The Rudy Report would like to extend belated congratulations to France for electing a socialist president, because finally, the French will have someone fighting for them to get better union laws, more contrast to the rest of the Western world, and, most importantly, more vacation days, today on "National Chocolate Chip Day." In order to make it big in Hollywood, you have to have a breakout performance, playing a role that suits you well. Some have really outdone themselves...
After a crazy finish in the Premier League, everyone will be looking to Munich where the Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC will take place on Saturday. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers had an easy 3-0 win against New Jersey to take a 1-0 series lead. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Baltimore, while the Mets beat Milwaukee.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Josh Beckett, Ryan Leaf, Don Nelson, Ray Lewis, John Smoltz, and Dutch soccer twins Ronald and Frank de Boer. On this day in 1928, Mickey Mouse appeared in his first cartoon. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about Mariah Carey that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Not Moving - A new report suggests that neither the Minnesota Vikings, nor the Oakland Raiders are moving to Los Angeles, which makes it harder to find a franchise for the new stadium. Read here.
New Boss - The former chief executive of Sheffield United and a group of investors have taken over struggling soccer club Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
No need to rush to open this Rudy Report, because there are enough reports for everyone, so nobody will feel left out, today on "National Dance Like a Chicken Day." We are well into May, but we haven't picked our "Shirt of the Month" yet. That changes today! We have a clear winner, and it requires no explanation. Here we go...
"Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011" Mario Balotelli's improbable pass lying down to Sergio Aguero, who scored the 3-2 against Queens Park Rangers in the 94th minute, made Manchester City the Premier League champion in the most thrilling way possible. ManCity had to turn the game with two goals in the last two minutes of the game win the championship, because Manchester United had beaten Sunderland 1-0. Matt Kuchar won the Players Championship. On Saturday, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington in Game 7 of the series to advance to the next round. They will face off against the New Jersey Devils. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Seattle, while the Mets had a loss against Miami.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Frank Gore, Eddie House, Tony Siragusa, and Slovenian basketball sensation Uros Slokar. On this day in 1918, Sunday baseball was made legal in Washington, DC. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something somewhat interesting about the Barbie doll in the Random Fact section!
Out Of Boston - The New York Times has sold its remaining stake in the Boston Red Sox for $63 million, expecting a profit of about $38 million. Read here.
Close To The Finish - There are two bidders in very advanced bidding stages for the Glasgow Rangers, meaning that a rescue deal may be imminent. Read here.
It is the eleventh day of May, which Mexicans, of course, call "Eleveno de Mayo", and this is the Rudy Report, which Mexicans call "Rudy Report", today on "National Eat What You Want Day." As you are getting in shape for the summer, you try many traditional approaches: yoga, lifting weights, running, and so on. But that may not do it. Rudy has the ultimate work out for you, that will get you in shape. Just copy this...
At the Players Championship, Ian Poulter and Martin Laird are in the lead at 7 under. The New York Knicks may be interested in signing point guard Steve Nash for next season. In the NBA playoffs, Philadelphia eliminated favorite Chicago Bulls. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Cam Newton, Jeremy Maclin, Andres Iniesta, John Parrott, and Finnish ski jumping legend Janne Ahonen (who, of course, started his career at Lahden Hiihtoseura ski jumping club, but you probably knew that). On this day in 1983, Aberdeen FC beat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what time of the day is best to buy shoes in the Random Fact section!
Two More - After failing to lock in a preferred bidder, there are apparently two new interested parties making a move for the Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
There have been so many Rudy Reports that even we lost track of the exact count (don't worry, we'll do a count soon), but famous researchers and mathematicians estimate the number to be somewhere between 2,000 and 4.1 million reports, which is probably a good ballpark number, today on "National Trust Your Intuition Day." Everyone tries to eat healthy, but throwing in a burger once in a while is only human. But that's okay! You can do that, as long as you have the money in your hand to pay for it...
In the NBA, the New York Knicks got eliminated from the playoffs with a loss against Miami. The team should look better next season. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers lost against Washington, which means that a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden will decide who advances. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Tampa Bay, while the Mets beat Philadelphia. And, in the Europa League final, Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 to win the trophy in a one-sided game. However, Bilbao beat Madrid in the correct spelling of the word "athletic."
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Heidfeld, Dennis Bergkamp, Jonathan Edwards, Merlene Ottey, Tito Santana, Jim Calhoun, and Norwegian speed-skating legend Adne Sondral. On this day in 1979, the Federal States of Micronesia became self-governing. It was called "Micro-management." Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out about the newest trend in chewing gum technology in the Random Fact section!
Staying Royal - Despite ongoing rumors, the current owner of MLB franchise Kansas City Royals says that he has no intention of selling the team. Read here.
Good To Go - The NHL Board of Directors has approved the sale of the St. Louis Blues to businessman Tom Stillman for roughly $130 million. Read here.
Many people have wondered why the Rudy Report does not introduce a Facebook-style "Like" button, but that would just put too much stress on the Internet, because readers generally like everything on this site, like today on "National Shoe Day." A lot of you are fans of the show Mad Men, which has brought advertising and Madison Avenue to the attention of the public. They had great times back then. And better advertisements...
New York legislators will not vote on permitting mixed martial arts events in the state this year. It has been postponed, which means that you have to go to Harlem to see these fights for free on the street. In baseball, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers hit four home runs in a single game against Baltimore. The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, and the Mets beat Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jake Long, Prince Fielder, Brandon Webb, Steve Yzerman, Tony Gwynn, Ion Tiriac, and Belgian high jumping legend Bruno Brokken. On this day in 1874, the first horse-drawn bus made its debut in Mumbai. They have much more advanced horse-drawn buses now. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about paper in the Random Fact section!
Pay To Play - Legislators in Minnesota have finally agreed to a deal for a new stadium, but the Vikings may still kill the deal due to higher costs for the franchise. Read here.
Almost Real - It looks like the Phoenix Coyotes may actually be sold to a buyer as things have looked better for the franchise than ever before. Read here.
Not Preferred - The preferred bidder to acquire struggling soccer team Glasgow Rangers has dropped his bid, because financials are worse than they looked at first glance. Read here.