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Written by Rudy on March 01, 2011 - 9:15 am -

The Rudy Report welcomes you to March Madness, which will be the precursor to April Awesomeness and May Magnificence, today on "National Share a Smile Day." By the way, thanks for stopping by and reading the report, even though you must be busy celebrating Justin Bieber's birthday... not! Anyways, if you want to celebrate Rudy instead, do it with some top-shelf liquor. Don't fall for cheap copies...

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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie won an Oscar as a producer for the documentary "Inside Job." In the NBA, the Knicks took a break from all the winning and awesomeness. And, in the NHL, there was the trade deadline. One of the top trades was the acquisition of Dustin Penner by the Los Angeles Kings.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Chris Webber, Tyler Hamilton, Ron Francis, Donnie Walsh, and Japanese gymnastics legend Akinori Nakayama. On this day in 1995, Yahoo was incorporated. And if you don't believe me, just google it... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy today, but find out something about Jean-Claus van Damme that you didn't know for sure in the Random Fact section!

Mr. Met - Bobby Valentine and a group of investors may be able to take a minority stake in the New York Mets as he is seriously considering a bid. Read here.

Talking The Talk - There is still no deal as negotiations between investor Tom Gores and the Detroit Pistons continue to take longer than expected. Read here.

Completed Takeover - Daimler and Aabar Investments have acquired the remaining stake to become sole owners of Formula One team Mercedes GP. Read here.

Domino Effect - The delay in the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes has several repercussions for the franchise, the league, and the city of Glendale. Read here.

Double Standard

Written by Rudy on February 28, 2011 - 10:27 am -

It's the last day of the month and somehow FABruary (see Friday's edition if you don't get this) is always over so quickly, making the Rudy Report wonder why that is the case, today on "National Sleep In Public Day." There are rules that make sense, and then there are rules that don't. Like this one right here...

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In the NBA, the Knicks beat Miami thanks to a last minute clutch performance by Chauncey Billups. Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix. When is his expiration date?!?! In the English Premier League, ManU won, ManCity had a draw, and Liverpool lost. And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Tampa Bay.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Benjamin Raich, Sepp Maier, Mario Andretti, Eric Lindros, Claudio Chiappucci (remember him?!?!), and Slovenian ski jumping legend Primoz Peterka. On this day in 1935, DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invented Nylon. Have a great week, there is currently no new Dear Rudy, but you can learn something about measuring time that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!

No Deal - Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has rejected a deal between Fox and the Los Angeles Dodgers that would have given the team a $200 million loan. Read here.

No Sale - Premier League club Manchester United has stated that it is not for sale, no matter how much interested buyers would offer. Read here.

Asking For Time - The owners of the Sacramento Kings are still mulling over a relocation to Anaheim, but have asked the league for more time to think about it. Read here.

Fighting Disease

Written by Rudy on February 25, 2011 - 9:20 am -

The month of February has been such a fabulous month, in fact, the Rudy Report just signed a petition, renaming this month FABruary (that's how fabulous it was), today on "National Let's All Eat Right Day." It is one of Rudy's top priorities to make the world a healthier place (Note: Statement may or may not be accurate). One of the most recent threats to humanity has been anorexia. We present a guy that made the impossible possible and now acts as a role model in the fight against the disease...

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The Los Angeles Clippers have traded Baron Davis to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Mo Williams. It's a fair trade, because both players have the same number of letters in their names... Germany will take away a fourth Champions League spot from the Italian league, according to the UEFA 5-Year League Rankings. And, in the NHL, the Islanders lost against Philadelphia.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joakim Noah, Paul O'Neill, Ric Flair, Jean Todt, and Croatian soccer hero Eduardo da Silva (yeah, I know, typical Croatian name...). On this day in 1836, Samuel Colt was granted the patent for the Colt revolver. What a coincidence that he has the same name as the thing he invented, huh? Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about German submarines in the Random Fact section!

Unhappy Camper - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is unhappy that the New Orleans Hornets have added to the payroll, because the team is currently owned by the league. Read here.

Quite The Loss - Formula One racing is expected to lose as much as $100 million due to the cancellation of the race in Bahrain. Read here.

Asking To Stay - Several minority owners want the Sacramento Kings to stay in the city as discussions continue over the franchise's future. Read here.

Dream On

Written by Rudy on February 24, 2011 - 12:24 pm -

It is February 24th and that means that we are only 10 months away from Christmas, so the Rudy Report wants to remind you to get started with your shopping for presents, today on "National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." People in Africa and the Middle East are on the streets protesting. All these news make us forget that there are demonstrators amongst us, too. To live the dream, however, you have to be able to spell out your dream...

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The New Jersey Nets have acquired Deron Williams. He's no Carmelo Anthony... By the way, the Knicks beat the Bucks with Anthony scoring 27 points in his debut. In the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich beat Inter Milan 1-0 on the road. ManU had a 0-0 draw against Marseille.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lleyton Hewitt, Bronson Arroyo, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Zach Johnson, Alexei Kovalev, and French racing legend Alain Prost (which means "Cheers!" in German, don't drink and drive please). On this day in 1868, the first parade to have floats was staged for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Have a great day, there is currently no new Dear Rudy, but learn something about the Simpsons that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!

More News Soon - Manchester United is expected to make a comment regarding the proposed GBP 1.6 billion takeover by Qatar when the quarterly numbers get released this week. Read here.

More Than They Can Chew - There are several groups interested in the New York Mets, but most of them want more than just a minority stake. Read here.

In Good Standing - World soccer governing body FIFA is reporting reserves in excess of $1.2 billion thanks to a strong World Cup in South Africa. Read here.

Anger Management

Written by Rudy on February 23, 2011 - 10:56 am -

The great thing about the Rudy Report is that it is absolutely free, which means that you can enjoy it every day, even when all your assets are frozen (Am I right, Bernie and Hosni?), like today on "International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day." You are probably aware that ever since people in the third world got access to Twitter, they have started to demonstrate against their own governments. Most cultures are still very backwards. As you can see in the picture below, the guy is throwing a VCR and not a Blue-Ray player. Which begs the question...

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After successfully trading for Carmelo Anthony, as reported first by the Rudy Report, the Knicks will set their eyes on star point guard Chris Paul next season. San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson was seen hanging out with Charlie Sheen and Lenny Dykstra. In the Champions League, Real Madrid had a 1-1 tie against Lyon. Chelsea beat Copenhagen 2-0. And, in the NHL, the Rangers beat Carolina, while the Islanders lost against Toronto.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Charles Tillman, Rondell White, Michael Campbell, Flip Saunders, and Japanese racing legend Satoru Nakajima. On this day in 1903, Cuba leased Guantanamo Bay to the United States in perpetuity. Certainly a nice spot to "hang" out... Have a great day, there is still the Dear Rudy about stock exchanges, and learn something you didn't know about Los Angeles in the Random Fact section!

Unstable Stake - Italian soccer club Juventus Turin is worried about the implications of Libya's 7.5% ownership stake in the team after riots paralyzed the country. Read here.

Kind Of A Huge Deal - The National Hockey League has signed its biggest ever sponsorship deal, worth $400 million, with a beer company. Read here.

International Rescue Efforts - The owner of a Spanish soccer team has agreed to take a stake in a club from New Zealand, injecting some much-needed funds. Read here.


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