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The Good Old Days

Written by Rudy on September 20, 2011 - 1:04 am -

For as long as you read the Rudy Report, you will never stop learning, because every issue is packed with great information that the world did not know, like today on "International Student Day." Do you know how you know that you're getting old? Well, there are many indicators. One of them is knowing what Microsoft is. Do you remember how happy you were when you got your first Windows operating system? No? Well, have a look....

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In baseball, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera set an all-time record of 602 career saves in the Yankees' win against Minnesota. The Mets? Who cares... And, on Monday Night Football, the New York Giants had a fairly easy win against the St. Louis Blues.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to John Tavares, Jason Bay, Juan Pablo Montoya, Henrik Larsson, and Japanese martial arts legend Takayuki Kubota. On this day in 1968, Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run No. 536. Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but learn something interesting about lipstick consumption in the Random Fact section!

Record Year - Spanish mega club Real Madrid has had record revenues of more than 480 million Euros, which will help the team pay down debt. Read here.

Delay Of Game - Premier League club Manchester United is delaying its public offering in Singapore due to unstable global market conditions. Read here.

Raising The Roof

Written by Rudy on September 19, 2011 - 12:38 pm -

As you know, while the Rudy Report was away during its Annual Summer Break, global financial markets could not handle the absence and were in turmoil, but now Rudy is back and everything is under control, today on "National Positive Thinking Day." This summer brought us the downgrade of the United States as the government raised the debt ceiling to prevent bankruptcy. It was such an abstract concept to many people. What exactly is a debt ceiling and how high is it? Well, the picture here explains it quite well...

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The New York Knicks have tasked Isiah Thomas to lure point guard Chris Paul to the team next season. Let's see how that will go... David Beckham has been linked with a move to French club Paris Saint-Germain. In the NFL, the Jets beat Jacksonville. The Giants will face St. Louis on Monday Night Football. In the English Premier League, Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-1 in the week's top game. Tottenham crushed Liverpool 4-0, Arsenal lost, and Manchester City had a draw. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets beat Atlanta.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jordan Parise, Rick DiPietro, Nick Johnson, Raja Bell, David Seaman, and Armenian chess legend Ashot Nadanian. On this day in 1991, Ítzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out how far you will walk in your life in the Random Fact section!

Ready To Go - Premier League club Manchester United has been allowed to list shares on the Singapore Stock Exchange, giving the team a new channel to raise funds. Read here.

Close To Completion - The Dallas Stars have entered bankruptcy protection, which should clear the way for Tom Gaglardi to buy the franchise. Read here.

Extra Calories

Written by Rudy on September 16, 2011 - 8:50 am -

A recent survey by world-renowned scientists has shown that 54.1% readers prefer the Rudy Report over getting a parking ticket, which makes us more popular than law enforcement, today on "National Collect Rocks Day." It's true that due to different forces of gravitation, you may weigh more or less on other planets. You probably knew that. What you didn't know is that calories can also vary in different locations, like in California...

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has caused an uproar when he said: "I think, because I am rich, handsome, and a great player, people are envious of me." The Rudy Report is also absolutely outraged as well!! He stole that quote directly from Rudy. Unbelievable! The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Brandon Stokley. They should have signed Randy Moss... There is still no resolution in the NBA labor dispute. In college football, LSU beat Mississippi State. And, in baseball, the Mets got crushed by Washington, while the Yankees did not play.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Orel Hershiser, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Ron Brewer, Elgin Baylor, and Kazakh cycling legend Alexander Vinokourov. On this day in 1620, the Mayflower started her voyage to North America. Start your voyage into a great weekend, read some vintage Dear Rudy contributions, and learn something about staring at computer screens all day in the Random Fact section!

Getting There - Executives at the New Orleans Hornets confirm that the franchise is now ready to be sold, with several parties expressing interest. Read here.

Standing On One Leg - Spanish club FC Barcelona is struggling financially, despite success on the field, and only the sponsorship with the Qatar Foundation provides enough liquidity. Read here.

Team Ownership - Several teams have inquired about the possibility of taking ownership stakes in the Formula One racing organization. Read here.

Outperforming - A Bloomberg report shows that college sports donations have significantly outperformed the economy. Read here.

Rescue Efforts - National Hockey League franchise Columbus Blue Jackets might get rescued financially if the city takes ownership of the arena. Read here.

Say What You Want

Written by Rudy on September 15, 2011 - 12:23 pm -

A new survey has found that 76.8% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over a colonoscopy, which is slightly better than last year, today on "National Make a Hat Day." Life is not always easy.... unless you work at the post office. Nobody will give you opportunities unless you go and actively seek them out. Rudy says: "Go out and get what you want!" So don't wait and do it like this guy...

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In a sign of a recovering economy, NBC says that it has already sold most of its Super Bowl commercial slots. In the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United only had a 1-1 draw against Benfica, Inter Milan lost against a Turkish club, and favorite Bayern Munich beat Villareal 2-0. The Champions League final will take place in Munich in May 2012. And, in baseball, the Mets lost against Washington again, while the Yankees had another one of those horrific late games.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to David Diehl, Patrick Marleau, Jason Terry, Pete Carroll, and Dutch soccer legend Johan Neeskens. On this day in 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Yes, it has already been 3 years! Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something cool about polar bears in the Random Fact section!

Wanting The Blues - A new group of investors has expressed interest in acquiring National Hockey League franchise St. Louis Blues. Read here.

Can't Come In - Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung will not be allowed to travel to England to see his team play due to outstanding money-laundering charges in Hong Kong. Read here.

Voluntary Bankruptcy - Filing for bankruptcy seems to be a necessary step to close the sale of the Dallas Stars in the most efficient manner. Read here.

Back On Track

Written by Rudy on September 14, 2011 - 9:32 am -

The Rudy Report is making its highly-anticipated, majorly acclaimed, and amazingly glorious comeback, allowing the world to be supplied with real news once again, today on "National Be Late for Something Day." It was about time, because during Rudy's absence, there were earthquakes, market crashes, and hurricanes. No more! While on vacation, Rudy traveled to all the hot spots in the world (not the actual thermal water hot spots, like in Iceland, but more like the coolest places on the planet). If you have been around the world, you have noticed that other countries can be quite different sometimes. One of the most beautiful countries in Europe, for example, is Italy...

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You know the US Open results. You know that the Yankees won lots of games. You know that the NFL season has started. But I bet you didn't know that Rick Adelman will coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. How about that? Boring, I know. Cristiano Ronaldo is contemplating playing in the Russian league later in his career. In the Champions League, Barcelona had a 2-2 draw against AC Milan, while German champion Dortmund had a 1-1 draw versus Arsenal London. There were other games, but oh well... Former Boston Red Sox star Manny Ramirez has been arrested for domestic violence. It was his first hit of the season... And, the Mets lost against Washington, while the Yankees played way too late against Seattle for anyone to notice.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Michael Crabtree, Delmon Young, Martin Tyler, Larry Brown, and always fair-playing Australian swimming legend Judy Playfair. On this day in 1994, Major League Baseball canceled its season because of a strike. Have a great day, check out many vintage Dear Rudy contributions, and find out how tall you have to be if you want to be an astronaut in the Random Fact section!

Rescuing Devils - Majority owner Jeff Vanderbeek has doubled his stake in the New Jersey Devils to 96%, paving the way for a financial rescue of the franchise. Read here.

Impact Sport - A new economic study finds that rugby can have a billion dollar financial impact globally as the sport is gaining popularity. Read here.


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