The Rudy Report is often considered to be the Super Bowl of sports reports, but contrary to the actual event, we are here for you every day, like today on "National Play Your Ukulele Day." Anyways, we all have done it: Not picking up a call, because we did not recognize the number. We always hope for a voicemail in that case. Sometimes, not picking up can turn out to be a blessing in disguise....
In the NFL, the lying, cheating, and stealing New England Patriots beat Seattle due to a last-minute Seahawks tactical mistake at the 1-yard line. In the Premier League's top game, Chelsea had a 1-1 draw against Manchester City. Chelsea remains at the top of the table, 5 points ahead of ManCity. Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to win the Australian Open. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers, which could have meant something a few years ago.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jordin Tootoo, Donald Driver, Todd Bertuzzi, Wayne Fontes, and English darts legend Andy "The Viking" Fordham. On this day in 2004, Roger Federer became the number one ranked tennis player in the world, and he would hold that spot for 237 weeks. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something surprising about carrots in the Random Fact section!
Stepping Up - After being hesitant, the state of Missouri now seems to be willing to invest $500 million for a new St. Louis Rams arena to prevent the team from moving to Los Angeles. Read here.
Big Deal - The National Basketball Organization has signed a $700 million digital partnership with a Chinese company. Read here.
Stadium Guy - A new report chronicles how a Goldman Sachs banker became the NFL's point person for stadium financing deals. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to point out that you can insult anyone as long as you end the sentence with "but in a good way," today on "National Leave a Funny Voicemail Day." Anyways, no matter what you do in life, you want to be the best at it. That is what Rudy lives by every day. Watkins Roofing is apparently not sharing the same sentiment....
There are rumors that troubled star running back Adrian Peterson could be traded to the Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, or Dolphins. Premier League club Chelsea is said to be interested in Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to replace an aging John Terry. The Rudy Report thinks that the Seattle Seahawks will defeat the Patriots 38-28 in the Super Bowl. In the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Indiana. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Peter Crouch, Dimitar Berbatov, Jalen Rose, Tom Izzo, and Swiss curling legend Carmen Kueng. On this day in 1994, Peter Leko became the youngest chess grandmaster in history. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something very interesting about Russians in the Random Fact section!
Mega Deal - Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid will be renaming their stadium as part of a huge 500 million Euro sponsorship deal with an Abu Dhabi company. Read here.
The Rudy Report is wondering why jet skis were named jet skis instead of boatercycles, today on "National Opposite Day." Anyways, there is no sport where statistics matter more than in baseball. The Oakland Athletics have proven that. Very soon, the new season is starting. So let's have a look at a few stats....
At the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic will take on Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray will face Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat Oklahoma, while the Brookly Nets had a loss against Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Dominik Hasek, Jody Scheckter, Martin Schmitt, and Antiguan cricket legend Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton "Andy" Roberts. On this day in 1963, the first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something quite important about asparagus in the Random Fact section!
Good To Go - The governor of Wisconsin is committing $220 million to build a new arena for NBA franchise Milwaukee Bucks. Read here.
Less Spending - Clubs of the top French soccer league have spent 90% less on transfers this year compared to last year as the income tax rate reached 75%. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants you to know that Rudy always keeps a baseball bat next to his bed in case someone wants to break in and pitch a no-hitter, like today on "National Data Privacy Day." Anyways, Tyrone and Rudy are once again throwing their annual house party. You're all invited. It will be a classy affair....
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas could join a Major League Soccer club soon. The Council of Europe is asking FIFA to reconsider hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and suggests a new round of applications. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Daunte Culpepper, Andre Iguodala, Nick Price, Gregg Popovich, and Swedish skateboarding legend Ali Boulala. On this day in 1934, the first ski tow began operating in Vermont. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something about manners and chivalry in the Random Fact section!
Stake Sale - There are rumors that MLB franchise Los Angeles Dodgers could be selling a minority stake of the team to South Korean investors. Read here.
No Sale - Major League Soccer franchise New York Red Bulls has denied reports that Qatar Sports Investments would be buying the team. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that Fifth Third Bank doesn't seem to be good at handling numbers, judging solely by their name, today on "National Chocolate Cake Day." Anyways, everyone is doing this "pay it forward" thing now, bla bla bla. It's charity on a grassroots level. In this case right here, the waiter is asking Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic not to score against his favorite team....
To celebrate their 100-year anniversary in 2017, it is rumored that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be awarded with the NHL All-Star Game and an Outdoor Game. Real Madrid is being investigated for violating youth player rules and could face a transfer ban similar to rivals Barcelona. And, all New York sports games have been postponed because of a little snow.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Fred Taylor, Marat Safin, Matt Stover, Cris Collinsworth, and Australian netball legend Janine Ilitch. On this day in 1956, the New York Giants (NFL) started playing games at Yankee Stadium. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about Australia in the Random Fact section!
Hockey Talk - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talks about the league, revenues, and its future in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Read here.
More Money - German Bundesliga club Hamburg has received a 10 million Euro donation to complete its youth academy in addition to a recent capital influx. Read here.