The Rudy Report would like to point out that none of your antics have anything to do with the success of your favorite sports teams, so sit down, relax, and read this, today on "National Eat What You Want Day." Anyways, for whatever occasion, society tells us to include a card. And then you have to (ideally) say a few nice words. Well, there is an alternative...
At the PGA Championship, Roberto Castro (not even his uncle knows him) is in the lead after a record 9 under first round. Football player Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend made the Maxim Hot 100 list. Congratulations! In the NBA, the New York Yankees beat Colorado, while the Mets beat Pittsburgh. And, in the NHL Playoffs, the Islanders lost against Pittsburgh, now trailing the series 3-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Wilson Chandler, Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Heidfeld, Helio Castroneves, Dennis Bergkamp, Chris Berman, and Jamaican-Slovenian (yes) track and field legend Merlene Ottey. On this day in 1908, Mother's Day was observed for the first time in the United States in Grafton, West Virginia. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something kind of interesting about crash test dummies in the Random Fact section!
All Or Nothing - The National Basketball Association is asking the group that won the bidding for the Sacramento Kings to deposit the entire offer sum into an escrow account. Read here.
Big Deal - There are rumors that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim could take over the country's most valuable club, Chivas, for $800 million. Read here.
Big Trouble - The owner of NFL franchise Cleveland Browns is in deep legal trouble, and officials fear that the upcoming lawsuits may force him to sell the team. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs for being more exciting to watch during the draft than during actual games, but that's okay, today on "National Lost Sock Memorial Day." In any case, with summer approaching, you may be wondering what the colors of the season are. Well, judging from the subway, here is a first look...
Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he will retire as Manchester United coach. Everton manager David Moyes seems to be favorite to succeed Ferguson. The New York Giants are confident that they can resign wide receiver Victor Cruz. In baseball, the Yankees beat Colorado, while the Mets lost against the Chicago White Sox. In Major League Soccer, New York Red Bulls beat Montreal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Thierry Henry. And, in the NHL Playoffs, the New York Rangers beat Washington to tie the series at 2-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Prince Fielder, Jake Long, Brandon Webb, Lane Kiffin, Steve Yzerman, and Romanian tennis management legend Ion Tiriac. On this day in 1887, Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opened in London. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what Albert Einstein had to do with refrigerators in the Random Fact section!
Put A Name On It - Jeans company Levi Strauss is becoming the naming rights sponsor for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, signing a 20-year, $220 million deal. Read here.
Expansion - A company from Dubai has plans to start two new soccer clubs in India's top division, providing funding for a growing league. Read here.
The Rudy Report acknowledges that there has been lots of talk about NBA player Jason Collins coming out, but, at the same time, we are confused, because we thought that the founding of the WNBA was first step of the movement, today on "National No Socks Day." Speaking of coming out, not all confessions and public statements are necessarily well-received...
FC Barcelona seems willing to pay 25 million Euros for Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. In the NBA Playoffs, the Knicks crushed Indiana to tie the series at 1-1. In baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Colorado, while the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox. And, in the NHL Playoffs, the New York Islanders tied the series against Pittsburgh thanks to a 6-4 victory.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adrian Gonzalez, Ray Whitney, Bobby Labonte, Ronnie Lott, Lovie Smith, Mike D'Antoni, and Romanian gymnastics sensation Silvia Stroescu. On this day in 1898, the first games of the Italian soccer league were played. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something noteworthy about celery that you absolutely did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Enemy Territory - Madison Square Garden Co. is apparently interested in running Nassau Coliseum, which needs a new plan after the Islanders leave. Read here.
The Rudy Report is known to always put its readers first and so you can rest assured that we would pick you first in any reader draft, like today on "National Tourism Day." Anyways, as you know, the Rudy Report is widely recognized as the leading sports & lifestyle report in the world. However, not everyone that deserves (facial) recognition seems to get it...
New rumors suggest that German midfielder Andre Schurrle already has signed a pre-contract to join Premier League club Chelsea FC next season. Alex Rodriguez may return to the Yankees soon. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington 4-3. And, in the NBA Playoffs, Miami surprisingly lost against Chicago in the first game of their series.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Alex Smith, Shawn Marion, Randall Cobb, and Italian rugby sensation Andrea Lo Cicero. On this day in 1946, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later named Sony) was founded with around 20 employees. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about the history of a children's toy in the Random Fact section!
Money Down - The group that will keep NBA franchise Kings in Sacramento has supposedly put down a 50% down payment for the team. Read here.
While diversity is something that is always highlighted as a good thing, the Rudy Report does not participate in diversity at all, so love it or leave it, today on "National No Diet Day." Anyways, it's Monday and if you are planning to quit your job today, because you made the decision over the weekend, make sure to leave in style. Like this guy right here...
The Kentucky Derby was won by a horse called Orb. Manchester United wants Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp to take over after Sir Alex Ferguson retires. Meanwhile, in a preview of the Champions League final, Bayern Munich and Dortmund had a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga. In the NBA Playoffs, Brooklyn was eliminated by Chicago. The New York Knicks had their first game of the second round against Indiana and lost. In the NHL Playoffs, Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Oakland, while the Mets lost against Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Martin Brodeur, Willie Mays, Chris Paul, and Scottish soccer coaching legend Graeme Souness. On this day in 1682, Louis XIV of France moved his court to the Palace of Versailles. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about silk stockings that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Unknown Source - A new report suggests that Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung purchased soccer club Birmingham with money from unknown sources. Read here.