A new survey has found that 76.8% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over a colonoscopy, which is slightly better than last year, today on "National Make a Hat Day." Life is not always easy.... unless you work at the post office. Nobody will give you opportunities unless you go and actively seek them out. Rudy says: "Go out and get what you want!" So don't wait and do it like this guy...
In a sign of a recovering economy, NBC says that it has already sold most of its Super Bowl commercial slots. In the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United only had a 1-1 draw against Benfica, Inter Milan lost against a Turkish club, and favorite Bayern Munich beat Villareal 2-0. The Champions League final will take place in Munich in May 2012. And, in baseball, the Mets lost against Washington again, while the Yankees had another one of those horrific late games.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to David Diehl, Patrick Marleau, Jason Terry, Pete Carroll, and Dutch soccer legend Johan Neeskens. On this day in 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Yes, it has already been 3 years! Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something cool about polar bears in the Random Fact section!
Wanting The Blues - A new group of investors has expressed interest in acquiring National Hockey League franchise St. Louis Blues. Read here.
Can't Come In - Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung will not be allowed to travel to England to see his team play due to outstanding money-laundering charges in Hong Kong. Read here.
Voluntary Bankruptcy - Filing for bankruptcy seems to be a necessary step to close the sale of the Dallas Stars in the most efficient manner. Read here.
The Rudy Report is making its highly-anticipated, majorly acclaimed, and amazingly glorious comeback, allowing the world to be supplied with real news once again, today on "National Be Late for Something Day." It was about time, because during Rudy's absence, there were earthquakes, market crashes, and hurricanes. No more! While on vacation, Rudy traveled to all the hot spots in the world (not the actual thermal water hot spots, like in Iceland, but more like the coolest places on the planet). If you have been around the world, you have noticed that other countries can be quite different sometimes. One of the most beautiful countries in Europe, for example, is Italy...
You know the US Open results. You know that the Yankees won lots of games. You know that the NFL season has started. But I bet you didn't know that Rick Adelman will coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. How about that? Boring, I know. Cristiano Ronaldo is contemplating playing in the Russian league later in his career. In the Champions League, Barcelona had a 2-2 draw against AC Milan, while German champion Dortmund had a 1-1 draw versus Arsenal London. There were other games, but oh well... Former Boston Red Sox star Manny Ramirez has been arrested for domestic violence. It was his first hit of the season... And, the Mets lost against Washington, while the Yankees played way too late against Seattle for anyone to notice.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Michael Crabtree, Delmon Young, Martin Tyler, Larry Brown, and always fair-playing Australian swimming legend Judy Playfair. On this day in 1994, Major League Baseball canceled its season because of a strike. Have a great day, check out many vintage Dear Rudy contributions, and find out how tall you have to be if you want to be an astronaut in the Random Fact section!
Rescuing Devils - Majority owner Jeff Vanderbeek has doubled his stake in the New Jersey Devils to 96%, paving the way for a financial rescue of the franchise. Read here.
Impact Sport - A new economic study finds that rugby can have a billion dollar financial impact globally as the sport is gaining popularity. Read here.
The Rudy Report will be on its Annual Summer break from August 3rd, returning to action and saving the world on September 14th. While Rudy is away, you should get creative and submit your Dear Rudy questions either on the site or via e-mail to Rudy@TheRudyReport.com. You know, you can ask Rudy anything. Enjoy your summer and get ready for a glorious return! Oh, and send in your best vacation pictures while you're at it...
It's tough to say it, but this Rudy Report is the last one with the Annual Summer Break starting tomorrow, however, you shouldn't worry, because unlike Greece, we will come back in September, a few weeks after today, which is "National Taxpayer Appreciation Day." When it comes to casting your vote, it's sometimes harder to make a decision than you think. For example, at the "Best Sports & Lifestyle Report" Awards last week, the Rudy Report won first place, runner-up, and third place, leaving the competition far behind. So which swimsuit model would you pick? Well, Marisa Miller can really only win and lose in this...
Dubai wants to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Hockey legend Mike Modano might retire soon. Peyton Manning is now the highest paid player in the NFL, making as much money as Tom Brady. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, while the Mets lost against Florida. Get used to these kinds of results for the rest of the summer...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Grady Sizemore, Kerry Rhodes, Tony Amonte, Tim Wakefield, and German soccer legend Stefan "Tiger" Effenberg. On this day in 1790, the first Census in the United States was conducted. Have a great summer break, send in your Dear Rudy questions before September and read the current contribution about reader opinions and attitude, and learn something about gases in the Random Fact section!
Finished Business - Businessman Tom Gaglardi has successfully acquired the Dallas Stars, pending approval by the National Hockey League. Read here.
Asking To Sell - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff is asking embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to sell the franchise. Read here.
Few people know this, but there will be actually no sports and no news at all while the Rudy Report is on its Annual Summer Break, which means that the world literally stops, but not today on "National Nude Recreation Day." Right now, all of you are enjoying the summer temperatures, but smart Rudy Report readers think ahead. Soon, it will get cold and chilly again. If you want to be the coolest with the warmest blanket, you gotta get this one right here...
The New York Jets are focusing their efforts on signing a defensive player whose name is too difficult to spell. Good luck writing that contract... And, they signed former Rudy Report Athlete of the Year Plaxico Burress. Who can stop them now? German soccer legend Juergen Klinsmann is the new coach of the US team. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Baltimore once again, while the Mets lost against Washington.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Bastian Schweinsteiger, Edgerrin James, Kiki Vandeweghe, and Romanian-born Italian rugby legend Cristian Stoica. On this day in 1995, the first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Have a great week, there is the new Dear Rudy about rogue readers, and learn something about a former Pope's fate in the Random Fact section!
Deal Denial - Rumors that Jamie McCourt may plot a takeover of the Los Angeles Dodgers with billionaire Ron Burkle have been denied by her legal team. Read here.
Breakaway League - The possibility of a breakaway league comprised of Europe's top soccer teams is back with several clubs unhappy with UEFA's governance. Read here.
Race In The Park - Racing team owner Tony Fernandes is planning to take over English soccer club Queens Park Rangers for GBP 100 million. Read here.