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.
While nearly every country in this world is implementing austerity measures to survive, there will be no cuts whatsoever (just like in Greece, let's be honest) at the Rudy Report, always and today on "National Star Wars Day" (May the Fourth be with you...). As you know, Rudy has traveled everywhere and is a true citizen of the world. When you travel a lot, you learn how to handle things right. This guy has clearly figured it out...
The New York Knicks are finally back to their old strength from previous seasons, losing Game 3 against Miami. They now trail 3-0 in the series and are considering changing their name to Mets. In the NHL, New Jersey beat Philadelphia to take a 2-1 series lead. And, in baseball, Mariano Rivera injured himself before the game, and the Yankees ended up losing against Kansas City.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rory McIlroy, Cesc Fabregas, Andrew Raycroft, and Bulgarian soccer legend Georgi Asparuhov. On this day in 1959, the first Grammy awards were held. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about your belt in the Random Fact section!
Looming Overhaul - The governor of the Bank of England says that Premier League teams need to reevaluate their finances as new rules may be in place soon. Read here.
Preferred Customer - US businessman Bill Miller has been named preferred bidder for the acquisition of struggling Scottish club Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
Several people have described reading the Rudy Report as feeling like you perform a bungee jump without a rope, but then when you land, you survive, which may or may not be a solid endorsement and should get you ready for this, today on "National Hug Your Cat Day." For some reason, a lot of people have their birthdays in May. Have you ever noticed that? And that's the case every year! Anyways, birthday celebrations can be fun, but you really always need someone that can break the ice and get the party started...
While Amar'e Stoudemire is favorite to win the "Idiot of the Year" award, teammate Tyson Chandler is likely to become "NBA Defensive Player of the Year." Manchester United is planning on spending GBP 100 million on new players for next season. Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau died yesterday after committing suicide. The NFL has suspended four players of the New Orleans Saints as a result of the bounty scandal. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Baltimore, while the Mets lost against Houston. And, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers beat Washington in TRIPLE overtime, thanks to a goal by Marian Gaborik, now leading the series 2-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joseph Addai, Lawrence Tynes, Ron Hextall, and British sprinting legend Allan Wells. On this day in 1957, Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agreed to move the franchise to Los Angeles. And that's when all the trouble started... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about olives that may be of value to you in the Random Fact section!
Finally Done - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group led by executives from Guggenheim Partners has finally been completed, ending a long ownership saga. Read here.
Inching Closer - The sale of the St. Louis Blues is dragging on, but both parties agree that the deal will close very shortly. Read here.
There are now more Twitter followers for the Rudy Report than there are employees for Apple and Facebook combined, which really doesn't mean anything, like most statistics that are simply muddled together for no reason, today on "National Take a Baby to Lunch Day." The wedding season is underway and most weddings will look exactly the same. To impress your guests, you need to do spectacular things. Like performing an awesome breakdance....
Roy Hodgson has been hired as the coach of the English national soccer team. Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is making a push for "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2012" as he punched glass and injured his hand after the Knicks' last loss against Miami. He may be out for the series/season. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Baltimore, while the Mets lost against Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kyle Busch, Brad Richards, David Beckham, and British snooker legend Jimmy "The Whirlwind" White. On this day in 1918, General Motors acquired Chevrolet. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about hot dog vendors in New York City in the Random Fact section!
Delay Of Game - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has not closed on time, because lawyers are still weeding through details, but the deal is not in danger. Read here.