To give you an idea of what each report is worth, if the Rudy Report was an apartment, it would be the most expensive piece of real estate in New York (the one in Texas), today on "National Wiggle Your Toes Day." The Rudy Report continues its review of the London Olympics. While the focus was on stars and athletes from large countries, you should never forget the Olympic Spirit and athletes from small and obscure nations. Here is a weightlifter from Madagascar. The weight on her shoulders is heavier when she has to write autographs...
The Boston Red Sox may sign Twins catcher Joe Mauer in a blockbuster deal. The Green Bay Packers may acquire backup quarterback Vince Young. Manchester United is planning to sell striker Wayne Rooney for $60 million. In the NFL, the Giants beat the Patriots once again in a preseason game with an abysmal score of 6-3. It's more fun to beat them in the Super Bowl... And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets beat Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Derrick Ward, Cliff Lee, Robert Parish, and Zimbabwean cricket sensation Anthony Ireland (not to be confused with Irish cricket legend Anthony Zimbabwe). On this day in 1963, the "Hotline" between the leaders of the US and the Soviet Union went into operation. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out what the world's largest living thing is in the Random Fact section!
The Right Move - The Sacramento Kings are not going to move to Virginia Beach, but are looking for a new destination for the franchise. Read here.
New Offer - The owners of the National Hockey League have made a new offer to players in the hope to find a consensus for a collective bargaining agreement. Read here.
You probably did not know this, but it takes years to write a Rudy Report, and so it is a testament to the quality of the report that it is still more up-to-date than anything else, like today on "National More Herbs Less Salt Day." As we approach the elections, politicians are trying harder to bring down the unemployment rate. People need jobs! How do we get jobs? Well, we need to analyze what is wrong with the economy first...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were interested in signing Yankees CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira, but the Yankees did not want a trade. By the way, the Yankees beat Toronto, and the Mets beat Philadelphia. And, Bayern Munich has signed Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez for a record sum of 40 million Euros.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Roy Oswalt, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Bob Beamon, and American baseball sensation Mike "Scrabble" Rzepczynski (Kids, don't try spelling this name at home). On this day in 1831, Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how many Americans can swim in the Random Fact section!
The Money List - A new list reveals that defensive players and quarterbacks are the highest paid athletes in the National Football League. Read here.
Confident Play - The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be sure about a new multi-billion dollar television deal after acquiring players that significantly push up payroll. Read here.
A new survey among Chinese athletes has found that 71.9% prefer reading the Rudy Report over going to Olympic training camp, today on "National Bow Tie Day." Speaking of the Olympics, you saw that other sports stations and reports did a really bad job covering the event. But don't worry! The Rudy Report paid attention and is showing you some of the highlights that you did not see or read about in the coming weeks. Like this guy right here...
Tottenham star Luka Modric has joined Spanish champions Real Madrid for $47 million. The US Open started yesterday, but as always, the Rudy Report won't get into the action until champions are crowned. Side courts don't have VIP lounges anyways... And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets did not play.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Scott Hamilton, Carsten Jancker, Lou Piniella, and female Polish weightlifting legend Agata Wrobel (It's worth looking her pictures up, trust me). On this day in 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay. His navigation system did not show it on the map. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something very interesting about food in the Random Fact section!
The Roof Question - The US Tennis Association has confirmed that the US Open center court will one day have a roof, but it will take a lot of time and money. Read here.
You should really be proud of yourself for reading this Rudy Report, because it is a great choice, and certainly better than the next article or e-mail you'll be looking at, today on "National Make Your Own Luck Day." Most people hate Mondays, but Rudy is here to make the beginning of your week better! Keep working hard and you will be successful, but remember that it is a process...
The Barclays golf tournament was played at Bethpage and Sergio Garcia messed up a two-shot lead in the final round to hand Nick Watney the victory. In the Premier League, ManU and Chelsea won their respective games, while Liverpool and Manchester City had a 2-2 draw in the top game of the week. And, in baseball, the Yankees finally beat Cleveland, while the Mets had a win against Houston. Everybody wins against Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Darren McFadden, Mark Webber, Jim Thome, Mack Brown, and Hungarian water polo legend Janos Konrad. On this day in 1859, petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how you can prevent tooth decay in the Random Fact section!
The Great Expansion - A new study finds that Canada is ready for a significant expansion in major league sports, which could lead to more franchises and a huge economic impact. Read here.
There are only four months left until Christmas, so you the Rudy Report is suggesting that you start looking for presents now, today on "National Strange Music Day." You know, people these days have all kinds of gadgets on them: smartphones, music players, iPads, etc. Now, the good old calculator seems to be making a comeback...
Mets pitcher Johan Santana is once again injured and out for the rest of the season due to back issues. The Mets just have no spine... And, they lost against Colorado for the umpteenth time in a row. Chelsea rejected an offer of nearly $50 million from Manchester City for player David Luiz.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jon Scheyer, Anze Kopitar, Dan Henderson, Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Shanahan, and American wrestling legend Vince McMahon. On this day in 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something fascinating about British people on Facebook in the Random Fact section!
Expensive Shirts - German soccer powerhouse Bayern Munich has renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with Deutsche Telekom for 4 years, worth approximately 120 million Euros. Read here.
Strong Roots - New Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera is joined by local investors that make sure that the franchise will stay in town for at least 15 years. Read here.