Today's Rudy Report is even hotter and more smoking than that Icelandic volcano, which you can check out for yourselves, today on "National Good Car Care Day." You know the situation: You go to a restaurant or you walk around in the city and think you recognized a celebrity. Well, after taking a closer look, you figure out that it was only a person that looks just like a famous person. Lookalike contests are fun! Here is the Rudy Report lookalike winning team for the month of May. Congratulations!
After beating the Red Sox, the Yankees lost against Boston last night. The Mets lost against Atlanta. In the NHL playoffs, Chicago beat San Jose again to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. And, in the NBA playoffs, the Celtics took a 2-0 series lead against Orlando.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to London Fletcher, Archie Manning, and the greatest "Go" player of all times: Go Seigen. On this day in 1941, German occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis. They should do that in New York! Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out who will never sweat in the Random Fact section!
Oracle Of Golden State - The Golden State Warriors have received 13 bids to acquire the franchise this summer, but favorite Larry Ellison is not on the list. Read here.
Big Deal - Online gambling company Bodog is offering Tiger Woods a $100 million sponsorship contract for the next 5 years, including a clause stating it's okay for him to get in trouble. Read here.
True Empire - Ted Leonsis has created a sports empire in the Washington area, which is expected to yield synergies for all entities involved. Read here.
The Rudy Report is back with one of the best ever May 18th issues, but you gotta check it out for yourselves, today on "National Bike to Work Day." Today, the Rudy Report grants you exclusive access to one of the most secret, coveted, and interesting things in the world and beyond: Rudy's personal iPhone. Have a look and get insight into what it's like to be Rudy on a daily basis... (PS: This is only a screen shot showing you what happened in just 45 minutes.)
Germany's team captain Michael Ballack will miss the World Cup with an ankle injury. In baseball, the Mets beat Atlanta, while the Yankees beat the Red Sox in a stunning finish, with a walk off home run by Marcus Thames (whoever that is). Didn't watch the Lakers game, but let's assume they beat Phoenix.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Vince Young, Dario Franchitti, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Mike Whitmarsh, and Reggie Jackson (why is Mr. October's birthday in May?). On this day in 1990, in France, a modified TGV train achieved a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph). It allowed the French to surrender even faster... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but check out how technology has advanced in the Random Fact section!
Lost Connection - Disgruntled Phoenix Coyotes bidder Ice Edge Holdings says that there are issues between the NHL and the city complicating any deal. Read here.
Comeback - Bankrupt soccer club Crystal Palace is close to a fan-backed takeover led by two wealthy investors who want to revive the team. Read here.
Open For Business - The Golden State Warriors are waiting eagerly for the first bids to come in as people start to wonder if minority owners will step up. Read here.
The Rudy Report has spent all weekend to gather only the best information for you, working 28-hour shifts every day, and you can see the result here, today on "National Dance Like A Chicken Day." It has taken more than a week, but the Rudy Report is still the first source worldwide that has found the cause of the 1,000-point stock market crash. It was not a computer error, not a "fat finger", and not the slow mode. No! It was all done by a true fool on this trading floor...
New rumors suggest that LeBron James could join Dwight Howard at the Orlando Magic. Barcelona striker Thierry Henry will join New York Red Bulls this summer. Real Madrid has offered 140 million Euros for Lionel Messi. In England, Chelsea won the FA Cup. Rudy's Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin' at Lucky won the Preakness. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Minnesota, while the Mets lost against Florida. In the NBA playoffs, the Celtics beat Orlando on the road in Game 1. And, in the NHL playoffs, Chicago beat San Jose to take a 1-0 series lead.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Ryan, Matt Cassel, Tony Parker, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Jose Guillen. On this day in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was formed. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy, but you can learn something about geography in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Package Submitted - Various countries have submitted their bids to host the 2018 World Cup with England estimating to generate GBP 3 billion. Read here.
Singing The Blues - The exit of St. Louis Blues stakeholder TowerBrook Capital poses a challenge to the franchise, and more NHL teams could be for sale soon. Read here.
Pay Your Age - The Premier League is working on a new model on how to handle youth players aimed at creating a universal compensation structure. Read here.
Making The Push - Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says that he will try to expedite the sale of the Texas Rangers to come to a conclusion. Read here.
New York Double - Major League Soccer has announced that the league's 20th franchise should be placed in New York to create a crosstown rivalry. Read here.
Staying There - Executives of the Atlanta Thrashers have emphasized that the franchise will stay in the city with no move expected anytime soon. Read here.
Pitcher Dallas Braden played a perfect game a few days ago, but the Rudy Report cannot be outdone and therefore we're delivering the perfect report, today on "National Third Shift Workers Day." Times are changing and discoveries are made in many fields, even in marketing! Since the launch of YouTube, viral marketing has become common. But even a video site can't beat what happened here. I'm lovin' it.
Sources report that Real Madrid is ready to spend millions on new players after investing $300 million into the squad last season. In preparation for the World Cup, Germany destroyed Malta 3-0. The Celtics eliminated the Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs, which means that LeBron James might actually come to New York. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Detroit, while the Mets lost against Florida.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Eddie House, Michael Rensing, Roy Halladay, Tony Siragusa, and Frank Gore. On this day in 1906, the flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke down during the pennant-raising. Have a great weekend, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but you can learn something about oil in the Random Fact section!
Unconfirmed - The Chinese businessman linked with struggling club Liverpool FC will not confirm the rumors, raising questions about the bid. Read here.
Move To Queens - The owner of the Mets has spoken to the owner of the New York Islanders and suggested a move of the franchise to Queens. Read here.
Little Interest - The auction for the Golden State Warriors is proceeding, but interest remains low and the target price of $400 million might be too high. Read here.
League Split - The Spanish top soccer division is planning a split from other leagues in a model that is similar to the Premier League in England. Read here.
It's Thursday, which means that this Rudy Report, like every Thursday, will be one of the Top 5 reports of the week, like the one today on "National Cough Drop Day." The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that we all make mistakes, even large multinational oil companies. However, things could be worse than a little oil. Like going over the edge with a nuclear bomb...
Favorite Atletico Madrid beat Fulham in the final of the Europa League to win the cup. The game ended 2-1 for Madrid after overtime. Diego Forlan scored the winning goal. In the NHL playoffs, Montreal continues to eliminate favorites. After kicking out Washington, the Canadiens also beat the Penguins in Game 7. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Detroit, then they crushed Detroit, and the Mets lost against Washington.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Barry Zito, Mike Bibby, Bobby Valentine, and Dennis Rodman. On this day in 1962, New York Yankee Micky Mantle hit his 500th home run. Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but check out something you need to know if you send your kids to school in Bangladesh in the Random Fact section!
So Confusing - The city of Glendale is offering the NHL millions to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix, while the two investor groups with failed bids are apparently still talking. Read here.
Emerging Market - Liverpool FC is in discussions with a Chinese businessman about a possible takeover, but previous negotiations show it is a difficult deal. Read here.
Waiting Game - St. Louis Blues investor TowerBrook Capital Partners is ready to sell its stake in the franchise, but will wait until a replacement is found. Read here.
Deal Completed - The National Basketball Association's board of governors has approved Mikhail Prokhorov as owner of the New Jersey Nets. Read here.
Big Parachute - The Premier League has reached an agreement with the Football League to increase parachute payments to GBP 48 million. Read here.