The Rudy Report would like to remind you to start thinking about who you want to nominate for the most prestigious "2014 Rudy Report Athlete of the Year Award", today on "National Plush Animals Day." Anyways, traffic jams tend to be a nuisance. Nobody likes them. This may be about to change....
The NFL is planning to play five games in London next season. On Monday Night Football, Dallas lost against Washington. LeBron James is making $21 million a year, but his economic impact in the Cleveland area is estimated to be $215 million per year. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Minnesota 5-4 after trailing 3-0 before the start of the third period.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lenny Wilkens, Christy Hemme, Steve Atwater, Jeremy Bonderman, and North Korean weightlifting sensation Kim Un-guk (no, not that Kim Un). On this day in 1965, construction of the St. Louis Arch was completed. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why you should rather eat on your toilet than in your kitchen in the Random Fact section!
On The Move - There are reports that the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays has discussed moving the MLB franchise to Montreal. Read here.
Portfolio Management - The owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers is close to buying London-based Premier League club Crystal Palace. Read here.
Talking Points - Due to the high interest in bringing at least one franchise to Los Angeles, the NFL has held regular conference calls on the matter. Read here.
A new survey has found that 64.8% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over getting infected with ebola, which is yet another strong vote of confidence for us, today on "NATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY." Anyways, did you go out and party over the weekend? A lot of people go to clubs and have a good time. This guy right here is doing it wrong....
In the much-anticipated El Clasico, Real Madrid crushed Barcelona 3-1. In the Premier League, Chelsea had a 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Arsenal won, ManCity lost, and Liverpool had a tie. In the NFL, the New York Jets lost against Buffalo, while the Giants had the week off. In the World Series, San Francisco beat Kansas City to take a 3-2 series lead. And, in college football, Mississippi State remains at the top of the rankings.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Andrew Bynum, Stephan El Shaarawy, Yi Jianlian, and Mozambican running legend Maria "The Maputo Express" Mutola. On this day in 1682, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something shocking about newborns in the Random Fact section!
Vegas Baby - The National Hockey League is reportedly in discussions with billionaire William Foley to bring a team to Las Vegas. Read here.
Cost Analysis - A new study shows the NHL's Fan Cost Index and finds that Toronto has the most expensive fan experience, while the cheapest is in Florida. Read here.
The Rudy Report will be taking a quick creative break for the rest of the week, and so you have to read other, lesser sports news, but it will probably make you appreciate Rudy more, today on "National Evaluate Your Life Day." Anyways, Rudy is not the only one taking time off. As the holidays are approaching, make sure you know everyone's schedule....
Bayern Munich is said to be close to signing Dortmund star Marco Reus for next season. FSU quarterback Jameis Winston will enter the NFL Draft in 2015. On Monday Night Football, Pittsburgh defeated Houston. And, in baseball, the World Series will begin today. Both, San Francisco and Kansas City made it as wild card teams.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lou Lamoriello, Whitey Ford, Shelden Williams, Zack Greinke, and Romanian gymnastics legend Lavinia Milosovici. On this day in 1973, Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams became the first player in history to score two safeties in the same game. Have a great rest of the week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out why cuddling is important in the Random Fact section!
The Race Is On - A new report describes how different parties are trying to land a franchise in Los Angeles as they fight to play in one of the most lucrative markets. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that if you post on Facebook that you run 1.7 miles every morning, you will get a "like" from burglars who know that they have 35 minutes to check out your house, today on "National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day." Anyways, sometimes life can be difficult. Everyone needs to overcome obstacles at one point or another. Don't panic, you will find a way....
The 2016 NHL All-Star Game was awarded to the city of Nashville. Meanwhile, in the NHL, the New York Rangers destroyed San Jose 4-0. In the Premier League, ManCity and Chelsea won, while Arsenal only had a draw. Liverpool beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2. 4 out of the 5 goals were scored after the 87th minute. The World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco will begin tomorrow. In NCAA football, Florida State beat Notre Dame in a close and exciting game. And, in the NFL, the New York Giants lost a crucial game against Dallas. Of course, Peyton Manning also broke Brett Favre's record in the game against San Francisco. Manning is now leading the NFL in all-time touchdown passes.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Willis McGahee, Ian Rush, Keith Hernandez, Scott Hall, and Greek high jumping legend Labros Papakostas. On this day in 1992, the first World Series game outside of the US took place when Toronto beat Atlanta. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about ice cream on TV in the Random Fact section!
Fan Involvement - The British Labour Party is pitching a proposal that would give fans representation on club boards in the Premier League. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that gluten allergies can easily be treated by telling people that there is no gluten in their food, today on "National Wear Something Gaudy Day." Anyways, the Rudy Report connects the world and, as a result, makes it a better and more peaceful place (with the exception of West Africa and the Middle East). A bridge can help reach places that seemed impossible to get to at first....
Arsenal London is interested in signing Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, offering $50 million. LeBron James has signed on to become a brand ambassador for Kia. On Thursday Night Football, New England beat the New York Jets in a close game. And, in the MLB Playoffs, San Francisco advanced to the World Series by defeating St. Louis and winning the series 4-1. Travis Ishikawa hit the game-winning walk-off home run.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ernie Els, Kimi Raikkonen, Steve McMichael, Bob Seagren, and Russian volleyball legend Yekaterina Gamova (for her opponents, it's game-ova). On this day in 1860, the first The Open Championship of golf was played in Great Britain. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about homeless and the housing market in the Random Fact section!
More Interest - Former NBA star Chris Webber is said to be part of a group of investors interested in making a bid for the Atlanta Hawks. Read here.