Rumors that the Rudy Report can actually stop an unstoppable force and move an immovable object are true, but you already knew that, today on "National Stress Awareness Day." The economy is out of the recession and now people are worried about inflation. It's true that prices are getting inflated. How can you tell? Well, as you can see in this example, even the price of "Nothing" is now apparently quite high...
The New York Giants will play against the Jets on Christmas Eve this year, if the season takes place as planned. Real Madrid won the Spanish Cup, beating FC Barcelona in the final 1-0 thanks to a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo in extra time. Now, the teams will face again in the Champions League. In baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto, while the Mets lost against Houston. And, in the NHL playoffs, the Rangers first led 3-0 against Washington, then it was 3-3, then the game went into double overtime, and, finally, they lost 4-3. Idiots.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tony Romo, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, Vincent Lecavalier, Rodney Stuckey, and Belgian hurdles legend Jonathan Nsenga. On this day in 1967, the Dodgers had their first rain-out in Los Angeles after 737 consecutive games. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something about smoking that you didn't know in the Random Fact section!
Strike Out News - The Los Angeles Dodgers have been taken over by Major League Baseball as the league looks to replace the owners due to an IRS investigation. Read here.
Possibly A Huge Deal - There are rumors that CVC Capital Partners may sell Formula One racing to News Corp. or billionaire Carlos Slim, despite denials on both sides. Read here.
Now On Sale - Canadian businessman Tom Gaglardi seems to be the favorite to acquire the Dallas Stars as the sale of the team nears a final decision. Read here.
Royal Real - Dubai-based investment company Royal Emirates Group has reportedly acquired Spanish soccer club Real Zaragoza for $90 million. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to share a study with you which found that 71.3% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over watching a Mets game with French commentary, today on "National Make a Quilt Day." Rudy does not shop online very often, but sometimes even the Rudy Report cannot say no to a deal, especially when it comes to rare collectibles. One of these examples is this one-of-a-kind piece from John F. Kennedy (the guy who owns that airport in New York)...
The NFL is going ahead with the planning of a game at Wembley Stadium in London, despite a risk that the lockout will continue. Meanwhile, there are rumors that Donovan McNabb may be traded to the Minnesota Vikings. In the NBA, the Knicks had another close loss against Boston. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets had a loss against Houston. And, in the NHL playoffs, the Rangers will play against Washington tonight.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tyson Griffin, Chris Mason, Allan Houston, Viacheslav Fetisov, Steve Spurrier, and Dutch darts dominator Raymond "Barney" van Barneveld. On this day in 1944, the National Football League legalized coaching from the bench. Have a great day, there is still the Dear Rudy about Valentine's Day, and find out why the next hill may be named after you in the Random Fact section!
Smart Deal - AEG wants to get development rights around a future National Football League stadium in Los Angeles, which could prove to be quite valuable. Read here.
Great Model - Stan Kroenke's acquisition of Premier League club Arsenal London will enable the sports investor to access some cross-continent synergies. Read here.
On A Mission - A team of National Basketball Association executives is in Sacramento to analyze whether the Kings should stay in town or move to Anaheim. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to deny rumors that if you read the report backwards, you will get a secret message explaining..... nevermind, today on "National Go Fly a Kite Day." Work can be a great place, but a lot depends on the people you work with. That's why the Rudy Report has been rated "World's Best Workplace" for the past 19 years or so. Some people are less fortunate and may be interested in this sign...
German national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer seems to be on the verge of transferring to Bayern Munich for 22 million Euros. No New York team played baseball, hockey, football, or basketball today, making it one of the city's slowest sports days.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joe Mauer, Maria Sharapova, Martin Havlat, and Italian soccer sensation Rocco Sabato (that would be Rick Saturday in English). On this day in 1770, Captain James Cook sighted the eastern coast of Australia. Have a great day, there is still the very timely Dear Rudy about Valentine's Day, and learn something cool about steel in the Random Fact section!
Binding Commitment - The New York Mets are asking leading bidders to submit a proposal in the next few days so that a decision can be made. Read here.
Italian Job - American investor Thomas Di Benedetto has confirmed that him and his group have taken over Italian Serie A club AS Roma. Read here.
Loan Agreement - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt was reportedly forced to take a $30 million loan from Fox Sports to meet payroll. Read here.
Requiring More Time - National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern thinks that more time is needed before the New Orleans Hornets can be sold. Read here.
The Rudy Report is the only entity in the world that has approval from all political parties, no matter if it's left or right, middle, green, or whatever else you may believe in, today on "National Animal Cracker Day." Safety at the workplace is one of Rudy's most important guidelines. That's why we recommend to wear a seat belt while reading the Rudy Report at all times. Some people are bigger risk takers, however. Like this guy right here...
In the NBA playoffs, the Knicks had a close loss against Boston, which means that they are now trailing in the series 1-0. In baseball, the Mets beat Atlanta, while the Yankees probably beat Texas (taking an educated guess here). In the Premier League, Arsenal and Liverpool had a 1-1 tie, while Chelsea won, and the other big teams will play later in the week. In the game of titans in Spain's top division, Barcelona and Real Madrid had a 1-1 tie. And, in the NHL playoffs, the Rangers finally beat Washington to get back in the series, trailing 2-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Scott Hartnell, Valeri Kamensky, Matthew Upson, and Ethiopian long distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie (yup, spelling is correct. Rudy don't make no typos yo). On this day in 1981, the longest professional baseball game in history begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game was suspended at 4AM the next morning and finally completed on June 23rd. Have a great week, there is a great new Dear Rudy about Valentine's Day reservations, and learn something about Ohio that not even Ohio knew in the Random Fact section!
Planning The Move Already - Despite denials, it looks like the move of the Phoenix Coyotes to Winnipeg is already a done deal. Read here.
Down To Four - The New York Mets have announced that there are four bidders left for a minority stake and a final decision is expected to be made by the end of May. Read here.
Positive Tone - The owner of the Minnesota Vikings is confident that legislators will make it possible for the franchise to build a new stadium. Read here.
Saving Sacramento - Billionaire Ron Burkle is making a last minute effort to keep the NBA Kings franchise in Sacramento or move another team to town. Read here.
Big Deal - Fox Sports has signed college football division Big 12 to a multi-year, $1.1 billion contract to show several American Football games. Read here.
Privately Held - New reports reveal that Tom Gores himself and not his private equity company has taken ownership of the Detroit Pistons. Read here.
A new study conducted by scientists of a renowned Nigerian university has found that reading the Rudy Report increases your chances of winning the lottery by almost 5%, which is nice and expected today on "National Art History Day." One of Rudy's favorite meals is pizza. Why? Because it is delicious. Well, most of the time, unless you go to this place right here...
Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 for a homophobic slur. He responded to the fine by saying "That's gay." Anyways, Chelsea FC is said to be interested in signing Guus Hiddink as coach for next season. In baseball, the Mets gave their fans two opportunities to hate their own team: first they lost against Colorado, and then, later in the day, they lost against Colorado again... And, in the NBA, the Knicks will take on Boston on Sunday in Game 1 of the playoffs.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ilya Kovalchuk, Milton Bradley, Jason Sehorn, and Luxembourgish cycling sensation Frank Schleck. On this day in 1892, the General Electric Company was formed. Have a great weekend, there is still the Dear Rudy about sports ownership, and learn something interesting about Christmas in New York in the Random Fact section!
Moving Coyote - After years of struggles in Arizona, new reports suggest that the Phoenix Coyotes could finally be on the move to Canada. Read here.
Newspaper Stake - A new disclosure reveals that the New York Times is the second largest stakeholder in Premier League club Liverpool FC. Read here.
Fan Power - The person who wants the fans to own the Toronto Maple Leafs claims that he has raised $100 million so far for a bid. Read here.
Buying More - Asian investor Carson Yeung has increased his ownership stake in British soccer club Birmingham City to 24.9%. Read here.