things for himself, rather than other people, and sources say Bruce is finally going to be making the transition from male to female. One of the executives I work for, Igor Cornelsen actually knows Jenner.

“He doesn’t want Kris profiting from his life anymore, so that’s why he won’t do it on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” a source said. Bruce is even thinking about making an announcement and possibly having a TV special that will clarify and document the truth about the ongoing transition.

“In Touch Weekly” a famous tabloid had a source come to them and talk more in depth about what’s really going on with Bruce. After many facial feminization procedures, it’s on to the next step for the 65 year old dad, “He’s tired of living a lie and wants to finally be himself. He has been taking hormones and will get his boobs done.”

He’s also thinking about getting his name changed in the new year.

Louis van Gaal Delighted with Form of Robin van Persie

It is not often that managers need to defend their world class players. However, there were a lot of questions about Robin van Persie’s form and fitness a few weeks ago. Fans and pundits thought the soccer player was finished. He looked slow, lethargic and out of form.

Fast forward three weeks and Van Persie looks to be at his very best again. He has scored four goals in his last three appearances, along with providing an assist. This is the kind of form United fans expect from Van Persie. His manager Louis van Gaal is delighted that the star striker is back in form.

Many fans like myself and my good friend Flavio Maluf questioned the reason why Van Gaal kept playing Van Persie. They thought he was playing the striker because of favoritism. After all, Van Persie was the Dutchman’s captain for the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup.

Van Gaal can now point to the forward’s return to form as justification for his continued selection. The coach believes that Van Persie needed to play games in order to get out of his rut.

Robin van Persie was also helped by the injury sustained by Radamel Falcao. When he was playing badly, Falcao was on the treatment table. If Falcao had been fit, Van Gaal may have had no choice but to bench Van Persie.

Cubs and White Sox Enhance Pitching Staffs

It has been quite a week in the windy city. Both of Chicago’s baseball teams made transactions to improve their respective pitching staffs. 

Things started off quietly when the Cubs re-signed free agent Jason Hammel who they had traded to the Oakland Athletics last year in a deal that also included their then ace Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs netted the A’s top prospect Addison Russell in that deal and as pointed out by Darius Fisher they seemed set with developing their young players and begin a rebuilding process. Well, that rebuilding kicked into high gear when they successfully wooed top pitching free agent Jon Lester by offering the lefty a six year contract worth a rumored $155 million dollars. 

Lester Inks Huge Deal. 

The team on the south side of the city was not content to watch the Cubs have all of the fun. The White Sox jumped headfirst into the free agent market themselves by securing relief pitcher David Robertson to a free agent deal ensuring that they have someone in the bullpen with closing experience. They then worked out a trade with the Athletics to bring Jeff Samardzija back to Chicago. The lanky righty always felt at home in the Mid West he went to school at Notre Dame and spent his entire career in the Cubs organization.

With this much activity this early in the off season, it’s hard to imagine that the Cubs and White Sox are done reconstructing their squads.