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At Least You Don't Work In Detroit (Probably)

Written by Rudy on November 20, 2008 - 5:24 am -

The Rudy Report wants you to know that no matter what happens, Rudy will always be there to cheer you up, like today on "National Name Your PC Day". As you all know, the Bulls played last night (against Portland), but unfortunately, these Bulls only came out after the market closed. Citi led the decliners in the market, because Vikram Pandit is out of rollover minutes to make emergency calls... But if you think you had a bad day yesterday, think again: Germany lost against arch-rival England 2-1 in a really boring soccer game. Sports fans all over the world have less money in their pockets and have to cut back on spending. Some people even list all their sports-related expenses as well as benefits, see below:


The only person who made money yesterday was Stephon Marbury of the New York Knicks and he doesn't even play. There are still rumors that he might get bought out of his contract as early as today. And our favorite Dallas Cowboy Pacman Jones has been reinstated after his league-mandated suspension. Meanwhile, Mike Mussina is expected to retire from the Yankees. Potential substitutes include A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia, and Derek Lowe. Finally, in the NHL, the Rangers had a huge 6-3 loss against Vancouver. The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Carlos Boozer (could get suspended by the NBA simply for his name), JD Drew, and Joey Galloway! On this day in 1985, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released. Have a great day and stay tuned for the launch of Hockeybarn.com tomorrow!

Won't Give Up - Everton FC releases a statement saying that they won't give up and fight for a move to a new stadium in Kirkby. Read here.

Early Christmas Present? - MLB officials said that the new deadline for the bids to buy the Chicago Cubs will be December 1st. Read here.

Not So Serious - Sources are reporting that Mark Cuban's offer to buy the Cubs wasn't serious and not high enough, even before he was hit by the insider trading scandal. Read here.

Triple Bogey - According to a recent survey, golfers and skiers will spend much less on their favorite sports due to financial crisis. Read here.

Downturn Is Opportunity For Sports - Sports Professor Simon Chadwick says that industry will need innovation which could draw more fans, money. Read here.

Time Out In 4th Quarter - The sports industry is showing a slowdown in the current quarter as a sign that sports are not necessarily recession-proof. Read here.

AIG Replacement - Saudi Telecom is said to be replacing struggling giant AIG as shirt sponsor for Manchester United. Read here.

Pujols On Deck - Newly-crowned National League MVP Albert Pujols joins investor group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to St. Louis. Read here.

Oakland A's Make Progress - The new stadium for the Oakland Athletics has passed an important hurdle on its way to final city approval. Read here.

Money On The Bench

Written by Rudy on November 19, 2008 - 10:37 am -

There are lots of great news in the Rudy Report for you today on "National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day". Mark Cuban's trouble with the SEC makes November officially the worst month ever for "mavericks". The Yankees are in the process of making a 5-year, $80 million offer to pitcher A.J. Burnett. By the way, the first opponent of the Bronx Bombers in their new Yankee stadium will be the Chicago Cubs. Dustin Pedroia was named the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player. Have a look at why he won the award:


The New York Knicks are said to continue buyout negotiations with Stephon Marbury on Thursday. Stephon Marbury is the second-highest paid player in the NBA and the highest paid player that doesn't play. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni has stated that Marbury won't play for the team again under his leadership. Last night, the Knicks lost on the road against the Boston Celtics. And this is great: Chelsea FC players now have to pay for their food at the new training facility in an attempt to cut costs for the club during the world financial crisis. No joke! Can't say they cannot afford it...

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Petr Sykora, Jeremy McGrath, and Gail Devers! On this day in 1969, soccer legend Pele scored his 1,000th goal. Have a great day, check out the brand-new Dear Rudy, and stay tuned for the launch of Hockeybarn.com tomorrow!

We Need To Move Now! - Everton Football Club makes the case for a new stadium, urging local decision-makers to approve the move. Read here.

Under Review - Mark Cuban fights back in response to allegations of insider trading made by the SEC. Read here.

No Takeover From South Africa - Premier League club Portsmouth dismisses rumors that the club was sold to a consortium from South Africa. Read here.

Players Want To Own NBA Franchise - Basketball players Shaquille O'Neal and Grant Hill have expressed interest in owning an NBA franchise after retiring. Read here.

Comment From The Peanut Gallery - Wigan Athletic chief comments on potential sale of Newcastle United. Read here.

All-Star Canadiens - Montreal Canadiens fans are demonstrating how the voting system for the NHL All-Star game is flawed. Read here.

Robin Hood's Team Not For Sale - Nottingham Forest Football Club is not up for sale, according to CEO Mark Arthur. Read here.

A Maverick In Trouble

Written by Rudy on November 18, 2008 - 1:27 am -

If you want proof that the Rudy Report and its readers pick up current events and critically think about them, check out the new "Dear Rudy" today on "National Rudy Appreciation Day". It's a sad story, but one of the nicest and most progressive owners in the NBA has been charged with insider trading by the SEC (read below). Now the Old Boys Club of Major League Baseball has yet another reason to reject Cuban's bid for the Chicago Cubs. Let's just remember the happy days in Dallas for a moment:


On Monday Night Football, the Cleveland Browns led by Brady Quinn defeated the Buffalo Bills in a game featuring great rushing. In the NHL, the New York Rangers defeated Ottawa 2-1 in a shoot-out. The New York Islanders had exactly the same result against Vancouver. Copy-cats... There are also news for all you gourmets out there. The Rudy Report Restaurant Guide will be launching soon and tons of restaurants will be added. Look out for more information in the next few days. You can trust what Rudy eats, forget about Zagat's.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to David Ortiz, Sam Cassell, and Dante Bichette! On this day in 1985, Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's career came to an end when a sack by New York Giants' Lawrence Taylor snapped Theismann's legs on Monday Night Football. Have a great day, try not to get tackled, and stay tuned for the launch of Hockeybarn.com tomorrow!

Cuban In Trouble - The SEC charged Mark Cuban with insider trading from Mamma.com on Monday. Read here and here.

Rafa Won't Share - Liverpool FC coach Rafa Benitez said that he is against the idea of sharing a stadium with Everton. Read here.

What Happens To The Cubs? - It gets tougher for the Cubs to find a suitable buyer due to market conditions, Cuban scandal. Read here.

Discover India - While the world is struggling, there are plenty of sports opportunities in India. Read here.

Getting Ready To Bid - The English Premier League has started the bidding process for its TV rights, which are expected to top the GBP 1.7 billion price tag for the last 3 seasons. Read here.

Rooney Rules - More details emerge on Stanley Druckenmiller's failed bid as the Pittsburgh Steelers welcome their new majority owner Dan Rooney. Read here.

Thanksgiving Day Sale - NASCAR continues to cut costs in an effort to survive amid financial crisis. Read here.

Back From The Weekend...

Written by Rudy on November 17, 2008 - 8:47 am -

Let me get one thing straight before we get to today's Rudy Report, the Rudy Report is indeed "awesome" and "great", but it is not that "fabulous." Rudy gladly leaves the "fabulous" label to second-rate gossip blogs with pink backgrounds... Anyways, the Rudy Report is back from the weekend and hopes that you start a great week today on "World Peace Day". Lots of great sporting events took place this weekend. In the NFL, the New York Giants continued to dominate their division, defeating Baltimore 30-10. Make sure to read today's "Dear Rudy" that focuses on New York's favorite football team. Last night, the Rudy Report was live at Madison Square Garden for the third time in 5 days to watch the Dallas Mavericks defeat the New York Knicks in overtime. It was a great game that was won by Teutonic Warrior Dirk Nowitzki, who had 39 points and 15 rebounds. 15 rebounds? That's what the stock market had in the last two weeks!

The Rudy Report says congratulations to newly-crowned NASCAR champion Jimmy Johnson by sending a big "yeehaw" to the Midwest. Jimmy is only the second driver to win three straight Cup titles.


In UFC fighting, Brock Lesnar defeated Randy Couture to become the new champion. Couture will retire and now focus on his clothing line called "Juicy Couture". In the English Premier League, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United all won their games to stay on top of the table. London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham lost their games. On Saturday, the Devils, Rangers, and Islanders were successful to make New York area hockey fans proud. The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Reggie Wayne, Alexei Urmanov, and Dennis Maruk! On this day in 1970, Douglas Engelbart received the patent for the first computer mouse. Have a great day and stay tuned for the launch of Hockeybarn.com tomorrow ;-) !!!

Steelers To Be Sold - The NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers will be sold after the Rooney brothers agreed to sell a controlling stake to their brother Dan Rooney and his son for $750 million. Read here.

Marketing Champions - The English Premier League has the best marketing in all of Europe. Read here.

Cowboys Tickets Sell Fast - Cheap season tickets not requiring a seat license are selling quickly for the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. Read here.

Liverpool Can Handle It - Liverpool Football Club insists that it does not have any financial troubles despite rumours. Read here.

TRIF - Thank Rudy It's Friday

Written by Rudy on November 14, 2008 - 4:36 am -

It's the end of the work week for most of us and this means the Rudy Report has made it through its first week on the world wide web, which gives us reason to celebrate today on "Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day" (Warning: Do not loosen up too much if you work in a serious banking setting). Today, the Treasury has announced that the New York Mets and the Detroit Lions will be included in the $700 billion bailout package, giving them a chance to lend from the Fed's Talent Window... In the NFL, the Jets beat the Patriots in an exciting overtime thriller that nobody saw because it was on the NFL Network. What was the likelihood of ever hearing "Jets" and "overtime thriller" in the same sentence? The New York Islanders were successful against Ottawa, winning the game 3-1.


Today, the Yankees traded for Nick Swisher of the Chicago White Sox. The Bronx Bombers are also said to be interested in CC Sabathia (not to be confused wit the "CC" e-mail functionality) or Ben Sheets.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kyle Orton, Curt Schilling, and Xavier Nady! On this day in 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 points for the first time. Can we do it again? Don't forget to check out the new Dear Rudy and a great quote by Lenny Dykstra on the quotes page. Have a great day and stay tuned for the launch of Hockeybarn.com tomorrow!

No American Interest - Newcastle United has several bidders for the club, but there are no Americans involved in any bids. Read here.

Penguins Have To Pay More For Arena - The NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins will have to pay $31 million more than initially expected. Read here.

Can't Find A Date - Investment banker Keith Harris cannot find anyone who's interested in buying Everton Football Club. Read here.

Red Sox Nation - The Boston Red Sox were ranked the number 1 franchise in baseball by USA Today. Read here.

Sheffield Wednesday Takeover - There are reports that Sheffield Wednesday might still get sold to Geoff Sheard. Read here.

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