The Rudy Report is looking forward to Thanksgiving, where we first give thanks for everything we have, and then, just a few hours later, beat the crap out of each other over 42-inch flat screen TV, but not yet today on "National Cake Day." Anyways, when you do something wrong, at least make sure that you don't get caught. This guy right here had the wrong name for the crime he committed....
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh could join the New York Giants or Jets as head coach next season. The shortlist for the FIFA Player of the Year award has been released and it includes 9 players from Bayern Munich. And, in the Champions League, Chelsea and Donetsk became the next two teams to qualify for the next round.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Danny Welbeck, Chris Osgood, Shawn Kemp, Dale Jarrett, and Greek pole vaulting sensation Konstandinos Filippidis. On this day in 1868, the first baseball game ever to be played in an enclosed field took place in San Francisco. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something very interesting about birds in the Random Fact section!
New Highs - Valuations of National Hockey League franchises have increased by 18.6% on average, according to the newest annual report from Forbes. Read here.
Relegation Threat - Italian Serie A team Genoa could potentially be relegated to the second division for failing to pay player transfer debts. Read here.
The Rudy Report is excited, because it is only one month until Christmas, when we will celebrate Santa Claus' birthday by buying each other things we normally wouldn't buy, but not yet today on "National Shopping Reminder Day." Anyways, calling others for advice is what many people do when they are in a desperate situation. However, that may not always be the best idea....
The Boston Red Sox will sign Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez, offering a 5-year, $90-million contract. On Monday Night Football, Baltimore beat New Orleans, while the Jets got crushed by Buffalo. In the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Houston. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders beat Philadelphia in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Dan Carpenter, Nick Swisher, Joe Gibbs, Xabi Alonso, Clint Mathis, Donovan McNabb, Chip Kelly, Bucky Dent, and Australian rugby legend Graham "Wombat" Eadie. On this day in 1915, Albert Einstein presented the field equations of general relativity. The presentation went relatively well. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out when we started saying white meat and dark meat in the Random Fact section!
Big Bet - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks that sports gambling will be legalized in the United States within the next three to five years. Read here.
The Rudy Report is making its glorious return and would like to point out that California's ban of plastic bags will make people that love picking up their dog's poop with their bare hands very happy, today on "National Name Your PC Day." Anyways, in some cities, finding parking can be a real challenge. It can also be a real challenge to read some complaint notes....
In Formula One, Lewis Hamilton won the final race in Abu Dhabi, which was enough to clinch the driver's world championship title. In the Premier League, Chelsea remains the undefeated leader at the top of the table. ManU beat Arsenal 2-1 in the top game. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Montreal. In college football, Florida State remains the only undefeated team with a chance to make the BCS playoffs. And, in the NFL, the New York Giants lost against Dallas, while the Jets will take on Buffalo in Detroit on Monday Night Football.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Keith Primeau, Norbert Haug, Ian Botham, and Egyptian-Welsh (yes, I know) rugby legend Graham Price. On this day in 1960, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record with 55 rebounds in a single game. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out how much time in your life you will spend at the bar in the Random Fact section!
Outsold - A new report finds that the Disney on Ice show featuring "Frozen" is outselling NBA and NHL franchises in their own arenas. Read here.
The Rudy Report will be embarking on a two-week break, but will return on November 24th right on time for Thanksgiving when all other sports sites aren't doing anything, but not before today on "National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day." Anyways, sometimes Asian restaurants show pictures of their menu items in order for patrons to better understand what they are ordering. Fortunately, this has now apparently been expanded to drinks....
There are rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers will try to sign Boston star Rajon Rondo when he becomes a free agent next summer. On Thursday Night Football, Cleveland easily beat Cincinnati. And, in the NHL, New Jersey lost against St. Louis, as if living in that state isn't loss enough.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rio Ferdinand, King Kong Bundy, Hasim Rahman, and Jamaican hurdling legend Brigitte Foster-Hylton. On this day in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened to the public in New York City. Have a great two weeks, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out how much you will eat during your lifetime in the Random Fact section!
Big Guns - The governor of Missouri is being involved in an attempt to keep the St. Louis Rams from moving to Los Angeles. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that Adam and Eve were the first two people not to read the Apple Terms & Conditions, today on "National Nachos Day." Anyways, everybody knows that girls take a lot longer than boys to get ready for dinner. There is no shadow of a doubt about that....
Dortmund star Marco Reus is apparently willing to join Barcelona, after the team's transfer embargo ends in two years, rather than signing a more lucrative deal in the Premier League sooner. In the Champions League, Bayern Munich, Paris St. Germain, Barcelona, and Porto advanced early to the knockout stage. In the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Detroit, while the Nets had a loss against Minnesota. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat the Detroit Red Wings.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jozy Altidore, Ana Ivanovic, Lamar Odom, Johnny Giles, and Latvian soccer sensation Kaspars Gorkss. On this day in 1977, the first Emmy Sports Awards were presented. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about light in the Random Fact section!