The Rudy Report is proud to announce that we are the only sports and lifestyle report that is approved in both South and North Korea, today on "National Hat Day." Anyways, learning names is an important part of getting to know someone. It is polite to remember the names of people you meet. It is even more important to spell their names correctly. Rudy bets you spelled "Erica" the wrong way for years....
The New York Yankees may be interested in signing veteran pitcher Johan Santana. The New York Jets have hired Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. And, in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets lost against Memphis.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Holliday, Drew Brees, Bernard Hopkins, and Ethiopian running legend Tsegaye Kebede. On this day in 2001, Wikipedia went online. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can discover an interesting difference between diet and regular coke in the Random Fact section!
Big Deal - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, which is expected to lead to a bidding war. Read here.
No More Rights - Brazil has made it illegal to invest in player transfer rights, joining a global movement to ban the development of such a market. Read here.
The Rudy Report is suspecting that people are taking selfies because nobody else wants to take pictures of them, today on "National Dress Up Your Pet Day." Anyways, religion is a big deal in this world. In fact, people can get pretty fanatic about it. Sometimes people even convert from one to another. You think you know that there are several major world religions, but can you name all four of them?
Fired Broncos coach John Fox could become the new head coach of the Chicago Bears. Manchester United seem to be interested in Lionel Messi. It would be one of the few clubs capable of paying the $300 transfer fee without violating Financial Fair Play. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders crushed the Rangers 3-0 at Madison Square Garden.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mike Pelfrey, Hakeem Nicks, Byron Leftwich, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, and Norwegian skiing legend Lasse Kjus. On this day in 1943, Alex Smart of Montreal became the first NHL player to score a hat trick in his league debut. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how sloppy handwriting can be bad for your health in the Random Fact section!
Active Trader - World soccer organization FIFA is working on a new player trading platform called Global Player Exchange, trying to improve the transfer market. Read here.
College Worth - The Wall Street Journal has released an interesting report, coming up with valuations of college football programs. Read here.
Finally Profitable - Premier League leaders Chelsea have posted a profit for the year ending, which is mostly due to player sales. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to remind you that every party is an ugly sweater party, as long as you are ugly and sweat a lot, today on "National Rubber Ducky Day." Anyways, with over a quarter million followers on Twitter, the Rudy Report is not really a secret anymore. However, some secrets in the world remain and that's good....
Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player Award 2014 for the third time in his career. In the college football national championship game, Ohio State beat Oregon with a clear victory. And, in the NBA, Brooklyn lost against Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marc Staal, Josh Freeman, Reggie Brown, Nikolai Khabibulin, Mark O'Meara, and Scottish snooker legend Stephen "The King of Crucible" Hendry. On this day in 1999, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball only to return in 2001. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something fascinating about breast implants in the Random Fact section!
Home Run - Former baseball star Hank Aaron has joined a group of investors that will submit a bid to purchase NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks. Read here.
Counteroffer - Despite the likelihood of the Rams moving to Los Angeles, the city of St. Louis is working on plans for a new NFL stadium. Read here.
Phoenix Down - Scottish soccer club Glasgow Rangers has rejected a $30 million takeover offer from Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that the most disappointing part of "The Wolf of Wall Street" is that there aren't any wolves in it at all, today on "National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day." Anyways, the last Christmas Review did not fully cover everything, so we are doing a Part 2 in this edition of the Rudy Report. We would like to review the remix of the Christmas classic "Last Christmas"....
The NCAA college football championship game between Oregon and Ohio State will take place tonight. In the NFL, Rex Ryan became the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Meanwhile, in the Playoffs, the Colts, Patriots, Packers, and Seahawks advanced to the Conference Finals. In the Premier League, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal won, ManCity had a draw, and ManU lost against Southampton. And, yesterday in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat San Jose.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marian Hossa, Dominique Wilkins, Ottmar Hitzfeld, and Burkinabe sprinting legend Andre Bicaba. On this day in 1915, the Rocky Mountain National Park was formed by an act of US Congress (and I thought it was formed by nature, interesting). Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something cool about male and female cells in the Random Fact section!
Like A Hawk - Two former NBA players have hired GSP to advise them regarding a potential purchase of franchise Atlanta Hawks. Read here.
New Ranger In Town - Former soccer coach Felix Magath has bought 1% in struggling Scottish soccer club Glasgow Rangers, that had takeover offers from US-based investors. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to know why Microsoft thinks that a kickstand on its Surface tablet is a competitive advantage that needs to be heavily advertised with no end in sight, today on "National Static Electricity Day." Anyways, it is once again time to award the Shirt of the Month! It's the first in 2015. While you may be fashionable, you are not a fashionista until you have this shirt in your closet....
Chelsea seem to be willing to pay the $300 million transfer fee to acquire Lionel Messi from Barcelona, which could double with a 6-year, $300 million contract for the player. Boston has been selected to make a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks successfully extended their losing streak with a loss against Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Chad Johnson, Mat Hoffman, Scott Thornton, Muggsy Bogues, Mark Martin, and Botswana boxing sensation Oteng Oteng (Rudy-suggested nickname Double-O-Teng). On this day in 2007, Apple unveiled the first iPhone. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about Pixar in the Random Fact section!
Staying Put - The National Basketball Association has confirmed that the Atlanta Hawks will stay in the city, regardless of who will be the new owner. Read here.
Bigger Team - The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have added five more limited partners to the NBA franchise, strengthening the team with financial power. Read here.