We are proud to inform you that Rudy was once again voted editor-in-chief at the Rudy Report National Convention, capturing roughly 110% of votes, today on "National Read a Book Day." As you know, everybody, except for the Rudy Report, is still trying to make it out of the recession. Money has become scarce and you have to protect what you have. Therefore, it helps to have a tough grandma...
In the NFL, the Giants lost the season opener against Dallas at home. Everything seems to be going according to plan. All they need to do now is lose a few more games, then question and threaten to fire the coach, and the Giants should be well on their way to another Super Bowl, just like every season. At the US Open, Roger Federer got eliminated by some Czech guy. In the women's tournament, almost all favorites made it to the semifinals. Manchester United is bidding $60 million for Brazilian striker Neymar. And, in baseball, the Yankees finally beat Tampa Bay, while the Mets had a victory against St. Louis.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to John Wall, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, and English cricket legend Richard Hutton. On this day in 1968, Swaziland became an independent country. It was a big day for Swaziland, and a not so big day for the rest of the world... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy, but learn something valuable about farming in England in the Random Fact section!
Coyote Financing - The group led by Greg Jamison has apparently secured sufficient funding to close the deal to acquire the Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
More Control - The Premier League is getting more serious about financial controls to reign in on spending by some of its top clubs. Read here.
Rudy would like you to look to the left and then to the right and then laugh silently to make fun of all the people that are not reading the Rudy Report, today on "National Be Late For Something Day." English is a beautiful language. Some master it better than others. The guy below is making a fool out of himself, both for the spelling and for not being able to pick the right logo as a Mets fan...
The New York Giants will take on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener tonight. Go Giants! Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy at Real Madrid and wants to leave the club. Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea FC seem to be interested in the player, with ManCity possibly offering as much as $150 million. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Tampa Bay again, to fall into a tie for first place, which is quite unbelievable. More believable is the Mets loss against St. Louis.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Colt McCoy, Randy Choate, David Brabham, and Chinese chess sensation Zhang Zhong (that is also the sound of his moves). On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali was awarded the gold medal for winning the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something shocking about headphones in the Random Fact section!
Solid Upside - Premier League club Manchester United's share price may increase by around 20% in a year as several securities firms began coverage of the stock. Read here.
This Rudy Report is made with the most healthy ingredients just for you, which means that you will have lost some calories by the time you are done reading it (provided you don't munch on something), today on "National Eat an Extra Dessert Day." Speaking of losing weight, Katie Holmes lost quite a few pounds by dropping Tom Cruise this summer. She hasn't been single for a long time, but there's already the next cruise lined up...
Rory McIlroy proved once again that he is currently the best golfer in the world, by winning the Deutsche Bank Open. Tiger Woods finished in third place. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Tampa Bay, threatening to lose their number one spot, while the Mets lost against St. Louis.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Maxim Afinogenov, Mike Piazza, Fatih Terim, Raymond Floyd, and Austrian ski jumping legend Armin Kogler. On this day in 1950, Darlington Raceway became the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about Belgium that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Spending Increase - Soccer clubs in England, Germany, and France have all spent more on player transfers compared to the previous season. Read here.
Going Into Overtime - A lockout in the National Hockey League seems more likely once again after contract negotiations have broken down. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to welcome you to September, which is clearly one of top nine months of the year so far, today on "National Papaya Day." There are jobs in the world that are harder than others. For example, everything is harder than working at the post office, where employees consistently do less than nothing. Other professions require a lot more focus and attention to detail...
The draft for the prestigious Rudy Report Fantasy Football League will take place tomorrow. You can still sign up today. Contact Rudy for details at email@example.com. There were many trades at the deadline with Manchester City acquiring Inter Milan defender Maicon, for example. In the Premier League, ManCity, ManU, and Chelsea all won their respective games, while Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-0 in the top match of the week. And, in baseball, the Mets beat Miami, while the Yankees lost against Baltimore.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jerome Boateng, Shaun White, Martin Straka, and British ten-pin bowling legend Paul Moor. On this day in 1950, Nino Farina became the first Formula One champion. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about leeches in the Random Fact section!
The Race Is On - Five different design companies have submitted a proposal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Read here.
Admit it, reading this Rudy Report is the best thing you have done all day so far, but once you are done with the report, you will be strong enough to conquer any challenges and achieve greatness, today on "National Come Up With a Weird Contest Day." As you know, Rudy loves checking out new restaurants and food experiences. Fusion cuisine has been in style for quite some time now. And folks keep coming up with great combo ideas...
There are rumors that Penguins star Sidney Crosby will play in the Russian KHL if there is a lockout in the National Hockey League. The group selection for the upcoming Champions League season took place yesterday. Most groups are pretty even, but there is one monster group consisting of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax Amsterdam, and Borussia Dortmund. Andy Roddick has announced that he will retire from tennis after the US Open. As if anybody cares... And, in baseball, the Mets lost against Philadelphia, while the Yankees did not play.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Charl Schwartzel, Chris Duhon, Pepe Reina, Scott Niedermayer, Padraig Harrington, Tom Coughlin, and Norwegian skiing legend Jan Einar Thorsen. On this day in 1897, Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn even more about Thomas Edison in the Random Fact section!
Structured Sports - Premier League club Manchester United is giving investors an upside through the sale of structured products. Read here.
Full Control - Businessman Jorge Vergara has taken 100% ownership of Major League Soccer franchise Chivas, after previously owning only 50%. Read here.
Home Run - The sale of the San Diego Padres to a group led by Ron Fowler and the O'Malley family has been completed successfully. Read here.