While you are rushing to submit your income tax returns, the Rudy Report wants to assure you that we will always be tax-free, so enjoy this harbor of happiness, today on "National Take a Wild Guess Day." Anyways, news reporting is a skill. We openly admit that we do a great job and never make mistakes. Others seem to be a bit less sophisticated with their reporting....
The NHL playoffs will begin tomorrow. The New York Rangers will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in their first game on Thursday. NFL star Shawne Merriman has joined the WWE. And, there are rumors that Tiger Woods will also have to miss the US Open due to his back problems.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ilya Kovalchuk, Frank Schleck, Milton Bradley, Jason Sehorn, and Ghanaian soccer sensation Quincy Owusu-Abeyie. On this day in 1924, Rand McNally published its first road atlas. It was the paper version of Google Maps. Have a great day, there is still the brand-new Dear Rudy from baseball expert Hank the Tank, and find out what the Philippines and Vatican City have in common in the Random Fact section!
New League - A new soccer league in India is attracting prominent investors for the first franchises, looking to tap a billion dollar market. Read here.
The Rudy Report is proud to announce that we have now more Twitter followers than the Federal Reserve, which makes a strong statement about who influences the economy the most, today on "National Pecan Day." Anyways, hiring someone to do work in your home is so 2013. 2014 is the year of doing it yourself! If you need help, grab a friend and start remodeling now....
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time, three shots ahead of the competition. In the Champions League semi-finals, favorite Bayern Munich will take on Real Madrid. The other game will be between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea. In the Premier League, Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in the top game. In the NBA, the New York Knicks beat Chicago. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Boston again, while the Mets got crushed by the Los Angeles Angels.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Greg Maddux, Anderson Silva, David Justice, Pete Rose, and Canadian race walking legend Guillaume LeBlanc. On this day in 1828, Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary. Have a great week, there is a brand-new Dear Rudy about a recent baseball controversy, and learn something about pumping gas in the Random Fact section!
Rockin' Buffalo - Jon Bon Jovi and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment are reportedly interested in buying NFL franchise Buffalo Bills together as early as October. Read here.
The Rudy Report is helping you transition into the weekend, kind of like Russia is so kind to help Crimea transition into independence, today on "National Pet Day." Anyways, when you start a business, you need to make sure that you have an edge, something that sets you apart from the rest. But you also need to make sure that you keep your promises....
Bill Haas is in the lead after Day 1 of the Masters with a score of 4 under, leading by one shot over the likes of Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. The drawing of the Champions League semi-finals takes place in Switzerland today. In baseball, the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Buffalo.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mark Teixeira, Thiago Alcantara, Chris Ferguson, Harley Race, and Nigerian-Hong Kong soccer legend Festus Blaise. On this day in 1962, the New York Mets played their first major league game and lost. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out why the European Union is great in the Random Fact section!
Strengthening Ties - A group of teams is apparently interested in taking an ownership stake in Formula One racing, which could solidify the sport. Read here.
Stadium Debate - The owner of the Atlanta Falcons wants to build a new $1.2 billion stadium with public funds, but critics say the current arena is not very old. Read here.
The Rudy Report is being read in 122 countries and we would like to especially welcome our readers in Uganda, Madagascar, and Andorra, today on "National Safety Pin Day." Anyways, it's nice to get recognized for things you are good at. After all, it's the little things that count. A compliment can go a long way....
The Masters tournament will start today at Augusta National. Arsenal London plans on signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. In the Champions League, favorites Bayern Munich eliminated Manchester United as expected. Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona to advance to the semi-finals as well. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Baltimore again, while the Mets lost against Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to John Madden, Andre Ethier, Dion Phaneuf, Kasey Kahne, Sean Avery, Roberto Carlos, and Dutch tennis legend Manon Bollegraf. On this day in 1916, the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) was created in New York City. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why drive-in movie theaters were created in the Random Fact section!
Power House - The revenues of the University of Alabama athletics department are higher than the revenues of all NHL and most NBA franchises. Read here.
Standing In Line - Once MLB franchise Oakland Athletics will be for sale, there are a number of suitors that want to buy the team, including Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Read here.
With only a mere 8 months left in the year and Christmas sales starting in two weeks, you may start thinking about your nomination for Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2014, today on "National Walk to Work Day." Anyways, spring has arrived in most parts of the country by now, and people seem to get really excited about it....
By the way, yesterday was "National Draw a Bird Day" and it has become a tradition that our loyal reader Barney M. Stanley-Smith would draw a bird and submit it to cheer up readers all around the world. Well, this year is no different. Thank you, Barney! Enjoy!
Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos wants to leave the club at the end of the season with potential clubs including Manchester United and Real Madrid. In the Champions League, Chelsea beat Paris in the last minute, and Real Madrid advanced to the semi-finals as well, but almost got upset by Borussia Dortmund. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Baltimore. In the NBA, Brooklyn remained undefeated against Miami with another win. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Carolina.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jeff Reed, Robbie Fowler, Rick Tocchet, Jacques Villeneuve, and Croatian soccer sensation Jerko Leko (his friends say he can be a Jerk-o sometimes). On this day in 1965, the Astrodome opened in Houston, where the first indoor baseball game was played. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about coins in the Random Fact section!
Tough Sell - British soccer club Leeds United is still struggling with losses and debt as a new Italian investor seeks league approval to take over the team. Read here.