A new survey has found that 65.2% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over preparing their taxes, which clearly speaks for us, today on "National Drink Wine Day." Are you also tired of having to drink the same thing over and over again? Well, you don't have to do that anymore. In Asia, food experts have developed new drinks that are set to start a whole new global trend. Right here is a prime example...
There are rumors that Dwight Howard may still get traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Chelsea FC has a deal to sign Atletico Madrid striker Falcao for almost $73 million. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington 2-1. And, in the NBA All-Star Game, the East had a fairly close loss against the West. Chris Paul received the MVP award.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Gary Neville, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Chanda Rubin, Alexander Mogilny, and British triathlon legend Chrissie "Muppet" Wellington. On this day in 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft. What an accomplishment! Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about the Internet in the Random Fact section!
Two Months To Go - NBA Commissioner David Stern has said that there will be a decision on the sale of the Sacramento Kings by mid-April, meaning the franchise could move to Seattle. Read here.
You are reading the world-famous Rudy Report and this is our Weekend Edition, which means that you should stretch out this report until Monday morning, starting today on "National Do a Grouch a Favor Day." So today is the 15th, tomorrow is the 16th. There must be a reason to celebrate that day. These guys in the picture below certainly got a little head-start...
Free agents Mike Wallace and Steven Jackson may be options for the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, several trade rumors persist around the NBA All-Star Game Weekend. Manchester City will make a GBP 52 million bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Russell Martin, Jaromir Jagr, Oscar Freire, and Norwegian cross-country skiing legend Ole Ellefsaeter. On this day in 1972, sound recordings were granted US federal copyright protection for the first time. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out who baseball's first millionaire player was in the Random Fact section!
Panthers Racing - NASCAR entrepreneur Bruton Smith is rumored to be interested in making a bid for NFL franchise Carolina Panthers. Read here.
Solid Numbers - Premier League club Manchester United is reporting strong financials and increases in many segments, especially in sponsorships. Read here.
You can rest assured that the Rudy Report loves you (well, most of you), so you can lean back and relax on this special day thanks to a spa-like edition, today on "National Organ Donor Day." Some of you may receive a Valentine's Day card this year. Let's hope it will be as thoughtful as this one from little Donovan...
Next year's Super Bowl in New York City may be played on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, depending on weather conditions. Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw may consider joining the New York Jets. In the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid and Manchester United had a 1-1 draw in the week's top game. And, in the NBA, the Knicks lost against Toronto, while Brooklyn beat Denver.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marian Gaborik, Edinson Cavani, Cadel Evans, Drew Bledsoe, and former Italian cycling legend Gianni Bugno. On this day in 1849, James Knox Polk became the first serving US President to have his photograph taken. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something absolutely unbelievable about Madonna and Celine Dion in the Random Fact section!
Expensive Lockout - A new study finds that the National Hockey League has lost over $300 million in brand value due to the long lockout. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like you to play a little game in which you will send the newest Rudy Report to the next person that e-mails you in your inbox, today on "National Get a Different Name Day." And since it's "National Get a Different Name Day", we have a suggestion for you. This guy right here certainly has a unique name. Something tells me it's not the only time his name will appear in the newspaper...
In the Champions League, Real Madrid will take on Manchester United in the week's top game today. The International Olympic Committee has dropped wrestling from the Olympics, which is a surprise move. In NCAA basketball, Michigan State surprisingly crushed Michigan. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Boston in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Randy Moss, Sebastian Kehl, Mats Sundin, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, and Italian soccer referee legend Pierluigi "Kojak" Collina. On this day in 1954, Frank Selvy became the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about duct tape in the Random Fact section!
Renewed Interest - Some new and some old bidders surface as potential candidates to take over struggling NHL franchise Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
Unlike other, lesser-known brands, the Rudy Report did not have to advertise in the Super Bowl, because we know that people know, you know, like today on "National Lost Penny Day." Some people think of the Rudy Report as a beautiful piece of art that makes them feel better every day. We cannot agree more! However, not all art makes you feel good...
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in trading for Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith. They were able to beat Indiana in overtime last night. The next Super Bowl in New York City will not have the NFL Experience, because there is not enough space. Every renter in New York knows that... And, in the NHL, the Islanders lost a high-scoring game against Carolina 6-4.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Robert Griffin III, Brad Keselowski, Antonio Chatman, Gianni Romme, and Austrian soccer sensation Michael Schimpelsberger. On this day in 1914, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put in place in Washington, DC. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about wife carrying that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Keeping The Sox - Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has dismissed rumors of a sale, saying that he plans to keep the MLB franchise. Read here.