This is the last day of May and the Rudy Report is sure to return in June as our daily editions are starting to heat up in time for the summer, today on "National Business Image Awareness Day." Athletes from many countries in the world will be participating in the Olympics. All of them hope to accomplish great things, except for France, because the French never accomplish anything. Anyways, some participants have caused quite a bit of confusion...
Bayern Munich is said to be close to signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. In the NHL playoffs, the LA Kings won Game 1 against the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in overtime. And, in baseball, the Mets lost against Philadelphia again, and let's assume, not looking at the result, that the Yankees finally beat the Angels.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marco Reus, Nate Robinson, Jake Peavy, Chad Campbell, Kenny Lofton, Joe Namath, and Hungarian light heavyweight boxing legend Zsolt Erdei. On this day in 2002, the New Jersey Nets beat the Boston Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals. Those were the days! Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out whether the smartest people in the world are men or women in the Random Fact section!
Rumor Denial - AEG executive Tim Leiweke has reiterated that the company has no intention to sell successful NHL franchise LA Kings. Read here.
While the pre-IPO Facebook hype (remember?) was totally unwarranted, the mega-hype surrounding the Rudy Report has been justified for years, which you buy into every day, because it's free, like today on "National Ice Cream Day." Most people have heard about it, but few actually understand what it means: Inflation. It has to do with the value of money and rising prices. It's hard to explain, but easy to illustrate using a picture. This is what $1 can buy you today...
The New York Knicks have denied rumors that they are interested in signing veteran Allen Iverson. Chelsea star Didier Drogba may play for Real Madrid next season. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees played way too late against the Anaheim Angels, while the Mets beat Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Steven Gerrard, Clint Bowyer, Manny Ramirez, Gilles Villemure, and Danish handball sensation Lars Moeller Madsen. On this day in 1879, New York City's Gilmores Garden was renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and was opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about laughing in the Random Fact section!
Hole In One - Phil Mickelson has joined a group of investors that is interested in buying Major League Baseball franchise San Diego Padres. Read here.
Undisclosed Interest - Executives have confirmed that an unnamed group is ready to make a bid for British soccer club Leeds United. Read here.
A new study by renowned researchers from some university somewhere in Algeria has found that reading the Rudy Report makes you appear smarter and sexier to others, which was expected, today on "National Better Hearing Day." As we are in the final stages of the NBA playoffs, one saying is true once again: Offense wins games, defense wins championships. You can't win if you cannot defend. A good block can be as important as a 3-pointer...
Pitcher Roy Oswalt may return to Major League Baseball, considering teams, such as the Rangers, Red Sox, and Phillies. The French Open have started in Paris, and that's all you should know about the tournament for now. And, in baseball, the Mets lost against Philadelphia, while the Yankees had Memorial Day off.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Carmelo Anthony, Andrei Arshavin, Arne Friedrich, Massimo Ambrosini, and Singaporean soccer legend Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin. On this day in 1980, Larry Bird beat out Magic Johnson for the title of NBA Rookie of the Year. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about a guy that did many different things indeed in the Random Fact section!
Not Certain Yet - An new executive of Formula One racing has said that an IPO at the Singapore stock exchange is not a certainty and may not happen. Read here.
While others are not reporting on Memorial Day, which is an outrageous act of laziness on behalf of all other sports & lifestyle reports, the Rudy Report is here for you, today, which is actually "National Celebrity Marriage Day." People sometimes complain about the impact or non-impact that social media has on society. They claim it is a waste of time and that it makes real friendships impossible. The Rudy Report strongly disagrees! Social media and smart phones are a great...
Lewis Hamilton may become the best-paid driver in Formula One with McLaren offering a 5-year, GBP 100 million contract. Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix. German handball club THW Kiel won the Champions League, completing the Triple after also winning the national league and cup. The New York Rangers got eliminated from the NHL playoffs by the New Jersey Devils in Game 6. Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time. He clearly knows how to drive around in an oval. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Oakland, while the Mets beat San Diego.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Percy Harvin, Jhonny Peralta (apparently had dyslexic parents), Michael Boogerd, Glen Rice, Mark Howe, Jerry West, and Russian gymnastics sensation Alexei Nemov. On this day in 1930, the Chrysler Building in New York City officially opened. Have a great week, there are still the two amazing new Dear Rudy questions about the final of the Champions League and predictions for the Apocalypse at the end of 2012, and learn something very interesting about fingernails in the Random Fact section!
Seeking Stability - A new report suggests that the Phoenix Coyotes need ownership stability soon in order to complement the on-ice success. Read here.
Better Safe Than Sorry - World soccer governing organization FIFA has set up a $75 million insurance fund to cover insured players. Read here.
Despite all the hype from last week's IPO, we have to point out that the Rudy Report is actually older (since 2002) than Facebook or Twitter or Justin Bieber's career, which makes us quite the established institution, today on "National Something Day." Except for Rudy, nobody can do everything alone. Things are better accomplished in teams! The longer a team works together, the better it gets. These guys are real experts...
Premier League champs Manchester City are ready to offer $39 million for Bilbao's Javi Martinez. In the NBA playoffs, Miami beat Indiana to capture the series and advance to the next round. And, in baseball, the New York Mets lost against San Diego.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Shawne Merriman, Carlos Bocanegra, Brian Urlacher, Miguel Tejada, and Senegalese soccer sensation Demba Ba. On this day in 1935, Jesse Owens of Ohio State University broke three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Have a great weekend, there are the two new Dear Rudy contributions about the Champions League and the Mayan calendar, and learn something about trash in the Random Fact section!
No Yankees Sale - The Steinbrenner family is denying rumors that the New York Yankees are for sale after the Los Angeles Dodgers fetched a record price last month. Read here.
The Cap Question - The NFL Players' Association has gone to court accusing franchise owners of having instituted a secret salary cap in 2010. Read here.