The Rudy Report would like to urge you to start nominating candidates for the most prestigious "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2012 Award", which typically takes careers to the next level, like today on "World Kindness Day." Finding the athlete of the year really is a delicate process that takes months. As a reader, it is not only a privilege, it is your duty to make a nomination. No excuses!
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni. And, on Monday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Kansas City in overtime.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lucas Barrios, Metta World Peace, Vinny Testaverde, and Bolivian race walking sensation Claudia Balderrama. On this day in 1864, the constitution of Greece was adopted. We all know what that led to.... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but once again learn something interesting about an inventor in the Random Fact section!
Not Moving - Despite rumors, the Carolina Panthers have denied that they will be moving as Los Angeles is looking for an NFL franchise. Read here.
Moving - The owners of NBA franchise Sacramento Kings are meeting with officials in Virginia Beach, demonstrating that they are serious about a move. Read here.
We will not make a big fuss about it, because it did not fall on a weekday (stay tuned for next year!), but yesterday, the Rudy Report's online website presence turned 4 years old, the day before today, which is "National Vanilla Cupcake Day." So are we not going to have a celebration at all today? Well, of course, we celebrate. In fact, we celebrate the Rudy Report and its world-changing legacy every single day. But not with candles on a cake. That's not always a good idea...
In the NFL, the New York Giants lost against Cincinnati, while the Jets lost against Seattle. In the NBA, the Knicks are still unbeaten after defeating Dallas on Friday. Oregon is now ranked the number one team in the NCAA college football Bowl Championship Series. And, in the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool had a 1-1 draw in the top game, while ManU and ManCity won their respective games.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Russell Westbrook, Michael Moorer (boxer and superlative of film director Michael Moore), Sammy Sosa, and Zimbabwean rally racing sensation Conrad Rautenbach. On this day in 1933, Hugh Gray took the first known photo of the Loch Ness Monster. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about Star Trek that even Trekkies do not know in the Random Fact section!
Going To The Beach - There are rumors that NBA franchise Sacramento Kings may be on the move to Virginia Beach, where they would get a new arena. Read here.
About Time - Premier League club Chelsea FC has reported a profit for the first time since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over. Read here.
If you read this Rudy Report backwards, it will probably translate into a secret message in Russian or Arab, but who really knows, today on "National Go To an Art Museum Day." Many people are wondering where Rudy was during the hurricane and if everything is fine. Of course, Rudy is fine! He was in the Rudy Report Safe Room...
There are rumors that Jon Gruden will become the next Philadelphia Eagles head coach. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts beat Jacksonville. In baseball, Jason Bay may return to the Boston Red Sox. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks are now the only undefeated team in the league, but they also did not play.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adam Dunn, David Duval, Bill Guerin, and Italian bridge legend Fulvio Fantoni. On this day in 1861, the first documented Canadian football match was played at University College in Toronto. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about a well-known author that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Cash Call - The minority owners of NHL franchise Minnesota Wild have received a cash call from majority owner Craig Leipold after signing two expensive players this summer. Read here.
Getting Out - The Denver Post is openly trying to sell its minority stake in Major League Baseball franchise Colorado Rockies. Read here.
The Rudy Report is happy to announce that we will be reporting for many more years, after a record 127% of voters cast their vote for Rudy, today on "National Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day." As we now evaluate the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we have to ask ourselves who did a good job helping and who failed. Not everyone did his/her job...
In the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich crushed their French opponents from Lille as expected 6-1. FC Barcelona suffered a surprise loss against Celtic Glasgow. Jason Bay is leaving the New York Mets. And, in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets lost against the Miami Heat.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joe Cole, Jose Offerman, Jeff Blauser, Guus Hiddink, and Slovakian heptathlon sensation Lucia Slanickova. On this day in 1889, Montana was admitted as the 41st US state. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out more about your farts in the Random Fact section!
Talking Points - The National Hockey League and the Players' Association will continue collective bargaining talks as the past few days were promising. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that rents will go up in New York City at buildings that have newly acquired water views, so make sure to check your lease, today on "National Magazine Day." The hurricane was quite intense and some people still are not able to go back to work. Why? Well, because a lot of offices remain closed. Or clothes?
The New York Yankees are said to be interested in Anaheim Angels star Torii Hunter. In the NBA, Chicago beat the Orlando Magic. And, in the UEFA Champions League, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid had a 2-2 draw. ManCity and Arsenal both had respective draws as well.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mark Philippoussis, Martin Palermo, Hasim Rahman, Calvin Borel, Tony Schiavone, and Ukrainian tennis sensation Alexandr (no typo!) Dolgopolov (no typo!!). On this day in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened to the public. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about Ayers Rock in the Random Fact section!
Costly Ticket - A new study finds that sports stadiums are costing US taxpayers $10 billion more than anticipated, which could affect public subsidies. Read here.