It's Friday, Friday, gotta read the Rudy Report on Friday, and now you have the song stuck in your head once again, today on "National Thank Your Mailman Day." It's important to be alert when driving a car. You always have to take into account the mistakes of others. Therefore, it is nice when you are warned, like, for example, by an appropriate license plate...
This is the last Rudy Report before the Giants beat the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl. Go Giants! (Note: The Rudy Report is an unbiased publication that simply knows which team is better.) Dirk Nowitzki has announced that he may retire from basketball in two years. LeBron James is considering participating in the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. Meanwhile, the Knicks lost a close game against Chicago.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Retief Goosen, Vlade Divac, Marty Jannetty, and German national team coach Joachim "Jogi" Loew. On this day in 2008, the New York Giants defeated the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, in what is known as one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Let's do it again! Go Giants!!!! Have a great Super Bowl Weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something that actually isn't that interesting (hey, at least I'm honest) about baseball in the Random Fact section!
The Cost of the Bowl - Hosting the Super Bowl will create costs for Indianapolis in excess of $40 million, that have to be covered by taxpayers, but the city also benefits from the event. Read here.
Invitation Only - The Los Angeles Dodgers have invited several bidders to come to the headquarters and meet management as the auction progresses. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to congratulate you for reading this report, because it shows that you have made the right choice in your life, today on "National Self Renewal Day." You know the situation: You go out, you have a good time with your friends, and you want to take pictures so that you can remember the fun times. However, always know who you're dancing with. And bring a camera with a flash to make sure nobody gets left out...
Plaxico "I Shot Myself in the Leg" Burress will not play for the New York Jets next season. By the way, tickets for the Super Bowl have reached the same price tag as the entire New York Mets franchise. NCAA college football teams recruited high school stars with Alabama once again getting the best players. And, in the NHL, the Rangers beat Buffalo in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Barry Ferguson, Gerard Pique, Donald Driver, Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Penney, and Estonian discus throwing legend Aleksander Tammert. On this day in 1887, the first Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something about the history of beer in the Random Fact section!
At A Loss - Premier League club Chelsea FC has reported a loss of $100 million, which raises doubts over the team's ability to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. Read here.
If you have read any other Rudy Report this February, it was a cheap copy and simply fake, because this is the first one of the month, today on "National Senior Independence Day." The Super Bowl is coming up and Rudy is sure that you're also getting excited about the imminent victory of the New York Giants over the New England Patriots. If you don't have any tickets, you may be able to sneak past security and go unnoticed as long as you're prepared...
Several insiders suggest that Peyton Manning is close to announcing the end of his career. Let's hope he won't pull a Brett Favre. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is rumored to be looking at job offers in England. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Detroit. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders beat Carolina, while the Rangers lost against New Jersey in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Phil Ivey, Gabriel Batistuta, Mike Kitchen, and Slovenian soccer legend Zlatko Zahovic (who, most likely, is a big fan of rock band ZZ Top). On this day in 1993, Gary Bettman became the first and so far only commissioner of the National Hockey League. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about fingernails in the Random Fact section!
Big Backer - One of the bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers is said to be backed by a wealthy South Korean apparel retail company. Read here.
Home Deal - Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have finally reached a deal to build a new stadium next to White Hart Lane. Read here.
Perfect Ten - The New York Mets will sell all ten minority stakes in the franchise, worth $20 million each, but no names have been revealed yet. Read here.
The Rudy Report thinks that young readers are our future, and if some kids have talents, they should be allowed to display them, like, for example, if they know how to assemble an iPhone in India, today on "National Child Labor Day." However, in this economy, it is getting increasingly harder for kids to find jobs, even in sweat shops (known as saunas in Europe). Some folks, who always seem to prosper, are still hiring though. If you wanna work here...
The Los Angeles Lakers are said to be interested in Gilbert Arenas. Other than that, it was a pretty quiet sports Monday with neither the Knicks, nor the New York Rangers playing any games.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Vernon Davis, Fred Coleman, Nolan Ryan, Ernie Banks, and Belgian sprinting legend Patrick Stevens. On this day in 1990, the first McDonald's restaurant in Russia opened in Moscow. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about an odd former emperor in the Random Fact section!
Making The Cut - After the first round of bids, there are only eight investor groups left in the running to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read here.
Ice Bank - The National Hockey League and Scotiabank have renewed their sponsorship agreement, making it the official bank of hockey. Read here.
This is the Rudy Report and it is January 30th, and you know what that means.... that's right, it does not mean anything, today on "National Yodel for Your Neighbors Day" (one of Rudy's favorite holidays). While there are many people all over the world that want to start trouble, Peter Singh is certainly not one of them. Lesser known in the Western world, he is a performer in India. American Idol contestants would stand no chance against him. His slogan leaves nothing to be desired...
There are rumors that LeBron James is unhappy at the Miami Heat and wants to return to Cleveland. By the way, the Knicks lost again, this time against Houston. At the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in a spectacular 5-set match to win the championship. Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova to win the women's trophy. There was also the NFL Pro Bowl, but nobody watched it with all eyes on the Super Bowl on Sunday. At the Handball European Championships, Denmark defeated Serbia in the final to capture the title. And, at the NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Team Chara beat Team Alfredsson 12-9, with New York Ranger Marian Gaborik being voted MVP and scoring twice against his Ranger teammate goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Dan Hinote, Dimitar Berbatov, Jalen Rose, Otis Smith, Curtis Strange, and Russian chess legend Boris Spassky. On this day in 1847, Yerba Buena in California was renamed to San Francisco. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something about Andre Agassi that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Three Is The Magic Number - The National Hockey League says that there are three serious bidders interested in the Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
No Idea - The owners of the New York Mets say that they were completely unaware at all times that Bernie Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme. Read here.
Budget Deficit - The organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London have denied that they are more than GBP 3 billion over the GBP 9.3 billion budget. Read here.