We would like you to take the index finger of your right hand and point at yourself, because this Rudy Report was written just for you, yes, you, today on "National Learn About Butterflies Day." Well, stock markets have been setting record highs lately and nobody is talking about the recession anymore. But how do we really know that the crisis is over? By looking at the size of the bling of completely unknown rappers...
The New York Giants have released kicker Lawrence Tynes, who will be replaced by Josh Brown. In the Champions League, Bayern Munich and Malaga became the last teams to advance to the quarterfinals. And, in the NBA, the Knicks played against Denver, but nobody watched it, because it was on too late.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Stephen Curry, Nicolas Anelka, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Bobby Jenks, and Kazakh boxing sensation Bakhtiyar Artayev. On this day in 1997, 68-year old hockey legend Gordie Howe signed an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something somewhat interesting about two historical figures in the Random Fact section!
Unrivaled - Officials in Qatar have denied rumors that the state is planning on creating a rival soccer league that would challenge the Champions League. Read here.
The Rudy Report bets that this message is better than the previous e-mail or article you read, so enjoy before getting back to less attractive stuff, today on "National Earmuff Day." While the rest of the world uses meters, Celsius, and kilograms, the United States still won't accept these universal units of measurement. Well, that is why to this day, we have to continue converting units...
David Beckham is the world's richest soccer player with a net worth of 200 million Euros, ahead of Lionel Messi who has 133 million Euros. In the Champions League, Barcelona eliminated AC Milan, while Galatasaray Istanbul advanced as well. Wide receiver Victor Cruz wants to stay with the New York Giants, but the Patriots may be ready to make an offer. In the NBA, Brooklyn beat New Orleans. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Buffalo.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Holger Badstuber, Caron Butler, Johan Santana, Edgar Davids, Bruno Conti, and Vietnamese chess sensation Le Quang Liem. On this day in 2008, gold prices at the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out where Stalin's family now lives in the Random Fact section!
Work In Progress - A National Hockey League executive has stated that the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes is in progress as several groups of investors are currently doing their due diligence. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to tell you that you look great and that we especially love your choice of shoes, today on "National Plant a Flower Day." Hugs are a great way to express your affection. Hugs happen all the time. But don't get too eager, because not everyone will share your enthusiasm...
Barcelona will take on AC Milan at home in the Champions League today after losing the away game 2-0. Paris Saint-Germain may be interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale. Wide receiver Wes Welker could join the Miami Dolphins. In the NBA, Brooklyn lost against Philadelphia, while the Knicks played against Golden State way too late. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees could sign Derrek Lee or Scott Rolen.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Darryl Strawberry, Steve Finley, Mikko Koivu, Casey Mears, and Panamaian soccer legend Julio Dely Valdes. On this day in 1894, Coca-Cola was bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about company name selection in the Random Fact section!
Not Enough - National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern has said that the Burkle group bid for the Sacramento Kings has to be increased in order to be considered for approval. Read here.
Unlike Apple, the Rudy Report has a new product out every single day, which is what we call true innovation, like today on "National Middle Name Pride Day." When you have a child, make sure to choose the right name wisely, not just a good middle name. It can affect the kid's entire future. Erica, is that you?
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will play his last season before retiring. Meanwhile, first baseman Aubrey Huff may replace injured Mark Teixeira. In the German soccer league, Schalke beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the top game. In the Premier League, Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2, while many other games were canceled due to the FA Cup, in which ManU and Chelsea had a 2-2 draw. Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championship at Doral. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington, while the Islanders got crushed by Pittsburgh.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lee Evans, Dan Uggla, Elton Brand, Bobby Abreu, and Mexican figure skating sensation Luis Hernandez. On this day in 1986, the National Football League adopted the instant replay rule. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about France in the Random Fact section!
Fan Takeover - British soccer club Portsmouth FC is close to emerging from bankruptcy with fans taking ownership as the Portsmouth Supporters' Trust. Read here.
Questionable Income - French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain has spent more money recently than any other club, but is reporting interesting income to be in line with new financial fair play rules. Read here.
The Rudy Report has been called the Chanel of "Sports & Lifestyle Reports", which makes us even better, because we are free, today on "National Be Nasty Day." When something is lost, you almost always think that you may never get it back. But there's hope! Here is a feel-good example for you...
Manchester United has confirmed that they are planning on selling striker Wayne Rooney with Paris Saint-Germain being one of the possible destinations as well as Real Madrid. In the NBA, the Knicks lost against Oklahoma by just one point. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat the Islanders 2-1 thanks to an overtime goal by Marian Gaborik.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Hines Ward, Jason Elam, Buck Williams, Florentino Perez, and Belgian marathon legend Karel Lismont. On this day in 1817, the New York Stock Exchange was founded. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about an incredible baseball incident in the Random Fact section!
Female Deal - Arena Football League franchise owner Kristin Murdock has sold the Utah Blaze to Salt Lake City businesswoman Kim Brown for an undisclosed sum. Read here.