This Rudy Report constitutes one of the most exciting events since Whitney Houston won American Idol in 1984 (She did, right?!?!), today on "National Puppy Day." While other sites are still concerned with March Madness and other unimportant stuff, the Rudy Report is already taking a look at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It will be an exciting event where the world comes together in a city full of rainy weather and bad food (except for Hakkasan, check it out). Favorites, of course, are the US, China, and Germany. Losers, naturally, are the French. But also keep an eye on this runner from the Seychelles...
In the NBA, the Knicks did not play, and in the NHL, both the New York Rangers and Islanders also had a timeout to take a breath. In March Madness, Syracuse beat Wisconsin to make it to the Elite Eight (not in terms of SAT scores, but in terms of basketball). Top seed Michigan State got eliminated by Louisville. There were other games, but you have a TV, right?!?!
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Maurice Jones-Drew, Mark Buehrle, Walter Samuel, Ricardo Zonta, Jason Kidd, Ron Jaworski, Joe Calzaghe, and British athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister. On this day in 1857, Elisha Otis' first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something new about your tongue in the Random Fact section!
High Value - An analysis shows the value that is created for schools that participate in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament during March Madness. Read here.
Some people say Warren Buffett reads the Rudy Report and then makes his investment decisions, some people say that executives at Apple read the Rudy Report and then come up with new products, but who really cares, today on "International Goof Off Day." While some news sites sometimes have reports from questionable sources, the Rudy Report highly values journalistic integrity and accuracy. You simply have to have credible sources to get your point across...
Tim Tebow is heading to New York to join the Jets after Peyton Manning signed with the Broncos. However, the Jets already have a quarterback that can't pass... March Madness will continue later today. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Philadelphia, making it five straight victories. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Detroit in overtime.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tom Poti, Joey Porter, Marcus Camby, Shawn Bradley, Don Chaney, and Dutch field hockey legend Teun de Nooijer. On this day in 1888, the Football League, which is the oldest soccer league in the world, was founded in England. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how long you have to be on screen to win an Oscar in the Random Fact section!
New Name - A bidder for the Los Angeles Dodgers has apparently inquired about the possibility of a naming rights deal for the stadium in case of a successful bid. Read here.
Fantastic Four - There are four bids for Scottish Premier League team Glasgow Rangers, which means the club may emerge from bankruptcy soon. Read here.
You should take a moment to reflect, pat yourself on the back, and acknowledge that you did the right thing by reading this Rudy Report, today on "National Common Courtesy Day." A few weeks ago, we took a closer look into the home of Rudy. Readers were intrigued and demanded more. Rudy has decided: No more pictures from inside. Sorry. But we can show you one of his cars...
Lionel Messi remains the best paid soccer player in the world, raking in 33.2 million Euros, ahead of David Beckham (31.6 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (29 million). Derek Fisher may join the Miami Heat. In the NHL, the New York Islanders beat Toronto. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks also beat Toronto. Good day for New York, bad day for Toronto...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adrian Peterson, Ryan Callahan, Ronald Koeman, Ronaldinho, and Welsh snooker sensation Mark "Welsh Potting Machine" Williams. On this day in 2006, immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport rioted, causing $1 million in damages. Have a great day, don't riot, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how many bacteria are on your body in the Random Fact section!
No Deal - The Premier League may not sell national television rights, but instead pan-European rights due to a court's anti-trust ruling. Read here.
Wise Move - The New York Mets have successfully sold 12 minority stakes in the franchise for $240 million to pay off debt. Read here.
Public Opinion - The owners of Formula One racing have asked Goldman Sachs to study the financial impact of an initial public offering. Read here.
If you thought it was Super Tuesday two weeks ago, when Republicans went to vote for their candidate, then you haven't read this Rudy Report, making this Tuesday truly super, today on "National Agriculture Day." With warmer days coming up, there will be more weddings as well. Of course, you want a good photographer to capture your special moments. However, you don't want it to look like any other wedding. So get a guy that makes you strike some unique poses...
Peyton Manning has decided to play for the Denver Broncos, which means that Tim Tebow will most likely be traded. The franchise chose experience over future development. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat New Jersey 4-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marcus Vick, Mookie Blaylock (Mookie?), Paul Mirabella, and Belarusian hockey sensation Sergei Kostitsyn. On this day in 1916, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what the first meal that immigrants received on Ellis Island was in the Random Fact section!
Strong Partner - The richest man in Los Angeles has joined Steve Cohen and his group to make a strong case in the bidding war for the Dodgers. Read here.
Case Settled - The owners of the New York Mets have settled their Bernie Madoff-related case by agreeing to pay $162 million in a settlement. Read here.
Just Asking - Billionaire Larry Ellison wants to buy the Memphis Grizzlies from Michael Heisley and eventually move the team to San Jose. Read here.
You should sometimes try to read the Rudy Report on the subway, because then people will start talking to you (Note: Please refrain from doing so in questionable parts of town), unless, of course, there is no subway in your town, today on "National Awkward Moments Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is a great source of integrity and style. While we always (well, sometimes) check our sources, not everyone is as thorough when it comes to making judgments...
In the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, AC Milan will take on FC Barcelona in the top match. The top game in the Europa League quarterfinals will be Schalke against Bilbao. In the Premier League, Manchester United beat Wolverhampton 5-0. All other significant teams will play on Wednesday. Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to rejoin the New York Yankees. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Colorado on Saturday, while the Islanders beat Montreal. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Indiana. And, in March Madness, there were some surprises, like the elimination of Duke and Connecticut, but we won't report much more until things get really interesting in the Final Four.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Clayton Kershaw, Alessandro Nesta, Andy Reid, and New Zealandian cricket test wicket-keeper (no that's not a role from Lord of the Rings) Warren Lees. On this day in 1931, gambling was legalized in Nevada. You all know what happened next... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but discover something interesting about Angelina Jolie's uncle in the Random Fact section!
Deal Appeal - Two former bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers are appealing the decision that their bids got rejected. Read here.
Sale Denial - Executives at the Portland Trail Blazers are denying rumors that billionaire Paul Allen is positioning the franchise for a sale. Read here.