The Rudy Report is asking TV and movie producers to stop producing new material for a while so that we can all catch up, like today on "National Space Exploration Day." Anyways, you know you built a strong brand when your customers can identify with it. It's the ultimate validation of your business....
The British Open will conclude today with three players in the lead and favorite Jordan Spieth trailing by just one shot. Manchester United star Wayne Rooney will play in Major League Soccer once his contract in the Premier League ends. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Seattle, while the Mets played an enormously long extra innings game against St. Louis and won in the 18th inning.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Stephen Strasburg, Ray Allen, Claudio Reyna, Pavel Datsyuk, and Tunisian-British boxing legend "Champagne" Charlie Magri. On this day in 1968, the first International Special Olympics were held in Chicago. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out what hearing your name says about your mind in the Random Fact section!
Cold Hard Cash - A new report suggests that there is a group interested in buying NHL franchise Pittsburgh Penguins for $700 to $850 million. Read here.
Just Too Much - Japan is changing plans for its new Olympic stadium in order to control costs for the Games set to take place in 2020. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to remind you that, chemically speaking, alcohol is a solution, like today on "National Tapioca Day." Anyways, a gym can be a dangerous place. That's why most people in Wisconsin seem to avoid it entirely. If you go, make sure you have the right gear to protect yourself....
Famous golf coach Hank Haney will analyze anyone's swing on Twitter if you send him a short video. Meanwhile, at the British Open, Dustin Johnson is in the lead, two shots ahead of Jordan Spieth. And, in the NBA, all three Dallas Mavericks point guards, Deron Williams, J.J. Barea, and Raymond Felton, share the exact same birthday: June 26, 1984.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Miller, Marc Savard, Jaap Stam, Matti Nykanen, and I-Kiribati weightlifting legend David Katoatau. On this day in 1899, NEC Corporation was organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out where you want to sit in a plane if you prefer surviving a crash in the Random Fact section!
Complete Control - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is close to acquiring 100% of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. Read here.
Big Deal - The 11-year, $169 million apparel sponsorship deal between Nike and the University of Michigan is by far the biggest college deal ever. Read here.
The Rudy Report can tell right away that people are judgmental just by looking at them, like today on "National Waffle Iron Day." Anyways, Instagram is a big thing on the Internet. People love posting pictures. Rudy especially likes group pictures....
The British Open will tee off at St. Andrews today and Jordan Spieth remains the man to beat. Juventus Turin star Arturo Vidal will transfer to Bayern Munich for 40 million Euros. Other than that, there was no baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Duncan Keith, Adam Scott, Zach Randolph, Barry Sanders, Phil Hellmuth, Jimmy Johnson (not that Jimmy Johnson, the other Jimmy Johnson), and Australian netball legend Kathryn Harby-Williams. On this day in 1935, the world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out why you may not need a PhD in the Random Fact section!
In The Red - National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has pointed out that a large number of teams are losing money. Read here.
Big Business - Forbes released a list of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world with European soccer club Real Madrid in first place, valued at $3.26 billion. Read here.
Turnaround - Spanish La Liga club Valencia is hoping to turn around the team's financial situation with the help of its new billionaire owner from Singapore. Read here.
The Rudy Report is questioning the judgment of people that write Yelp reviews about Starbucks, like today on "National Gummi Worm Day." Anyways, people say that healthcare has become a lot more affordable in the United States. And it has become much easier to pay....
Manchester City is ready to bid $80 million for Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. Meanwhile, rival Manchester United is said to be chasing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. And, in baseball, the American League beat the National League.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tobias Harris, Damian Lillard, Tyler Kennedy, Heath Slater, Jonathan Cheechoo, Jesse Ventura, Barry Melrose, and Estonian volleyball legend Rivo Vesik. On this day in 2003, AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape and established the Mozilla Foundation. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something incredible about Microsoft Windows in the Random Fact section!
No Effort - The National Football League apparently thinks that the Oakland Raiders do not put in enough effort to keep the franchise in town. Read here.
Bull Market - The Brooklyn Nets are under the luxury tax threshold for the first time in a while, which means that the team could turn a profit this season. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that there is absolutely no cool or graceful way to chase a ping pong ball, like today on "National Cow Appreciation Day." Anyways, you are great at what you are doing. Nobody needs to tell you what to do. Same counts for these guys, who clearly don't need to be reminded to bring their ladder....
The MLB All-Star Game is set to go down today. So there's that. The British Open are going to tee off on Thursday at St. Andrews. And, at the Gold Cup, the United States and Panama had a 1-1 draw.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jeff Jarrett, Erick Dampier, Darrelle Revis, and Lithuanian triple jump sensation Dovile Dzindzaletaite (she probably doesn't know how to spell her name either). On this day in 1951, the first color telecast of a sporting event (a horse race on CBS) took place. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about pizza delivery in Alaska in the Random Fact section!
Predicting LA - A new article is making predictions about the future of the National Football League in Los Angeles, coming to some interesting conclusions. Read here.