It is the eleventh day of May, which Mexicans, of course, call "Eleveno de Mayo", and this is the Rudy Report, which Mexicans call "Rudy Report", today on "National Eat What You Want Day." As you are getting in shape for the summer, you try many traditional approaches: yoga, lifting weights, running, and so on. But that may not do it. Rudy has the ultimate work out for you, that will get you in shape. Just copy this...
At the Players Championship, Ian Poulter and Martin Laird are in the lead at 7 under. The New York Knicks may be interested in signing point guard Steve Nash for next season. In the NBA playoffs, Philadelphia eliminated favorite Chicago Bulls. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Cam Newton, Jeremy Maclin, Andres Iniesta, John Parrott, and Finnish ski jumping legend Janne Ahonen (who, of course, started his career at Lahden Hiihtoseura ski jumping club, but you probably knew that). On this day in 1983, Aberdeen FC beat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what time of the day is best to buy shoes in the Random Fact section!
Two More - After failing to lock in a preferred bidder, there are apparently two new interested parties making a move for the Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
There have been so many Rudy Reports that even we lost track of the exact count (don't worry, we'll do a count soon), but famous researchers and mathematicians estimate the number to be somewhere between 2,000 and 4.1 million reports, which is probably a good ballpark number, today on "National Trust Your Intuition Day." Everyone tries to eat healthy, but throwing in a burger once in a while is only human. But that's okay! You can do that, as long as you have the money in your hand to pay for it...
In the NBA, the New York Knicks got eliminated from the playoffs with a loss against Miami. The team should look better next season. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers lost against Washington, which means that a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden will decide who advances. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Tampa Bay, while the Mets beat Philadelphia. And, in the Europa League final, Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 to win the trophy in a one-sided game. However, Bilbao beat Madrid in the correct spelling of the word "athletic."
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Heidfeld, Dennis Bergkamp, Jonathan Edwards, Merlene Ottey, Tito Santana, Jim Calhoun, and Norwegian speed-skating legend Adne Sondral. On this day in 1979, the Federal States of Micronesia became self-governing. It was called "Micro-management." Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out about the newest trend in chewing gum technology in the Random Fact section!
Staying Royal - Despite ongoing rumors, the current owner of MLB franchise Kansas City Royals says that he has no intention of selling the team. Read here.
Good To Go - The NHL Board of Directors has approved the sale of the St. Louis Blues to businessman Tom Stillman for roughly $130 million. Read here.
Many people have wondered why the Rudy Report does not introduce a Facebook-style "Like" button, but that would just put too much stress on the Internet, because readers generally like everything on this site, like today on "National Shoe Day." A lot of you are fans of the show Mad Men, which has brought advertising and Madison Avenue to the attention of the public. They had great times back then. And better advertisements...
New York legislators will not vote on permitting mixed martial arts events in the state this year. It has been postponed, which means that you have to go to Harlem to see these fights for free on the street. In baseball, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers hit four home runs in a single game against Baltimore. The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, and the Mets beat Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jake Long, Prince Fielder, Brandon Webb, Steve Yzerman, Tony Gwynn, Ion Tiriac, and Belgian high jumping legend Bruno Brokken. On this day in 1874, the first horse-drawn bus made its debut in Mumbai. They have much more advanced horse-drawn buses now. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about paper in the Random Fact section!
Pay To Play - Legislators in Minnesota have finally agreed to a deal for a new stadium, but the Vikings may still kill the deal due to higher costs for the franchise. Read here.
Almost Real - It looks like the Phoenix Coyotes may actually be sold to a buyer as things have looked better for the franchise than ever before. Read here.
Not Preferred - The preferred bidder to acquire struggling soccer team Glasgow Rangers has dropped his bid, because financials are worse than they looked at first glance. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that "Dear Rudy" has been one of the favorite sections for readers in our history, and there would be many more for you, if you had more questions, so think about it, today on "National No Socks Day." This year's Olympics have not even started yet in London, but the Rudy Report would like to take a look ahead to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. While they have a reputation of procrastinating in Brazil, the folks over there seem to be ready way ahead of schedule. See for yourselves...
Baron Davis suffered a potentially career-ending injury in the last Knicks game, which means that Jeremy Lin could return to the roster tomorrow. Wouldn't that be Linsane?!? In baseball, the Mets beat Philadelphia, while the Yankees took a break. And, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers celebrated a 3-2 overtime victory against Washington in a thriller of a game. The Rangers now lead the series 3-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Felix Jones, Bill Cowher, Mike D'Antoni, Bobby Labonte, Lovie Smith, Ronnie Lott, and Italian soccer legend Franco "Piscinin" (Little One) Baresi. On this day in 1971, Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about Theodore Roosevelt that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Looks Like A Deal - The Phoenix Coyotes may finally have a buyer and a deal is near, but the city of Glendale still needs to vote on a payment schedule. Read here.
Parking Ticket - Through a separate entity, Frank McCourt is set to earn $14 million per year for leasing parking lots to the Dodgers as more details about the deal emerge. Read here.
Make sure that nobody is looking at your screen when you read this Rudy Report, because this edition, like most things in life, is simply too good to be shared, today on "International Tuba Day." Of course, you know that the Rudy Report is the right choice for you with regards to nearly every aspect of your life. However, not everyone in this world is as lucky as you. No! Some people have a hard time making the right choices...
At the Kentucky Derby, "I'll Have Another" won the race of horses with silly names. Chelsea won the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium 2-1 against Liverpool. In the Premier League, ManCity remains at the top with one game to go, thanks to their victory against Newcastle. ManU also won. Barcelona is interested in signing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. In the NHL playoffs, the Rangers lost against Washington, which means that the series is tied again at 2-2. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Miami, I'll repeat this one more time in case you missed it, the Knicks BEAT Miami, but they still trail the series 3-1. And, in baseball, the Yankees defeated Kansas City, while the Mets beat Arizona.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Shawn Marion, Paolo Salvodelli, Randall Cobb, Alex Smith, and Canadian discus throwing legend Jason Tunks. On this day in 2000, Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as the president of Russia. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about your egg-eating behavior in the Random Fact section!
At A Loss - Premier League club Liverpool has reported a loss for their fiscal year, attributing a GBP 35 million write-down to a failed plan for a new stadium. Read here.