By the time you are done with reading this Rudy Report you will be slightly older than when you started reading this, but you still look good at this point, today on "National Sleep Comfort Day." The Rudy Report is a great conversation starter for everyone, and it has opened many doors for our readers. In general, opening doors is not easy, so any help is appreciated by most...
The New Jersey/Brooklyn (which one is worse?) Nets are preparing a trade offer to get center Dwight Howard. Chelsea FC is planning to sell striker Torres for approximately $47 million. By the way, don't forget to send in your nominations for "2011 Rudy Report Athlete of the Year". You have less than a week to make your voice heard! Send "Nominations" to email@example.com
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rodney Harrison, Mo Vaughn, Allan Simonsen, Art Howe, Jim Leyland, and Italian horse racing jockey Frankie Dettori. On this day in 1976, Samoa became a member of the United Nations. Exciting, isn't it? Have a great day, check out some vintage Dear Rudy contributions, and find out how ignorance can make you smarter in the Random Fact section!
Extended Sale - The New York Mets will take longer than expected to sell $200 million worth of minority shares in the troubled franchise. Read here.
Going Private - Shareholders of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs have agreed to take the team private as they are struggling to find a new stadium deal. Read here.
Moving Out - The 49ers are set to leave San Francisco after receiving preliminary approval to build a new stadium further south in Santa Clara. Read here.
Rumor Mill - British soccer club Blackburn Rovers is denying rumors that the team is on the verge of financial failure. Read here.
A new survey has shown that 63.8% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over another European credit crisis, which is a stronger approval than the Russian president, today on "National Learn a Foreign Language Day." As the Occupy Wall Street movement gets quieter and quieter, the Rudy Report wants to take a final look at these guys. Of course, some folks still have lots of passion and enthusiasm, but the audience has dwindled quite a bit...
French club Paris Saint-Germain is close to signing aging star David Beckham. Meanwhile, the Tottenham Hotspurs are said to be interested in Real Madrid player Kaka. Another doping scandal is brewing in Major League Baseball. And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Dallas, while the Islanders had a loss against Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Craig Biggio, Bill Buckner, Michael Owen, and Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj. On this day in 1782, the Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifted off on its first test flight. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out what a horse had to do with politics in the Random Fact section!
Under The Bridge - The New York Mets have apparently received a $40 million bridge loan from Bank of America, while the franchise is trying to raise money through a partial sale. Read here.
Budget Deficit - A new analysis shows that the Rutgers athletics department is one of the most money-losing of all college sports schools. Read here.
The Rudy Report is just a little more than one week away from announcing the "2011 Rudy Report Athlete of the Year", which means that you need to send your nominations soon, like today on "National Closed Caption TV Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is never wrong. Never ever. But some people are. It's always good and healthy to admit your own mistakes. This guy went the extra mile...
Chris Paul has now been linked to the Los Angeles Clippers who would desperately need a player like that. Real Madrid wants to swap Esteban Granero for Chelsea star Frank Lampard. The New York Knicks have acquired Tyson Chandler and Mike Bibby to improve the team. They may also get Jamal Crawford and JJ Barea. And, probably nobody watched Monday Night Football, because St. Louis played against Seattle, which means that the result has never mattered and will never matter.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sergei Fedorov, Rickie Fowler, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, and Finnish poker sensation Patrik Antonius. On this day in 1996, free agent and former "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year" Roger Clemens signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something about libraries that you probably don't want to know in the Random Fact section!
Don't Leave - The mayor of Oakland has stated that he will try his best to keep pro teams, such as the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, and Raiders, from leaving. Read here.
It is 12/12 and, according to some ancient folks that didn't have a proper college education and fashionable clothing, we are just one year away from the end of the world, but not if Rudy can stop that, starting today on "National Gingerbread House Day." As we get closer to announcing the "2011 Rudy Report Athlete of the Year", Rudy is urging you to send in your nominations. This is an almost democratic process! You want to pick people that made headlines. Like these guys...
Dwight Howard has expressed interest in a trade to the New Jersey Nets. In one of the most anticipated games of the year, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 after recovering from an early Madrid goal 20 seconds into the game. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III did not finish third, but won the Heisman Trophy. Congratulations! In the NFL, the Jets beat Kansas City, while the Giants had a big win against Dallas. In the Premier League, Arsenal, Liverpool, and ManU all won their respective games. Chelsea will play against Manchester City tonight. Luke Donald became the first golfer to win both, the US and Europe money rankings title. And, in the NHL, the Rangers beat Florida 6-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Chris Jennings, Ronnie Brown, Orlando Hudson, Mike Golic, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Danish middle-distance running legend Wilson Kipketer. On this day in 1911, Delhi replaced Calcutta as the capital of India. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about muscles in the Random Fact section!
Real Big Deal - Companies Rogers and BCE have agreed to buy Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) for $1.3 billion, giving them ownership of NHL, NBA, and MLS franchises. Read here.
Smart Deal - The Los Angeles Angels' signing of Albert Pujols has translated into a lucrative TV deal with Fox worth $3 billion over 20 years. Read here.
A new study has found that 62% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over going to a Mets game with a group of French union workers, which is nice, today on "National Pastry Day." As you know, not everything in life is always as straightforward as the Rudy Report. There can be confusion. There can be misunderstandings. And, there can be mix-ups. This guy right here showed up.... to the wrong place.
The Anaheim Angels have entered and won the race to sign star slugger Albert Pujols, apparently offering a 10-year, $260 million contract. The team is also signing pitcher CJ Wilson for $75 million over 5 years. Shane Battier will join the Miami Heat. Schalke is close to acquiring German striker Lukas Podolski. Any trade regarding Chris Paul will be blocked by the NBA, because team owners have complained. And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Tampa Bay, while the Islanders lost against Chicago.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Grant, Mardy Fish, World B. Free, Tom Kite, and American football legend Dick Butkus. On this day in 1966, Barbados joined the United Nations. How about that? Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn some more about former kings in the Random Fact section!
Still Looking - The back and forth between legislators and the Minnesota Vikings in their quest to find a site for a new NFL stadium continues. Read here.