The Rudy Report is proud to announce that we will be raffling off two exclusive VIP tickets to the next Whitney Houston concert, today on "National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." The Rudy Report likes animals, with the exception of birds (disgusting, gross birds). Some animals don't do much. But then again, there are some that help you out, even when you least expect it...
It looks like New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will end his career after this season. In the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea had a rough loss against Italian club Napoli, while Real Madrid had a 1-1 draw against Moscow. According to a new study, hockey star Joe Sakic was the best paid athlete in the history of sports, even ahead of Michael Jordan (they used some formula that nobody understands). And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Pittsburgh, and the Islanders lost against Buffalo.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rajon Rondo, Michael Chang, Pat LaFontaine, Julius Erving, and Austrian racing legend Niki "No Ears" Lauda. On this day in 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 race. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about the brain that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Close To A Solution - The New Jersey Devils are close to getting a refinancing, which is much-needed for the struggling franchise. Read here.
Close To A Sale - The NHL is close to selling the Phoenix Coyotes to a former San Jose Sharks executive for approximately $170 million. Read here.
The Rudy Report is proud to announce that while other companies have a high market capitalization, we are now worth more than Lehman Brothers and Greece combined, today on "National Love Your Pet Day." By reading the Rudy Report, you identify yourself as a world leader, that makes a difference every day (or something like that, so that it looks good on your resume). Anyways, if you are a leader, you have to do things differently. Here's one example how you can start...
The New York Rangers may be interested in signing Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash before next Monday's trade deadline. The Yankees have sat down with pitcher CC Sabathia to discuss his weight. And, in the NBA, the unbeatable Knicks lost against New Jersey of all places...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Braylon Edwards, Steve Francis, Ryan Smyth, Roberto Heras, and German javelin throwing sensation Matthias de Zordo. On this day in 1878, the first telephone book was issued in New Haven, Connecticut. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something great about ginger in the Random Fact section!
The X Factors - Several important factors, such as the stadium and TV rights, will affect the final decision as to who will end up buying the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read here.
A New Home - The Minnesota Vikings will finally get a new stadium in downtown Minneapolis worth $975 million with the team footing $427 million of the bill. Read here.
The Rudy Report is well on its way to the glorious "One Billionth" edition, which, if everything goes according to plan, will publish in the year 2417, so stay tuned today on "National Name Your Computer Day." A lot of readers are wondering who Rudy is and where he lives. Well, Rudy is a very private person, but you're in luck! Today, he is granting you an inside look into his house. We can't show you too much, but this is a picture of his the 9th guest bedroom...
While the Giants won a Super Bowl with their "All in" motto, the New York Knicks were "All Lin" against the Dallas Mavericks. Jeremy Lin led the team to yet another victory. There were no games in the Premier League. Carl Edwards won the pole position at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. And, in the NHL, the Rangers beat Columbus, while New Jersey won against Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Justin Verlander, Stephon Marbury, Charles Barkley, and Japanese baseball legend Shigeo Nagashima. On this day in 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen became the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. She complained she was "cold." Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what is considered impolite in Germany in the Random Fact section!
Hot Deal - American sports group AEG is apparently close to buying London-based soccer team Tottenham Hotspurs for GBP 450 million. Read here.
The Phoenix Saga - The Phoenix Coyotes may finally be sold, ending years of ownership uncertainty and speculation about the franchise. Read here.
Bankrupt Again - British soccer club Portsmouth FC has been struggling for years and is now filing for bankruptcy once again. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that if women wanted to have complete equal rights, they should also be running, fighting, and competing with men in sports, like in the Olympics, but before we upset 70% of the readership too much, let's move on, today on "National My Way Day." It's cold and summer is still a few months away. So what do you do if you don't want to spend money to go on vacation? Well, that's easy! You bring the beach to your house...
In the Europa League, lots of teams played, but it is worth noting that Manchester United beat Amsterdam on the road 2-0. The Miami Heat are interested in signing German center Chris Kaman. Wrestlemania next year will take place at the MetLife Stadium in New York (well Jersey). And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Chicago, while the Islanders got crushed by St. Louis.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Al Harrington, Adriano (too poor to have a last name), Vaclav Prospal, Drew Barry (but not more... get it?!?!), Tommy Moe, Michael Jordan, and Malaysian badminton legend Wong Choong Hann. On this day in 1933, the Blaine Act ended prohibition in the United States. Cheers to that! Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out how much gambling costs you even if you don't gamble in the Random Fact section!
Just A Rumor - Executives at the Baltimore Orioles are denying rumors that the Major League Baseball franchise is for sale. Read here.
Hot Commodity - Bankrupt Scottish soccer club Glasgow Rangers has generated substantial interest in the team from potential investors. Read here.
Another Cut - The 11 remaining bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers have been asked to refine their bid and offer more information before the next cut is made. Read here.
A new survey has found that telling people you are a Rudy Report reader makes you look better by 20% and increases your chances of getting a positive reaction from your counterpart by 16.7%, which is good to know, today on "National Button Day." Anyways, every company is trying to stand out with its advertisements. The Rudy Report never does it. We simply don't have to. Audi has to, but does it well...
The Oakland Athletics have been linked with Manny Ramirez, which could mean a continuation of their spending spree. In the UEFA Champions League, AC Milan crushed Arsenal London 4-0 in a one-sided game. It looks bleak for English teams in the competition. And, in the NBA, the Knicks won for a seventh straight time by beating Sacramento.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tuomo Ruutu, Valentino Rossi, John McEnroe, Cathy Freeman, Jerome Bettis, and Canadian hockey legend "Machine Gun" Lanny McDonald. On this day in 2005, the National Hockey League canceled the entire 2004-05 season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so after a labor dispute. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why you should always be extra careful in the Random Fact section!
Facing The Music - Several bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers will be invited to meet a group of Major League Baseball executives. Read here.
More Time - MLB commissioner Bud Selig is willing to give the New York Mets more time to deal with their difficult debt situation. Read here.