The Rudy Report doesn't like to make a big fuss out of things, because it is already a big enough deal anyways, but two years ago the report launched online meaning that this is the Rudy Report's birthday, today on "National Vanilla Cupcake Day." As you can imagine, the Rudy Report's birthday is celebrated all over the world. People just go crazy. Here is one example from the streets of Brooklyn showing an impromptu party a year ago...
Lions quarterback Matt Stafford is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Jorge Posada will play Designated Hitter for the Yankees next year. The 34th America's Cup will be held in San Francisco in 2013. In the NHL, the Islanders played way too late for anybody to notice what the final score versus Anaheim was. They probably lost... In the Premier League, Manchester City and Manchester United had a 0-0 tie. Chelsea extended its lead with a win over Fulham. Arsenal won, and Liverpool had a tie. And, in the NBA, the Knicks lost against Golden State.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mark Sanchez, Philipp Lahm, Matt Garza, Willie Parker, and Argentine-born Italian rugby master Gonzalo Canale. By the way, it is a mere coincidence that the Rudy Report and Leo DiCaprio share the same birthday... On this day in 1675, Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y=f(x). Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about scuba diving that you didn't know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Double The Fun - John Henry paid $476 million for Liverpool FC, but sports finance experts say that the value of the club may double in 5 years. Read here.
Taxing Situation - Struggling British soccer club Sheffield Wednesday is facing further trouble with tax authorities as another payment is requested. Read here.
On Board - The sale of second league club Hull City to the Allam family has been completed for roughly GBP 20 million plus funds available for new players. Read here.
Domestic Owner Wanted - Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan thinks a British owner is preferred over an Indian owner for soccer club Blackburn Rovers. Read here.
The Rudy Report has apparently been voted "Classiest Sports & Lifestyle Report" by the knowledgeable cast of Jersey Shore, but that rumor remains unconfirmed, today on "National Parents as Teachers Day." Let's face it. Nobody likes referees, and people who become referees are usually social outcasts. They are a special breed of people. And they have to take a lot of blame...
Canadian Jonathan Duhamel won the World Series of Poker, which comes with an $8.9 million prize. Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been diagnosed with malaria. In the NHL, the Rangers lost an exciting game against the Washington Capitals 5-3. And, in the NBA, the Knicks got crushed by Milwaukee. There's always next season...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kendrick Perkins, Donte Stallworth, Isaac Bruce, Jens Lehmann (him and his elder brother are the Lehmann brothers), and Canadian-Australian racing legend Allan Moffat. On this day in 1958, the Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston. Have a great day, there is currently no new Dear Rudy, but read something wise in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Looking For A Home - Premier League club Chelsea FC is looking for a site to build a new 60,000-seat stadium and might have found a suitable location nearby. Read here.
Unlikely Scenario - There have been consistent rumors that the Sacramento Kings may be for sale, but Microsoft's Steve Ballmer will probably not be a buyer. Read here.
Fair Share - Clubs in the first and second division of the German Soccer Federation will be receiving a share of profits from the World Cup. Read here.
Clear Favorite - The LA Times thinks that AEG is the front-runner in landing a NFL franchise in Los Angeles, with developer Ed Roski having an outside chance. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that it has been more profitable in the past 3 years than AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers combined, today on "National Go To An Art Museum Day." Rudy knows how hard it is to find the right Christmas presents for your loved ones. But don't worry, help is on the way! The Rudy Report is starting a series of reports over the next few weeks that will help you find memorable gifts. Today, we have a present that is both ergonomic and useful...
In the NBA's top game, Dallas beat Boston. Detroit beat Phoenix in the only NHL game of the day. And, on Monday Night Football, Pittsburgh beat the Bengals. There really wasn't much more going on...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Alessandro Del Piero, Adam Dunn, David Duval, Bill Guerin, and Italian bridge legend Fulvio Fantoni. On this day in 1985, Garry Kasparov became the youngest World Chess Champion at age 22 by beating Anatoly Karpov. Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but learn something that you didn't know about Coca Cola for sure in the Random Fact section!
Financial Sponsor - Discover card will be the National Hockey League's financial services and credit card sponsor in a deal worth $5 million. Read here.
The Market Pool - A new article in the Wall Street Journal describes the importance of revenue from market pools for Champions League participants. Read here.
Value Investing - The Texas Rangers have had a great season which means that the new ownership group will have an instant reward in terms of franchise value increase. Read here.
The Rudy Report is proud to announce that it has been voted "Best Selling Album of All Times" by music industry experts around the world, despite the fact the we have nothing to do with music and we are also not for sale, which makes this achievement even greater, today on "National Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day." Every day, the Rudy Report is trying to make people feel better. Readers everywhere are usually pretty excited, jumping for joy when they see a new report. And if you can't jump physically, you could at least jump in spirit...
In the New York Marathon, two Africans whose names are too difficult to spell won the men's and women's competition. That Chilean miner was quite slows. Rudy had a better time in 2005 and thus probably could have survived in that mine for years... Kobe Bryant is the top earner in the NBA, making $24.8 million this year, while Miami stars Wade, James, and Bosh all fail to make the Top 20. In the Premier League, ManU and ManCity won, while Arsenal lost. Liverpool beat Chelsea in the top game 2-0 thanks to two goals by Fernando Torres. In the NFL, the Jets beat Detroit in overtime. The New York Giants faced Seattle and won easily. In the NBA, Philadelphia beat the Knicks. In NASCAR, Denny Hamlin has taken the lead in the Chase, giving him a real chance to dethrone champ Jimmie Johnson. And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against St. Louis at home.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sam Bradford, Jeff Blauser, Alan Curbishley, Bobby Bowden, and Dutch soccer coaching legend Guus Hiddink. On this day in 1895, while experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Roentgen discovered the x-ray. Don't try this at home! Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about men in the Random Fact section!
On To Something New - After leaving Liverpool FC, current chairman Martin Broughton will start his own firm which seeks to invest in sports businesses. Read here.
Super Bowl Possible - Tim Leiweke thinks that Los Angeles could host a Super Bowl in just 5 years if a football stadium is built in downtown. Read here.
Bubble Building - Serie A leader Lazio Rome is the best performing stock on the Italian exchange this year, despite the fact that the soccer team does not have a single buy rating. Read here.
Coming To A Close - The ongoing sale of the Golden State Warriors to Joe Lacob will close in the next few weeks, according to sources in the NBA. Read here.
Grass Roots Movement - An American billionaire is investing a lot of money in a low-level British soccer club in hopes of helping the team succeed. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to reiterate that when you saw the election map a few days ago on TV, all states dominated by Rudy were marked in either red or blue, all states marked any other color have no Rudy domination, today on "National Random Act of Kindness Day." With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of you are looking forward to spending some time with your family. Don't forget to take pictures, memories will last for a lifetime...
The Tennessee Titans have acquired wide receiver Randy Moss (who is known as the NFL's response to Kate Moss and her antics). Barcelona is offering $80 million for Tottenham's Gareth Bale. There were several games played in the UEFA Europa League, but at this early stage, nobody really cares. In the NHL, the Rangers lost against Philly, the Islanders lost against Ottawa. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls!
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Johnny Damon, Jerry Stackhouse, Christoph Metzelder, Nikolai Zherdev, Nick Folk, Alexei Yashin, Bill Walton, and US basketball player with a breakfast and fast food combined name: O.J. Mayo. On this day in 1996, Derek Jeter became the American League Rookie of the Year. Have a great weekend, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but check out something interesting about donkeys in the Random Fact section!
Not Set Yet - The Formula One races planned in India and China for next season are on the calendar, but there are doubts that the tracks will be ready for competition. Read here.
Adding To The Line-Up - After buying the San Diego Padres, Jeff Moorad has completed the purchase of a Triple-A team that he might move. Read here.
The Big Question - A new article discusses whether it was a smart idea to put a National Hockey League franchise in a market like Phoenix. Read here.
Gold Rush - There is hope for a Women's Pro Soccer team after news broke that an investor group may provide necessary funds to keep the franchise alive. Read here.