This Rudy Report is extremely spicy, so you need some guts to handle it and we advise you to stay close to a bathroom, just in case, today on "National Walk Around Things Day." Sometimes you should just go out and have fun, even when there is no particular reason. Enjoy yourself! And if you have a good reason to celebrate, let it all out...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Roberto Luongo, Ben Gordon, Kevin Weekes, Loris Capirossi, and American BMX legend and car racer Dave Mirra. On this day in 1973, the World Trade Center in New York City was officially dedicated. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out what the United States, Burma, and Liberia have in common in the Random Fact section!
Due to Rudy's busy schedule in the next few weeks, the Rudy Report will come to you in its reduced, yet equally exciting and informative edition until Monday, April 15th, starting today on "National Don't Go to Work Unless It's Fun Day." People say, numbers don't lie. Well, that may not always be true...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jared Allen, Tommy Haas, Hans-Georg "Katsche" Schwarzenbeck, and Slovenian motorcycle racing sensation Matija Duh (duh!). On this day in 1975, Bobby Fisher refused to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about Camp David in the Random Fact section!
A new survey has found that 81.4% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over having a portion of their bank savings taken away to pay for a bailout, which is a strong vote for Rudy, today on "National Keep America Beautiful Day." We have completed three whole months for the year, and now it's time to look at our New Year's resolutions. You wanted to work out, at least, you're still going to the gym...
Los Angeles Angels player Mike Trout made more money for fantasy baseball participants than for himself last season, being ranked the number one player for the 2013 season. Meanwhile, on Opening Day, the Red Sox crushed the New York Yankees, while the Mets crushed San Diego (Warning: Those were not April Fool's results). And, in the NHL, the Rangers had a clutch win against Winnipeg, while the Islanders beat New Jersey.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Todd Woodbridge, Bill Romanowski, Juha Kankkunen, Don Sutton, and German rowing legend Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski (always last done signing autographs compared to her teammates). On this day in 1969, the Milwaukee Bucks signed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about Detroit that you absolutely did not know before in the Random Fact section!
Out Of The Woodwork - A day after a new bidder for the Phoenix Coyotes surfaced, a second group has expressed interest in the franchise, making it interesting. Read here.
Out Of It - A minority owner of the Sacramento Kings has ended his bid to take over the franchise, which means that just two powerful groups are left in the running. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to announce that from now on, we will move away from sports and lifestyle news, and focus on gardening and all things French, after today on "National Fun at Work Day." The service on airlines gets worse and worse every year, while you end up paying more for your flights. Plus, it's noisy! To make sure you have a comfortable trip, bring your own ear or... well, nose plugs....
With $29 million, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez will make more than the entire Houston Astros team combined, and he may not even play for the first half of the season. In the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Louisville was the only number one ranked team to make it to the Final Four. They will be joined by Wichita State, Michigan, and Syracuse. In the Premier League, Arsenal, ManU, ManCity, and Liverpool all won their respective games. Chelsea lost against Southampton. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Montreal, while the Islanders had a loss against Pittsburgh. And, in the NBA, the Knicks beat Boston again.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Brook Lopez, Scott Stevens, Arrigo Sacchi, Phil Niekro, and Norwegian ski jumping legend Bjorn Einar Romoren. On this day in 1976, Apple was formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about dogs and firefighting in the Random Fact section!
Another One - A new bidder for the Phoenix Coyotes has emerged, apparently ready to make a $170 million takeover offer, but the arena lease remains an issue. Read here.
You're lucky, because you just grabbed the last Rudy Report Weekend Edition and the next person trying to open it will find nothing, today on "National Dress In Blue Day." Recent news have been heavily focused on Cyprus and its weak banking system. People seem to have forgotten about Greece. Well, the Greek economy is improving and the people are back on the job again working hard...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have added yet another star to their roster with the acquisition of Jarome Iginla. Also, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Ottawa, while the Islanders beat Philadelphia. And, in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Ohio State advanced to the next round among other teams, while Indiana was upset by Syracuse.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jennifer Capriati, Earl Campbell, Walt Frazier, Marc Overmars, and Trinidadian soccer sensation Jlloyd Samuel (and you thought you have seen every name?). On this day in 1984, NFL franchise Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out that there may have been a different calendar in the Random Fact section!
Most Valuable - The New York Yankees remain the most valuable franchise in baseball and all of sports with a price tag of $2.3 billion, followed by the Dodgers worth $1.6 billion. Read here.
Exit Strategy - After days of confusion, the owner of British soccer club Leeds United has sold a 10% stake to a Bahrain bank, which is the first step of an exit strategy. Read here.